The First Day For The Rest Of Your Life

Today was the last day for the first year in my college class at Projektverkstan / Södra Stockholms Folkhögskola. God, what a year!!! My project (my blog) had a lot of ups and downs, a lot of happiness and excitement , but also a lot of disappointment and tears. I want to believe that the general part of my goal has been succeeded,meaning starting a platform that me and people with the same interests (artists, bloggers, managers, producers, djs) can use to spread, show and embrace the love for music.

I love the fact that I had this class and these classmates to push me when I needed a push, to motivate and help me when I needed help and also to comfort me through my “dark times” when I really needed it. I believe that I  have been on the right track and  have learnt so much under this time, from technical things like how you use Mac, till how important it is to believe in yourself because there is no one else like you in the whole world.

I also got a little surprise, my lovely class and teachers got me presents from their class trip!! I was not able to go because I had my swedish test those days (which I successfully passed!! ) , but they all made me feel special by saying that they have been thinking of me. And this is what matters most.

We were also given back the letters that we had written to ourselves when we first started. The only thing that I will say about mine is that among other things I also wrote “have a couple of tattoos, show some attitude! ” hahaha!!

I hope you all like my effort and “hustle” and  keep liking it as I will try to make it go as far as it can. All artists / producers /managers that might read this, I would love to listen / contact any of you who works with music and has anything to say about my project.

A special thank you to my 2 favorite artists ever Alpis and Christopher from Södrasidan, who have always said good words about my blog and have always shown respect for it.

And also the man who has helped me so much by believing in me and giving me my first work opportunity  but also real and strong advice through the tough times, my special Micheal.

Last but not least all my classmates, boys and girls who have been keeping up with me when I couldn’t talk swedish but still showed respect and support and my lovely teachers Tova, Åke,  Suz and Max that taught me so unbelievably much within these months.

I will see you (most of you) next year! Have a great summer! (Jessica we are going to check out  some shows during summer right?!! )

Må bäst!

Irene / The Urban side

 

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Work , Work , Work!!

In a couple of days we have our öppet hus exhibition in college and I started working today on what I want to present. It will be a very big poster with the most known pictures on my blog, from all my favourite artists and from many different events like hip hop battles, gigs, festivals, release parties. Who will be included – exposed in it are : Mando Diao , Hoffmaestro, Sugarplum Fairy, Alpis, Södra sidan, Näääk , Nimo, Kartellen, EASAS (En annan sida av Sverige) , Max Peezay and Matte Caliste. There is also going to be a short text presentation of it which more or less goes like this : “The main idea for my project was to inspire people who live in other countries, through the swedish hip hop and the life in the suburbs of Stockholm, just like I was when I lived in Greece”. Also to introduce this type of music and lifestyle to other people from an “outsider’s ” perspective, since I was not born and raised here in Sweden. There is a lot of material from live shows, hip hop battles and pictures from the most known suburb areas in Stockholm city” . Yup, that’s it! I took the below sneak pics to show how the process goes and I will be working on it tomorrow and on Thursday also. Feel free to come check out my project and everyone else’s in our class on the 3rd and 4th of may, 11.00 – 15.00 , Skärholmsgången 2 , T – Bana Skärholmen.

See you there!!

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On My Level

I don’t smoke. But I believe that pictures with cigarettes are artistic and fun, so I wanted to take a pic with a rolling cigarette. Plus as soon as I did it, I remembered Wiz Khalifa haha! 😀

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Happy New Year!!

I have seen so many uploads on facebook and  I wanted to say too, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope the new year is like everyone imagines it to be, and specially for me I just wish I will be able to do all the things that I have in my mind. I will try my best 🙂

This year for me has been so unpredictable, I managed to get to know so many people through this blog and it has been amazing so far. Plus I got to know better all my favourite artists, the ones that I talk so much about,  meaning Kartellen, Södra Sidan and Alpis. It has been so awesome. I will really try to keep up with everything that comes up including them  and I hope it really works more than it already did since now. I am so glad that I started the blog almost two and a half months ago and it has so far around 8,500 views. It was so hard to believe it in the first place, because I didn’t know if people would be interested in what I write or if they like the same artists like I do. But it turned out so great and I hope it remains that way.

I want to thank specially all my favourite ones for motivating me to get involved with this, and for all the good words they said about the things that I write and the material that I have here, meaning Sebbe Staxx, Maskinisten, Alpis, Christopher and Daniel from Södra Sidan. I wish you all Happy Holidays and good luck with your future music plans. I really hope I will be able to keep doing this for as long as it goes and spread the word and the music that you want to share with the people.

And last, I wanna thank all the people that read and are interested in what I have to say, my college friends and my family in Greece that I miss so much. I wish you all a great new year, with health, focus, lots of music, inspiration, passion,$W@G, and love.

HAPPY NEW YEAR BITCHEEEEZ!!!!!!!

 

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A completely $W@GGED out pic to end the year!

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And a completely $W@GGED out song to end the year 😀

 

 

Christmas Djing!

So last night, I djed again at Tivoli, at the Hip Hop dancefloor. There was so much people! I played between 00.00-01.00, which means that I was second on the row, something that I was really nervous about. I was so worried to make sure that I adjust perfectly my music and not make mistakes at the same time, because people were already dancing and having fun. My hands were shaking the first minutes, till I made sure that everything is like it’s supposed to be and after that came all the fun part, seeing people dancing and enjoying your music! I hadn’t time to take pictures of me and my baby sister while we were playing but we  took pics of the colourful flashing lights on the dancefloors, something that I really love 🙂

 

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If you are interested in the same music like me, I have created 5 different Hip Hop/ R n’ B tracklists on spotify with international music, one with swedish Hip Hop and one reggaeton/dancehall, you can check them out or subscribe 🙂

 

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/2u6Zz8zeKqaPjqF36uEp5t

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/1SHYfDckGlCEbuth8AZ7Br

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/3qMCwIaPjyTBShSQGsYmdP

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/6N8MAQWntUqshPX69FjPii

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/2D7W9YDV3nmUm8PEE2oBUQ

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/5auGgpXEm9gUzIQCNcwFI

http://open.spotify.com/user/1160101621/playlist/4jorMzqF7EWSaHv8TEdaMM1

 

Enjoy! 🙂 ❤