It’s possible you don’t know this about me — and why would you?— but here’s a fun fact: I am an EXCELLENT packer. Not to be confused with any 2nd Amendment nonsense, I’m talking about well-regulated packing with purpose. Packing that makes life BETTER. The Boot (aka trunk), car, case, truck, backpack, snackpack…give it here, I’ll make it work. With, dare I say, scientific precision, I can determine weight, bulk, stackability, foldability, factor in need and joy potential and divide all that by the smallest iota of space available for what tends to be an epic trip. AND it affords me the chance to use a favourite motto with satisfying frequency: Give it here. It’ll Fit.
Whether this trait is one gifted by Nature or nurtured during youth camp drills where we had to pack a car quickly, you know, just in case (thanks, Lads and Girls Brigade), it’s become how I tend to view my life. What’s next?? Give it here. Hence, April 2018…
This month is already packed tight, with more things to come daily, so stay tuned. First, my new mix is just about to land with some beautiful new music that’s rocking my world right now, so please check it out and tell me what you think, compliments first, of course☺
And if you happen to be in Richmond, VA, or plan to be now that you’re reading this, I’m thrilled to announce the debut film I wrote and directed, The Break, about a young DJ getting his, screens at the 2018 Richmond International Film Festival on April 26th at The Byrd Theatre. After its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival in October, I’m honoured its journey continues, because The Break gave life to another big event in my world as a DJ, the pop-up night club I run called VOLTAGE. Another fun fact: VOLTAGE is named after the club in the movie.
VOLTAGE features a night of local electronic talent (and me) wherever the club pops up, often with a kick-back to local charity. This will be the 3rd, to take place right after the screening, in Downtown Richmond at The Hofheimer Building. Tickets available HERE!! As it is folded into the festival, some of the ‘local talent’ are acts from around the world attending the festival, alongside those from RVA. It’s going to, as the kids say, blow your fucking head off (in a good way) so be there. Especially exciting about this one – as an homage to the film, this month’s VOLTAGE has a contest that gives a local DJ her/his big break – a set at the club. Because, life, like turntables, is circular. (See what I did there?) Contest info. can be found here.
Following that for Cinco de Mayo I’ll also be doing a set at FLASH in DC. Important question: Have you been to this club? It rivals the best night clubs I’ve been to around the world with highest scores possible in vibe, system, talent & turnout. Thrilled to be back there and will look for your lovely faces.
Next?! I’ve also been logging major time in the studio and working with some greats I’ll tell you about later, composing some new tracks I can’t wait to share with you guys.
April, pretty packed, with more to come. Give it here. It’ll fit. But remember, as with most things, just don’t put the Diet Coke on top or you’ll have a right mess.