Category Archives: Listen
Listen: Facts by H.E.R.
I’ve been busy. But you already knew that.
Listen: Self Control by Frank Ocean
Listen: Come and see me by PartyNextDoor
Saturday afternoon song in my apartment in HK. Thinking of LA.
Listen: You to me are everything by The Real Thing
Saturday vibes in sunny Hong Kong.
Listen: Warmfuzzy Part 2
Mixtapes. Oh, you know.
Thanks Neil for this one.
See you in Asia again.
Listen: Roc Boys by Jay-Z
Oh what a feelin- I’m feelin Life.
Inspired by a new vision for Asia.
Watch this space.
Listen: I want you by Kings of Leon
Last weekend my friend was playing music on her phone when a familiar song came on. Instantly my heart softened. Why did it sooth me? I couldn’t put my finger on it. I ran to the corner of the room and knelt to check what was being played and saw this.
I remember playing this song years ago when I was working in Status. The office would beam loud with my playlist, if not the music of our art director Rev. We played DJ mixes from the states or music from the bands/rappers/indie acts we were featuring or wished we could feature “one day.” Our office was our own playground, run by kids in their early to late 20s, having no sense of the media/new media landscape. What we made up and reinvented during this time still makes me smile.
But back to the present, I find it interesting that within minutes of hearing this song I already felt some sort of nostalgia- and I didn’t even remember the title. How music makes you feel things instantly, how it affects your body, and bypasses your logical mind. Powerful.
Listen: Tainted by Slum Village
Believe it or not, I used to listen to this when I was still in the Philippines. My influence was a group of music geeks from the international schools. I think of them often and the music they were trying to promote and would hate club music (haha I liked both at the time because I also rolled with a bunch of DJs.) For some reason this song came to me as I was making coffee this Sunday morning in HK.
Listen: On to the next one by Jay Z
Getting inspiration from old videos.