A Masqued Ball on the beach to packing for Portugal
Photo by Aumega Photgraphy
Mixing a DJ set with another DJ is quite different for me, because you step out of the zone after each mix when you hand over the headphones.
But I find that dancing to the music helps you to stay in it. Playing with Satori this past weekend was really loads of fun; we share the same passion for the music and both of us love to dance and express our light, shooting smiles to and from each other because we were having so much fun sharing the experience. From a technical perspective we gave each other the space to mix and cheered each other on after each track.
I had a mix I would have liked to have been tighter, but I guess that is just being human. At one stage when the wind came up while Satori was mixing, the air lifted her skirt and I could see it was annoying her so I crouched down to hold, allowing he to mix in peace.
We decided to dress up as it was the Masqued Ball after all, so I hope you all liked it. We jammed a bit of Earthling, Materia, Mindfold, and Plasmotek, plus a few more (without me giving away our set list). Over all I was very happy with how the whole set went down. I think the tunes we selected did the job that needed to be done and that was to make you shake your tooshy and forget about
the world outside the party. After the set I was exhausted so we rested and then 9 am wake up time for Sunday Funday. I must tell you I haven’t had a little dance session like that for a while; really got down to the Jozi boys Hippie Mafia, Headroom and D-Addiction.
Sadly my headphones broke in the middle of our set at Masqued Ball, so today I went to Marshall Music in Cape Town CBD,
and they were such angels, they sorted me out and I got to pick up a new replacement pair the day before my overseas gig…
Packing for Portugal
Then it was time to get my head around packing for Portugal. I was a little slow today after the weekend but I managed to get to the shops and buy a lot of bags of Rooibos tea – no I’m not a tea fanatic, I just like to take gifts from South Africa for my sistas in Europe, and one of the gifts is good old fashion SA Rooibos! Another favourite is biltong, and I managed to get some home crafted ‘billies’ from Sampson’s Biltong made by Byron Sampson better known as psytrance producer/DJ Killawatt. I don’t even eat meat, but I heard this shit is next level!
It’s still winter in Portugal so I’m probably gonna freeze my butt off and come home with a cold, but I hope to be prepared. My packing skills are getting better, after my first tour of mistakably taking EVERYTHING and then shopping like a crazy person. Now days I’m getting better, but being a girl DJ is hard when it comes to packing; you need DJ bag, laptop bag, clothing bag and toiletry bag, plus make-up and shoe bag… and then space for the shopping.
I once left my tunes at the security check out ‘cos I had too many bags. I held up the plane to go find it…but that’s another story.
It seems that I am booked for a day time set this time around in Portugal. When I played Samavada last September I jammed a more twilight style using South African artists, so I hope what I have to offer will go down well. I am joining Raquel ~ Ganeisha, Susana ~ Guappa Lee and Nica better known as Illuchina. She will be playing her new Progressive act REALITY TEST and I’m really psyched to hear it. She will be playing for us in Cape Town at this year’s JUNGALA FESTIVAL 25th-27th April 2015.
I’m so excited to see the girls I met last time around and meeting the new DJanes; we are jamming at a Women’s Day party called Amazons II by Astrologic Eventos and its gonna be sick! Will keep you posted with the adventure next week.
What I’m listening to right now…