Sensory memory has less capacity than short term memory, yet it is one of the most powerful associative tools for recollection. For instance, an adult could smell pepperoni pizza and recall engulfing an entire Dominos Large as a 13 year old... good times.
There are three types of sensory memory; for sound, it is called echoic memory. Following Bonnaroo 2014, attendees were blessed with a Mija SoundCloud mix. When people who saw the live set listen to the mix, it triggers vivid multi-sensory memory and resurfaces emotions from the initial exposure to the stimulus. Essentially, these lucky ducks can re-experience Bonnaroo with a breezy mouse click. I wouldn’t be upset if it was just Bonnaroo (that set was legendary), but Tomorrowland got one, and so did the big bad BBC! Here’s my claim: Denver deserves a Mija mix too. Is it so much to ask to have last night’s set at 1up-Colfax available on repeat?
“You guys like house?” Mija asked and the crowd seemingly lost their humanity, shrieking with joy. “Sick me too,” she commenced the night's deep house phase. From there we tangoed with techno, cruised on a trap rampage, and proceeded to fall willingly down a rabbit hole. When Mija says “fk a genre” she fk-ing means it. Ten minutes in and we had lost control. Mija made superficial lyrics "Sippin' on Cognac Girl what's your zodiac" sound like prose. The crowds' primal chanting to this ridiculous song felt ordinary as more and more people displayed animalistic behavior without remorse.
Though typically sporting candy blue hair, Mija recently added pink. Like everything Mija, even her locks keep you guessing. Following suit, her set was charmingly unpredictable, presented unearthly transitions that blurred the lines between beginnings and ends, and featured improvised spontaneity. The sound obliterating the room was a living, breathing personification of Mija; her contagious swagger diffusing like a bomb. A scruffy figure appeared on stage with a bottle of champagne, suggestively gesturing her to soak the crowd. Mija shook her head in disapproval, took a swig, and unleashed a mouthful of sweet bubbly on him. Bold move, she’s got attitude!
She’s got stage presence too. Practice makes perfect; if you can command a festival stage with upwards of 100K eyes surveying your every move, a 500 person room becomes a toy house. Young Mija has reason to be confident: she has all the rights tools and a gift from the gods… what else is there?
Last night's Souls in Action and theHundred Presents weekly Wednesday night special at 1up-Colfax was everything I could have hoped for. Even after playing her 11 SoundCloud mixes religiously, I was still surprised and utterly delighted by her set. Now to make the next important investment decision: BUY TICKETS for RED ROCKS July 2 MIJA + ZEDS DEAD.
In other news…
♫ Happy Birthday Mija!
♫ Be on the lookout for her upcoming threads to be released soon! Yes, she also has an affinity for fashion design.
♫ Check out this rad interview with Nexthq HERE: Below is a little preview.
Follow her on Twitter (@hi_mija) because she’s absolutely hilarious.
Follow her on Instagram (@hi_mija) to see where in the world is Mija.
Follow her on Facebook and click HERE for the full tour listing
Written by: Haley Midzor
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