At least I hope not, because otherwise I would be dangerously close to overdosing on Flume. This guy is giving me all sorts of pleasure right now, and are dreamily floating me into a weekend of hazy days and lazy nights. Hope you enjoy this "best of mix" of Flume one of Ladywoods Coachella highlights. My personal favourite bit starts around 12:56 with some fluttery happy reggae-ish goodness. -C
Here are words straight from the Borneland brothers themselves. They describe their monthly mix 'Vocal Hook,' way better than I can! -R
"Quite a few elements affect the movement on the dancefloor. One of the essentials is a solid base defining the moves and making sure that even the most tone-deaf person able to keep stroke. Movement is one thing, but how do you make people remember the songs they've been dancing to. How do you make sure, that the dancing crowd hum this certain track on their their way home. Basically, how do you make sure, that this track is stuck in every single persons mind the day after?
The vocal is what you remember – the simplicity and personal touch can lead you to a feeling of ecstacy, joyfulness and happiness. The perfect vocal have the ability to make you feel as the happiest person in the world, make you fly high up in the air and sometimes, make the world more meaningful. Maybe you know all these things, but just did not realise that you knew it. Well, now you know. And now you may question, why we feel the need to tell you this now? That is of course because we are bringing together the last parts of our EP and this is packed with great vocals by our friends and biggest idols. Every single one of the people featuring our album have somehow touched us in the way we just described, making our world more meaningfull, and hopefully the same applies to you soon.
Coming back to this months mixtape, which contains groovy bass, all the essentials for a nice atmosphere and last but not least, this months choice of our favorite vocals. Combined to attract your attention, wake your curiosity and seduce you in this first month of spring."
Happy Friday my Ladywooder Lovers,
Today we have special OLYMPIC edition.
Ladywood's favourite Canadian Olympian, Georgia Simmerling, is heading to Sochi to represent the red & white. Georgia's a tremendously talented athlete who drive and determination to succeed has landed her a spot on the Olympic Ski Cross team. In addition to her superior athleticism, she is also an amazing friend who I've had the privilege of getting to know over the years. It all began at age 10 on the rain soaked soccer fields of beautiful British Columbia.
"Georgia grew up ski racing at Grouse Mountain on Vancouver’s North Shore and worked her way up the ranks to represent Canada in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Alpine Skiing. Following her 5 years on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Georgia was craving a new and exciting challenge. In 2011 she switched to the ‘dark side’ of ski racing- Ski Cross. With an immense amount of hard work and dedication to this new adventure, Georgia earned herself a spot on the Canadian National Ski Cross Team the very next season. With a successful Alpine career to work from, she has already made a strong presence on the world stage, winning an event in her first year on tour.
In early 2012, Georgia sustained a life threatening injury in competition- she broke her back and her neck. The following two months would prove to be her toughest
yet: Even in a neck and back brace, Georgia’s resilience proved that nothing was stopping her. With determination during her rehab to come back even stronger, she returned to her skis just 2 months after her accident. With her sights set on bringing home a gold medal for Canada in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, there’s no obstacle too big to stop this rising ski cross star."
To ensure she's properly hyped in Russia, we at Ladywood corresponded with her family and friends to curate a special mix tape to get her pumped up! Stream via 8tracks above, or if you want to download it straight to your iGadget for workouts, we've set up a dropbox.
Go Georgia Go! Ladywood believes in you.
Sending you love and light,
Hannah & crew
Ps. Big shout out to Holly Millar and Leah Moy for the logo design.
Happy Friday Ladywooders!
Here are my favorite tracks this week.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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