Come here little music junkies, I have a special treat for your insatiable ears. This week’s mix is top shelf stuff and may be just about as addictive as the eight ball Hannah blew last Sunday night on Girls (WTF Lena Dunham). For those of you not entrenched in that cultural gem depicting my “peers,” you’re missing a borderline offensive, weekly peep show and a whole lotta angst. Needless to say I’m hooked.
Love the buzz but hate the hangover? Give the “Try To Find Me” mix a go; it’s highly addictive but won’t steal your soul. It’s a purer high perhaps. Brought to life by New York based producer, Justin Vandervolgen, there is a very free-spirited sentiment bursting from its seams that begs for a closer listen, then another, then another, and another … until you’re in so deep that suddenly you’re uttering the unthinkable: “My name is JoAnna and I’m an addict.” Well, almost.
Vandervolgen knows exactly what he’s doing when he embarks on a new musical journey. Having gone from being a regular on the dance-punk band circuit alongside some of my favorite DFA boys to a premier jet-setting DJ/producer, this guy is no n00b. Oh and did I mention that he uses toys as an added effect to infuse his sound with that highly addictive quality and tone? I am drawing a blank on the technical term for it unfortunately… OH RIGHT, fun. We used to be friends.
This style of music is pure joy and who couldn’t use a little dose of that? Tonight you can get your fix for $5 a hit at Goodlife during the monthly house and techno party, Social Studies. Only caveat: there’s no 12 steps for an addiction to house music. Just saying.
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