A New Year is upon us, and while I don’t really prescribe to the whole New Year Resolution idea – perhaps I should resolve to update my blog posts more frequently!
2013 just flew by for me. In terms of DJ’ing, I spent much less time making mixtapes and a lot more time playing to live crowds. I continue to be blessed with great talented DJ’s who present me with the opportunities to develop and become more well-rounded. Last year saw me playing for weddings, BBQ’s, hotel lounges and more. I’ve said it before, the ability to connect with a crowd is invaluable.
The latter half of 2013 I also struggled to come up with mixtapes. I’ve gone from putting out the latest hits, to being much more selective of what songs I want to represent me. I find myself wanting to more showcase songs I like, while at the same time being cognizant of what the listeners may like; those two elements don’t always gel together, and as such I took much more time putting mixtape playlists together. My latest mix, Urban Realness vol.7 took me over 4 months to come up with; I went back to the drawing board more times than I wish to count. There was a lot of hip-hop and R&B in 2013 that “blew up”, but the sound wasn’t necessarily reflective of what I listen to on a daily. This mix made me shift my mind from “what would they like” to “what would I like”. This shift brought me back to being a fan of music again.