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Perfect for a study session, smoke session, an artist’s muse, or if you just want to listen to chill, trippy vibes. Remastered and now available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, & more!
The Floating Euphoria EP was inspired by the music of Sigur Rós, Flying Lotus, Washed Out, and James Blake. With the Floating Euphoria single being the first track finished from the EP in 2011, it became the leading song of five total that resulted from a two year catharsis.
After growing up with little self-exploration, growing pains set in. I questioned if I was the man I was truly meant to be. I restricted myself from exploring anything outside of the societal norm, outside of what my friends were into, outside of my own little box; my room. I was a loner trying to fit in. Yes, a real life oxymoron. I realized I shaped my character only from what was presented to me in life. It inherently made me reactive instead of proactive in many situations and choices I made, including the type of music I created.
The birth of DJsNeverEndingStory was the beginning of me taking charge of my destiny. Each track on the EP represents me breaking free from the confines of depression and normalcy while maintaining my peace of mind. Each song has bursts of chaos but consistently keeps a chillness. I hope that the Floating Euphoria EP alleviates your vexations the same way it has for me.
Media outlets are trying, really hard, to get in there. They want to shoot video, take pictures, do interviews. Ferguson Police have basically banned them: Told them to vacate, threatened them with arrest, actually arrested them, hit them with tear gas, took apart their cameras and equipment, and assaulted them.
The media is trying to cover this. But apparently the 1st Amendment doesn’t exist in Ferguson.
Ferguson is a part of St. Louis County - or St. Louis, MO (The Lou)
St. Louis County has incorporated and unincorporated section, leading to many smaller municipalities.
Most St. Louis County municipalities had their own police department until recently.
Nearly every police department working Black sections of St. Louis County have or currently are under federal investigation for a variety of crimes.
Ferguson is in North County - where White politicians and developers have routed Black populations that didn’t want to live in the City of St. Louis for years.
Most of North County municipalities are majority Black, but still have the same White leadership dating back 50 or more years. In many cases its White families of politicians, lawyers, CPAs etc that keep each other in office, then hire one another for municipal jobs.
Ferguson is one of several neighborhoods where the police have been historically racist. Its in a section that some non-North County residents called “Apartheid” in the 80s, because they knew if they had to drive through that area they would be subject to illegal stops and searches.
The one person who could have probably made a difference is former St. Louis County Executive, Charlie Dooley (equal to a mayor). But he lost his re-election a few weeks ago. The community trusts him. But the white sections of St. Louis County wanted him out of office for his efforts to bring economic development and equity to North County. His replacement is ill-equipped to offer any olive branch or broker any lasting solidarity. In fact, he’s been awfully quiet.
The news keeps reporting about “Antonio French, a local journalist”. Antonio isn’t a journalist. He’s a St. Louis City alderman, known for bringing people of all colors together in the northern section of the city, For his efforts, he has been arrested, had policemen point machine guns at him and endured tear gas. The irony is that policemen from St. Louis County and City are in Ferguson right now. And its very possible that policemen from his own community are treating him like a criminal.
People of all colors are among the protestors.
The rioting broke out after several policemen called protestors “monkeys” - not animals. In the beginning these rioters were spectators who were watching the protestors from the sidelines. News on the ground is that nearly none of the first night protestors chose to riot, instead remaining peaceful.
The police have set a headquarters about 5 min away. It is one of the newest, largest strip malls in the community. After 4pm its nearly impossible to enter this area. It means the community cut off from its closest grocery store and other important businesses. That shopping mall also provides invaluable tax revenue for the community. So its very possible that the neighboring community Jennings will suffer a budget shortfall this quarter, which could threaten schools, public services, etc.