This should be the 10th time I tell myself I’m going to relaunch and dedicate to this site… well, maybe this is the time it will happen. I changed the layout because the other one was absolutely ugly (including the “logo”). This is a temporary free layout until I get one better and find someone to do some logo design for it…
To make sure I’ll have time for this project, I’m thinking about different types of posts: long and short. Thus, if something happens which prevents me from writing a normal post, I may have other and fun options. Until then, and I hope it takes no more than two weeks to happen, I prefer not to post something just for the sake of posting.
Welcome to the opening post of my MLS series – My Life’s Soundtrack. I know this isn’t new nor revolutionary, but I wanna do it anyway. As you may already be aware, posts on Sifot are about Songs I Find Out There, and they’re posted only after the artist’s consent. The MLS series will be different on that, as I’ll be posting randomly about songs that mean something to me (or at least did in the past)…and hey, a lot of these people aren’t reachable…oh yes, and some are just dead. The title and concept of My Life’s Soundtrack are self-explanatory. So let’s begin! Oh, I almost forgot, use #1_MLS if you talk about this entry on your social media.
Bonobo – Recurring
Back in 2004/2005 I started doing agressive inline – rollerskating while doing tricks etc. – and one day, I was watching skate and inline skate videos on youtube. That feeling of watching videos and then skate is priceless… skaters and action sports fans know exactly what I’m talking about. So I end up clicking on a vid of a pro inline skater (don’t remember the name). He was showing his pro model bla bla bla, and then a song started… It was “Recurring” from Bonobo.
After researching I realize that there was a genre called Downtempo, and I was blown away by it. This happened back in 2006 or 2007, same year I started producing some weird hip-hop beats. Later I understood I was doing some experimental downtempo. Anyway, I felt like that was my home, as it became my favorite music genre, instantly. Bonobo became my favorite musician, and still is.
This Recurring track is one of my favorite songs to skate, although I’m super rusty and not skating regularly now. Let me also say that I went to a Bonobo show, in Krakow – Poland (2014). And that’s it! I think this is the back story of Recurring in my life. Expect other Bonobo songs in the future loool…
Song – Recurring from Bonobo Genre – I would say Downtempo, but don’t know if it is categorize differently. First contact – Somewhere in 2006/2007. Definitely in the summer. How I currently feel about it – Nostalgic; Still love it; Best song for skating;
(Video from Bonobo’s oficial Youtube Channel)
1 – I will always do my back story with all the tracks I post in this format. Remember that Sifot is still a personal blog/site/project… 2 – You can check the complete list of My Life’s Soundtrack songs here. 3 – All tracks/videos posted in this MLS series will always have the original artists’ pages and channels as source.
As you may know, I usually use my Downtempo Artists Group on Soundcloud to find new tracks, so I can post them on Sifot. The thing is… Soundcloud has put groups to an end. So I don’t know how I’m gonna find songs from emerging artists as easy as it was before… I mean, I’m sure there are plenty of them out there, but I also had thousands of submissions. People who are willing to submit a track to a group will probably be willing to let me post their content. Sifot only posts content previously authorized by the artists, otherwise it would be way more posts on it.
Well… I guess I’ll try to talk with bands and artists who I’m friends with, hoping this helps Sifot to a point where other artists may want to submit their work directly.
So, if you want to be featured on Sifot, send me an email to email@example.com! Warning: this is a personal blog/site, meaning I will only post tracks that speaks to me. But I will obviously listen to all your submissions.
Hey ma people! First of all we have reached +100 likes on Sifot’s Facebook page. I know it is not much, but it is still important to me. I used this blog/site without a schedule nor a sense of obligation when posting. Just check the counting… we are at the 17th post hehehe. Anyway, I just want to thank you all =)
Today’s track is from Anjero from Russia. In fact I’m making a song with Anjero, although it’ been a while since I worked on it. The track I bring you makes me remember why I like Downtempo music. Maybe it’s the harmony of it, or the nice layers of sounds which makes me float. It relaxes me, but at the same time makes me enter in a kind of brainstorming, motivating me to do something. And these aren’t mere words, or some cliche review… but what nice downtempo makes me feel.