But hearing it again, knowing that we’re not invincible — that I’m no longer 20, and he is no longer here — was odd. It’s as if the song died with him.
There’s just something about dubstep. It is unlike the music I used to go out and dance to. Good dubstep wraps around you. You get lost inside it. Or, it can get lost inside you. It morphs and shapeshifts, it clings to your body, it transforms into the moment.
After posting a few well-received pieces on Facebook at the end of 2011, I made a New Year’s resolution—my only resolution—to post tighter pieces, even if that meant posting less frequently. And that’s exactly what I did, and over the past five months I’ve written better stuff (I think) and built a wider readership.
Just a quick one, folks. No words. Just music. My top 10 drum & bass tracks at the moment. For those who know, enjoy. And for those who don’t, welcome to my sonic world. “Heaven,” Emeli Sande (Nu:Tone Remix) “Celestial Navigation,” Marcus Intalex featuring S.P.Y “Refugee,” Wilkinson “Wastegash,” Mutated Forms […]
Dirty Bird Records, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. You know how you can see how many times you’ve played a song in iTunes? Well, the tracks below are heavily rotated; some of them aren’t necessarily my favorite songs, but I revisit them often for different reasons—no matter where I am […]
I can listen to drum & bass any time, all the time: early in the morning, before coffee—in fact, it acts as coffee—and very late at night, while the neighborhood snoozes around me. When I’m working on my home computer, blasting it through my headphones, sometimes I don’t even hear it; […]
Ibiza was on my “to do” list for 10 years. I made the long-awaited journey to this island of beats and debauchery last month. While I no longer chase the party, I still love venturing out and dancing for hours—although most of the time I feel too old, even at […]
The sound of drum and bass, and my response to it, has matured cover time. Thirteen years ago, when I first heard it, I ascribed the genre to aggression. To active dancing (see “Entering the War Zone”). To physical reaction. I still do at times, but over the years the […]