You would have thought that with being unemployed that I would be behind my decks every day and night.
I've been practicing less. And it isn't exactly as if I am the perfect DJ, and don't need any practice. It isn't exactly as if I don't have the inspiration - there are too many mixes that I want to do. It isn't exactly as if I don't have the time - though I don't actually have the time - or I don't make the time.
But then I just had to get this mix out of me. A beastly, dark techno mix that represents my feelings on a subject close to my heart - Brexit.
Lots of anger, lots of darkness - some pretty tough techno inside - not one for a jolly, sunshine-filled Sunday morning.
There are a few, hmmm, different tracks in there, something uplifting, something unusual and a couple of older tracks to finish. Though there is also a rather gnarly track halfway through which I think is quite a challenge to listen to.
Some of the mixing could be better, but hey, I don't practice enough so what do you expect? Though I definitely hit the sweet spot in the second half for a while and I bloody well enjoyed that part.
Hopefully, despite the intentional darkness, it will provide more satisfaction than Brexit itself.
I've also created a new look for my 'brand' (sigh) - at least for the DJ mix covers anyway - combining obscure street art with a more caring, artistic font. Maybe I'll replicate it onto my website too one day.
Feedback always welcomed, even if you think it is shit.