Part 1 of… I don’t know how many posts this is going to take me.

It’s been a while since I last wrote… A few days, weeks, months… I’ve been out of it.

My emotions, feelings, thoughts, ideas, took a hold on me.

I have no idea how many people read this, what country you are in, where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re feeling at this very moment, but what I do know, is what I’m feeling at this very moment and I’d like to share a piece of me with you today.

This year has been intense. I’d sum it up as a huge, massive, wake up call. That’s how I feel and perceive the energy at this very moment. Today, Friday 30th December at 12:12pm whilst I’m sat on my brown sofa at my place whilst listening to The Verve.

I’ve got this weird feeling. Goosebumps, I’m sweating but my hands are freezing cold and my body is telling me something… I’m breathing in and out heavily… I’ve got so much to write and stuff I want to share and express, I don’t even know where (I got interrupted exactly here with a phone call I had to answer) to begin.

I remember once telling a friend, a dear friend, who I don’t speak to much anymore, a boy, a friend, that well, we parted ways due to life, but I remember telling him I wanted to write a book, but hadn’t started writing because I didn’t know where to begin… which he answered “just write, there’s no specific place, or way to begin something, just do it” – so I’ll take his advice to start now… Wow… I’m laughing and crying at this very moment (Sonnet is playing in the background)…

Breathe in… Breathe out.

I can’t remember much of this year, I’ve stored a lot of memories, emotions and feelings in different boxes in my head, but I want to begin with the following…

On April 24th 2016 I went to a festival here in Mexico City called Vive Latino. I was working so I didn’t see many bands play, I saw a song or two of a few artists, but I did get the chance to see a band play from beginning to end… That band was The Prodigy.

– I had to take a deep breath after writing that last paragraph –

So, I saw The Prodigy for the first time, live, on Sunday 24th April 2016.

I would say that every single day my life changes, I learn something, feel something new, experiment, and so on… but that Sunday will remain within me FOREVER.

I don’t even know what to write regarding what I saw and felt that day, but what I can say, is that my life changed drastically whilst experiencing and witnessing The Prodigy perform that Sunday…

I was totally sober… I had half a beer since I arrived at the festival (1:oopm) until the time I saw The Prodigy.

What I’m trying to say is… that what I felt and saw was completely real, Nicole experienced the whole situation being Nicole.

Wow.

After that… I couldn’t sleep properly.

The Prodigy
The Prodigy

I thought that writing all this out would be a lot easier than what it’s actually turning out to be…

I’m going to take a break and I’ll be back in a little while.

Nick Murphy is/was Chet Faker and he’s back

In September, Chet Faker announced that his next record would be released under his birth name Nick Murphy. He said the following: “It’s been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. There’s an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going. The next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next”.

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Chet Faker

Nick Murphy, released another track from his new project, today.

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Nick Murphy

The 28 year old Australian electronica singer and musician released his studio album Built on Glass back in 2014 with tunes such as Talk is Cheap and 1998 (As Chet Faker).

This 2016, the Aussie came back as Nick Murphy and has brought out a few tunes heres and there.

Check out Nick’s Stop Me (Stop You), released a few hours ago, here!

Melanie C is back after 4 years with a new album!

Melanie C’s (better known as Mel C and/or Sporty Spice – well, at least by me – ) seventh studio album is out today.

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Anyone was the first and lead single off Version of Me.

Being such a massive Spice Girls fan as a kid, I followed Mel C’s path after their break up.

She had a few fantastic tunes (in my opinion) such as Never Be The Same Again and When You’re Gone with Bryan Adams – MASSIVE FAN OF THAT TUNE!!!

Version of Me is basically a pop album, and I’ve heard it form A to Z – considering the fact it came out today and it’s only 11:03am in Mexico City (where I am), I’m VERY impressed!

The album has 11 songs on it and I wish Mel the best in the world with it.

(You can buy it digitally, physically, or listen to it on Spotify!)

Have a listen to The Strokes new material, here!

About 2 years ago I got the chance to interview Julian Casablancas with his band Julian Casabalancas + the Voidz.

I must say, interviewing Julian and the boys is definitely in my Top 5 interviews!

Well, Julian is also the frontman of one of the most important rock bands of my era, I’m talking about The Strokes.

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The Strokes

The Strokes began in 1998 and they’re from New York City. They have 5 studio albums and will bring out an EP called Future, Present, Past very soon.

They’ve released a few audios that’ll be featured on their upcoming EP.

Have a listen to them, here!

Threat of Joy

Oblivius

Drag Queen

Escuchen el sabanudista de esta semana con Salvador Zaragoza, aquí!

Pueden escuchar el sabadnudista de esta semana con Salvador Zaragoza, productor de El Weso (W Radio), aquí!

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Today I’m in a Soundgarden kind of mood

Today is one of those days where I’m extremely thankful.

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I’m thankful for the difficult people that were put into my life, thanks to you, I realised exactly what I don’t want or deserve.

I’m thankful for the hard times, because I realised that I can get through them.

I’m thankful for those who respect me and accept me, exactly how I am.

I’m thankful for my incredible instinct, without you, I’d be lost.

I’m thankful for being blessed with the meaning of the word “understanding”. The more I understand, the less I understand.

I’m thankful for your love, positive vibes and good energy. And I wish each and everyone of you the best in the world.

It’s up to YOU and YOU only to decide what you want and deserve…

Soundgarden – Burden in my Hand

This is what Chris Cornell had to say about the meaning of the song:

“That was a song that really came from the guitar itself. It was mostly like the guitar was dictating what the lyrics should be and creating a mental image. The mental image was this sort of destitute guy. I guess he’d lost his cool if you want to put it that way. He’s sort of coming to grips with what had happened and not necessarily feeling particularly emotional about it either way. He’s trying to figure out how he would stand up and put one foot in front of the other—or not—and the song never really resolves any of that. It’s just that moment of somebody sitting in the dirt. I had more moments like that after that song was written than I ever had before it was, so it means a lot more to me now than it did then.”

My interview with electronic duo; Joyzu

I’m the most Old School person I know, but when it comes to situations like the following, I LOVE technology!

I discovered an electronic duo called Joyzu a few weeks ago and contacted them via Twitter and interviewed them!

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Nicole: So, please tell me a little bit about you guys… Where are you from? How old are you? How do you know each other etc?
Joyzu: Joyzu is composed of two members. Carson Willms (21) is from Sacramento, California; and Quinton Pope (21) is from Denver, Colorado. We are best friends that grew up together in California, but Quinton moved to Denver to pursue some big music opportunities.

Nicole: Who are your musical influences?
Joyzu: We have so many influences, it is hard to keep it short. Our immediate go-to’s are names like Porter Robinson, Madeon, Flume, Dillon Francis, Zhu, San Holo, and a ton more. They really influence our production style and what we envision our live shows to be like. Of course we love all kinds of music, but those are our electronic music inspirations.

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Nicole: Do you have other jobs a part from being electronic artists and producers?
Joyzu: Quinton works at a coffee shop, and Carson is a bartender.

Nicole: When you hear a song, do you know straight away that you have to/know you can do an incredible version of it and do you kind of have an idea of what it will sound like or what you want it to sound like before actually doing it?

Joyzu: All the time. Ever since we got into production, listening to music has changed. Were always analyzing songs, listening for the smallest details or trying to visualize the songs in a DAW so we can learn more about good structure, progressions, engineering etc. It kind of ruins the listening experience sometimes, because its hard to just “listen” to a song without thinking about it.

Nicole: I heard Up All Night and thought it was fantastic, is it a track of your own? How many tracks have you done from beginning to end?
Joyzu: Thank you 🙂 – Yep! Up All Night is one of our original songs. That song is pretty different from what we have been making lately, but we definitely have a few similar songs to that style – were not sure if they will ever hit the public stream. We play them at our live shows though 🙂 We have 6 songs posted publically, but so many that are unreleased its crazy. We have about 5 or 6 originals that are done but havent released yet. But we are releasing one song every month this year so, you’ll hear them soon!

Joyzu – Up All Night

Nicole: Where can people hear your stuff and find you?
Joyzu: Were on all social media platforms as @joyzumusic 🙂 also on Spotify! so make sure to check that out <3

“We are super open people. Feel free to connect with us on social media platforms – see whats up, show us some cool music, send us your demos.. whatever! We love hearing from everyone.” – Joyzu

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joyzumusic

#sabanudista – platicas sabatinas al desnudo con Ese Wey, Pablo Araiza y yo!

Hace algunos meses conocí a Ese Wey (si, así le dicen, si es que no lo conocen).

Ese Wey y yo!
Ese Wey y yo!

Nos conocimos afuera de un antro. El iba con un chavo (Pablo FUCKIN Araiza – así lo bautice) y yo con Pao Del Castillo. Pao y Pablo se conocen y por eso nos saludamos todos.

Desde que nos conocimos (Ese Wey y yo) nos llevamos increíble… Tan increíble que la segunda vez que nos vimos, se tardo unos minutos en recordar quien era yo. Hahahahahaha #StoryOfMyLife

El punto es que hace unas semanas me escribió Ese Wey preguntándome si quería hacer un programa para internet con el y Pablo (effin) Araiza, to which of course I said yes to!

Hablamos de TODO (música, películas, la vida, famosos, guapos, guapas, amigos, historias propias, política – yo no, pero los demás, si) y muchísimas cosas más!

Escuchen nuestro primer programa con nuestro primer invitado, Uili Damage, aquí!!!

I turn 28 years old on Sunday!

This Sunday (17th January) I turn 28 years old.

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Making a wish, or 23 last night whilst celebrating my birthday.

I can’t believe it… I really can’t.

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry Nilsson – Put The Lime In The Coconut

This year was INSANE in so many ways… I lost friends, made new friends, trusted my intuition a lot more, accepted who I am, stopped worrying about what people think about me, became even more sentimental and emotional, found out I was going to be an aunt for the third time, understood that happiness doesn’t depend on materialistic things (even though they do help, but that’s not happiness), had “The Talk” with my dad about my life and it only lasted about 5 minutes – now that is a MASSIVE accomplishment; we’ve always gotten on great, but we finally accepted and understood each other on another level. My baby sister ain’t so young anymore, she turned 22 and she is the person I most admire in the world. Most importantly, I am understanding and not understanding myself at the same time, it’s weird… The more you know, the less you know. That’s what I learnt this year.

I feel blessed and I’m very lucky and I would like to thank every single person reading this.

James Brown – I Feel Good

Chairlift release second track off third studio album; Moth.

Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly form the American synthpop duo Chairlift.

The duo have two albums and will release their third studio album called Moth in January 2016.

Their first album Does You Inspire You came out in 2008 and featured their hit tune Bruises, Met Before (one of my fave Chairlift songs) was on their second album Something (released in 2012) and on Monday they released Romeo, song off their upcoming album.

Chairlift have been opening acts for bands such as Phoenix, The Killers and MGMT and collaborated with Queen B back in 2013 on No Angel from the album Beyoncé.

Romeo is the second song the band have released off their upcoming album, the first one being Ch-Ching (love it!).

Have a listen to Romeo, here!