Monday, April 24, 2017

So Get Up (lyrics)



"So Get Up" written and vocalized by Ithaka  - 1993
© Ithaka Darin Pappas
Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP




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"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2

___________________________________________

Also titled,
Ithaka's "So Get Up" vocals and lyrics have been used on tracks mixed by: Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Orion's Voice, Sarasite, Committee, Public Domain, Stretch & Verne, Marcel, Fatboy Slim, Atlantis ITA, Ce Ce Lee, PC, Miss Kittin, K-Trax, High Voltage, Dyla, Mert Yücel, Eric Kupper, King-Size, Dan Robbins, Low End Specialists, Architect, Meat Katie, Phobia, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman, Mowree, Sharp & Smooth, Alex Bass,  David Mimram, Phunk Investigation, DJ Zorneus, Lochness DJ Team, Maziano, Dantim, Seikos, Pathfinder, Andrea Doria & Dino Lenny, Philippe Rochard, Bart Skils, Hakan Sarigul, Derek Mari, Danny Garlick, Black Force, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Cosmic Gate, Heartbeat, Bob Ray & Van Dyuk, Furio Levant, Koozah, Ben Gold, Pelari, Igor Carmo, Swing Kings,  JJ Mullor, Dani Sbert, Micromakine, Atmozfears, Acti & Antolini, TNT, Technoboy, Razat, Joseph LP, Alex Page, Feed, Lee Burridge, FuturePlays, Samir Kuliev, Armin Van Buuren, Rui Flip, Geometric Dark, Alex Di Stefano, Nell Silva, etc, etc, etc.

Thru the years, So Get Up Has been released by the labels: Armada Music [Netherlands], Wake Your Mind [Germany], Nervous Records [USA], Kaos Records [Portugal], Tribal Records [USA], Tribal Records [UK}, Twisted Records (U.S.), Twisted Records (UK), Plastic City [Germany], Sweatlodge Records [USA], Absolutely Records [Italy], Kontor records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Bosphorus Underground Recordings [Turkey], Chuvstvo Ritma Records [Russia], Black Hole Recordings [Netherlands], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Forensic Records [UK], Mental Madness Records [Germany], Groove Records [Switzerland], Hymen Records [Germany], Trance Corporation Recordings [Spain], Titanic Records [Italy], Hardcore Maniacs [Spain], Party Label Unique Records [Netherlands], Desire Records [Portugal], Black Habitat Records, People Tech Records [Venzuela], HARDwithSTYLE Records [Netherlands], Subground Records [Italy], Memory Stick Records [Netherlands], Union Recordings [Poland], Supermarket Records, Orange Groove Recordings, Doctors Of Chaos Records [Italy], Next Cyclone Records [Italy], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Digital+ Records [Spain], Bliss Point Records [Turkey], Activa Records [Italy], Afterglow Records [Germany], Sector Beatz [Switzerland], Re-Fuel Records [Netherlands], Fabric Records [UK], Dogmain Records [Portugal], PTP Records [Germany], Bit Music [Spain], Sys-X Records [Netherlands], Spot On Records [UK], Overodose Records [Germany], Lost Paradise Records, BZRK Records [Netherlands], Kontor Records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Renegade Hardware [UK], Melody Maker Records [Italy], Tronic [Sweden], Mole Listening Pearls [Germany], Refreshed [Germany], etc, etc, etc.

So Get Up and its derivitives have been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, etc.

For publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, Insomniac, Earmilk,  DJ Maj, Mix Mag, etc

https://www.facebook.com/SoGetUp/
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj8Ci4ZKFu8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW24QOQDPFY
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So Get Up (Lyricist Quotes)




"So Get Up" written and vocalized by Ithaka  - 1993
© Ithaka Darin Pappas
Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP




 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2

___________________________________________

Also titled,
Ithaka's "So Get Up" vocals and lyrics have been used on tracks mixed by: Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Orion's Voice, Sarasite, Committee, Public Domain, Stretch & Verne, Marcel, Fatboy Slim, Atlantis ITA, Ce Ce Lee, PC, Miss Kittin, K-Trax, High Voltage, Dyla, Mert Yücel, Eric Kupper, King-Size, Dan Robbins, Low End Specialists, Architect, Meat Katie, Phobia, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman, Mowree, Sharp & Smooth, Alex Bass,  David Mimram, Phunk Investigation, DJ Zorneus, Lochness DJ Team, Maziano, Dantim, Seikos, Pathfinder, Andrea Doria & Dino Lenny, Philippe Rochard, Bart Skils, Hakan Sarigul, Derek Mari, Danny Garlick, Black Force, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Cosmic Gate, Heartbeat, Bob Ray & Van Dyuk, Furio Levant, Koozah, Ben Gold, Pelari, Igor Carmo, Swing Kings,  JJ Mullor, Dani Sbert, Micromakine, Atmozfears, Acti & Antolini, TNT, Technoboy, Razat, Joseph LP, Alex Page, Feed, Lee Burridge, FuturePlays, Samir Kuliev, Armin Van Buuren, Rui Flip, Geometric Dark, Alex Di Stefano, Nell Silva, etc, etc, etc.

Thru the years, So Get Up Has been released by the labels: Armada Music [Netherlands], Wake Your Mind [Germany], Nervous Records [USA], Kaos Records [Portugal], Tribal Records [USA], Tribal Records [UK}, Twisted Records (U.S.), Twisted Records (UK), Plastic City [Germany], Sweatlodge Records [USA], Absolutely Records [Italy], Kontor records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Bosphorus Underground Recordings [Turkey], Chuvstvo Ritma Records [Russia], Black Hole Recordings [Netherlands], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Forensic Records [UK], Mental Madness Records [Germany], Groove Records [Switzerland], Hymen Records [Germany], Trance Corporation Recordings [Spain], Titanic Records [Italy], Hardcore Maniacs [Spain], Party Label Unique Records [Netherlands], Desire Records [Portugal], Black Habitat Records, People Tech Records [Venzuela], HARDwithSTYLE Records [Netherlands], Subground Records [Italy], Memory Stick Records [Netherlands], Union Recordings [Poland], Supermarket Records, Orange Groove Recordings, Doctors Of Chaos Records [Italy], Next Cyclone Records [Italy], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Digital+ Records [Spain], Bliss Point Records [Turkey], Activa Records [Italy], Afterglow Records [Germany], Sector Beatz [Switzerland], Re-Fuel Records [Netherlands], Fabric Records [UK], Dogmain Records [Portugal], PTP Records [Germany], Bit Music [Spain], Sys-X Records [Netherlands], Spot On Records [UK], Overodose Records [Germany], Lost Paradise Records, BZRK Records [Netherlands], Kontor Records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Renegade Hardware [UK], Melody Maker Records [Italy], Tronic [Sweden], Mole Listening Pearls [Germany], Refreshed [Germany], etc, etc, etc.

So Get Up and its derivitives have been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, etc.

For publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, Insomniac, Earmilk,  DJ Maj, Mix Mag, etc

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ithaka - Salwater Nomad (review on Surfline)



Are you doing in life what you was meant to?
Are you doing in life what you was sent to?
Are you living the life that you wanna live?
Are you living your life in a way to win?


--Ithaka from "The Life You Wanna Live?" (Saltwater Nomad) 


 
 
The Chinese philosopher, Confucius once said that a wise man doesn't feel the need to differentiate between work or hobby. And more importantly he doesn't feel the need to reveal to others whether or not he is working or playing.

Observing from distance at the effortless way the multi-artistic Ithaka (aka Darin Pappas) traverses at ease between all of his chosen mediums of expression; [music, sculpture, writing and photography] it appears his life's journey is a soulful balancing act somewhere between the worlds of euphoric creation and aquatic diversion. But on closer inspection, looking at the expertise and attention to detail of any Ithaka project, it becomes evident the man is getting down to first-degree serious business, even if he himself isn't aware of it. 

 

Born in southern California, the hip hop visionary and visual expressionist spent his early youth surfing LA and Orange Counties, but soon began his global wanderings - not only in pursuit of higher quality waves but of profound cultural experiences, both shore side and deep in the cities. For Ithaka, marriage of surf and street comes naturally.

Listen to a track from Ithaka's Album, Saltwater Nomad.
PORTUGAL
After long blocks of time in Greece, Japan and other exotic locales, Ith arrived in Portugal in July of 1992 with a surfboard, wetsuit, Nikon FE camera and very little else. In addition to sampling the region's wealth of epic surf and making friends, he started exhibiting his photographs, creating new sculptures, publishing his short stories, and even began working as a radio host on a national music program. He left the region six years later with two studio albums under his belt and nine Portuguese Grammy nominations. An unlikely place to start an international music career, but Ithaka has not only been influenced by his many Siddharthian journeys, he has become a product of them. And he doesn't exactly reinvent himself at each intercontinental stop along the path, he merely keeps adding layers, carpet-bagging along the way newly learned skills and infinite wealth of mental archeology, the bases for most of his songs, stories and visuals. But even though global as they come as a human being, artist and surfer, he'll be the first to tell you it's not necessary to go far away to get away. He says,

It's all about perception.
How you look at things.
How you absorb things.
Some of the wisest
and most interesting people
I've ever met have barely even
left their home state.
It¹s about breaking routine


And breaking routine is what Ithaka and his bag of tricks is all about. In contrast to his last audio work, Recorded in Rio (a melodic, mostly live-instrument hip hop album released in 2004), the new cd, SALTWATER NOMAD, his fifth full-length, goes to the polar opposite and is largely an electronic production. Recorded in Brazil with producer Tito Gomes, the two serve up twelve clean, bumping, minimalist hip hop story-songs.

Vocal-wise, Ithaka's fluid punctuality can be considered in outstanding company like Everlast, Michael Franti and the late Tupac. And although sonically, Saltwater Nomad will be considered a pop/rap record, lyrically don't expect generic Pimp & Ho/22"-rim/gansta-stylin' references. Ith successfully personalizes the genre, using it as a soundtrack for his straight-up, no bullshit, autobiographical story-telling, walking new ground across subjects like spirituality, global politics, nostalgia, lust, immigration, positive thinking, diabolic roommates (comedy), the intricate complexities of long lasting boy/girl unity and his passion of choice, wave-riding. All scribed with the Ithman's patented crafty, post-Beat Generation urban lyricism.
Breaking routine is what Ithaka and his bag of tricks is all about.
I ride since I was a small fry
Sine the day mammy multiplied
I ride to keep my soul alive
I'll ride until the day, the day that I die
I ride 'cuz I like the view from the tube
I ride 'cuz I like the color blue
I ride to keep my mojo intact
So I got the goods to deliver
When my baby gets back


Ithaka's music has been featured in several surfing films (including the award winning, Timmy Turner's Second Thoughts), and the hit basketball video game NBA 2K7. His hip-hop classic, "Escape From The City Of Angels"? appeared in Columbia Picture's feature film, The Replacement Killers.


For more info see:

www.myspace.com/ithakamusic

Saltwater Nomad (and other Ithaka releases) may be purchased at:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/ithakamusic2

A major retrospective from Ithaka's body of sculpture work entitled, The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard (1989 until present) is currently being shown at the prestigious WOA gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

Monday, April 10, 2017

So Get Up - song



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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ithaka: lyricist, vocalist, and producer



"Fascinating lyricist, vocalist, and producer who doesn't seem to restrict himself to any specific genres. His 1993 acapella masterpiece, "So Get Up", (which was first remixed by Underground Sound Of Lisbon in 1994), has gone on to become one of the most mixed and memorable EDM vocals of the last two-and-a-half decades. It was most recently popularized by trance superstars, Cosmic Gate.

Ithaka's original "So Get Up" lyric and vocal have appeared in more than a thousand (yes, A Thousand !) tracks around the globe - in a wide range of sonic styles including; House, Progressive House, Electro House, Deep House, Tech House, UK Garage, Trance, Uplifting Trance, Techno, Hardcore, Dutch Hardcore, Gabber, Drum and Bass, Breakbeat, Dubstep, Synthpop, Trip hop, Hip hop, Downtempo, Nu jazz , Ambient, Rock and Art Rock.

His eight solo albums have, for the most part, a chilled-out story-telling kind of hip hop/trip hop vibe. One of the records, Voiceless Blue Raven, is all instrumental. And another, So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas, is almost entirely vocal...returning once again to his roots as a spoken-word poet.

His song "Escape from the City of Angels" from the album, Fishdaddy Flashbacks was used in the soundtrack to Antoine Fuqua's feature film, The Replacement Killers, starring Chow Yun Fat and Mira Sorvino (released by Columbia Pictures)."

http://www.whosampled.com/Ithaka/

SO GET UP - Original Unedited Lyrics by Ithaka Darin Pappas








"So Get Up" written and vocalized by Ithaka  - 1993
© Ithaka Darin Pappas
Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP




 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2

___________________________________________

Also titled,
Ithaka's "So Get Up" vocals and lyrics have been used on tracks mixed by: Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Orion's Voice, Sarasite, Committee, Public Domain, Stretch & Verne, Marcel, Fatboy Slim, Atlantis ITA, Ce Ce Lee, PC, Miss Kittin, K-Trax, High Voltage, Dyla, Mert Yücel, Eric Kupper, King-Size, Dan Robbins, Low End Specialists, Architect, Meat Katie, Phobia, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman, Mowree, Sharp & Smooth, Alex Bass,  David Mimram, Phunk Investigation, DJ Zorneus, Lochness DJ Team, Maziano, Dantim, Seikos, Pathfinder, Andrea Doria & Dino Lenny, Philippe Rochard, Bart Skils, Hakan Sarigul, Derek Mari, Danny Garlick, Black Force, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Cosmic Gate, Heartbeat, Bob Ray & Van Dyuk, Furio Levant, Koozah, Ben Gold, Pelari, Igor Carmo, Swing Kings,  JJ Mullor, Dani Sbert, Micromakine, Atmozfears, Acti & Antolini, TNT, Technoboy, Razat, Joseph LP, Alex Page, Feed, Lee Burridge, FuturePlays, Samir Kuliev, Armin Van Buuren, Rui Flip, Geometric Dark, Alex Di Stefano, Nell Silva, etc, etc, etc.

Thru the years, So Get Up Has been released by the labels: Armada Music [Netherlands], Wake Your Mind [Germany], Nervous Records [USA], Kaos Records [Portugal], Tribal Records [USA], Tribal Records [UK}, Twisted Records (U.S.), Twisted Records (UK), Plastic City [Germany], Sweatlodge Records [USA], Absolutely Records [Italy], Kontor records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Bosphorus Underground Recordings [Turkey], Chuvstvo Ritma Records [Russia], Black Hole Recordings [Netherlands], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Forensic Records [UK], Mental Madness Records [Germany], Groove Records [Switzerland], Hymen Records [Germany], Trance Corporation Recordings [Spain], Titanic Records [Italy], Hardcore Maniacs [Spain], Party Label Unique Records [Netherlands], Desire Records [Portugal], Black Habitat Records, People Tech Records [Venzuela], HARDwithSTYLE Records [Netherlands], Subground Records [Italy], Memory Stick Records [Netherlands], Union Recordings [Poland], Supermarket Records, Orange Groove Recordings, Doctors Of Chaos Records [Italy], Next Cyclone Records [Italy], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Digital+ Records [Spain], Bliss Point Records [Turkey], Activa Records [Italy], Afterglow Records [Germany], Sector Beatz [Switzerland], Re-Fuel Records [Netherlands], Fabric Records [UK], Dogmain Records [Portugal], PTP Records [Germany], Bit Music [Spain], Sys-X Records [Netherlands], Spot On Records [UK], Overodose Records [Germany], Lost Paradise Records, BZRK Records [Netherlands], Kontor Records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Renegade Hardware [UK], Melody Maker Records [Italy], Tronic [Sweden], Mole Listening Pearls [Germany], Refreshed [Germany], etc, etc, etc.

So Get Up and its derivitives have been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, etc.

For publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, Insomniac, Earmilk,  DJ Maj, Mix Mag, etc