Embrace Your Artistry

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Sneaky sneaky… My girl @lightsy has been busy. I see why! Album up for preorder now. Her new song “Up We Go” is up for grabs now. Go DL & dance 💃🎶 I’m excited for her, but in my own selfish way I’m even more excited for the memories I’m going to make seeing her tour all over. So many people to reunite with, so many friendships to be made. ❤️ I’m stoked. The cats out of the bag! Go support! Time to celebrate her return! Let’s dance?

Sneaky sneaky… My girl @lightsy has been busy. I see why! Album up for preorder now. Her new song “Up We Go” is up for grabs now. Go DL & dance 💃🎶 I’m excited for her, but in my own selfish way I’m even more excited for the memories I’m going to make seeing her tour all over. So many people to reunite with, so many friendships to be made. ❤️ I’m stoked. The cats out of the bag! Go support! Time to celebrate her return! Let’s dance?

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"I Remember"

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When Ultra hit me up with the idea of putting out a “Best Of/Greatest Hits” compilation, I laughed. I feel like I am JUST NOW hitting my stride as a songwriter and producer. In 2005 I had a similar reaction when Om Records prepared to do the same with the compilation “Here & Now”. I…

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My Love Letter To The Dance Music Scene.

Dear Electronic Music,

It all started with Ferry Corsten when I was young. "Everything is beautiful. Let the music carry you…" Those words couldn’t leave my head. From that day on, I was sold. Uplifting sounds accompanied by optimistic and touching lyrics? Sounds like my kind of thing. Here I stand, a decade letter & I never thought I’d be here. When I say "here", I mean… "in a state of true happiness." Yes, having material things, a good job, great family, amongst other brings me happiness, but I’ve come to the conclusion that without music, life would simply be unbearable.

Through this scene, I’ve come across a family. I’ve been abroad, on the west coast, south, and even 20 minutes from my home alone to shows, & the feeling of loneliness was so far from my reach. The love I experience when I am amongst like-minded individuals who are there for the music to this day baffles me. I remember one particular show (Above & Beyond to) to be exact, where my hands were lifted, a smile was across my face, my eyes were closed, and I felt a hand hold mine. I opened my eyes and a girl leaned over and said, “You’re beautiful. I just wanted to tell you.” Before I could get out a thank you, she began crying and dancing with me. 

Kaskade and Above & Beyond's fan community (family) have become much more to me than I could ever imagine. Just this past week I traveled to NYC just to share laughs, music, and reunite with one of the girls I bonded with at an Above & Beyond show. So many amazing friendships & love connections have formed due to me just going to shows. I honestly think that fans are a reflection of the artist releasing the music. Kaskade and Above & Beyond have one thing in common, and that is the atmosphere they create at their shows. You can honestly feel the love being lifted and spread with every handlift and highfive in the room. Their music saved me. It’s my getaway. So many stories that I could share… but I’m sure I’m the only one who is reading this (lol) & I just wanted to get some things off of my chest.

So many people can’t comprehend why I spend every extra dollar I have into traveling and attending shows. What do you get out of it, they ask? Love, Hope, An Escape, Friendship, Good Vibes, Peace, Unity, & above all, HAPPINESS.

Thank you :)

Love, 

Lauren Francisco

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LOVE.
It’s in spite of, not because of.
It’s unconditional, not contingent.
It’s realized, and cannot be fallen into. It’s a decision & a knowing that no matter what may occur, you choose to remain still. You choose to stand with, for, & by someone or something. It’s pretty sticky. There’s no exit door to this thing called love my dear. 😁 So be cautious of who & what you let in. Be aware of what you’re putting your energy into. Love isn’t difficult to come by, but maintaining & holding onto it is. 
#mythoughts #art #quote #truth #love

LOVE.
It’s in spite of, not because of.
It’s unconditional, not contingent.
It’s realized, and cannot be fallen into. It’s a decision & a knowing that no matter what may occur, you choose to remain still. You choose to stand with, for, & by someone or something. It’s pretty sticky. There’s no exit door to this thing called love my dear. 😁 So be cautious of who & what you let in. Be aware of what you’re putting your energy into. Love isn’t difficult to come by, but maintaining & holding onto it is.
#mythoughts #art #quote #truth #love

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#tbt to when #AndrewRayel dropped one of my favorite trance songs EVER “An Angel’s Love” at #EDC & I lost my mind….. Hah. This song always gives me chills, no matter where I hear it.😭❤️🎶 Plus, this stage had crazy production😍 Mesmerizing. @edc_lasvegas @pasqualerotella #electricdaisycarnival #trance #edm #EDCLV #Vegas #AlexMorph

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The best moments in life & the best memories you will make will always be the ones that are SHARED with others. Travel with friends. Dance & share laughs with strangers. Collect more memories than things. The impact will last much longer. 😁🎶💃❤️ #Vegas #ElectricDaisyCarnival #Edc #Bellagio #Fireworks #DustInMyEyes Lol #DancingInTheDesert

The best moments in life & the best memories you will make will always be the ones that are SHARED with others. Travel with friends. Dance & share laughs with strangers. Collect more memories than things. The impact will last much longer. 😁🎶💃❤️ #Vegas #ElectricDaisyCarnival #Edc #Bellagio #Fireworks #DustInMyEyes Lol #DancingInTheDesert

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Can’t get this new @kaskade track out of my head! “A Little More”. I love @Kaskade for many reasons, but above all, his music speaks to me. I appreciate the fact that he doesn’t attach dumb lyrics to catchy sounds. Instead, he chooses to align beautiful melodies with lyrics anyone can relate to. His formula is pure magic. ❤️❤️🎶🎶 #kaskade #edclv #edc #newmusic #vegas #edm #love

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Thank you @edc_lasvegas . You changed my life. It was beyond beautiful to not only make new friends, but to become closer with already existing ones in paradise. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #edclv #edc #vegas Farewell Vegas! (at Electric Daisy Carnival)

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WARNING: Video may call seizures 😳🎶🙌 Mat Zo took me to another dimension.

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The Kids Are Alright

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Redux. Twelve intimate shows where I would work to pull everyone on a journey into the past in some dark room with deep swirls of music. This was the concept. In my mind, before it all happened, the clubs would be filled with the heads that supported me early in my career. The friends and…

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Without the disruption of company or an agenda, having alone time with my own thoughts renews me every time. Not thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, but only focusing on the here & now makes me come alive. Harnessing the ability to control my thoughts gives me the power to completely control my quality of life, no matter the company or agenda. In this moment, I am happy. I bottle up moments like these, so that I can remain “HAPPY.” ☀️☺️❤️

Without the disruption of company or an agenda, having alone time with my own thoughts renews me every time. Not thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, but only focusing on the here & now makes me come alive. Harnessing the ability to control my thoughts gives me the power to completely control my quality of life, no matter the company or agenda. In this moment, I am happy. I bottle up moments like these, so that I can remain “HAPPY.” ☀️☺️❤️

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Now that I’m finished with my first year of grad school🙌💃, I can finally read for fun again. Now the question is, which book do I want to read while drowning in tears & tea? Haha. I’ve started all 3 months ago, but never finished any. Is it weird to read all 3 at the same time? Haha. #books #reading #solodate #gloomyday #FeelingEmo LOL

Now that I’m finished with my first year of grad school🙌💃, I can finally read for fun again. Now the question is, which book do I want to read while drowning in tears & tea? Haha. I’ve started all 3 months ago, but never finished any. Is it weird to read all 3 at the same time? Haha. #books #reading #solodate #gloomyday #FeelingEmo LOL

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