Okay, I have been bad. I have been a really bad blogger and maybe I should apologize.
Not that anyone really cares but, blah.
I took like, a month off without warning, but I hope that in the meantime you didn’t forget me, and here I am again, ready to talk disco and food and life and shit.
During this month well stuff happened: job interviews, plans for holidays, the renovation (now completed) of the seaside apartment, learning that some friends were going to have a baby, and also getting married, thinking about things, dieting, wanting to go to berlin, new york, maybe lisbon, who knows, and coming to the conclusion that after all, everything is not going to be so bad.
Watched Sex and the City 2 almost puked: I’m sorry but no swearing and almost no fucking? Not good enough mate.
I’ve had these bangers on my mind lately, you too?
Yes! Last night was a success, well banging, and Erol really didn’t disappoint: it was all downtempo at first, kind of spacey and smoothing, and then he dropped the Space Bass by Slick and the tempo went up a bit and it was like disco euphoria or something.
LOVE THAT SHIT.
He played this track that I didn’t expect at all, and I didn’t use to like it very much but then to hear it played loud like this I though woah!
Happy Easter everyone! I’m off to Amsterdam with the bf to celebrate one year of happy mornings, evenings, sunsets, sunrises, dinners, breakfasts: all the time.
Despite the hangover I’m in a good mood today so here you are: more Patric Cowley and a bunch of love vibes with this banging remix of one of my favourite classics, which sounds so damn appropriate.
Tonight, Erol Alkan is putting on his Disco3000 outfit and coming to Paris to play some bangers. No need to say that I’m well excited.
Let’s bring out the Bombay Sapphire and listen to his hottmix whilst getting ready.
Oh my, how I loved Barcelona this time round. I had already visited the city once before in 2005 but I guess with all the touristy stuff out of the way I felt more relaxed and simply ‘lived’ Barcelona.
A few friends and I decided we would hit the Sonar Festival this year (at first we were gonna go to Nuits Sonores in Lyon, but the Sonar line-up seemed almost too good to be true) so we rented an apartment and let the fun began.
Sonar by day was a cool place to hang out, with daytime dancefloor and cold beer at all times. . . In between sets I went to browse at the nearby record shops and found some cheap gems!
Nothing had really prepared us to how big the night-time Sonar was going to be though: ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE. I’m not sure how many airplanes you could fit in that hall but it was humongous.
The night verged on the perfect, I loved that there was a good disco vibe with James Murphy and Pat Mahoney going back to back, and then Erol Alkan who played so many disco bangers. We watched Richie Hawtin for a while, and Buraka Som Sistema which remains one of my personal favourites of the night.
Sebastian and Agoria finished us off. It was 6. 30 am when we left, it was raining and we had to fight to get on the bus. Hello again reality.
The tracks below just remind me of the whole festival…although Erol did actually play the Slick track if I remember correctly.