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June Update 2019

It keeps on being awhile between updates, I really must strive to do better with my own website.

I have done well with my Facebook and I’m making way with my streaming but it’s still not consistent and that’s something I really need to improve. But in saying that, it’s not easy when things keep changing and get more hectic! I have been recording a lot more stuff and have a few videos that I need to edit and upload so I have content, just need to sort it out and start posting it up!

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The Final Countdown

Wow, it has been awhile since I have updated my page. However, it is time to get back onto it and step my social media game back up again with more purpose. So just a quick update now.

As those who know me already know, this is my last year here in Korea, and since I do get to do a lot of cool shit, it’s time to document that a bit more on here and share different things including some movie reviews and other bits and pieces. I will be travelling to Europe before I head back to NZ so I will be doing a travel blog while I’m away, need to get some traction and momentum going before that happens!

So 2019, bring it on! Time to finish off strong!

Autumn is Here

Time for another update

It has been awhile since I have updated my page, had more than a few things going on recently, some good while some bad. I did say this would be a year to get some work done and while I have mostly managed to stay on track, something’s have had to take a backseat. Luckily the things that have taken a back seat aren’t as crucial to achieve my goals as I look towards the next few years, in saying that, they are still things that I need to get back into my life.

Chilling with the bro DJ Angelo after taking out the win

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Update Time

The ride might be coming to an end

Time for a bit of a life update since it has been awhile and 2017 was a pretty crazy ass year. Managed to accomplish quite a bit during the year, from holding down a residency at one of the hottest clubs in Korea to DJn at Seoul Comic Con, there was some good memories. But now things seem to be winding down a bit for me, might be time to admit that mid life is here and it is time to look ahead and decide just where the fuck I want to be in life. I can’t do this forever and there are various obstacles that have been holding me back here in Korea that I just have no desire to overcome. In saying that, there are other things that I have been contemplating doing and have now decided to look more seriously into pursing those, especially now that I have decided that I have had enough of teaching. Change is needed.

Made was some awesome madness, a lot of fun spinning there

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Funny how life changes

So, time for an update, things have been interesting in the last few months to say the least!

So, in August I had decided to start on this whole training thing and to take up competitive archery. I started training strength wise while also sorting out my weekly schedule etc etc and started doing some long term planning for it. However in September that got totally flipped on its head.

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So, in September I got picked up by Gangnam Gamers to be a part of their team and to help with content for their various social media outlets which has been a very exciting opportunity and something I have always wanted to get into. Being a gamer most of my life, having an opportunity to get myself into the gaming industry has been sweet!

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Now luckily as this started off, things were relatively quiet on the DJ front, so I could focus on GG and get our podcast up and running and put in a lot of work towards that, just setting the ground work and my schedule to make life easier since I would still have to teach and DJ. And as always, things decided to get busy again and I picked up a second DJ residency as well as a heap of one off events all in the space of a few weeks, so needless to say, the back half of October and start of November was stupidly crazy. But now things are looking like they will finally settle down so I can start settling into a regular routine.

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While I haven’t had a chance to start going to the archery range in awhile, I have managed to keep up with the gym, not as often as I had planned but 2-3 times a week has been ok for now and I will start going to the range towards the end of November as well as increasing my gym work. DJn has settled down now too, so I have 2 sets on Friday night and 1-2 sets on Saturday night which should allow me to make the most of the days now in the weekend. Podcast once a week and a live game-stream once a week. I am also working on a fortnightly off-shoot of the podcast where I bring in friends and other guests to talk games etc as well as a few other ideas I am working on as well to further increase my portfolio in the gaming and ‘podcast/radio’ industry and of course to try and make GG successful.

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As they say, when an opportunity arises, take it, but you also need to be ready for it and know how you want to use that opportunity. I have been given a great one here and I am going to use it fully to my advantage and make the most of it! Chur!

 

December Update

Update time! Yeah it has been awhile between things so time to give a little catch up of what I have been doing the last few months… Nothing! Well that’s not entirely true, had a DJn gig usually every other weekend, had a few big parties here and there, but apart from that, I’ve been making the most of having some time off during the weekends and just relaxing, playing video games, catchin up on anime and working on some home projects. When you have been DJn basically every weekend straight for the last 4 years (only taking weekends off to travel or party) it’s nice to actually have a few weekends in not doing anything for once, thou in saying that, it still feels weird not going out on a weekend night, but I have tried to make the most of it since that’s about to change and it looks like my weekend dance card is about to fill up very quickly.

So as far as DJn goes, I haven’t been idle and have had a couple of gigs in the works for awhile now, unfortunately they got delayed thanks to water leaks and other things but now things are all set (barring any other unforeseen complications that can always arise)

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So the first confirmed gig is for every Friday night in no other than HBC at V-Lounge, a nice neighbourhood venue (right next to Bonnie’s) where myself and Kiredmik will be holding it down between 10-2am on Friday nights with a mix of new and old Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and whatever else we decide to bang out. Being in HBC this should prove interesting but its nice being so close to home and could be a lot fun with the local crowds. The first night will be the19th of December

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The second gig confirmed for now (just not the DJ line up yet, but I’ll be there at least for the beginning) is a new club opening up in Itaewon called Villa, located across from the fire station in the building basement next to Helios, Villa is going to be an upscale looking but affordable drinking house club aimed at Koreans and Foreigners playing a mix of new and old, popular and underground house tunes. With the vision and plan for this place it has the potential to be a hit (basically think of it as a second House Ming except more house orientated) The opening date is the 23rd of December and there will be a lot planned for the initial opening and over the Xmas/NYE week.

I do have a couple more things in the works but still up in the air weather they will go thru or not and when they will start but hopefully can get these 2 under way first and then the others will fall into place

June Update 2015

So again its been a hectic few months, it seriously always seems that way but this time even more so than usual.

So lets start with first things first, Redbull Thre3style Korea… Once again Thre3style returns to Korea… and once again it is plagued by your typical bullshit Korean judging style, I’m not going to even pretend to pull punches on this one, while at the end of the day a good DJ won, the lead up to that and who ended up in the finals was really nothing short of atrocious and to me really kills any integrity the competition has in Korea. While I myself am not mad I didn’t get thru (thou I prob have a good case to be angry) out of the 4 DJs who made it thru only 1 def deserved to be there, while another one got thru due to their high vote count, so that is acceptable, however the other 2 DJs should never have made it thru. Ill post more about this later but yeah, thats where I stand on that. Anyways here is the video of my entry so enjoy it!

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/124940692″>DJ Blaze 2015 Thre3style Korea 5min entry</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/akadjblaze”>akadjblaze</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 So after that I did manage to get away on holiday to Hong Kong! Been on my to do list for awhile since being in Asia, mainly because I wanted to check out the infamous sneaker street… yeah its not as good as one would have you believe, in saying that it is still pretty good and managed to pick up some dope kicks!

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Back from Hong Kong, next up was WDJ Festival, again playing in the DJ Korea tent thou this year was much better than last year and more reminiscent of the first year I DJ’d there. The festival itself thou was rubbish, the DJs were average and I think I head all of them make mistakes, that along side the fact that it was relatively a small crowd, I can’t imagine it happening again next year. But at least I managed to have fun during my set and then MC’n for the DJ after me!

Among this madness was the bombshell that my job was being terminated and that I would need to find a new job… In your typical Korean bullshit way, I was told that there wasn’t enough student numbers (thou they new the numbers at the start of the semester) and that they were cancelling the program, much to everyones annoyance and of course to the detriment of the kids, but its ok, the only thing that matters is money… Such bullshit. Anyways I was luck enough that the company I am still with managed to find me another position, so at least I have a job…

The good news with the new job is that I get a month off in July/Aug… the bad news is I don’t have enough money to do a big trip so will have to try and take a short one week trip, looks like China!

I did almost get a new residency as well in a bar that I would have loved… but that lasted all of one weekend…

I managed to finally get my bow!!! And its a beast! Thou maybe I should have got one that is also sold in Korea… That could come back to bite me in the ass later on.

And finally looks like BeFM is doing the expat DJ comp again… Guess I will try for third time lucky!