Apparently, and I found this particularly interesting during my morning newsy read, NASA have published a survey giving credence to the notion that modern western-European society is on a course that looks as though it’s littered with real challenges, the tandem of any number of which could spell a civilization’s collapse. To be sure, as mentioned in the article, civilizations have come and gone in the past, a recurring cycle. Nonetheless, the article espouses pointedly with words and science something that has been on the minds of the kooks for sometime, and increasingly also on the minds of what ought to be considered rational parties, that is the masses. Here’s the article: (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists.)
The above is certainly worrisome, and I have a hard time casting a tonne of doubt on the article, I don’t reckon the folks at NASA are kooks. (Just hopefully they are missing the critical piece that, in their model, enables society to rescue itself from the brink.) But whether society trudges towards the collapse of modern civilization as we know it, or not, I’ll still want to practice the archaic form of turn-tabling atop my Technic 1200’s. With that in mind, it’s my pleasure to announce that Timur Mil$henko will have his first DJ gig on March 30, (DJ Tim is dead!) As enthused as I am to be playing an open format set of my choice, and as enthused as I am to be playing in a cool small room of Victorian architecture, I am a little bummed that March 30th is a Sunday. However, this is it, paying dues, laboring for love, playing Sundays. But, the end of the weekend aside, it is certainly a unique venue where I should be able to reach a growing fan base that hails from Europe. The Cellar Room (venue name) is beneath an HI, and so – short of being able to go gig in Europe in order to reach my growing following there – maybe Europe can come to me.
March 30, DJ Set @ The Cellar Room, 76 Church St., Toronto, ON.
I have a few ideas as to what I’ll spin, though, as always, I remain flexible and open to appropriate changes as they so often are likely to occur.
Here’s a tape that comprises my entry into the Croatian Soundwave DJ contest, I doubt I’ll be able to play many of these sounds on the 30th, as this tape is intended for a beach club atmosphere. I doubt I’ll be able to get as housey as this tape on the night of the 30th. At the gig, I intend to hit ‘em hard first with some real hip-hop and some real turn-tabling. But, as has happened in the past, intentions might have to go out the window depending on what the audience wants. Though, hip-hop is never wrong, thus, I’ll most likely live there, as I have in the past.
Here’s the link to some of my contest sounds (WP has embedding issues):http://www.mixcloud.com/JUSTICEforFROGS/soundwave-croatia-2014-dj-competition-entry-v-3/