Spotify Playlists

I recently started doing playlists on Spotify and it’s really changed my life. Spotify playlists are now my go-to when I hit the gym or just on a daily driving basis. I thought I should share these with you.

I’ve enjoyed doing playlists and listening to songs I hadn’t listened in years, so there’s all kinds of music in them. The different playlists symbolize the different moods I tend to be, but I do have my two favorites. These I’ll share with you and hopefully you guys can enjoy them with me.

 

This playlist has more house electro underground type of music. Music that makes you want to dance.

This one is called “WATERS.” just because it has more calm and soothing songs. It also has more variety and different types of music genres.

Lollapalooza 2014

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I’m happy to say that I’m officially done with my Business minor. I’ve been very busy this summer the reason I haven’t really posted anything. However, I’m back and with a great story!

I  finally took off Lollapalooza from my To-do list. I had the amazing opportunity of finally attending this music festival in the beautiful city of Chicago. Not only was it my first time going to the festival, but also to the city.

So, even though Lollapalooza was not what I expected –huge and exhausting– it was very fun. I attended this event with three other friends from Dallas. We arrived a day before the festival to have at least one day to explore the city. I do wish we could’ve stayed longer since I feel there was still so much more to see.

However, back to Lolla and its music, I have to say that Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon were definitely the best sets out of all the others I saw. I may include Lorde in there too. I haven’t stopped listening to her album after seeing her live and I would love to see her again.

One of the things I loved about Arctic Monkeys’ set was the fact that they started with my favorite song –Do I wanna Know?– which I thought would be played at the end. Plus, Alex Turner’s hip movements are to die for.

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However, I didn’t stay for their entire set since Eminem played at the same time –literally on the opposite side. And this is definitely one of the things I hate most about music festivals. They always schedule the best artists at the same time making you choose between one or the other.

So even though I’m more of an Arctic Monkeys fan I felt some kind of necessity to go see Eminem, since we do go way back –to middle school. And I’m really glad I did. Surprise guest from Rihanna was one of the best parts of my Lollapalooza experience. Running as fast as I could to the other side of the park was worth it. Plus, let’s just say I have some history with one of their songs.

So overall Lollapalooza was a lot different than I thought it would be. I was not mentally or physically prepared for that amount of people, walking, running, rain, food, and booze. Yet, I do recommend it! I do wish I could write more, but this post would be more tiring than what the actual festival was, so attend Lollapalooza next year and see for yourself!

Other Artists I Saw: Iggy Azalea, Martin Garrix, Joywave, NONONO, Gesaffelstein, London Grammar, Outkast, Chromeo, GROUPLOVE, Foster the People, The 1975, Childish Gambino, Rebelution, and Young the Giant.

 

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Lee Foss at It’ll Do

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Lee Foss, producer and DJ from Chicago came to visit the wonderful city of Dallas and played at It’ll Do Club last Saturday. After probably having one hell of an outrageous night from playing at Brooklyn, New York with the beautiful Anabel Englund he still put on a great show here in Dallas. It was my first time going to It’ll Do and I very much enjoyed it.

Lee Foss’ music has become one of my daily listens and seeing him live was something else. It’ll Do’s ambience gave such a personal and comfortable vibe that it was hard not to enjoy it. Turns out his family was even there to see him perform being that Father’s Day was the next day. And from what I saw I wasn’t the only one having a good time; every time I turned around the crowd was all there for Lee Foss.

His set ended with two of my favorite songs –Reverse Skydiving and Electricity– which he usually performs with Anabel Englund, sadly she wasn’t there. I have yet to experience Hot Natured — the electronic music group Lee Foss has with both Jamie Jones and Anabel Englund — as well as Pleasure State — electronic music group he has with MK and Anabel Englund.

Hope you enjoy the videos and the pictures and listen to some Lee Foss please!

Lee Foss at It’ll Do Club from evelia chapa on Vimeo.

Gesaffelstein at The Fonda Theatre

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So I finally saw Gesaffelstein live at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The show was amazing, I had never experienced a show just like the one he put on. His dark gothic techno music and his enthusiasm and passion while playing was incredible. Plus, the light and screen effects behind him were one of the most important elements of his show and what I think made his music a lot more personal to each individual in the audience.

Of course, Gesaffelstein was the best dressed that night, wearing a dark suit as if he was attending The Oscars. I personally love it because it makes him a lot more sophisticated and different from other DJs. We usually see DJs wearing plain tees and jeans, but this is not the case. The way Gesaffelstein dresses makes him stand out from all the rest together with his mesmerizing music.

And how to forget he is one, or may I say, the only DJ who can pull off smoking cigarettes the entire set. Cigarettes have become part of his personal brand and what makes him look as if he was brought from the 60s or the Mad Men cast.

I’m more than excited to see him again in August at Lollapalooza in Chicago. So to those who are attending don’t miss out on Gesaffelstein!

Here are some of the pictures I took that night and a short video too. It was a sold out show, so sorry for the semi-blurry pictures. I tried my best, enjoy!

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