Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UNDERWATER PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

Saturday November 1st starting 1pm SLT (9pm CET)
Beware that daylight savings time in Europe is one week earlier than US
T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

States of Water and Songs

Water appears in nature in all three common states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) and may take many different forms on Earth: water vapor and clouds in the sky, seawater in the oceans, icebergs in the polar oceans, glaciers in the mountains, fresh and salt water lakes, rivers, and aquifers in the ground.

Yes, these are my favorites songs!

STEAM

RAIN

RIVER


SEA


ICE

WATER

Water is a transparent fluid which forms the world's streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of living things. As a chemical compound, a water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms that are connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at standard ambient temperature and pressure, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice; and gaseous state, steam (water vapor).
Water is the chemical substance with chemical formula H2O: one molecule of water has two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to a single oxygen atom.

Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. It is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

Water on Earth moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation and transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea. Evaporation and transpiration contribute to the precipitation over land. Water used in the production of a good or service is known as virtual water.

Safe drinking water is essential to humans and other lifeforms even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Access to safe drinking water has improved over the last decades in almost every part of the world, but approximately one billion people still lack access to safe water and over 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. There is a clear correlation between access to safe water and gross domestic product per capita. However, some observers have estimated that by 2025 more than half of the world population will be facing water-based vulnerability. A report, issued in November 2009, suggests that by 2030, in some developing regions of the world, water demand will exceed supply by 50%. Water plays an important role in the world economy, as it functions as a solvent for a wide variety of chemical substances and facilitates industrial cooling and transportation. Approximately 70% of the fresh water used by humans goes to agriculture.

T.R.A.C.S TRANCE PARTY

Last Saturday, much guests followed us into the world of electronic dance music.
DJ INFA played tracks with 125 to 160 beats per minute, and even more beats, that lead us into a state of hypnotism and heightened consciousness.
Here is my set of snapshot. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Same Love


"Same Love"
When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay,
 'Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.
 I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
 She's like "Ben you've loved girls since before pre-k, trippin'."
 Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she?
 Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.
 I remember doing the math like, "Yeah, I'm good at little league."
 A preconceived idea of what it all meant
 For those that liked the same sex
 Had the characteristics
 The right wing conservatives think it's a decision
 And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
 Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
 Playing God, aw nah here we go
 America the brave still fears what we don't know
 And "God loves all his children" is somehow forgotten
 But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
 I don't know

And I can't change
 Even if I tried
 Even if I wanted to
 And I can't change
 Even if I tried
 Even if I wanted to
 My love
 My love
 My love
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm

If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
 Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
 "Man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily
 We become so numb to what we're saying
 A culture founded from oppression
 Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
 Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
 A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
 Gay is synonymous with the lesser
 It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
 Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
 The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
 It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
 Live on and be yourself
 When I was at church they taught me something else
 If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
 That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
 When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
 Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
 I might not be the same, but that's not important
 No freedom 'til we're equal, damn right I support it

(I don't know)

And I can't change
 Even if I tried
 Even if I wanted to
 My love
 My love
 My love
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm

We press play, don't press pause
 Progress, march on
 With the veil over our eyes
 We turn our back on the cause
 'Til the day that my uncles can be united by law
 When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
 A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
 And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
 But it's a damn good place to start
 No law is gonna change us
 We have to change us
 Whatever God you believe in
 We come from the same one
 Strip away the fear
 Underneath it's all the same love
 About time that we raised up... sex

And I can't change
 Even if I tried
 Even if I wanted to
 And I can't change
 Even if I tried
 Even if I wanted to
 My love
 My love
 My love
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm
 She keeps me warm

Love is patient
 Love is kind
 Love is patient
 Love is kind
 (not crying on Sundays)
 Love is patient
 (not crying on Sundays)
 Love is kind
 (I'm not crying on Sundays)
 Love is patient
 (not crying on Sundays)
 Love is kind
 (I'm not crying on Sundays)
 Love is patient
 (not crying on Sundays)
 Love is kind
 (I'm not crying on Sundays)
 Love is patient
 Love is kind


"Same Love" is the fourth single released by Seattle-based hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from their 2012 debut studio album, The Heist. The track, featuring vocals by Mary Lambert, talks about the issue of gay and lesbian rights and was recorded during the campaign for Washington Referendum 74, which, upon approval in 2012, legalized Same-sex marriage in Washington State. The song reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and reached number 1 in both New Zealand and Australia. The song was nominated at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year.
The song was featured as a part of YouTube's Pride Week.

Rik shared this ▼ video on Face Book and that is why I got the idea to post it. Thank you, Rik.
A video Created as the closing act for Mardi Gras 2014. The song was performed Live By Adam George, Nathan Mahon and Marcia Hines, here is used the original track By Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Same Love"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TRANCE PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

TRANCE (music genre)

Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s in Germany. It is characterized by a tempo of between 125 to mid 160 beats per minute (BPM), repeating melodic phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track. Trance is a genre on its own, but also will include other styles of electronic music such as techno, house, pop, chill-out, classical music, and film music. 
A trance refers to a state of hypnotism and heightened consciousness. This drifting sensation is portrayed in this genre by mixing many layers and rhythms to create build and release. For example, a characteristic of virtually all trance songs is the soft mid-song breakdown, beginning with and occurring after the orchestration is broken down and the rhythm tracks (typically provided by a Roland TR-909 drum machine) fade out rapidly, leaving the melody, atmospherics, or both to stand alone for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Although this genre can be devoid of vocals, with mixes done by semi-amateurs posted online at informal locations, mixers who have gained recognition of major labels put out mixes for the radio market with mostly but not limited to female vocals, typically soloists and notably photogenic. Vocal talents range from mezzo-soprano to soprano sometimes without verse/chorus structure. These are categorized as vocal trance. Vocals have been described as "grand, soaring, and operatic" and "ethereal female leads floating amongst the synths".

Origins
Germany is regarded as the birthplace of electronic trance music, with the original melodic trance sound first appearing around 1993 in Frankfurt.

The origin of the term is uncertain; one theory suggests that the term is derived from the Klaus Schulze album Trancefer (1981). The earliest reference to 'trance' in modern dance music is British act The KLF on their 1988 track What Time Is Love (Pure Trance 1), on which the record sleeve is also annotated 'Pure Trance'. Dance 2 Trance is also an early example of trance music, having first released single in 1991.
Other schools of thought argue the name may refer to an induced emotional feeling, high, euphoria, chills, or uplifting rush that listeners claim to experience, while other suggestions trace the name to the actual trance-like state the earliest forms of this music attempted to emulate in the 1990s before the genre's focus changed.

Some trace Trance's antecedents back to Klaus Schulze, a German experimental electronic music artist who concentrated in mixing minimalist music repetitive rhythms and arpeggiated sounds. In truth it was really Sven Vath, his labels and others in the same group that saw the initial releases of trance. In France, Jean Michel Jarre, an early electronic musician, released two albums in the late 1970s: Oxygène in 1976 and Equinoxe in 1978. Also a possible antecedent, Neil Young's 1982 electronic album, Trans, bears resemblance to the trance music genre. Another possible antecedent is Yuzo Koshiro's electronic soundtracks for the Streets of Rage series of video games from 1991 to 1994. It was promoted by the well-known UK club-night megatripolis (London, Heaven, Thursdays) whose scene catapulted it to international fame.

Examples of early Trance releases include but are not limited to German duo Jam & Spoon's 1992 12" Single remix of the 1990 song The Age Of Love., German duo Dance 2 Trance's 1990 track "We Came in Peace".

One writer traces the roots of trance to Paul van Dyk's 1993 remix of Humate's "Love Stimulation". However, van Dyk's trance origins can be traced further back to his work with Visions Of Shiva, which were his first ever tracks to be released. In subsequent years, one genre, vocal trance, arose as the combination of progressive elements and pop music, and the development of another subgenre, epic trance, had some of its origins in classical music., with film music also being influential.

Trance was arguably at its commercial peak in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Armin Only is an all-night electronic dance event featuring solo performance by Armin van Buuren. The event consists of trance music, light, laser and firework shows and supporting acts of vocalists or artists such as Sharon den Adel, Nadia Ali, Racoon, Ilse de Lange, Audrey Gallagher, Richard Bedford, Eller van Buuren.