Urban Landscapes…and Velanche….Taking a Break

Greetings, folks.

I am going to take a sabbatical from my radio show, at least for the rest of the year.

I have two more shows to post online, and then I will do a final show on Sunday, July 31.

I’ve recently taken a look at where I am in my life; some things I’ve progressed in, and others I have not. As some of you know, I have been dabbling into music production on and off for the last few years. Because of my daily non-musical obligations, the rest of the day leaves me with not much wiggle room. While I’ve spent time attempting to be dedicating to crafting my skills and my music, I’ve also found that I’ve put a great deal of effort into the radio show: from listening to the many promos sent into my inbox each week, to traveling back and forth to do the show, to the post-production that I do to put the show online.

On top of that, I have loosened my grip on participating in more social activities. I used to fill up my calendar with all of the things that I wanted to do for music production and the radio show, but it’s been very recently, some of last year, and for the last several months this year, that I’ve been involved with some great locals in San Luis Obispo…some are new, others I’ve known for years that I’ve seldom seen, and I would get into activities that surely crushes whatever I have on my calendar. More often than not, it’s not just a few hours, it can be many hours. I have no regrets in this, but I also realized that for each time I spent on such activities, other things have to give. I’ve lived in San Luis Obispo for 24 years this August, and it’s taken me a long time to adjust…not just to this town, but to myself. it’s been a long journey, with plenty of self-discovery along the way. Yes, I aim to create music for me, and for others, but I also wish to explore areas of life that most people have already enjoyed. Being social, though, doesn’t mean giving up my alone time, because I very much treasure the times when I can be alone, have ample time to reflect and refresh, and just be..until I’m ready to continue.

In any case, I do need some space for awhile, to get my life’s desires in order.

When time permits, I will put up the occasional mixes of new music, monthly I think. I will try and do that; it’ll depend on where my energy lies, and how much progress I’m making with creating music, which is paramount.

Yes, I know that I’m taken breaks before and have given things a try. But the older I get, the more aware I am of life, and of my capabilities. I am understanding that more and more, and I hope you do too.

I wish you well during the rest of 2016, and I hope to be back on the air in 2017. Watch this space, as I’ll share some of my music when the time is right.

Many thanks, to all of you: the labels, the promo pros, the radio station and the great people there, and the fans who kept me going and kept me believe. I still believe; I just hope that you believe in me enough that space is needed to be free and creative…and to just, be. For awhile.

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Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.13

ul-cover-07032016Welcome to July 2016. Here on the Central Coast of California, the weather hasn’t been terribly hot, except for the folks who are inland. But other than that, the weather has been fantastic, and it’s a nice way to start off the second half of 2016.

Some housekeeping notes for the show that you should be aware of…

First, the Bernie Worrell tribute for the show will be pushed back; it will either be the next coming show or the one after that, because…

Second, the show will extend to three hours for one week only, which will be next week for sure. That means more music, which means I get to unload quite a bit of newness, so that should be a fun one.

I am currently working on the latest iteration of my music and DJ site, velanche.com. For all intents and purposes, it’s live now, but there are some other things that will become part of it that I will put in place in the weeks to come, so keep your eyes open. I will blog about them, as well.

For now, here’s last Sunday’s show, filled with really good new ones. Have at it! Be back with you, next week.

Peace.

Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – 16.13
July 3, 2016

Song – Artist – Release – Label
Love In The Cosmos – Nat Birchall – Creation – Sound Soul & Spirit
Ocean of Truth – Nat Birchall – Creation – Sounds Soul & Spirit
Simbi – Henri-Pierre Noell – Piano – Wah Wah 45s
Lanvanoo – Henri-Pierre Noell – Piano – Wah Wah 45s
500 Miles High – Azymuth – Outubro – Far Out
Outubro (October) – Azymuth – Outubro – Far Out
Balanca Pema – Clara Moreno – Far Out
Maquinario – Graveola – Mais Um Discos
What The Heart Wants – Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Go Deep – Record Kicks
Give It To Me – Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Go Deep – Record Kicks
Gotta Leave the Lady Alone – Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Go Deep – Record Kicks
I Think I Am (featuring Karolina) – Kutiman – 6AM – Siyal
Stranger on the Follow – Kutiman – 6AM – Siyal
Ashes to Ocean (featuring Matthew Hasall) – DJ Shadow – The Mountains Will Fall – Mass Appeal
When It Rains – Danny Brown – Warp
Heavy as a Heartbreak – Just a Gent – Lokai Legend
Speaking Gently – BADBADNOTGOOD – IV – Innovative Leisure
Lavender (feat. Kaytranada) – BADBADNOTGOOD – IV – Innovative Leisure
Hold Tight (feat. Kathryn DeBoer) – Asta Hiroki – Balance EP – Jalapeno
Runaway featuring Harleighblu – J-Felix – EP – Tru Thoughts
Jackpot (BJ Smith Remix) – The Gene Dudley Group – Remixed EP – Wah Wah 45s
Lately (featuring Nicola Kramer) – Jazz Chronicles – EP – Futuristica

END SHOW

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Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.12

Fair warning…there is no Show 16.11.

Okay, that’s not exactly true, but there were some technical snafus that caused me to take some drastic measures halfway into the show, and in the end I had to call it a loss.

But things have been more together this week, and so I bring to you another club mix edition of the show to round out the last week of June, and the first week of summer.

You might have heard that keyboard wizard extraordinaire passed away, last week. On the next show, I’ll have a tribute to the man of many keys who has kept things funky for decades.

By the way, the web site has gotten a bit of a makeover of sorts; more on that, next week. For those of you stateside, have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend for the stateside folks, and for everyone else, I’ll catch you soon!

Peace.

Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.12
June 26, 2016

Song – Artist – Label
Spirit – KUF – Macro
When There Was House (QuestionmarQ Remix) – Corrugated Tunnel feat. Droze – Vision Collective
Alright Then (Extended Mix) – Passion Froot – Obviously
Rhythm Of The Heat – Ethan M – Viberate
Good Things Are Gonna Come – Death on the Balcony – Das Sind Wir
What Remains (Oliver Stories Remix) – Hundreds – Embassy of Music
W R Consumers – Jay Tripwire – Viva
Sweet & Sour – Daydream featuring Shairon – 99 Waves
Spring At Last (The Black 80s Remix) – Pete Josef – Sonar Kollektiv
You Make Me Nervous – Old Bill – Bad Life
Nothing Ever Hurts Ft. Laurel (Ashworth Remix) – Shadow Child & Ben Pearce – Different
El Camion (Ellroy Remix) – Butch – Moon Harbour
Lorikeets – Lancelot – Toy Tonics
Heartbeat feat. Nathan Nicholson (Mat.Joe Remix) – Claptone – Exploited
Mind Craft Glasses (Hermanez Remix) – The Willers Brothers – My Favourite Freaks
Another Day – Olivier Kolly – Ayeko
Cassette 2 – Black Loops – Toy Tonics
Dancin´ Grooving – DJ Alexia – Karmic Power
Just Let It Be – Malachi Feat. Beth Aggett – Favouritizm
The Power – Niko Schwind – Exploited Ghetto
Dancy (Thomas Stielers Roots Remix) – Peter Berg – Lauter Unfug

END SHOW

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What’s Going On With Velanche?

Hey Folks!

If you’re viewing this from my web site, you might have seen that it looks a bit different. It’s been brought to my attention that the site could use some decluttering. Truth be told, I wanted to change the look-and-feel of it for some time. I always feared the worst in the past, but this time I decided that I was going to just do it, and then figure things out along the way. It’s the sort of “break things” mentality so prevalent in Silicon Valley these days that, I”m sure, most companies would never even try. As it turned out, it worked. There were, and still are, a few quirks, but they are getting stamped, bit-by-bit, pixel-by-pixel.

With with the breakage, is velanche.com. 2.0. It’s been a long time since I’ve given it a facelift. Thanks to a couple of Cal Poly students who have given me some sage social media advice this past spring, the in-thing to do these days is to have less clutter, more space, more legibility. With the terrific default WordPress theme called Twenty Sixteen, I was also to slip in the new theme, and already things have improved, in my mind. I’ve done some tweaking over the last few days, and I’m sure to do more in the days to come before it’s considered “done.” There are other things to add to it, and when I’m ready, I’ll give you the skinny on it.

One thing I’m sure I want to do is to have more frequent site updates; not just the playlist and audio for each radio show, but also videos, new and forthcoming music, and more of me, what I’ve been doing, and what I will be doing, going forward. 

I wanted to get more involved with utilizing social media as a tool for further engagement with fans and others, but I wasn’t able to get a handle on organization. I think that things are coming together, and I don’t think it’ll be as much a struggle as it used to be. Besides the show’s posting, I plan to have at least one weekly blog posting to update you on the goings on with me, my music endeavors, site and show updates, and so much more. Plus, I’m a person with more than a few things to say, and more than just music, though for the most part music will continue to be the emphasis of the site. While I haven’t put all of the pieces together just yet, I am in a very good place where those pieces are forming rather nicely, so expect more info on that shortly.

For now, it’s time to walk away for now. My live show was last night, and I’ve recorded it, so I’ll have it online within the next few days. 

Have a pleasant week; stay tuned for more, in the coming days.

Peace.

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