So I'm back home trying to decompress, still reeling from the feeling of the last month. From PUTS to Moodyman and back. There's not enough room (or time) to post all the stories and inside jokes, but let's just say that everything from having my bag stolen the 1st night on tour (laptop, records, the whole 9)...and returned, to signing records, bodies and boobs, to doing illicit activities in the wee hours of the a.m. have all taken place within the span of the last 3 weeks. Good times indeed...
Before I get to the music, I want to give a huge thanks and shout out to Thes, Double K, Grace, Red Bull Music Academy, Recloose, Frank Booker, Serato HQ, Kenny Dixon Jr., Kez, Spelunk, Exile, Mark, Conch Records, Hit It & Quit It, George FM, Base FM, Takas, DJ Mu, everyone who came to the shows and New Zealand on a whole. You all showed me heaps of love and I will be back!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, one of the best things about traveling is hearing local music you would never find out about otherwise. Recloose recommended this album to me and it's been on repeat ever since. Here's a few joints from NZ's own Lord Echo. This record has a million influences and they all blend together to create something unique. I'm feeling it. Here's two very different joints off his Melodies album.
Now I've gotta go wrap some presents and crack this bottle of Yamazaki. Cheers, bro.
Lord Echo - Wang East