What were your favorite things in 2017? List them out with gratitude to welcome the New Year.
Before she plays at Minimal Effort this Sunday on NYE, we asked J. Phlip, super cool female DJ producer for a list of simple things she's loved and is grateful for this year.
Hawaii is one of my favorite places to unwind and hit the reset button. Whether it’s Kona or Kauaii or Maui, being there helps me recharge my batteries and appreciate a slower lifestyle.
Various pieces of jewelry here that I love — a few handmade from friends — and plenty others that I can’t list, but some items: Kat Seale set of rings (middle of picture), Kat Seale Solid Choker (top), Valentino choker, Miansai Bracelet (gold, top right), Lighting Smile Pendant by Not Quite Neon / Winifred, Bling Acid Chain (custom from thugfashion.com)
Muschi aka the cAtivan aka Baba Gamusch aka El Schmuschkovitz. My cat is the ultimate stress reliever and my favorite creature. Here she’s seen on a typical weekday surfing the cosmos on top of a synthesizer.
Some records and cassettes that I love (from left to right, top to bottom): The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe (my favorite electronic music album of all time), Parris Mitchell - Project (he signed the copy for me when we played together in Chicago!!!), Pookie & The Poodlez - The Last Thing I Did As A Teenager, Ladywolf - Teenager (amazing local Portland garage rocker!), Ladywolf - b a jrk 2 u, The Rubs - The Rubs Are Trash, Mama - Eye In The Sky, HZ627 - So Icy, Marshall Applewhite - We All Die (my super homie from Detroit!)
Oneonta Falls in Portland! My favorite local hike — it’s short and sweet. After traversing through the gorge and wading through some chest-high water you arrive at an amazing waterfall. It’s unbelievable how green and beautiful the Pacific Northwest is. Also featured: a cheesy picture of me and two of my girls.
Choice shoe selections (left to right, top to bottom): Ann Demeulemeester Combat Boots, Yeezy boots, Yeezy boots (again), Acne pre-owned boots, Vetements Lighter heel boots, Balenciaga Ceinture Ankle boots, Nike Air Max (Kith), Valentino Camo Boots, Puma x Fenty, Alexander Wang flats
The new studio set up in the new house! Still need to get the acoustic treatment up properly, but I’m really happy with how it’s shaping up.
Synth rack featuring: TR-909, TR-707, built-from-scratch Talkbox, Sequential Circuits Prophet-6, Tempest, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and SH-101
More nerdy synth stuff! : Moog Minitaur, Intellijel Metropolis + Doepfer A-192-2 (mounted in Pittsburgh Modular case), Elektron Analog Heat, Eventide Space, and Elektron Rytm
AND MORE NERDY STUFF!: The crown jewel of acid — Roland Tb-303, Kenton Midi / CV converters, built-from-scratch Ring Modulator. On the rack: UME Fireface 400, UA 4-710D Compressor, Patchbay, Furman power conditioner.
We cannot avoid negativity that life throws at us, but we can appreciate the simple things in life!
Catch J. Phlip at Minimal Effort this NYE and say hi to her!