Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DJ Kathbombay's New Year's Resolutions for 2012!

This post is all about my goals for 2012 (some DJ related... others not so much!)

1.  Make More Mixtapes! --- I know I've been slacking (as you can see below, I've only done 2 so far this year!).  But hey, I did make more mixtapes last year than I did the previous year!

2.  Make More Mashups! --- I love making mashups, mainly because it makes the process of making mixtapes that much more fun!  When you're a DJ the repetitiveness of the top 40 can really take a toll on the eardrums! I love mashing up top 40 with Bhangra, 90's Hip-Hop, 80's music, Bollywood, Reggae and basically anything I can get my hands on!  Here are a few mashups that I put up on Soundcloud last year...

Culo Situation Pitbull Mashup by DJ Kathbombay

Hold Ya Phone Number DJKathbombay Mashup by DJ Kathbombay

DJ Kathbombay Mashup Rich Girl In The Deep by DJ Kathbombay

3.  Network! --- I've met some really amazing DJ's, musicians & new (and old) friends this year and I plan to continue networking even more in 2012!  

4.  Exercise! --- I know it's cliche, but I really do need to exercise more often!  Believe it or not, this does directly relate to DJing... I always find that I'm much better on the ones and twos after a good jog!

5.  Live in the Moment!  --- I'll admit it, like many of us, I have a tendency to focus on the future or the past.  So this year is all about appreciating where I am right now in the moment and appreciating those around me...

6.  Say "Yes"! --- A few years ago my sister and I started a little thing we like to call "The Summer of YES!"   (I think there's a movie out there with the same concept, but I swear we came up with it first!)  So the entire summer, we forced ourselves to say "yes" to every opportunity that presented itself.  That means that, for example, even if you're all cosy in bed with your PJ's on and someone calls you up and asks if you wanted to come out and party, well, you have to get your ass out of bed and party!  Anyway, it ended up creating a lot of new opportunities for both of us, so I thought it would make for a good 2012 New Year's Resolution!

7.  Learn Ableton! --- I just found out about this program and I'm excited to learn how to use it!  I'm hoping it will help me make better mixes & possibly make some beats of my own???  Exciting!!!

8.  Never Miss a Blog Post!  --- Ironically, I forgot to put up yesterday's post!  It's the first post I've missed since I started the blog!  But, since it was before I put this post up, I'm not going to count it!

9.  Discover New Music! --- I'm always looking out for new (& old) music.  I guess this isn't much of a New Years Resolution, so much as it's a reminder to myself to incorporate some of this music that I find into my Mixtapes.  For example, thanks to my dad, I have a huge collection of various genres that I'd love to use, but rarely do (Blues, Portugues Fado, 60's Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country (yes, I said Country!), Cajun Music, etc.)

10. Use more !'s ---- Oh yeah, and one more resolution was to use more exclamation marks in my blog, and I think I've already succeeded in doing that so far!!! 

1 comment:

Sigge said...

Seriously: Learn Ableton - its very intuitive to use and as a DJ Ableton gives you lots of creative tools...