You are where you are meant to be..

Where are you going?

“You are meant to be where you are for your stage in life”.

Often, as I have done, you can look back on life and start pondering. As my knee is playing up, I ask myself, “What has taken me so long to take action or get it sorted out?”. Now it is still an issue.

As I look at myself with my music I often muse that I should be further developed. I should have done more. What have I been doing the last 10 years?

But I have to keep reminding myself. This is the process of life. Our brain will do this. Over the course of my journey with my knee I have not always had a desire to be active. I was travelling the world, DJing a lot and it was not a priority. Now it is, I can lambaste myself but that is missing the point. The point was that it was not a big enough priority for it to be sorted at the time. Life gets in the way. I see people having surgery after surgery and did not want that to be me. Now I know the time is right due to my past experiences.

The same with music. I have come from a non musical background. I went to SAE in 2006. I have watched people rise and fall and there be a dramatic change in the industry by people who are bold and brash, willing to take risks. Should i have done it differently? Well it was the right thing at that point in my life.

Life isn’t always a straight line and often doesn’t end up exactly how you plan it to. Just because you aren’t at that “place” you thought you should be doesn’t mean you aren’t on track. Just because you didn’t attain the goal you envisioned doesn’t mean you are a failure.

The important thing is to live in the present. And if you are not happy with your progress, change for the better now. Don’t reminisce on the past. Because that has built a foundation for your present self to make the necessary changes.

Peace,
Elton

Live @ 125 August promo trailer.

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Here is a very serious trailer for the August edition of Live @ 125.
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Elton Smith presents Live @ 125 August 2015.

Here is the latest Live @ 125 mix from the month of August. Featuring tracks from Man of Goodwill, Jody Wisternoff, Sylvan Esso and A+E amongst others. Please enjoy, share and comment. You can reach me at info@eltonsmithmusic.com.

Elton Smith presents Live @ 125 August 2015. by Elton Smith on Mixcloud

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Keep going.

Eric Prydz at Future Music Festival 2013.

The master from Sweden showing us how it is done.

Elton Smith @ Team Elev8.

Elton at the end of the video doing the “ground and pound”.

Inspiration from the sea.

Creative dry spell.

What does one do? What do you do? Yes I am still alive.

Crying.

Life can change really quickly. Some people come into your life very quickly and disappear just as fast. Some people are fast burners. With that addition, sometimes your life can change. Then change again.

So don’t give up. One chance meeting, one small bit of luck or fortune, right place at the right time or just a reward for good work.

One minute, you can be lonely, the next find someone and be strangled. We don’t know what the future will hold. We must be present though. To be truly happy.

The truth is that you are nearly there. Like me. It’s around the corner. But those corners actually move some of the time. Most of the time they do. You strike one goal off the list and move higher, reach further and strive harder. As long as you are happy.

Smell the roses. How far have you come? You may not realise it. Sit down and write about your journey. See it for what it is. A self exploration.

Keep doing stuff. Especially out of your comfort zone. These are the moments. You look back on with a smile. And think “yes that was part of the journey”.

Go with what you want to achieve. Your feelings hold you back. Do what you can, with what you have got. There is never a perfect time to start. Now more than ever is ok.

If there are roadblocks ask yourself why. What is hindering me? How much time do you waste, meandering and not learning. Did you learn anything from life today. The best thing to do is to write it down. Write down at night what your thoughts are. What you learnt. There is valuable information everywhere. Don’t be closed. Be open.

Exercise because it is good for you. You only have one body. Use it wisely. Treat it with respect. To climb the mountain you need all of the energy you can get.

Start. It’s not that hard. Keep fighting until you get the answer.

Over and out,
Cheers.
Elton.

Vote for Alexis Kolbin & Elton Smith – “Deutsche Mädchen”.

Hey guys. I am entered in a competition for Hysteria Records with Alexis Korel Kolbin for our new collaboration “Deutsche Madchen”. It would be appreciated if you could vote for the song if you dig it. I would love you long time.

You can enter voting here

I really appreciate your support as i strive continuously to make better music.
Cheers,
Elton.

Elev8 newsletter.

Elton with Daniel Kova

Team Elev8

Some groundwork

Elton competed in a Round Robin Gi Competition a couple of weeks back down at Northern Mixed Martial Arts. After only training for approximately 3-4 months his efforts on the mat were soimpressive and he won 2 out of 4 of his fights. Top effort Elton and a big thank you to all the team that came down to support and represent ELEV8.

We are looking forward to our next big comp down at Headquarters at the AUSTRALIAN ELITE TEAM in Tullamarine this August. We expect big things from Team ELEV8 on the day,so train hard, stay focused and for those not competing, your support on the day is key to our team spirit.

Well Done Elton!

Sunday 2nd of August there is a massive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition held at out affiliation headquarters in Tullamarine. Most of our guys from TEAM ELEV8 will be competing. There will be a big BBQ and an awesome environment with over 150 competitors. It would be great for the rest of TEAM ELEV8 to come down and lend some support to the guys that will be fighting.