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ATCQ – Electric Relaxation (T4PES X Nick AM Edit)

Don’t you hate it when something really exciting happens and you aren’t allowed to talk about it.  These are all things I will be able to share in the near future, I don’t like surprises but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Fuck it’s like the moment I turned 30 and things just started falling into place.  20’s were the “make mistakes but make sure you are also working hard at whatever it is you love to do.”  Get your heart broken, clean up the mess, pick yourself back up and do it all again until you hit 30 if you don’t have yourself more put together by then, please email me personally.  That’s some partial advice to those of you in your 20’s, don’t stress too hard just make sure you aren’t totally wasting your time, it’s the time in your life where you ARE a grown up (unless you are still living at your parents place) but you can still make mistakes and figure out who you really are.  I figured out I am one badass, strong, loyal, capable female, and there were a lot of hating, jealous, toxic humans trying to get in my way and put out my fire.  “Oh fuck no homie, I don’t play like that homie, move right along now homie and as I watch you kick that dust in your eye, while you’re pretending not to cry, but you know I am oh so high..You can’t help it.”  That was a little something I made up for you all on the spot, you’re welcome!

I’ve been excited to post this mix, a little Tribe with a good weekend dance feel, I’m diggin it.  Any type of old school feel mixed with some new school sounds is right up my alley.  Press play and do you friends, make it all count, even the shitty stuff!

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EXGF – We Are The Hearts (Premiere)

We Are The Hearts…

Have you ever denied yourself the opportunity to make the right decision? i.e. You know shouldn’t take a job for the money, you know the person you’re with isn’t right for you, but you do it anyway, you carry on for the wrong reasons. What makes us so reluctant to choosing our nobler influences and why are we ruled by habitual vices, weak to our desires?

Those are tough questions but often times it’s our own ego hidden in the form of intellect that gives credence to our ego supported qualities. The intellect is nothing more than a middle man who creates an imaginary barrier between the finite self and the infinite. It serves a purpose, but it’s only good a pointing out what’s wrong and what’s missing and leaves you hanging without offering a solution. Want to sell something to people? Appeal to their intellect and take away their power, make them feel as if they are missing something and then sell it back to you in the form of something material…

No point in getting upset about the unknown. Only suckers do that.” A hustler has to deal with danger and risk. It’s part of the game. You cannot control it all, nor would you want to. Chaos, unknown factors are not something to be anxious about. They represent opportunities for new angles, new hustles. The sucker cannot stand the unknown and so either fouls up by getting impatient and over anxious, or retreats to a false world of security and the known.” – Iceberg Slim

So no, intellect will not set you free, tapping into the infinite requires freedom from the shackles of thought. What do Space Age kids do to middle men? We get rid of them because as above so below, the finite and the infinite are one and the same and we must free ourselves of anything that gets in the way of that truth. Everything we need, all the resources of ultimate creative power are already within us. The intellect can’t comprehend that because it’s beyond thought – what’s a God to a non-believer?

This is what I mean by freedom, giving free play to all the creative and benevolent impulses inherently lying in our hearts. Generally, we are blind to this fact, that we are in possession of all the necessary faculties that will make us happy and loving towards one another. All the struggles that we see around us come from this ignorance… When the cloud of ignorance disappears… we see for the first time into the nature of our own being.” – D.T. Suzuki

WE ARE THE HEARTS

My affection for that phrase is not a thought, it’s a feeling that taps far beyond I could express in words. It’s the feeling that has changed the world time after time for better or worse. The feeling that frees us from the tyranny of intellect and makes a person believe in themselves and their power to create. This song captures a passing moment of sadness and defeat as it’s becoming hope and motivation for triumph. Down but not out you dig deep and find the meaning of your struggle…

The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts.”

EXGF returns with a song that is not about intellect, it’s about heart. Not about raising questions and finding what’s missing but about embracing the mystery and opening up to the power of creation within us. It’s a song about people who don’t give up and do everything in their power to fight back…

To make you feel what I feel I’m try my best
And if you real like I’m real, you could provide the rest
Everything left out, you could blame it on the brain not the heart, I’m playing my part…” – Memphis Bleek

EXGF is an anomaly but it doesn’t matter because in the end great art will outlive artists. That might be a novel concept in this modern age of selfies and instant gratification but there’s no greater accomplishment as an artist than to have the work become bigger than the creator. As we slowly put together the mystery behind EXGF you start to find these nobler influences overwhelmingly present in their work. EMPT speaks that Don language, enjoy.

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Parra For Cuva feat. Anna Naklab – Wicked Games (Original Mix)

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The original “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaak has to be one of my favorite songs, the lyrics, and the luring strums of the guitar, it’s so effortlessly beautiful and timeless. So when I heard this original mix from Parra For Cuva & Anna Naklab I fell in love all over again.  I can shamelessly say that I am in love and it doesn’t matter with what or with who, so you can just keep on guessing, but the original is what plays in my head on a weekly basis, and now depending on my mood I now have two versions of this track to play over and over and over.  Could things have become more perfect or fallen into place more beautifully, I don’t think so, I am in bliss, and I need a moment…

Ok I am back, wow I felt out of body there for a second, like this track was literally undressing me ever so gently, kissing me all over ever so slowly, and making love to me endlessly.  I love the comparison between the two versions of this track.  The original with Chris Isaak  from 1989, is the male vocal that every women dreams of and every man wants to be in order to seduce their women because that is what his voice is..Seduction!  And then we have Anna Naklab who gives every man satisfaction to their seduction fantasies with her sweet vocals that flow perfectly like water down a stream with the drums supporting her every curve.  I think Chris and Anna need to do a track together, it would literally be a never ending orgasmic love making session of vocals, oh give me more!

Once I love something it’s hard to let it go, I guess because it takes a lot for me to love and let my guard down.  For me love equals loyalty and loyalty equals love, it’s literally a separate organ in my body that a lot of people don’t have and don’t understand.  ‘This world is only gonna break your heart’, that line couldn’t be more true, the games, the pain, the denial, in my opinion it’s all worth it, it makes life exciting especially if you understand what love is all about and all it’s many faces.

What a wicked game to play, to make me feel this way.
What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you.
What a wicked thing to say, you never felt this way.
What a wicked thing to do, to make me dream of you and,

I want to fall in love (This world is only gonna break your heart)
No, I want to fall in love (This world is only gonna break your heart)
With you.”

Timeless lyrics, timeless vocals and a remix that’s just perfect for this breathtaking July 4th weekend, I say press play and keep dreaming of what you love no matter how ‘wicked’ it may be, enjoy!

Parra For Cuva feat. Anna Naklab – Wicked Games (Original Mix)

BONUS:

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

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Marina & The Diamonds – Starring Role

I’ve been a little under the weather the past few days but I guess that’s just the time of year that’s why I always like to find new tunes that are a little more upbeat but still have an aggressive message, I just think the majority of us are feeling a little more aggression around this time.

Marina & The Diamonds really hit home lyrically in this track.  I have to always stop and remind myself that maybe when we feel a distance from someone in our lives or anything in general its not necessarily us, but maybe the weather or the work and I am a firm believer in finding a way to communicate so d0nt turn and run like a Zombie or feel like you are always getting the short end of the stick.

you’re hard to hug, tough to talk to
and i never fall asleep, when you’re in my bed
all you give me is a heartbeat
i’ve turned into a statue
and it makes me feel depressed
cause the only time you open up is when we get undressed

I think we always want to feel like we are giving everything our all and clawing to stay on top, weather it be with work, family or your significant other.  I feel like there are more things to be said then just love in this track.   One thing in your life cant just  make you happy, most of has to be making sense and making you satisfied.  If work sucks, find a new job because your work situation could be affecting the others around and your mind mostly.  If your loved one isn’t making you happy put in some effort and spice it up because the emotional part of life can really cause a damper as well.

it almost feels like a joke to play out the part
when you are not the starring role in someone else’s heart
you know i’d rather walk alone, than play a supporting role
if i can’t get the starring role”

As cliche as it might now it’s better to be optimistic and look at things on the bright side even when its sh*&y outside!  We have too many options but if you need to vent and be a little aggressive then definitely hit play on this one and get the dirt out of your system…Enjoy!

Marina & The Diamonds – Starring Role