Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WMC 2012

So I am MAD late with this post because I am slowly coming down from my HIGH from Winter Music Conference this year. EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that happened for the best came into play and I am thankful to be a part of such an amazing festival.

First and foremost, I want to say Thank You to the following:

Talaia, Soukeyna and Shana - These three right here are the business! Made the trip BOMB from day one! No cattiness, no drama and most importantly, everyone did their own thing and we all managed to meet up at the same place. Memories I shall cherish because you all are my sisters! I LOVE YOU ALL!

Yoli Chisholm - Such a pleasure getting to bond with my sis! I can truly say her wings are bigger and shall continue to immerse herself in positive vibes. Love You bunches, lady and Thank You for letting me do your makeup once again! You ARE FIERCE, baby!

Carlos Mena - This is my brother! Stellar sets during WMC. I mean it! Still mad about not getting that chocolate shake because they were out of Ice Cream. Where they do that at? LOL!

Madam CJ - She is my big sister and has taught me the realness from day ONE! Thank You for making this trip for me hilarious, yet memorable! DARKNESS!!!

Brian Scarlett - One word for you: Allriiiiiight! Always keeping it hundred no matter what.

Amonds Mack and Rodney Williams - One of the first to show me Love and open arms. Without these two, I truly would not be immersed in the scene as I am now. Made me a fierce chick times ten! I love having beautiful men by my side. I Love You with all my HEART!

The TRIBE RECORDS UK CREW (Dean, Kristelle and Matt) - Another banging party this year at The Vagabond. Thank You so much for the Love and keep bringing out the tunes!

The ATL crew - As you know, we did the damn thing and represented! We are a force to be reckoned with. Now we just gotta take it to the next level. Big ups RamonRawsoul, Salah Ananse, Ausar and any others. We are laying it down, folks!

Boddhi Satva - What can I say, brother? You are divine and such an honour to be acquainted with you. Still trying to find video from the dance circle that we were in when you called me out. Keep banging that goodness and by the way - Is that 'Window Seat' out?! HEAT!!!

South African Peeps - THANK YOU DJ FRESH for the Love! I had a blast at the South African Invasion! YOU DID THAT!!!

Djeff Afrozilla - Such a pleasure meeting you. Thank You for the CD and the shirt :)

My Toronto, Australia and London Peeps - Always a pleasure seeing EVERY single one of you! I plan to travel to see you all. Better have something on deck when a sista arrives!

ARE YOU AFRO? CREW - Bring the Afro to the masses and keep pushing! See you in NYC this summer :)

Sabine - I cannot wait to see you! I am so proud of you, sis! Keep climbing and banging those joints, mama!

Laurent and Seydou - It was brief, but fun nonetheless! Thank You, gentlemen!

If there is anyone else I forgot, my bad. I send an abundance of LOVE! 

Quick recap: Favourite Parties
- Ocha Records Rooftop Party
- Global Soul Launch Event
- Brooklyn Mecca
- Dance Ritual
- Sounds of Atlantis
- Dance Ritual
- Afrique Electrique
- South African Invasion

Know what is even better to prove the awesomeness of this event?! VIDEO! Enjoy!

LOVE and see you at the next!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Gathering PRESENTS Jamie 3:26

Okay, let me rewind for a minute...

I was in Miami during the Winter Music Conference in 2010 and was introduced to this cat by my good friend, RamonRawsoul. Now usually, I have a slight bias when it comes to certain sounds. I am open-minded for the most part, but some sections of the country have a different perspective of House Music. Jamie represents the Chicago sound which encompasses so many great layers of  that has shaped what we hear in many tracks today. BACK ON POINT: The Shelter Party at The Shelborne - I scooted over to the small room with a few peeps and BAM! This cat was giving me LIFE! I felt like throwing down with some dancers. However, I was developing myself as a dancer and still had a ways to go.

Yeah, so it is suffice to say that this man is the TRUTH!! If you missed him last night, I really dunno what to tell you. He mixed the classics, The Chicago sound, to the newness that we all heard nowadays. Besides Culoe De Song, he is the ONLY one who played 'Let The Sunshine In'. When I heard 'I'm Doing Fine', I LOST IT!!!! Just raw, dirty and FUCKING ridiculous! Thank YOU Kai Alce and RamonRawsoul for bringing the beats and keeping amazing acts coming almost every month. YESSIRR!!!! Enough of me chatting, here are some pictures:

Much LOVE and until the next Gathering...