Djane Nea Fredriksson at Club Xanadu.

Came into this world a little into Nea’s set but was able to listen to most of her disco funk set, and so was all the people who had come to Club Xanadu. This evening the club had moved up in the air inside a dome decorated with a mirror floor, flowers and plans among the decoration.

I have been busy as usual taking pictures and have tried to snap a pictures of everyone that have entered the club for the last two hours, while I was away eating late dinner Duque Diavolo took and spin a funky house set. I made it back for the last 25 minutes of his set, and now he just about finishes as the next dj get ready to take over.  Now Annie kicks off her set with a mix of funky house and soulful tunes, so if you feel like come listen to her as she is about to start her set in minutes feel free to take the free cab.

Enjoy the pictures or come hangout with us.

Teleport to Club Xanadu.

Gangster party at The Boom Room a success.

I am not sure if the last post I made of this upcoming event had anything to do with it, but there were a lot of people who had come to The Boom Room this evening for the themed party and most that attended had dressed up. It was not 100% strict but it is always nice when people put on the finer clothes and come enjoy themself, I came to the party around half way in it when Jay Cee was spinning his amazing set.

After him it was Tack spinning electro swing and that was the first time I can recall I ever heard that in this world, and I was amazed how good it sounded. Still people kept coming to the party as they wanted to enjoy themself and dance and have fun, my crazy friend Boo came with a machine gun and that scared me a little, what if..it went off… lool.

The last dj I had time to start listen to was Victoria Grau it was getting close to my bedtime, I had been up early in the morning as I usual am so it was pointless to fight with my eyes that did not want to stay up any longer. I was able to get 25 minutes of her set with me and then I had to leave, but the tunes I was able to listen to sounded great and maybe some other day I get to listen to more.

Another great thing about the event is that they had old timers dances, swing style and that was the icing on the cake to actual have the decoration set, the dances, the music and a lot of great people who had come to have fun and listen to great tunes.

Of course as we all know I have an itchy picture finger and I think I got most of those who came by, I could not stay all night take pictures but I got those who were there for Jay Cee and Tack sets. Maybe you even see yourself as your avatar become an internet star. :O

Last I should mention that this amazing party would never been a success if it was not for Brissy that had this planned and executed, the party was very good thanks to her hard work.

Interview with Katia Roffo.

Katia Roffo is one of my favorite female dj to go listen to when I am able to in between my busy second life, I first met her at a friends club and saw her dj for first time. And since then I try to go listen when she have an event or a set at a club,I had though about asking her for a long time for an interview but never got around to it until now.

I asked Katia one of the last days in august to give her time to answer the questions and get back to me when she had time, she is a busy woman in both life and since I am not able to actual pay anyone for their time I have to wait for them to come to me. I hope you find the interview interesting like I did, and don’t be shy to comment if you have any views on the post.

*How did you find second life?

I’ve always liked online games and in 2007 I discovered second life through technology companies. I was curious and I created my avatar just to visit lands of big companies like IBM and others.

 

*What country are you from?

I’m from Brazil.

 

*Did it take long after you arrived to second life did you decide to start as a dj?

I started to dj 3 years after I joined SL. I was exploring Brazilian and foreign lands and soon I came across a world of incredible music in second life, Visiting one of these lands, there was this real life famous brazilian radio station event going on. I contacted the dj and asked how to work as dj in second life. He hired me as his personal host. So I started participating in events and parties in second life and started enjoying live streaming and music softwares as an amateur. My first event was at a portuguese land and people loved my set, So after, I started receiving invitations to new gigs and I loved doing it.

 

*What was the name of the first club you had your first dj gig at?

Dance 4 Life was my debut as dj in sl, before I just played for fun at other lands.

 

*Do you have a certain dj style you spin or more than one?

I play many styles, including Deep House, Funky House, Soulful, House and Deep Tech.

 

*You have any dj experience from real life and do you like to tell us about it?

Yes, at first being a dj  was just a hobby in sl, I’ve conquered my space in this virtual world, but through popular sites like mixcloud and others, and through the dj’ing course I took and some friends in real life, I started making some presentations at private parties here in my region. It was incredible, but my real life job takes a lot of my time. I also have a permanent spot in a web radio from Germany that I’ve been part of for about 3 years personal realization I believe.

 

*Before you start your set how much do you prepare for it, and do you spin live and do you use records (LP’s) or mp3 tracks?

I prepare myself a lot, always choosing my music carefully.
I’m in love with the world of Lp’s, and all the history behind electronic and house music. I admire the djs who use it and stay true to it, but I try to follow the new. I use mp3 and wav files. I’m faithful to the new technology, things evolve and we must follow and the past is history we should admire.

 

*What type of dj gear are you using?

Hardware: Traktor Kontrol S4 & Tecnics phone dj 1200
Software: Traktor Pro 2, Mixed in Key to analyze the tracks and play in harmony.

 

*How do you see your SL in 3 – 5 years, still dj, or have you left this world by then?

Nowadays I play exactly at the places that I always wanted to play. I don’t do perm sets. I am exclusive of the clubs that I am part of the staff. And I’d like to keep that routine, besides doing other things, such as running my club and leaving my trace wherever I play.

 

*When you spin do you do it for the Lindens or for the love of music, or both?

Without any doubt for the love of music. I have other ways of acquiring lindens, mostly through my real life work and second life business. But it is very gratifying to be recognized by your work. Just by a simple compliment in your message box or a generous tip, no matter the amount.

“I don’t claim to know everything, every day is a learning experience. Also I do not take advantage of other people to promote myself. I learned to love music and it’s always a pleasure for me to show a little of what I do and like to do. ”

If you interested to know more about Katia you can visit her on Facebook or Mixcloud , feel free to leave a comment if you have anything on your mind.

 

BarDeco and Kekeland reopen tonight.

Terry told me some time back that he had plans to reopen the club at a smaller place and to me it was a big surprise when he and Belle open a sim together, it is not a full sim but a homestead but still a great new place with a brand new design.

Now you enter Bardeco by entering a church in end of the path and from there you go underground, sea view and lots of space to sit and dance no need to dance on top of person next to you. The whole sim is nicely decorated by Terry and it is very photogenic for those of you who love to take pictures, you will be amazed as we always get when he have had his hand in a build.

Sim has reached its limit that is 20 non premium + 5 premium avatars in total 25 can it hold, still with full sim there is not much lag at all like old place that had way more things lying around. I look forward to many new djs that will make this place make people happy, will now leave so other can come and listen to his great set that is a mix of Terry tunes a little of everything from old to new tunes.

Teleport to BarDeco & Kekeland

Altitude an Indie music hangout, Review.

I was introduced to Altitude a while back by someone who I knew well and even if their old club back then was a warehouse I instant liked it, I would say it was the people who was around that made the place so special.  And this summer I met Boots when I was at Indie Teepee and she gave me the landmark to their new location, I did not visit until today and with the sim to myself I was able to explore and take wonderful photos using the default wind light.

It has changed a lot from the warehouse I remember a few years back, now it has rusted buildings, towers, rusted airplanes. The new Altitude is located on an island with sea around on all sides, and a lot of recreation area for anyone who visit to sit and reflect. It is also perfect for those who love to take pictures as it has many different scenes to choose from. This place stands out from many other places I have visited over time, it has something for just about everyone to offer.

The music here is Indie style with voice and live performances with many talented people I have listened to, this is absolutely a place to visit if you like to meet unique and down to earth people who also like to listen to great musicians. For more information regarding this place you can visit Altitude’s blog

Visit Altitude.

I took a few pictures for you all to see how nice this place is.

Interview with Morlita Quan.

I have been looking forward to this a long time but it never have been possible due to Morlita’s busy schedule, so when I catch her online earlier tonight on Facebook I asked briefly and she was very positive to an interview. I met her back in late 2014 at a small club and we became friends and till this day I have been following her music and art, she is a very talented person that everyone want a piece of. Hope you all enjoy reading about Morlita and what she says in the interview, also feel free to check out my Vimeo as there are a lot of live performances I have recorded over time.

*How did you find second life?
9 years ago I was totally bored at home in my free day and really had no idea about this metaverse’s existence but looking for a computer game I saw an advertisement about Second Life. I created my account thinking about it was a kind of game but the professional side on it into arts and music still have me there.

*What is your name in Second Life and what country are you from?
Morlita Quan and I am from Galicia (Spain)

*Did it take long after you arrived to second life did you decide to start djing?
Maybe couple years. I was shy at first to share what I do in real life so it took me a while for observe the music world in SL or take some trust till do it.

*What was the name of the first club you had your first dj gig at?
MetaLES. This sim which is now an art reference in SL started the path having also radio, music performance and rl-sl events. One of the owners,Ux Hax who I met in my first SL days ,was a mentor for me at this world and even in RL after build a truly friendship

*Do you have a certain dj style you spin or more than one? 
I started in real life mixing more now electronic styles like tech or minimal, but my eclectic side with a lot of different influences, adventured me to produce and spin experimental electronic and noise style. The passion for it and for experiment more and more every day ,since more than one decade ago , gives me curiosity and a pure satisfaction for learn more paths each time

*You have any dj experience from real life and do you like to tell us about it?
I spin in RL since my 15 or 16 years old for different clubs or art events…The problem (or not) about to produce a minority style it is to find open mind people who is ready to open themselves to different experiences so I could say the listeners come to you slower than the mainstream but they are more loyal
This made my path so alone ,producing by passion and hidden many years without expect nothing…just like an own needed but few years ago I was lucky to enter into NAIF Label (Narcotic Influence) and there I am totally free to make what I want with support .
Anyway I never could forget persons like Ux Hax,Romy Nayar ,Jadeyu Fhang or Cherry Manga. Real life friends who I met in SL and who was and are ones of my strongest supports for me, my music and my self-trust

*Before you start your set how much do you prepare for it, and do you spin live and do you use records (LP’s) or mp3 tracks?
I spin live, sometimes LP’s, sometimes mp3 and another times performing my own music live or mixing my music with another one. I love to feel the moment and let the moment guide me so I never do prepare it but well …lol if you are not concentrated or you can’t feel the people around you…it can be a nightmare till you back to your concentration

*What type of dj gear are you using?
Midi station,couple mp3 mix tables, couple LP’s disk, computer programs for produce or mix live and my classical instruments I rare times use for SL

*How do you see your SL in 3 – 5 years, still dj, or have you left this world by then?
I really haven’t idea. I don’t know even what I will next week so I could say while SL keeps supporting all kind of arts I will keep there in one way or another. SL offers , tones of art and music events,taking a simply TP. It is an inspiration many times and a luxury to can see for free and any time , what artist of any current can create at this metaverse without creativity limits. Simply amazing and all a satisfaction to can learn many new things from them

*When you spin do you do it for the Lindens or for the love of music, or both?
I never wanted a payment for the performance. I do it for love and it is more than enough if I just can rezz a tip for pay the stream but there’s no problem at all if I haven’t nothing.

*RL Artist name: MorlitaM

Links to her music and website.

MorlitaM on Facebook.
MorlitaM on Youtube.
MorlitaM on Web.
MorlitaM on Soundcloud.
MorlitaM music Shop.

Morlita Quan live at closing of the Dark Tears from SLVenue on Vimeo.

Upcoming event at The Boom Room.

Today when I came online I had received some information about an upcoming event that will happen at The Boom Room the 23rd September, it is a gangster themed event so you better start planning your outfit. You can expect to be listening to electro swing and jackin house, and if you like this type of music you should make plans to stop by this event.

I can promise you a lot of great people and live djs I have heard some of these djs many times in the past at other events, and it have always been a good experience maybe you also will enjoy it as much as I did.

Event is created by Brissy you can view her profile by clicking her name, any question should be directed to her. The dj line-up is very impressive with awesome djs and some are djing in real life too, see the poster for djs and times.

For more information about the club you can visit their Facebook page and get info on other music event they have weekly.

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Teleport to The Boom Room

(header image was taken from their facebook page.)