The Most Difficult Decision

I don’t blog often but I’ve had a helluva week and wanted to share a few thoughts.

Not only did I marry the love of my life (shoutout Clareyt for saying ‘I Do’) but upon returning to work last Wednesday, Kelly Taylor, co-founder of PivotDesk and all around great human being, transitioned away from the team.

Kelly was actually at my wedding on Sunday…so this news might have hit me harder than others on the team.

Over the last 16 months working at PivotDesk, I learned an incredible amount from Kelly…too many things to go into here…and for that I will always be grateful.

David said in his blog post that, “This really fucking hurts” and I tend to agree with him.

If you’re interested in the full story, you can check out David’s painfully honest note here.

The Outbreak is upon us

Zomboy Outbreak

One of my favorite DJ/Producers Zomboy just came out with his latest album release in over a year and it’s blowing me away. I can’t help but put this on at any hour of the day. In fact I started listening to this album at 7:00am this morning…

From YourEDM:

The “Nuclear”  opener succeeds in hitting a crazy range of styles in continuous motion: deep reggae vocals (made popular by Skrillex on songs like Make It Bun Dem and Ragga Bomb); bouncy, iron-fist bass a la Knife Party; beautiful, melodic interludes; even a last minute drum & bass breakdown. In just over 6 minutes, the track circles the EDM world, flowing between its varied segments with masterful composition. Perhaps Zomboy’s most thorough and comprehensive production yet.

My favorite track has got to be Nuclear. What about you?

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Computer Club & Must Die! – Win or Lose (featuring Anna Yvette)

This is the first track on Computer Club’s latest EP entitled ‘Win or Lose’ that dropped January 15th on Exploratory Recordings.

The vision for this label is to release music in the bass music and house worlds, with a no holds barred attitude towards genres. First up is the Win Or Lose EP which features collaborations with notable artists Must Die!, Anna Yvette, and Gosteffects, plus also features a remix from Infuze. This EP features a bit of a departure for the Computer Club sound, starting with the safe confines of house music, but delving into more experimental realms of drum and bass and trap.

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Kill The Noise Attacks Beta Nightclub

Kill The Noise destroyed Halloween this year when he threw down at the Beatport office.  In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t some sort of animal sacrifice going on behind the tables.

All kidding aside, I’ll be heading to Beta Nightclub on Friday night to see Kill The Noise in action and I am RATHER excited about it! So to get ready I found the hour long Halloween Mix recorded at the Beatport office. Enjoy!

 

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Colorado: Entrepreneurial By Nature

Seth Levine, managing director at the Boulder, CO based Foundry Group, seems like a pretty cool guy. I saw that he’s spearheading an effort to put Colorado on the map (if it isn’t already) as a entrepreneurial hub with the launch of Colorado: Entrepreneurial by Nature. Read an excerpt from Seth’s blog below:

 

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Today we’re launching Colorado Entreprenurial by Nature – a grass roots campaign created by a handful of entrepreneurs in our community to show support of that ecosystem. The goal is simple. We’re giving members of our community an easy way of showing their pride in the entrepreneurial community we’re building in our state. We hope that this will help us both encourage entrepreneurship in our community and attract new entrepreneurs to come to Colorado to start their businesses.

Joining is easy. Head to the Colorado Entrepreneurial by Nature website and download the badge (it comes in a number of different colors and sizes). Display it proudly on your company or personal website. We’ve made some stickers up as well which you can fly proudly on your laptop/car/bike/etc. They’ll be showing up around Denver and Boulder at a handful of coffee shops and other places where entrepreneurs congregate.

 Colorado: Entrepreneurial By Nature