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(no subject) [Oct. 11th, 2009|03:12 pm]
note to all. I now have a new LJ account. dividedopinion add it!
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Prelude to DJ Fresh [Sep. 21st, 2009|10:20 pm]
So this Wednesday, i have a major event to look forward to. Wednesday night "Bass Drop" @Favela is hosting the one and only DJ FRESH! After seeing London Elektricity about three months ago at an earlier Bass Drop event, it's most likely that Fresh will be even BIGGER as a name synonymous with the Drum and Bass genre. Founder of the famous Breakbeat Kaos label (home to Australia's own Pendulum), he's overseen the rise of some of the biggest names in the genre. On top of this, Fresh has been a key player in the development of DnB delivering some truly unique Jungle and DnB vibes. For those going this Wednesday here's a taste:

This is his most recent track. Quite mainstream and upbeat but i like it.

NOW THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!! Some heavy Jungle beats i expect to rip Favela to shreds.

Finally this track is very "Fresh". Leave you all with this.
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2009|03:13 pm]
[Current Mood |satisfiedsatisfied]
[Current Music |Basement Jaxx - Hey U (High Contrast Remix)]

Hey everyone, long time no post. Recently i decided to buy a Drum and Bass CD i'd been eye-ing for a while (i know who buys CD's these days but still). High Contrast - Confidential.

The album is essentially a "best of" CD with all his biggest hits. Now i'm a big fan of High Contrast and i have most of his stuff. That's why it took so long to justify buying it. But it's turned out to be awesome. It doesn't only have all his best tracks but also alot of his unpublished ones that got him signed to Hospital Records. It also has some fucking awesome remixes he did. Here's some of them:

I ussually hate this song but the remix is fucking awesome:

I think this one is nice and chilled out :)
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(no subject) [May. 24th, 2009|08:21 pm]
[Current Music |Lynx & Kemo - Semitones]

It has only just set in how long it's going to take to write my thesis. Shit.
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(no subject) [Apr. 28th, 2009|12:59 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |Eagles Of Death Metal - Heart On]

Now this is how you ride a Motorcycle!
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(no subject) [Apr. 27th, 2009|06:58 am]
[Current Mood |pissed offpissed off]

it has come to my attention that i don't vent enough... soooooo






much better :)
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(no subject) [Apr. 7th, 2009|12:04 pm]
[Current Music |The Prodigy - Warriors Dance]

WARNING: Thesis venting post. If not interested please ignore!

So i'm about 6 weeks into my thesis year and i have to say i'm pretty happy with how i'm going so far. I'm well on top of my work for the Seminar Classes and in terms of reading, well, the sheer amount of notes taken so far is just mind boggling. Good news is i'm feeling quite relaxed too which is a good sign. Although i can preemptively see just how stressful my thesis is going to get. There is just so much to read on it and such a complex issue to deal with. Dealing with the issue of Hamas doesn't mean just looking at it as a movement by itself but analysing the entire Political-Islamic dichotomy as a whole from moderate-secular Islam all the way to extremist Selafist-Islamic Jihadism (not just fancy sounding words). The whole purpose is to frame Hamas along similar examples, discounting irrelevent generalisations, and placing it in a wider picture. Interesting but quite complex.

Today i had a breakthrough though. I'm pretty sure i know the structure of my thesis as a whole and the content of the first chapter. I will spend this chapter looking at constructions of Islamic movements in western media, academia, etc. and how certain misconceptions only widen the gap of understanding between East and West in regards to political Mobilisation. This will get into the issues such as the onerous and incompatible generalisation of Hamas and Al-Qaeda as one and the same and examples that better fit the mould. I'm just happy that i appear to be making visible progress now after all this work :) - apologising in advance for my lack of socialising this year in response to Thesis. EVERYBODY GET READY TO PARTY AFTER OCTOBER 15TH (when the thesis is due)

Anyways enough about that. Decided im going to use LiveJournal more often. It's good to just sit down and engage in a systematic brain explosion in print. Also got back into Killzone 2 online after a little stint offline. So after 9:00pm when my mind ussually decides to quit focusing, its Helghan time!

Anyways i'm off to bed. Hopefully next post is more enjoyable for all who actually read it :P Night all!

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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2009|01:47 am]
So this tracj is hot off the press from Hospital Records as a remix by Mistabishi. Temper Trap is an Australian alternative band but Mistabishi has remixed the track with dnb... and it works so well!

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(no subject) [Feb. 27th, 2009|12:02 am]
I present to you a new drum and bass track from Hospital Records signed artist Mistabishi - Printer Jam. Try and guess the main sample :P

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Fag Fighter 4 [Feb. 21st, 2009|12:14 am]
[Current Location |@home]
[Current Mood |angryGrrr]
[Current Music |Desert Sessions - Screamin' Eagle]

Hi all. It's been a while i know but finally i'm writing an LJ post and like always it's because i'm pissed off at something. To be the nerd i am, i'm pissed off more specifically at a game. Like a lot of people recently, i purchased Street Fighter 4 and was expecting a lot out of it. Just look at the Artwork on the cover! ISN'T IT AWESOME!

Now after two days of trying to find my way around it and seeing reviews of 9.5/10 and the such i have to say, this has to be one of the WORST Street Fighter games EVER! Now hear me out, i've put the reasons in a few points. These are just my own views but still... grrrrr

1) The game presumes too much prior play time expecting that i'm some Arcade junky who spends his life on the various versions of Arcade machine rather than having a social life and being... normal. Reading through the combo's in the guide has all these arrows with "Charge" and the such on it with no indication of how i'm in fact meant to ACHIEVE that charge. So here i am as Chun-Li with absolutely NO idea how to pull of a combo... needless to say i got my arse kicked. Which brings me to another point...

2) The difficulty curve in this game is ridiculous! Going from Easy mode to Medium is the equivalent of going from "pansy" to "rip-your-heart-out-with-my-thumb" mode! Beating the final opponent as Ryu (probably one of the most fluent characters to use) takes multiple *like 25* attempts to finish. Also you have to deal with the heart wrenching feeling of getting your arse kicked from some INSANELY IMPOSSIBLE combo when you've gotten him down to like 5% health and you still lose. ARGH!!!

3) This may just be my retardness and lack of coordination but i hate it when i try to pull off a finishing combo and instead find myself doing some shitty move that leaves me open to attack because apparently i've missed a button in the sequence (which im pretty sure it's just not registering). It's like ultra suck town! I've been told i can rectify this with a proper gamepad though... hmmmm im not that desperate.

4) ONLINE MODE SUCKS ARSE!!! Now this was meant to be the ultra-shining moment of Street Fighter 4. However, they've really screwed up the system of PSN. Rather than connecting you purely to whoever's playing in the country on PSN (which works better in terms of connection speed), it connects you to the worldwide server. Two problems... JAPANESE AND KOREAN PLAYERS ARE FUCKING NUTS AT STREET FIGHTER!!! And you also LAG to hell. It's just not fun... in any way!

Now this is a game i REALLY REALLY wanted to like. Like alot of people i grew up with Street Fighter 1 and 2. But the more i try to force myself to like it, the more i hate it bursting into fits of rage and just really not having a good time. I have more fun playing Soul Calibur 4 and im not the biggest fan of SC. I guess i'll just go back to trying to finish Bioshock.

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