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Woebot
03-08-2005, 08:23 PM
Came across this interview (http://www.downhillbattle.org/interviews/mia.php) with The MIA Project on one of my least favourite websites www.downhillbattle.org.

I quote:

"M.I.A.: Well I think I'm one of the first people to break on the internet... HOLMES: Yeah you totally are."

boosted
04-08-2005, 03:44 PM
That's a fuqin dumb comment ...

Canada J Soup
04-08-2005, 04:54 PM
Trying to think...I suppose any of the mash up guys who didn't already make a living doing music but went on to do stuff commercially (Richard X, Freelance Hellraiser guy) could be said to have broken on the web back in 01 / 02. What's interesting about them is that I can't imagine their having been able to do what they did and get noticed under any other circumstances (whereas M.I.A. is almost custom made for style magazines to promote and would have recieved a fair bit of attention with or without blog / discussion board word of mouth).

Weren't there a few bands that got signed with huge advances thanks to mp3.com back in the late 90s?

jed_
04-08-2005, 05:15 PM
Junior boys - not the first but surely the ultimate example of the phenomenon.

Fiddy
04-08-2005, 07:25 PM
Sov owes a lot to the internet

Woebot
05-08-2005, 09:13 AM
That's a fuqin dumb comment ...

yeah it is isn't it! was slightly trying to stifle my standard MIA reaction (one of infuriation/irritation)

when i first read the piece i thought she'd said she was "the first person to break on the internet" only upon returning to it (cue explosive reaction on my behalf) and when i came back to it, i realised my mistake. still pure foolishness.

my gut reaction would be to say Dizzy Rascal was the first person to break on the internet (which was a long time ago with regards to MIA), but there MUST be a pre-history of artists coming to prominence via the web??? certainly richard x is a very good example- ilm/freaky trigger/boom selection must have played a big part in that

Diggedy Derek
05-08-2005, 09:58 AM
I first read this thread title as "who broke the Internet first?". Mind you, I wouldn't be surprised if MIA was behind all those connectino time-out problems I was getting this morning.

simon silverdollar
05-08-2005, 06:49 PM
my gut reaction would be to say Dizzy Rascal was the first person to break on the internet (which was a long time ago with regards to MIA), but there MUST be a pre-history of artists coming to prominence via the web???


i think dizzee got big cuz he was a huge star on the pirates and at raves. i'm not sure the internet played much of a role- may be it sped things up a little, but he was bound to get big with or without web-interest.

shudder
05-08-2005, 07:03 PM
i think dizzee got big cuz he was a huge star on the pirates and at raves. i'm not sure the internet played much of a role- may be it sped things up a little, but he was bound to get big with or without web-interest.

maybe true for the U.K., but no one in North America would know him without the internet... Of course, that's true for almost all of grime!

captain easychord
05-08-2005, 07:37 PM
gotta go with silverdollar on this one, i don't think you can say the internet broke dizzee on the same level that it has with some of the other artists being mentioned.

Martin Dust
06-08-2005, 07:53 AM
Sounds like a PR "back" story to me...

minikomi
06-08-2005, 08:05 AM
hrvatski? 606?

Logan Sama
06-08-2005, 05:32 PM
I got my break into grime due to the internet.

believekevin
06-08-2005, 06:43 PM
<i>"M.I.A.: Well I think I'm one of the first people to break on the internet... HOLMES: Yeah you totally are."</i>

Why is this an outrageous statement? Without high-speed internet, there would be no MIA. Certainly breakcore, and any number of other genres share this dependency but would we say that those artists have "broken" to the same degree as MIA?

seahorsegenius
07-08-2005, 02:25 AM
Isn't everything breaking on the internet first nowadays? I mean it's kinda mandatory now what with promos and forums.

Blackdown
07-08-2005, 03:40 PM
gotta go with silverdollar on this one, i don't think you can say the internet broke dizzee on the same level that it has with some of the other artists being mentioned.

dizzee obviously came through the UK pirates primarily but there was definitely early (ie pre magazines /PR) and unprecedented levels of hype for him online esp from the US.