Well, hello there! Long time no see...
Yes, I'm back after a couple of rather excellent weekends away, first at Le Guess Who in Utrecht, which was a whole mega-smorgasbord of quality musical delights, then off down the west coast of Africa for some delights of a very different nature. Nice to be back tho for a well needed mellow weekend in the 'Dam, even though it's pissing down outside...
hearthistrackvortex or #HMYRNTHTTV, which brought forth a damn fine selection of tunes that, well, we really needed to hear. Merci beaucoup to you all for the contributions!
Next #vortex, as u well kno, will be the daddy of all vorticons, the 3rd annual #festivevortex. So yes, from each of you we'd like your two favourite tunes created in this year, thee twenty fourteen. Playback will be on Sunday 28th December, and will be a right merry ding dong as usual, please get your picks in as soon as you know 'em, so as to give me a decent run up in compiling inbetwixt other festive activities...
(Also you'll be interested to hear that the fun of the last couple of vorticons has given me another cracking idea for the January vortex. Would maybe be better suited to December but we already have one sorted for then, so I will pitch it to you all in the new year and see what you reckon...!)
Back in real time, @faberfedor is in the chair, and here he is...
"After last week's rousing selection by, well, all of us, (loving the vortices, btw) and @jonnydapigg's the week before, and what with the mad rush of the holidays looming before us, I decided to go in the opposite direction energy-wise. This week's selection is mellow.
I'm talkin' tranquilizer-level mellow.
For those of you where night has fallen, get all comfy and cozy with a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage (but preferably a spliff), lower the lights, turn up the stereo or, better yet, put on headphones and get ready to drift off.
For those of you where the sun is still shining, come back at the end of your day. Follow the above instructions. Don't worry, you not going to miss anything in conversations; I suspect no one on the night side is going to be typing anything for the next half hour.
Finally, there is a very interesting back-story to this week's entry; one, I think, that will blow your mind.
It's included in the download and will also be posted to the blog shortly after the playback."
Direct download is here and the Mixcloud (caveat emptor and all that, but in this case I'll be bloody amazed) link is here.
See you at 8pm GMT!