The start of 2010 was horrific for me, for so many different reasons. I went missing for the first part of it in order to face some real demons I was living with. I hit rock bottom and of course in my darkest days, I included music as part of my own self-therapy to get through it all. This gave birth to a new mix series I created, ‘Jenailution’. It was a small series I used to really help me connect back to my musical roots and give me something to focus on while I persevered and faced some terrifyingly brutal reality checks.
First up, the bonafide badman that is Flying Lotus. This is a producer whose music connected with me on a spiritual level, one that so many others can relate to I’m sure. I was consistently playing his albums on repeat and decided to put together a selection of tracks that I could zone out too and hope it would maybe serve others the same way it had served me. Disconnect, breathe and stop.
Flying Lotus has since reached legendary status and I have no shame in admitting I will forever be a fanboy at heart.