Hey friends! So, as I’m sure you are aware, it’s been awhile since I last posted. Things have been busy, and fun, and WordPress kind of made it’s way to the back of my head. We are just returning from winter break; it was an eventful one to say the least. Out of all the fun things I did, by far the best was heading to the Bahamas with a school club. While there, we did business consulting, business seminar teaching, education in schools, and service work, among other things. I got to meet so many people and make great new friends, but the person I got to know the most was myself.
As you all know, I love EDM. For the last few years, I have messed around with DJing and producing, but I have never committed to chasing my dreams. I guess it was a fear thing. What would happen if I committed to being a full-time, EDM DJ and failed? Would I have just wasted several years of my life where I could have been making money in a steady 40-hour job? I never had faith in my ability to success–until I went to the Bahamas. Just talking to people and showing them my music was a huge success. Everyone told me I had a shot at making it and that my passion and energy for EDM was contagious. I realized that once I got back home, it was time to give EDM my all.
However, DJ KJ Beatz had to go. KJ Beatz was associated with self-doubt and fear. It was time to establish a new brand, a brand that would spread quickly. It was time for DJ Lit.uation to emerge. It comes from “lit situation.” Every time I DJ, you’re gonna experience a “lit situation,” or a lituation. I quickly got to work on revamping my SoundCloud and social media pages in order to have convergence between all platforms. After that was completed, I began promoting myself harder than everyone. Using face-to-face advertising, social media connections, and word of mouth from my friends and family, things started to pick up quickly. I increased my follower basis on SoundCloud from 44 to 96 in 3 days. But no matter how many followers I have, the real focus is the music.
So without further a delay, here is the first DJ Lit.uation track, “Stockholm Syndrome 2.0.” Enjoy, and please leave me any constructive criticism in the comments. And if you like it, please share it with anyone you think would appreciate it!
As the semester winds down, I wanted to take the time to thank all of you who have read, followed, and supported my blog. EDM is certainly a niche genre, so it was really cool for me to see how many people interacted with my posts. I hope you enjoyed the content I have provided and would be willing to give me suggestions in the comments of anything you would like to see in the future. This is by no means my last blog post, but I will certainly be blogging a lot less. Expect to see me post when absolute bangers are released that need to be shared or when really cool news in the EDM world is put out. Until then, I hope you all have great holidays, find some sick music, turn up the volume, and chill over the next few weeks.
Oh, and I couldn’t leave you without throwing a track your way. In sticking with the song I put up on Monday, here is another killer Andrew Bayer tune. Enjoy, and talk to you all soon!
This week’s track to focus on is “Celestial” by Andrew Bayer. If you enjoy trance music, this song will blow you away. It’s beautifully mastered, and it speaks to the soul. This is one of the last chances if you have a song you want me to spotlight on here. Let me know in the comments!
As I went to post today, I had a serious lack of motivation. I have been blogging about EDM for several months now, and it is beginning to become redundant. I curate songs from hosting sites and write a small blurb about them. I don’t know if many people see my information or if they even care about it. But, I then realized how pessimistic I was being.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on our lives and give thanks for the positives. And this blog has definitely been a positive. EDM is a huge passion of mine, and although it may be a drag to have to post several times a week for a class I am enrolled in, I am getting to share my passion with people all over the world. Who cares if 200 people see my posts or if 2 people see my posts. At least someone somewhere in the world got to hear songs that I find appreciation in.
This post is for those who have continued to follow my posts over the months. There are some interesting tracks in this hotlist I am sure you will enjoy, but what I want you to get most out of this post is my thanks. Thanks for showing my small blog some love and for continuing to read. You are all the real MVPs.
And seriously, if you have an artist or a track you would like to see featured in a post, just let me know in the comments. Have a great holiday!
Okay, so I may or may not be currently obsessed with Above & Beyond. And therefore, I may or may not have dedicated this whole playlist to the group’s music (I did, as you can see by looking above). No matter what I say about these songs, my words won’t do them justice. So, I’m gonna let the music do the talking. Feel free to sit back, hit play, and get prepared to zone out to some killer trance music.
This week’s TOTW is one of my all-time favorite tracks. Above & Beyond is an extremely talented group specializing in trance music. This song is a tremendous representation of the group’s talent. The synths used in this song combined with transcendent lyrics cause me to zone out whenever I hear it. It’s hard to explain in words, but I’m sure you will understand after listening.
This is the first time I have ever seen the song’s music video; it did not disappoint. While watching, I was complete enthralled by what was happening. It was an expert use of foreshadowing at the beginning before going back to show how the two women ended up in the predicament they found themselves in with the police. The ending was very cool, too, as it was so open-ended. I wonder if they drove off the cliff… what do you think?