completely unimpressed with nina. again. i voluntarily cut myself from work to attend her show. and i really regret that i did.
if you're gonna use vinyls, for fuck sakes, make your mix at least a little interesting, and beat matched at the bare minimum. i know she's known for "messy mixing", but there's messy, and there's downright bad. right before i left, she train wrecked so fkn badly. her set was totally inconsistent and just up and down, all over the place. monotony, pretentiousness and boredom are the words that come to mind. aside from a few really nostalgic tracks from over 10 years ago, i was so bored with her. stick to modelling honey. that's pretty much all she does when she's playing anyway. pure pop tart performance.
piknic itself was decently packed, considering the weather. no matter who is playing, i always have a good time there, so i wanna make it clear that my review is entirely directed towards the act that was booked, not the event itself i got there as soon as she got on, so i can't comment on the opening acts.
onwards to next sunday. benoit & sergio, wolf & lamb, woot!
Afterhours is a state of mind, but significantly, it's more a state of 'I don't mind'. A determined continuation, contentment and relief that 'it ain't over yet!' An injection of music into attitude and occasion which creates an emotional wave forth that isolates globally, a ringing harmonic, a signal to a like-minded collective that 'we are only us'.