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juanroberto
28-06-2010, 07:35 PM
first hyperdub, then dutty artz, now masala and ghettobassquake and i'm sure i'm forgetting about countless more.

what i want to ask though is how does this differ from how labels started in the past?

i know warp and rough trade were shops. i belive 4ad was also one too. i no that phonica has started one too but that's hardly setting the world on fire.

what i want to also ask if, does this mean with the decline of shops blogs are now the tastemakers that get a following and decide to make a leap into the scary, cutthroat world of the music business.

is this a good thing as it once again shows the internet decentralising the role of the self, expanding on the idea of a virtual community and whatnot...

were there any others ways famous labels came into being?

juanroberto
28-06-2010, 07:36 PM
also if dissensus starts a label we should be solely dedicated to sea sick synths

:eek:

juanroberto
28-06-2010, 07:37 PM
wasn't trojan a famous soundsystem that started releasing its own dubplates??

mms
28-06-2010, 08:10 PM
well not many print mags started labels so it must be something about specialisation in a field - although most labels aren't started by blogs and off blogs only a few, most independent music labels are created by musicians and enthusiasts.

hyperdub was a kinda preblog online magazine and kode9 was also making tracks, dj doing nights, dutty arts were also musicians and djs before they blogged or whatever, so its not quite as cut and dry there as bloggers found label - although there are obv a few like that.

there were loads of soundsystems that started labels - studio one might be what you're thinking of coming off sir coxone downbeat which was a sound.

also places like boomkat also do p and d for a bunch of labels or guys that work there have labels thru boomkat who also distribute, they're tastemakers online i guess.
distributors also act as 'tastemakers' too when they sign labels up for p and d deals, also magazines and online mags act as tastemakers, very few blogs are real tastemakers most are just kinda cool hunting and repost etccc..

if you had a blog and set yourself up as a musical expert, its an easy way to do a and r and define your tastes innit - i guess putting some music out is the next stop.

juanroberto
28-06-2010, 08:33 PM
how many ´tastemaker blogs´are out there___

gorillavsbear seems like the biggest one to me, surely if they had a label shit would go DOWN

tom lea
28-06-2010, 10:38 PM
how many ´tastemaker blogs´are out there___

gorillavsbear seems like the biggest one to me, surely if they had a label shit would go DOWN
theyve just started one i think

Elijah
28-06-2010, 10:54 PM
http://butterz.co.uk/ :D

too easy

juanroberto
29-06-2010, 03:07 AM
my cousin pablo says that no pain in pop is where it´s at. he gooooes to they´re nights in the old blue last and everything

KifNKin
29-06-2010, 09:49 AM
my cousin pablo says that no pain in pop is where it´s at. he gooooes to they´re nights in the old blue last and everything

Hahahaha. THANKS PABLO.

Bang Diddley
29-06-2010, 11:02 AM
What's the masala blog in the first post? Googles results are not about music blogs.

unknown soulja
29-06-2010, 11:28 AM
http://www.masalacism.com/

Hadnt heard about Ghetto Bassquake starting a label, that sounds exciting!

Dr Awesome
29-06-2010, 11:40 AM
Gutterbreakz almost kinda did.

zhao
29-06-2010, 12:12 PM
generation bass also becoming a label pretty sure

Aww Nein
29-06-2010, 02:26 PM
not quite, but i think one of the guys from 20 Jazz Funk Greats has started a label called Tri Angle, dealing with a lot of this drag stuff that the blog covers.

gumdrops
29-06-2010, 03:09 PM
dummy magazine (only online now but used to be a proper mag) has its own record label.

juanroberto
29-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Hahahaha. THANKS PABLO.

i mean i'm just too scared to go to a club like the old blue last. they just look at you like a pile of shit if you're not wearing thelatest hipster clothes

pat
29-06-2010, 03:49 PM
i mean i'm just too scared to go to a club like the old blue last. they just look at you like a pile of shit if you're not wearing thelatest hipster clothes

hi

juanroberto
29-06-2010, 04:01 PM
hi

hi pat

do you go to the old blue last????

pat
29-06-2010, 04:06 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/97665845_acb326edbe.jpg

nomos
29-06-2010, 07:18 PM
^^ what's this supposed to mean, then?

juanroberto
29-06-2010, 07:19 PM
^^ what's this supposed to mean, then?

i took it as a swipe at my latino heritage. i'm use to it on dissensus now

slackk
29-06-2010, 07:26 PM
any good authentic latino nights you'd recommend round your way juan?

nomos
29-06-2010, 07:39 PM
at the moment i don't have time to figure out what you're all on about. in the meantime, i'm locking this thread and urging everyone involved to go watch some tv or something. somehow this place has erupted in idiocy over the last 48 hrs.