It always amazes me to see how much shameless people can become when it comes down to money... It’s like when money is there, nothing else matters – pride, honesty or even friendship is instantly sidelined – it just doesn’t matter anymore, only the potential gain does.
I wonder if they realize how sick they look with greed in their eyes, ready to stab anyone in the back just to grab some $$$. In one sense it is quite amusing to observe people in this situation, they always look the same: avoiding eye contact and discussion, trying to cowardly walk away as fast as they can... And no matter the amount - be it 10€ or 10 Millions – it’s always the same dance.
The irony is that when people play this game on me, I actually feel sorry for them more than angry; sorry to see them falling so low for something which is nothing but a simple piece paper – when it’s not only a number in a computer.
I believe we all have a purpose and everybody has a different set of lessons to learn from this life. Avoiding the temptation of greed is a one of them, a very important one. So better start now and avoid yourself the pain in the future – because life WILL throw it at you in one way or another, eventually.
Just to give a little update on what I have been doing...
I think the weather is getting better here, so we will probably start shooting the music video of my new single “Human Motion” in the next two weeks. Everything is almost set and ready, just waiting for some better temperatures!
In the meantime I have produced a new track – incredibly fast this time – I just finished the mixing and I got it back from the mastering studio this week itself. It’s very different from what I usually do, this time I wanted to experiment a little outside of trance… Let’s see how it will work!
Also my remix of Balearic People together with Vincent Licata on Beyond Recordings is now in stores if you want to grab it! It has gotten some nice support lately, thanks guys!
In the last weeks of December I was working – along with Vincent Licata – on our remix for Mike Kharlan – Balearic People. The starting was a bit difficult, time for us to find the right workflow...
Vincent started the first draft on which I added my own changes, finally after a bit of experiment, the track went back and forth and so on until the final version… I have to say this collaboration was really interesting as it made me try new things, and experiment with new softwares/plugins!
If you want to hear the final result, our remix is now out on the label Beyond Recordings – as a part of the “Gold Remixes Vol 1” compilation. You check the links below for purchase and audio streaming.
Beatport: (temporarily down)
It’s quite rare when a song gets you hooked that you just can’t stop listening to it, especially in those recent years – when we are constantly served with “empty” and soulless tracks (however polished and engineered to perfection).
Difficult to find that “raw gem”, that particular track which will stand out from the rest – and make you feel something inside…
Well I did find one! Yesterday I was talking to my long-time friend Gilles Munten and was checking his tracks on Soundcloud; it’s how I discovered “Late December” from his project “Not For Sale” – and I have been (literally) raping the play button since then!
This track is all I like; it has this really “authentic” feeling - melancholic, simple and emotional. I wouldn't know exactly what genre it belongs to (some sort of melodic techno-electro) but it doesn’t really matter, this track is taking me somewhere.
The only negative point is the length, 2 minutes and 42 seconds is really TOO SHORT for such an awesome track... I would really see myself tripping on a longer version of this...