Last night was nothing short of mind blowing. My good friend Amanda (www.bouncykitty.wordpress.com) gave me two tickets to see electronic genius Haywyre at the El Rey Theatre. I had no idea who he was nor had ever heard of his music until the day before the show. Of course, I will never pass up live music regardless of my prior knowledge of the artist and for good reason! This guy was insane!
The night unfolded perfectly; I got 3 other of my friends to join me and we ran into another 4-pack of our crew upon arriving. NONE of us, except for one, had heard of Haywyre and had NO IDEA what to expect. Once he came on, we were all speechless. First off, this guy is a classically trained musician. He had a setup of a large midi controler, a synth pad and a few other controls that I couldn’t quite see. All the crazy sounds coming out of the speakers he was creating LIVE. The atmosphere was pulsing with energy and the crowd was eating up his set.
His sound is renovating as a blend of genres. There is a powerful mix of funky electronic music with trance elements and 80’s synths. Some of his music had super bass-y hip hop beats that just made you want to get down! He sounds like a combination of old Daft Punk, Justice, Chromeo and Flume. Just brilliant!
While he was frying our brains with his piano skills, the visuals on the monitor kept the trippy vibe flowing. There were flashes of artwork from his album, bold letters spelling out HAYWYRE in cool font and a birds-eye-view of him playing on the midi so you could see just how involved he was in the live feel of the show. I talked to just about a dozen strangers and they all concluded that this guy was a face-melter. Most of the audience, just like me and my friends, had just been exposed to Haywyre and didn’t know what to expect. All of us were on the same page: Haywyre delivered an encompassing energy and talented performance that we would all be stoked to see again! Brava!!
In honor of his show last night at the El Rey Theatre, today’s song of the day is Do You Don’t You by Haywyre. The funky elements of its electronic groove take you back to the early Daft Punk days. Its got glitchy trance vocals atop a climbing bassline that keeps you going along the rhythm. Its repetitive chorus continues as the song progresses into a melodic flute-like sound. Its got a creative blend of trance, funk, electronic and tropical elements. Give it a listen and get funky!!!
Had this song on repeat for the past few days. Its got an incredible beat that I can’t help but move my body to. It’s dark creepy vibe kind of haunts you as you dance. Megan James is the perfect vocalist for their epic sound, with Corin Rodrick behind their hip-hop infused electronic music. This song sends chills down my back as I pop to the hard hits of the glitchy bass. Its an inspiration to see such a dynamic duo making music worth blogging about.
This year has been a monumental rite of passage. The entire coarse of my life has shifted towards my personal desires for the future, in full, beyond any means that I could expect. Aspects of my life that instilled suffering have dissolved, without effort, and have been replaced with situational blessings. All of these factors have been bestowed upon me due to a simple yet misunderstood internal technique, so easily stifled, but once harnessed can open any door. The universe works for every person on this planet, and when aligned to its path all things will continue to fall into place in ways that benefit its traveler. Since I have made the decision to move to Los Angeles, against all fear of failure or trial, I had switched the frequency to provide for me financially, opportunely, and creatively. Tuning in to my own universal path through the forces of personal energy have guided me to the circumstances present, of which has hallowed me in unimaginable ways unforeseen, and allowed me to pursue the things that bring me happiness.
Resistance is futile to the universal flow, and it serves as the first major signal to what you need to purge. Prior to my decision to descend into the unknown and relocate to my current residence in Silverlake, I was drenched in a pool of unhappiness. Young yet restless, I was working endlessly to initiate progress in my life. Employed full time as a waitress on top of pursuing my education at a community college, renting a room with a toxic boyfriend in a rotting house, friendless and unmotivated to do anything that I had once found solace in before. There was so much antagonism to my situation, and I tried to fraternize with the idea of making the most out of it yet couldn’t manage to succeed. Each morning I was greeted with an overwhelming sense of dread and despair, slowly creeping in my consciousness like a terminal illness, one that was disguised in the existence of the ordinary. I was emotionally engulfed in someone who was absolutely wrong for me, my job was suffocating me with each shift and I had been drained of all inspiration to write music. These factors built into a heap of despondency within my being that was holding my spirit back from growth, a contradiction to my mantra in this epic journey of vitality. I felt as if I was on autopilot, there was no sense of pleasure anymore and I was just on a raft with dwindling resources at the mercy of the elements. This was no way to live and certainly the components of a necessary change.
There was no doubt that I could not continue on this way, yet I was consumed with the fear of leaving the comforts of stability. I was engaged in a battle of knowing what I need to do and trusting myself to prevail over its obstacles. I could never have fathomed that it would all work out, granting me the resources I need to adhere to my true calling and achieve personal success. I had already made the decision to attend CSULA in the Fall, regardless of whether or not I kept all other factors the same or used it as a tool to cleanse myself of them. I knew I was facing a fork in the path, and the universe had begun to intervene through subtle alliances of noticeable “signs” that I could easily ignore but instead took as guidance that ultimately led me on a series of tumultuous transformations to where I am today: blossoming glory.
I was met with constant acknowledgement once I shifted my autopilot towards the positive forces. Self-dissonance is a problem consistent in our culture, because our Western philosophy distances our relationship with the spirit and focuses on what’s tangible. We remove ourselves from our higher consciousness in order to remain present in the rat race, to our demise, which hinders us from living out our true potential. My fate line was dragging me behind through broken glass, and I was inherently wounded along my path to healing. Everything that was not meant for me met me with resistance, regardless of action or separation; I had a respective friction to those burdens. We all have this incredible beautiful energy within us that will take us exactly where we need to be IF we listen to what it tells us in the form of resistance and acknowledgement. If we are met with an internal resistance to grow from the people we surround ourselves with, than that serves as a testament to the need to remove those people from your path. If we are met with an internal resistance to our jobs or our relationships, even in the slightest, than we know there is another option out there that we must seek in order to synchronize with the universal flow. These resistances are subliminal messages from the universe that lie in our subconscious that will always eventually surface, with sometimes catastrophic force to rid themselves from your path. Therefore it is imperative to become aware to these signals to support our well-being and avoid further suffering.
Acknowledgement came full force in indescribable form; my fears were met with assurance and security. My father, an illusive figure in my childhood and adolescence, stepped into his position and offered financial stability. My relationship dissolved into the inevitable chaos that it was destined to, which left me shattered yet forcibly detached to its remnants. New people began to flood me with positivity and attraction to my energy, bringing with them personal support and friendship better than I would have ever received if I stayed. My musical abilities were catching attention to those around me and manifested in an outlet to write and record with various artists, something I was starving for in my soul that was met when I complied to the universe’s calling. These responses resonated peace inside myself, ensuring me that they were all favorable prospects from the universe as an offering I should accept. Although there was initial resistance to letting go of comfort and unhealthy attachments, I had enough momentum on my personal track to comprehend that the pain of severance served a purpose to my final destination. Comfort should not be mistaken for acknowledgement, for it is a deviously false sense of security or direction. Sometimes, we have a louder resistance to things we need the most, such as living alone was for myself, and these must be assessed with great internal deliberation to whether or not it is a calling or a warning. Adhering to my universal acknowledgments replaced my hunger with satisfaction and has motivated me to persevere. Now I have the tools I need to attain personal success and happiness.
The energy I have inside myself has been stirring in a beautiful serendipitous manner. Since my circumstances have unfolded to bless me, I took an introspective look at my own power of energy. My universal path has secured me on its voyage with full benefits, which have allowed me to call attention to what I resonate according to my own energy. By removing all negative unfulfilling aspects that served as anchors to my movement I allowed my energy to manifest to it’s ultimate form. Guidance to your best suited reality can be found through recognition of subtle intuitive resistances and acknowledgements. To anyone struggling with unhappiness, this should be a doctrine to success. Everyone has their own unique path and to this they must be true, yet each path serves an un-doubtable tie to its traveler’s happiness. Once one conquers his/her own energy and aligns with his/her universal path, all else will prosper in bountiful heaps. Your success is in your own hands, so learn to use them to benefit you.