Leave the problems of God to God and Karma to Karma. Today you are here and nothing you can do will change that. You are alive and here and honored, and blessed with good fortune. Look at the sunset, it’s beautiful, no? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It is so beautiful and it will never happen ever again, never, not this sunset, never in all infinity. Lose yourself in it, make yourself one with nature. And do not worry about Karma, yours, mine …
James Clavell, from his epic novel Shogun. One of the most beautiful passages I have ever read. (via real-hiphophead)
A few weeks back, I had the privilege of attending one of the most mental events that South Africa has ever seen. The organizers of Ultra Fest truly showed us what a party experience should be like. The day started with me not knowing how I would be travelling, yet I had a good feeling so I wasn’t stressed. As fate would have it, my boy Klaus A.K.A Nic Clarke A.K.A Supper Shwaa gave me a call to tell me that his ex had just given him a ticket. AT that moment IO already knew what needed to go down…
I arranged ourselves a spot on a party bus and so the wreck commenced. By the time we were waiting to get on the bus, we were quite rowdy already, only to find that the location we thought was the pickup zone was in fact 50m up the road. Needless to say we missed the bus so we put pedal to the metal and got going. We passed the bus and managed to get to Nasrec in a very quick 13 minutes from Jan Smuts.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a mass of people, ranging from young and old. It was quite a pleasant and strange feeling not being the youngest at the jol. It was refreshing to be on the outside looking in at all the fresh youths trying drugs for the first time and behaving the exact way that we used to. I empathize with the youth but I do now realize why were hated as youngsters by most people out on the town.
The scene was incredible, there were 3 epic stages and people as far as the eye could see. I wish I had some way of determining how much alcohol and contraband was ingested at this event. From what I could see, people were on pretty much everywhere and having the time of their lives. The bars were easily accessible and the people were more than accommodating with the H2O.
We soon rendezvoused with the rest of the crew and beast mode was activated! Barring a few entertaining fights, there didn’t seem like there was much trouble to deal with. The love from everyone showed through and made the event that much more memorable. The DJs were honestly on another level. I had seen a few of the acts previously but they brought even more heat this time.
Nicky Romero, Krewella and Tiesto were my favourite sets by far. The fist pump was at a superstar level as I was throwing down like nobody’s business! I managed to chow an old friend just before chowing a new one. Pardon the Pun. That’s when shit got real! I was rushing my face off and in the zone but before we know the event came to a sudden halt.
Times fly when you’re having fun and so we gave praise to the EDM Gods and made haste. As fast as we arrived, we disappeared in a flash. The cherry on top was being pulled over after doing a U-turn and when being questioned whether or not I was under the influence, I gave that shocked and blank expression. “Of course not officer, that’s why I’m driving?” He looked plainly and said “ok cool. Drive safe…”
This is a bit over due but I need to thank the bros and hoes who made it such a banger! We did well guys…
My top 5 tracks this month: February 2014
1. Left (Original Mix) - Marek Hemmann ft. Fabian Reichelt
2. Winter Warz (Original Mix) - Wu Tang Clan
3. Guilty Conscience (Original Mix) - Wiz Khalifa
4. Nostalgia (Original Mix) - Pusha T ft. Kendrick Lamar
5. Pure Gold (Original Mix) - Kemo, Calyx & Teebee