『25 – moonlight vibes -』official release

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After what feels like forever; my first mixtape is now available!

– click picture to listen on soundcloud –

I want to give a special thanks to my friend, Tawny for her incredible help with the photography for the main visual and to my fiancé and mentor, Anthony for helping guide me through this process and giving much needed insight. Also, thanks to everyone on social media, my friends, and my family for their never ending support. All of you contributed to this and I hope I did you proud.

This mixtape isn’t meant to be a hype tape or an incredible show of skill; but rather something that embodies me and my personality. I love to have those chill vibes with a hint of Sailor Moon and space. I hope that you will find yourself relaxing while listening.

T R A C K L I S T

1.) offonoff – Moon, 12:04am 『PRELUDE』
2.) Seora (설아.) – Moonlight
3.) Lay.bn – Crater
4.) Osshun Gum (최하민) – Dream Girl
5.) Miso – Castles
6.) BLΔNCΘ CVTTY – Kosmos (with K.Vsh)
7.) KREAM – Talking to the Moon『INTERLUDE』
8.) channel 23 – cloud
9.) D2ear – 깨우지 마요 x Gravity (eazy blend)
10.) NiiHWA (니화) – Gravity
11.) Ager – Falling Star (feat. Twlv)
12.) RIPELY(리플리) – i’m in love with you
13.) SAY MA – I FEEL LOVE
14.) 92914 – Moonlight 『POSTLUDE』

Taylor Rae

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where have i been?

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Welp.

Needless to say…it has been a l o n g while since I have last touched this website.

And if you haven’t been here for a while, you may have noticed a lot of things changed.

First things first; where have I been?

I haven’t done anything crazy, I promise. I just needed a break from a few things which included the website. I lost a lot of motivation for it to a point where after I made drastic changes, I just wanted to not look at it for a long time. It was heartbreaking to see Simply Taylor Rae go and replace it with something new…but I was mostly upset because I just didn’t have the creative spark I once did when I was updating the website on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. I kind of felt like I failed, I suppose? It was a weird feeling. So, I suppose to answer the question fully; I’ve been working, going to school, focusing on DJ’ing and trying to gain some sort of creativity and drive for the website and the youtube channel.

S E C O N D L Y; what happened to Simply Taylor Rae?

As I said before; I lost all drive for it and didn’t put the effort that I once wished for it. I didn’t want to maintain a site or a blog that I just didn’t have the heart for…so I re-did the site and made it more focused on my DJ’ing events and releases because I know for sure there will be content and it kind of releases me from the creative grasp I was trying to constantly achieve with Simply Taylor Rae. Needless to say, the old posts are still available to view so no worries there. But from here on out; my posts will now contain pictures, videos, and other bits of content from any events I attend, main releases, and behind the scenes here and there of whatever the heck I am doing. I know this will be much different than what I was posting prior…but I hope you all will continue to support me.

And finally; life updates!

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Honestly; I don’t know if there’s much for me today. This past weekend, I celebrated my 25th birthday and let me tell you; that quarter life crisis is already sneaking up on me. I found out around Thanksgiving that I was going to be an aunt to a baby boy. I’m still in school and I’m still working, but life is pretty good so no complaints.

And I think that’s where I am going to leave it for today. Thank you guys for all of the support for the last 5.5 years and I hope I created content that made you smile or you were able to relate to. I hope I will continue to make you smile as I move on forward as a DJ.  Here’s to the future…

Taylor Rae

 

5 years of simply taylor rae

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H O L Y CRAP GUYS.

5 MOTHER FREAKIN’ YEARS.

I CAN’T PROCESS THE EMOTIONS I AM FEELING WITH THIS.

Who honestly would’ve thought this would be happening?! This is just too much for me…and I have so much to say and hopefully I am able to convey my feelings properly through just a post. First off, here’s the top 5 accomplishments over the last 5 years!

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There are days where I feel like in the last 5 years, I haven’t accomplished as much as maybe other bloggers or writers may have but looking back on it now…I feel as though I should be proud of even the little accomplishments.

ACCOMPLISHMENT #1: 32,000+ Total Views & 23,900+ Total Visitors

I remember at some point within my first 3 years of blogging, I was obsessed with views and subscribers to the point where I became frustrated and unmotivated to continue. I then made a decision to NEVER look at my view count and today, for the first time in what feels like years…I looked and I am so so thankful for each view and each visitor. I never would’ve imagined 32k views and 23.9k visitors. You guys are so amazing, each and every one of you.

ACCOMPLISHMENT #2: 175 Posts (not including this one…)

Today, I was looking through my first couples years of blogging and realizing how uninspired and generic a lot of my posts were. I had tried to fit into what maintain bloggers in the area did so I could get “famous” and popular. Needless to say, that’s changed over the last two years. I’ve found myself posting things that interest me or personal projects and it’s become easier to write.

ACCOMPLISHMENT #3: 123 Subscribers!!

To every single subscriber; thank you. Thank you for continuous support of Simply Taylor Rae whether you’ve been a subscriber for a few years or relatively recently…thank you so so much. You guys are honestly wonderful and there are no words to describe how I feel about your support over the years. Thank you.

ACCOMPLISHMENT #4: Sponsored 4 Times!

I admittedly began blogging for the fame and sponsorships, but I was quick to realize that expecting those things from the get-go was unrealistic and awful of me. This was supposed to be a place for me to share tips and personal things and just have fun. Needless to say, I have had a change in perspective since then…but to those who were kind enough to sponsor me; YesStyle, Fanatics, Kabbage, and Museum Hack, thank you for supporting me and my website. You guys are truly awesome.

ACCOMPLISHMENT #5: Five Years Later

Never in my life did I imagine blogging for five years. I have wanted to stop many times. I wanted to give up. But between my family, my fiancé, and my friends along with those who subscribed and visit…you guys kept me going. You’ve encouraged me to keep writing, keep taking pictures, start a YouTube channel, and keep progressing to bigger and better things through Simply Taylor Rae. Speaking of progressing to bigger things…

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SAY HELLO TO DJ TAYLOR RAE

That’s right!! I have been practicing to become a DJ and I am set to make my debut in 2018! If you have been following my social media accounts; you would probably have known this for about a week or two. I can’t wait to enter this exciting chapter of my life and while I’m no where near a pro yet, I hope one day to make it to the big leagues.

Here are some specific things to address with the DJ announcement;

  • No specific debut date in 2018 yet.
  • I plan on focusing more on Vocaloid EDM, however other genres are not completely out of the question.
  • There will be live streamed mix sets; those will be announced via social media.
  • Mix sets and mixtapes will more than likely be uploaded to SoundCloud and/or YouTube.
  • There will be a page dedicated to DJ Taylor Rae added to the website shortly.

I can’t wait to share my progress and experiences with you all.

future

To be quite honest…I am still unsure of what the future holds for myself as well as the longevity of Simply Taylor Rae. While I hope it can go on forever, I also want to be realistic. At this point, I can’t guarantee a post every week or even every two weeks at this point let alone videos…but I want to try and continue to provide quality content that both I and you, as readers enjoy. I want to try hard to be the very best blogger and DJ I can be as well as a person in general.

Needless to say, thank you guys. You’ve made this 5 year journey worth while. Here’s to another 5 and more. I love you all so much.

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae