Evening. It's the year 1982. Vince Clarke quits Depeche Mode after the release of their debut album Speak & Spell, meets Alison Moyet, and form Yazoo. They remain one the most influential synthpop groups though they lasted for 2 albums inc. 4 singles only. The combination of Vince's computer sounds and Alison's bluesy, somehow manly voice still resonates.
Song Of The Day: Only You
FYI: The following is the longest caption I've ever written, and it’s not a rant :) -----
I quit my engineering job in 2003 to focus on my band Blend and my DJ career, back then Beirut was still a virgin territory when it came to music…
I realized that I had to carve my own path, and create my own opportunities, alone at first and then with my amazing team and partners: from my very first rave parties in 2003 to The Basement leading up to C U NXT SAT’s vagabond years, The Grand Factory, Reunion, Soul Kitchen, AHM, Clap Clap Studios, Riverside Studios in Berlin, to name a few…
Though I’m always and forever grateful, the past 15 years have been a constant struggle: I find myself doing less and less music and spending more time maintaining all these projects that would actually allow me to continue expressing myself musically, it’s a vicious circle.
I work 16 hours a day on average, I eat while working, I have no weekends. I spend little time with my loved ones, almost no time with myself, and my brain is always on overdrive; except for when I’m playing music. The time when I’m behind the decks is the time when I feel the lightest, and when my heart feels warmest especially when I see all the love around me, and when I feel that I’m creating moments, for myself and the people around me. Those few hours a month make all the stress and the work worthwhile, it’s my Yoga, I live for those hours, I do it all for those hours, and I wish they’re never ending. That’s why I started my All Night Long, and I’m so happy that I’m able to host it at my home, Reunion.
I wanna thank you all for being part of these moments and I’ll see you at my next ALL NIGHT LONG, Friday October 26.
Save the date, and let's make more moments together 🙏❤
🔊 Tale Of Us, The/Das: Fresh Water