From Russia with love..
what a bizarre few days it's been. I did my first gig in Ibiza on Thursday, on the terrace at Amnesia.. it was a lot of fun. and great to see that I can get away with much more challenging music than I could last year..the times they are a changing! I finished DJing at 4.30am and went back to a friends villa where I had a swim, watched the sun come up and a bloody mary and then went to the airport. It was like a mini 8 hour holiday.
After being woken up on the tiled floor of Ibiza airport by a random girl (oh the indignity) I got on my plane and got on the gatwick express train. We were kicked off the train after 10 mins and told that due to the flash flooding earlier on that morning, Victoria station was closed alongside 14 other tube stations and the train was going no further. I was beginning to get delirious with lack of sleep at this point so got in a cab. 2 hours later I arrive at my flat ..to find that it had also been a victim of the floods. I squelched my way over the carpet to my bed and fell asleep face down on my bed for 4 fitful hours. Then I went and did the Mash Up,.. which is always the best cure for any kind of trauma.
On Saturday morning I went to St Petersburg to play at the fortdance festival. Fortdance is on a fort on a tiny island that is 10 mins in a boat... in this case a wooden boat, blaring out trance music with a beautiful pink sunset behind us..it was all quite magical and inspiring. I met some great girls who do national russian radio and they love the show. I couldn't believe how much people knew the show.. I had Mash Up jingles sung to me! Made me realise just how far it is possible to reach with Radio on the internet and it made me so grateful to have this show that I can play the music I love on.... better go before I get too emotional. There's a video podcast of my Russian adventure coming soon..xx