Happy New Year to all! Yes I am a few (15) days late on that, but heart felt none the less. 2013 was a great year for me on many levels, first and foremost was the joy I have had watching my little girl Ava change and grow before my very eyes. I always knew I wanted to be a dad, and I can honestly say that is is even better than I could have imagined. To love a child, my child, is love on a whole other level, and the crazy part is that it just keeps getting better every day. It is so bitter sweet to see her growing up so fast, and I honestly would if I could, slow the whole process down. She is very close to walking now and I will be sad to see her crawling days come to an end as it brings me so much joy to see her zip across the floor on all fours after the dog or towards an opening in the baby proofing this or that. But then each new stage brings on new joys and fun moments. Recently she has begun to sway and bob to music so I think she might love music as much as her mom and dad do, I certainly hope so!
Musically speaking, 2013 had some really amazing highlights for me. The first of which was heading out to the Believe Festival in BC where for the first time ever I had my mom in the crowd while I performed. She was grooving to the tunes throughout the entire set, big smile on her face, that is a memoryI will never forget. She is keen to come to more events, I think she is hooked.
Another big moment was performing the first ever Sons of Aurora set with a partner other than Norris at last years Motion Notion. Jeff Ursa and I did a very intricate tag team performance after Sensient on the main stage on Saturday night, and we got a lot of really positive feedback. I'm excited to do it again, with Jeff or another partner, to keep the project alive and evolving as things often do. Motion Notion is my favourite outdoor summer festival and has been for many years now, it was the perfect place for that set to be perfumed at.
There were a few other really great musical moments last year as well, I feel pretty lucky to have been able to so fully enjoy my DJ and dance experiences and I hope 2014 will be no different.
On the DJ mixes front, I have a number of live sets from the last two years that I will be posting to share, as well as a few other new projects that I am keen to get completed. I find that I have slow times and then cycle back to being more prodictive, it might be a seasonal thing for sure.
So I wish you all many magical musical dance floor moments in 2014, and maybe I will see you out there and we can get our groove on together. Cheers!!!