Are you the type of person who, when you discover a sick track, video, album etc. that you just want to share that beauty with anyone who would remotely appreciate it's worth?
Or are you a budding journalist with a keen interest in electronic music be that dubstep, house, techno, drum & bass and anything in between and would like to build up your online profile as a respected writer?
Whether you're either, or both, I run a music blog ukbassmusic.com and am looking for you to come and join our team.
You don't need to be a whizz at computers or web stuff, you just need to have a passion for spreading the good word of amazing music out there and sharing it with our readers.
You'll receive your own profile which you will link to your social networks to start building your own following and most importantly you'll be a part of a team sharing our ethos of promoting bass culture.
That first sight of the Amazon (Jungle & River) from the plane was such an intensely overwhelming moment. Even now I'm still in disbelief that we're actually here, it feels like a dream! I definitely maybe did a little cry when we saw the beautifully green rainforest from a distance.
We had been told by the retreat that a taxi would collect us from Iquitos airport, and under no circumstance to get into any other unauthorised taxi so we found the guy holding the card with our names on and he led the way to the 'taxi'.
Now, this was a clear indicator of just how conditioned my mind is to certain 'luxuries' in life because can you imagine the look on our faces when this was our taxi?
What an adventure!
After dropping our stuff off we had a little tour of Iquitos with one of the 'tour guides' who honed in on us whilst we were admiring the Amazon close up (we learned this was a perfect place for them to pick up wandering Gringos) walking through a marke…
We've now been here 2 nights, arriving late Friday night and are already saying goodbye to our first Airbnb apartment, £40 per night for a huge place in an incredibly interesting neighbourhood named Lince.
It's difficult to explain the culture at first glance, as whilst having some similarities to London (obviously as it is a capital City) there are also vast differences. I'm not going to claim to be an expert, nor that my upcoming experiences won't change my initial point of view, we've been here 48 hours and are in holiday mode, both conditions make it unfair to expect a full rounded view so I'll say this; Lima is SUCH A VIBRANT PLACE!
There is lots of poverty in Lince, it's everywhere you look and at first thought you'd think that is a bad thing, yet I am maybe seeing this from innocent/ignorant eyes but it seems to have brought people together (?) it's Summer here so I'm sure that helps but everywhere you look there is a group of people yo…
Why is the income vs rent ratio in London an actual joke?! that's a rhetorical question, because for those of you who don't live in London you may not know that to get a habitable, non disease-infested, pokey little One bedroom flat in or around zones 3-4 in London you are looking at spending no less than £1,000 pcm. That's not including bills.
If you're a couple, it's affordable, sure, but as a single person you're generally confined to a House share which, by the way, I've seen a double ROOM advertised at £1,200 pcm whilst searching. And no outside space!
I'm searching inside myself to try and turn this unrealistic situation into a positive, as you know you're not going to get anything in life unless you believe it's realistic at least, so, I am on the hunt, preferably for a decent sized studio or 1 bedroom property with some form of outside space or ground floor at least (for the smoker visitors)- will consider house shares too …
Some years ago, Lara and I spent months (+ the rest) setting up UKBassMusic.com - it was an all-singing, all-dancing interactive magazine with interviews, reviews, event listings, videos, mixes and so much more relating to the scene(s) we love within Electronic Music.
We ran it, successfully for over a year, providing amazing content for our readers from a dedicated team of writers and it naturally grew in popularity and respect by the day. Unfortunately we had to bed the site due to some technical issues and it laid dormant for around 3 years until we could work out how we could manage such a workload in a productive way ensuring to not skimp on quality of content.
Well, it's back. It's in it's infancy at the moment, so come and join us for the ride.
We've uploaded all the UKBMixes here - which I'm currently listening through and reminding myself of. Some bangers in there.