wedding season. that 8-month stretch where i have lots of (too much) work. this is awesome, don’t get me wrong. i wake up every morning during wedding season and go “is this my life? what did i do right that i get to DJ for a living?” that’s the glass-half-full version of me. picture her in a vintage housecoat with perfectly tousled hair and bright eyes (really, please picture her like that). i’m this girl 90% of the time.
that other 10% of the time, though, i am the feminist, superior-than-thou, hipster music snob that just wants to play under-exposed female artists and f@$k your wedding-industry-standards!
a disclaimer: my wedding clients are cool as hell. probably the coolest around. i mean they’re hiring a vinyl DJ to spin soul and hip hop at their wedding, which instantly grants them a towering rung on the coolness ladder. but still, weddings are weddings. no matter how hip or different or unique a couple is, there are still guidelines and standards that I need to hold myself accountable to as a wedding DJ. but i digress.
so, my first blog post. the intention behind this blog is to post a song a day. that’s it. maybe i will write something thoughtful or clever to supplement the Song Of The Day. or maybe not. maybe it will end up being more like once a week. i really don’t know just yet. but i do know that i’d like to start the SOTD tradition with a nod to a relatively-new, seemingly underexposed (i.m.o.) and totally rad female artist named Tkay Maidza. She’s got a bunch of fun songs that sort of toe that fine line between good, catchy pop music and hip hop. This one is my current fave, though:
thanks to my Fellow Female Jewess DJ and friend-for-life Terri R. from Toronto, ON (aka DJ Little Kicks) for turning me onto an amazing re-mix of this song by the very talented Luke Million. I almost like it better than the original:
this is just one of those songs. i think if you have ears and like good things i really don’t have to explain why. enjoy! and thanks for reading! more soon…