So I'm hungover as fuck and my brain is working at - like - 2 miles an hour and yet I have soooooo much to do! I could berate myself and slump into self hatred procrastination but screw that - today I'm subscribing to the 7 second rule and moving on. So what do you do when you've got to get your shit together - you have words to write - a to do list to polish off and no desire to do anything?
You put this fucking track on - that's what you do!
I don't know the EDM world - I'm kinda blind to the differences between Trance, Techno, House, or whatever sub-genre is current - and while you probably won't find me fist-pumping at a festival I do listen to a fair bit of it - hell - I produced a Techno track this year just to get my hands dirty.
I'd been thinking about this week's track and then in yesterday's TimeHop - (and if you use social media and you're not using TimeHop - you should totally change that! - check it out here) - a tweet from 6 years ago reminded me that Jorn Van Deynhoven's Soundcloud mix - Sundale Sessions 005 - was pretty great music to work to. Although that session isn't on Spotify I did scan his catalog looking for the longest track with the slowest bpm....
What I dig about this track is that the beat is dialed back just that tiny little bit - it's slightly more accessible to my poor dehydrated cerebrum. But it's the way the track builds that is perfect for my current purposes - you don't notice the different layers coming in - and by the time you hit the minute mark - you're in. At least - I am.
If you're looking for a little energy to get you going - take this out for spin...
You can learn more about Jorn Van Deynhoven here:
About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.
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