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captain easychord
12-10-2004, 02:16 PM
discourse inna da place! :eek:

john eden
12-10-2004, 03:47 PM
Is this the "hello" thread, then?

Don't be shy people...

simon silverdollar
12-10-2004, 03:56 PM
i think this is a good idea.

12-10-2004, 04:12 PM
um... hi.

12-10-2004, 04:18 PM
Hey! Is this the <<RWD forum's new addy?

12-10-2004, 04:26 PM
John Eden? Uncarved? If so, my thanks for your last posts on rocksteady as the ultimate holy grail / charity shop vinyl attitudes. Spot on.
Oh, and for that top class roots 'n dancehall mix grievous angel put up a while ago.

12-10-2004, 04:30 PM
ey oop!

high hopes for the board,
(ignoring slight uneasy deja vu - dissensus.org.uk is dead long live dissensus.com)

may she and all who sail in her............................................... .

12-10-2004, 04:37 PM
ever since k-punks comments box got closed I've felt like there wasn't any place for the blogging community to discuss, well ... whatever

this is very cool

thanks messirs woebot and k -punk

12-10-2004, 07:19 PM
hey, its Rob from LoveEcstasyCrime here...thanks for the headsup, John! (got here from your blog)

and Simon Silverdollar: man i so fucking LOVED your last post about the state of the blogging nation! i wlda said that on my blog, but im busy being on hiatus :)

big ups to Mark K-Punk and Matt for starting this!!!!

12-10-2004, 07:24 PM

my name's dubversion and i'm a boardaholic.


(and the occasional scribbler at The Pounding System (http://www.ill-conceived.blogspot.com))...

pleasure to meet all y'all.

12-10-2004, 09:16 PM
So am I the first American on here? If so, yay! If not, fine--great to be here.

12-10-2004, 09:41 PM
This sounds all very promising. (Hi Matos, it's me).

12-10-2004, 09:42 PM
takako saito

12-10-2004, 09:45 PM
A request and a question:

- Would it be possible to change the colour of the links? I'm having to highlight the dark green ones just to be able to see them.

- Noticed Woebot's "and more hard cash" comment; why choose the paying V-Bulletin over the free phpBB?

12-10-2004, 10:07 PM
hello all - i hope this takes off!


12-10-2004, 10:10 PM
i absolutely agree about the dark green links btw - eyeache!

12-10-2004, 10:23 PM
http://joydivision.homestead.com/files/substance_hoes.jpg (http://www.factory-overseas.de/images/Fact250_au_label.jpg)

12-10-2004, 11:38 PM
what up Tobias?! and to the rest of you as well.

13-10-2004, 12:37 AM
I hope I don't scare ppl away by posting...anyway I'm David from We Eat So Many Shrimp (http://manyshrimp.blogspot.com) and various disasterous threads on ILX. I promise none of that here :)

Oh yeah I'm American and from Chicago and I lurve hip-hop.

13-10-2004, 02:29 AM
hello from the bottom of the world!

13-10-2004, 03:34 AM
welcome everyone

13-10-2004, 04:36 AM
Hope I'm doing this right. Looking fwd to this forum, hope it takes off.

john eden
13-10-2004, 07:09 AM
John Eden? Uncarved? If so, my thanks for your last posts on rocksteady as the ultimate holy grail / charity shop vinyl attitudes. Spot on.
Oh, and for that top class roots 'n dancehall mix grievous angel put up a while ago.

I am that one. :D

Thanks! Hoping to do more of everything, ah, soonish...

ooh... just checked your blog also - some good stuff there. Have added a comment which might help you track down an elusive tune...

(and I get post 23 on this thread, heh).

13-10-2004, 09:38 AM
Hello. I live in singapore. The internet is my cultural lifeline.

13-10-2004, 10:13 AM
I'm also having problems with the link colours, i can't read the blue ones.

Oh yeah, Hi!

13-10-2004, 11:31 AM
Afternoon all. Pleased to see there's an ILM alternative!

Tim Rutherford-Johnson

13-10-2004, 11:42 AM
What an excellent idea.

13-10-2004, 12:30 PM
Myke Boomnoise here - Salvation!

13-10-2004, 01:12 PM
i'm in

13-10-2004, 04:12 PM
For the last twelve months or so my interest in music and the discourse around it has been fired by the blogosphere. A lot of the members already subscribed to this site deserve props for their work. I'm excited for the future of this site.

13-10-2004, 07:32 PM
I feel honoured to be in such esteemed blog company. I usually end up saying something stupid so I'll stop typing before I do.

13-10-2004, 07:34 PM
yo it's me geeta

i have a blog called <a href="http://www.theoriginalsoundtrack.com/blog">the original soundtrack</a>

what up dudes!

13-10-2004, 08:38 PM
very excited about this. thanks to matthew and mark for creating the space.

captain easychord
13-10-2004, 08:44 PM
yo it's me geeta

i have a blog called <a href="http://www.theoriginalsoundtrack.com/blog">the original soundtrack</a>

what up dudes!

i was really feeling your report from cologne. good work.

14-10-2004, 05:02 AM

14-10-2004, 01:55 PM
I am that one. :D

Thanks! Hoping to do more of everything, ah, soonish...

ooh... just checked your blog also - some good stuff there. Have added a comment which might help you track down an elusive tune...

(and I get post 23 on this thread, heh).

Thank you, John. That's the one! You're welcome round anytime on my badly neglected blog.

Grievous Angel
14-10-2004, 05:54 PM

Here I am, working too late already on this damn project, stuck out in the grim central nervous system of the smoke, and I make a REALLY BAD DECISION.

I, against all my better judgement, read WOEBOT.

And I discover that my two favourite blogs / nodes-in-the-discourse-machine have come together -- in the most sexual manner possible -- to create a multi-user, multiple-partner, offspring. They have, as a particular phrase has it, been conjoined in blessedness.

Well that's all I fucking need. Yet another forum to divert my time, energy and inspiration too. Of course, I have to join, no matter what the personal cost. I just can't keep my hands out of the cookie jar.

But I'll tell you one -- no, two -- things, though. First, there's no way I'm reading K-Punk tonight or all hell will no doubt break loose. Quite possibly in a good way, but I have an appointment with a red hot Eden, some bashment sevens, and a big block of stoosh to keep.

And second, if anyone gives my friends here a conspicuously poisonous hard time, I and many others here will give you a slap.

BTW, UKD is not an anachronism, but it is a place where you can win browny points for the most facetious use of the word "cunt", which can only be a good thing.

paul "grievous angel / shards, fragments & totems" meme

14-10-2004, 06:03 PM
hey hey hey!

Baal's Eyes
14-10-2004, 07:35 PM

I'm Baal

This all looks to be a good idea.

Jay Vee
14-10-2004, 07:38 PM

Glad to be part of Dissensus!

jay vee

14-10-2004, 08:30 PM
bun-u touches down

aka David Moynihan

looking forward to it - ta to the creators, you're large

14-10-2004, 11:25 PM
evening all
i'm robin from dublin
some of you may be vaguely aware of my existence from ilm,which i've been on for years without really contributing much...
anyway,hope i'm not intruding,but i'm always intrigued by the various blogs associated with this board so i thought i may as well join...
i've been having neverending computer problems which have only just been resolved so i'm actually fairly out of date with regard to all the blogs,but i'm hoping to catch up soon,since some of the most interesting writing i've ever seen has been contained within,plus i just got broadband and an up to date browser so i'll actually have access to music and sites with post '99 coding and whatnot...

so basically i'm looking foreward to seeing how this board will develop,seems like a great idea anyway...

14-10-2004, 11:39 PM
...and a polite, late night hallo from Amsterdam. It looks scarily hi-tech up in here!

15-10-2004, 09:52 AM
'ello people...

It's Friday morning and Essex is grey cast...

& any and all diversions from the above are more than welcome..

15-10-2004, 10:05 AM
hi all i'm dave. some of you know me some of you don't, but strangers are only friends you haven't met yet, apparently.

15-10-2004, 10:27 AM
Hello all, love the wide selection of emoticons! :rolleyes:

grimly fiendish
16-10-2004, 10:24 PM
greetings everybody.

17-10-2004, 09:58 PM
Kek aka Kid Shirt checkin' in...

howdy y'all.

Nice one, Matt/Mark.

matt ob
18-10-2004, 04:11 PM
Hello. I see may of you here are well into the blog ting. Don't really bother with em myself but am a sucker for a good forum (not the mag).

So is this where the UKD'ers come when they want to talk about music?


18-10-2004, 04:17 PM
I'm Dan. I got here by John's site and am about to add a link on my site (http://molexroots.com) . Good forum! /cheer

19-10-2004, 09:49 AM
the boy from bundamba has touched down

(is it me or is there some serious blog-heads in here)

19-10-2004, 10:20 AM
Nice site MolexRoots - particularly liked that 'Dirt off your shoulder' mix you put up.

19-10-2004, 11:53 AM
Thanks. Just pulled a dancehall instrumental out of the hat.

19-10-2004, 02:54 PM
oi oi :)

19-10-2004, 04:00 PM

captain easychord
02-11-2004, 03:06 PM
i forgot about MY BLOG. which you can read here....


big up all reppin' dissensus, we can all agree that the board i coming along nicely, n'est ce pas?

polystyle desu
02-11-2004, 03:38 PM
Thank you Matt and Mark
Glad to touch down here , it IS nice and clean tech -y in here

Wassup ?
Well, we may get a new President , world knows we need one

Nice to get bk to the 'sphere after weeks in studio
Got to go vote !

On a rerelease binge , sad this morning about an ol' mate passing , leaves are falling out on the Oval

Stuart from The Rudements , Futants , Ike Yard , Dominatrix , DCC, Voodooists , black rain and Dyyystopians
ck'in in DeMeDo.blogspot.com

Martin Dust
02-12-2004, 11:29 AM
Hello, I'm Martin Dust and I do this:

Club night:




When I'm not doing the above, I'm alseep....


john eden
02-12-2004, 11:36 AM
When I'm not doing the above, I'm alseep....

Must be getting old, Martin - you never used to sleep in the old days. :)

Martin Dust
02-12-2004, 11:38 AM
I know John, I need at least 23min a day!!! and that's always with one eye open :p

02-12-2004, 11:41 AM
Hello, I'm Martin Dust and I do this:

Hi Martin,

Nice to see you here. We had a "hello thread" of sorts but it was a right shambles. This one is far superior ;)

Oh and congrats about the new Black Dog stuff. Itching to hear what Ken has been up to. And no I've not got fleas.

Martin Dust
02-12-2004, 11:43 AM
There's samples on the Dust Science site, the album is due to be complete in March, things are indeed going well.

Grievous Angel
02-12-2004, 11:53 AM
Hello I'm paul.meme and I used to do this:
blog.grievousangel.net (http://blog.grievousangel.net)until pressure of work and babies took its toll.
I also do a bit of this
Grievous Angel mixes and tunes and stuff are up at www.grievousangel.net (http://www.grievousangel.net).
Unlike Martin I still need a good six hours a night.

Martin Dust
02-12-2004, 12:02 PM
Aye, check Paul and John's mixes, dead proper like. Get yourself a Black Dog Breakfast (Tea and a Joint) - Bang up the bass....


02-12-2004, 06:32 PM

Token westeren Canadian. Long time lurker, first time caller.

I do this.

The Konspiracy Group (http://www.thekonspiracygroup.com)

You can find all sorts of mixes from myself and other in there..go check it..new addition to the ranks forthcoming..

and I host this

Art Of Beatz (http://www.artofbeatz.org)

er, yes, hello blogger and non-bloggers and other nice folk.

Martin Dust
03-12-2004, 08:13 AM
Come on peeps, I've shown you mine, show me yours :P

03-12-2004, 08:20 AM
Hello I do embarassing workaday shit for a living that I'm not going to tell anyone about.
My favourite karaoke tune is "It's a small world after all".

03-12-2004, 10:44 AM
Hello - missed this first time round.

The only evidence that i actually do anything can be found here:


03-12-2004, 11:57 AM
in the evening i work as a carpark attendent at a dogtrack and during the day i sit round waiting to die, drinking tea and smoking. i think this is a good lifestyle choice.

Nick Gutterbreakz
03-12-2004, 11:58 AM
Hello, I'm Nick in Bristol. I'm technically 'self-employed', but it's pretty low-maintenance so I spend most of my day hanging-around the house pretending to be a full-time Dad, then at night I turn into an MP3 blogger:
Just to name-drop, after nearly 18 months of blogging, I finally got an e-mail from someone last night wondering if they could send me an advance promo CD-r for review. Who? Mike 'Planet Mu(Ziq)' Paradinas! The long-term plan to get loads of freebies like those 'proper' journos is finally paying-off!

03-12-2004, 12:37 PM
I said a small hello in the other thread, but here's a spot of self-promotion...

I'm Tim, I write this: http://johnsons-rambler.blogspot.com/
I edit this: http://www.bpmonline.org.uk/
And I work for ....

nah, that's for you to find out. ;)


03-12-2004, 01:19 PM
hello, i'm owen, i live in south east london and i edit a pitifully luddite photocopied zine (no links, too lazy to set up a website but anyone who emails me will get a copy its quite good, honest). we've interviewed barbara morgenstern, gayatri spivak and the junior boys but have a circulation of about 15 (but when i get the money together for a scanner...)
i do a part time MA at goldsmiths but also work tedious work full time in an office in an industrial estate in peckham....so i cheated middlesex uni out of a fiver at noisetheorynoise the other week :)

matt b
03-12-2004, 01:32 PM
i'm matthew and i've spent most of this week pondering whether or not the sandwich shop re-opening over the road from our house will have a good vegetarian selection.

i must find time to add to this (http://www.wretchedmatt.blogspot.com/)

John Bitumen
03-12-2004, 02:21 PM
hi i'm john bitumen and i'm a used car salesman from slough

my blog is here:

tar (http://bitumen.blogspot.com)

but i havent written much there yet

04-12-2004, 08:44 AM
I'm Brandon, and I hope to post here frequently, since it seems like a cool place. I'm currently looking for "real" work and a real place to live after college. But first I'm just earning some money at a record store in San Jose, CA (home).

In my spare time, like many, I record electronic stuff to one day make me rich.


zyod wheeler
04-12-2004, 09:08 AM
hello, i'm zyod wheeler

from beautiful scotland

i buy the odd record

big wave to all

04-12-2004, 09:29 AM
Hello, I'm HMGovt

I am currently reading page 172 of Terence McKenna's "Food of the Gods". It deals with the intersection of centuries-bored, chronically straitened Mediaeval Europe with the spices & vivid colours of the Middle, and later Far, East. He describes how their stony-grey malnourished little minds were blown clean open by all of it. Then of course, they went out into the world and blew everybody elses, but literally this time. As history relates. I say 'they'. Of course, he means 'us'.

Pretty fucking good so far. Got to get back to it now. Cheers.

Martin Dust
04-12-2004, 12:26 PM
Nice to meet you all, although some are still not joining in :P

<pours out the brandy>

04-12-2004, 04:27 PM

hello, music geek from the states

if America has an armpit, its Wisconsin

and thats where I live


simon silverdollar
04-12-2004, 05:31 PM
hello i'm simon and i do:

and i help to do:

and i'm a graduate student here:

brapity brap.

04-12-2004, 05:56 PM
hello i'm john and i do:


and i help to do nothing.

and i'm a undergraduate student here:



04-12-2004, 06:04 PM
Hi - I'm Paul

I do this http://autonomicforthepeople.blogspot.com/ and make music when I have time.

Recently: web/graphic design monkey + organic food schlepper
Currently: writing an MA dissertation on Toronto Jungle

Big up to everyone who's made Dissensus happen. http://www.rhizomatic.org/blog/imgs/lighta.gif

04-12-2004, 10:13 PM
I'm Dan.
I'm 19.
I listen dancehall and lil bit of hip hop and UKG w/ a side order of everything else.
I watch a fair amount of japanese anime.
I play role playing video games and whatever takes my interest to distract me from coursework (if music ain't workin')
I'm from South East (England, not London).
I'm studying C++ and application design at City College Norwich.
I work part time at a stupid regional electrical retailer as warehouse monkey.
I can't drive.
Did I say I liked dancehall (http://molexroots.com)?

Good day.

noel emits
05-12-2004, 01:17 PM
Hello! I'm Noel Emits (actually that's not my real name, it's a reference to John Lilly and 2 Unlimited).

At the moment I grub a living buying and selling records (keeping the best ones for myself of course). It's nice to be able to turn obsession and a lot of 'trivial' knowledge into even modest amounts of kash.

I also play music in a group and by myself, thank fuck - I think this makes my time here worthwhile.

I drink too much coffee and smoke too much weed.

I'm old enough to remember accessing the black dog bbs on a 300 baud acoustic coupler (i was there!). and that's all part of the route here, innit? Then it was freaky trigger, ilm (mostly lurking), blissblog (thanks simon), twanboc/woebot (thanks matt)................................

I have a terrible weakness for Acid Mothers Temple CDs and plan on posting a primer here at some point.

Big up all pioneers and poets.

05-12-2004, 01:34 PM
my name is gido, and i dont do much interesting at the moment. one thing im proud of is the low budget saturday night im throwing for mostly north african kids who are refused in every other club here in amsterdam. they love rnb, hiphop, dancehall, some other stuff, and most of all bubblin.. dj chuckie, naffie, etc, did anyone hear the bubblin versions of gabber/hardcore tracks? theres: poing and amsterdam and stereo murder and i lke it loud, and more.

polystyle desu
05-12-2004, 09:25 PM
Hi - I'm Stuart

Glad to be here
just watched sunset . mujo blue sky
I do a few different things , bk to making records these last years , producing recently
do a bit of coordinating now and again .
Trying to keep balance of things , keep all projects moving , the game is on
The man who's married to Mary Jane
DenseMedia Domain blog http://DeMeDo.blogspot.com

and yeah, big up to Dissensus creators
and all barbarians, those from Mu , Hyborneans , Mithraics, Queen Khom Khoom

06-12-2004, 05:47 PM
hello everyone!

what can i say? found woebot just over a year ago, comin via tha blissblog, and fell in love!

from there its the usual sad tale of abusing those links, discovering k-punk, heronbone, losing those hours reading some of the best writing on music i've ever read..............ain't got enuff time to keep up with em all, but goddammit it I try!

i'm an ex MVE slag, trying to finish a course on Music Technology in Bath, travelling home to London FAR too often to check the stupid fresh grime/dubstep scene.....spreadin the virus down here too, with a wee night featurin Black Ops DJ Blazey, and Nopalumbo's Necta Selecta......back next year with upcoming producer Pinch (subtext) and Paul rose (hotflush).....

got to big up www.darksideriddem.com and www.drumzofthesouth.com for reppin the sound....

PS has everyone checked Chantelle Fiddys fascinating world of grime blog.....that woman is a ball of energy! http://chantellefiddy.blogspot.com

one love to all dissensus crew!

06-12-2004, 08:29 PM
I'm jk or Jacob Masters, I tend to lurk a lot..

I'm 29, living in Birmingham (UK) doing technical web things.

I also run http://gabba.cc/pod and http://www.floppyswop.co.uk

08-12-2004, 07:44 PM
hello, i'm ***, 24, from the cold north...
i enjoy listening to +making electronic music bollocks...
and i try writing about it too...
(we miss a decent scene here,it's not exactly like norway is a hotbed for new and exiting music! doh!) :(
i'm a freelance photographer,but currently studying heavy theory shit for a BA degree...
that's all really.
(oh,and i've got a blog thingy,haven't quite figured out how to post up images/mp3's yet,but it will happen....! it's at )

thanks for your patience,and hope i won't annoy you too much with my stupidity/ignorance...
(i have huge respect for your knowledge and collective blogging efforts, woebot et al! )

08-12-2004, 08:00 PM
By day I'm a white-coated scientist, toiling over bubbling test-tubes, strange formulas and a serum which will one day make me rich and/or turn me into some kind of superhero.

By night I trawl blogs on the internet, soaking up music and inspiration like a sponge, which I fully intent to wring out into my own blog one of these days.

I'm also plotting the return of a night I used to run with my mates, where bedroom DJs and record collecting anoraks alike were offered 15minute DJ sets throughout the night.

08-12-2004, 09:45 PM
Hello! John from the frozen wastes of Manitoba, Canada, toiling away in the offices of a cross-country music chain. Jazz, Hip-Hop, Metal and unique music of all stripes make life well worth living. Been enjoying the conversations and musical suggestions here for a while in full-on stalker mode and decided to add an enthusiastic voice wherever I can.

It's a lot of fun to see so many interesting voices converging in one place, helping me to track down even more wonderful music to spend my hard-earned money on.

10-12-2004, 09:18 AM
Konnichiwa to all and sundry,

I'm Melmoth. I teach literature and write poetry and listen to music and when I'm not doing that I walk around South London like a faintly puzzled ghost.

My favourite poem today is The Shirt by Robert Pinsky, here:


And thanks to Matt for setting up the great Dissensus :cool:

20-01-2005, 03:55 PM
I'm Oliver Craner.
I like: poetry, women, wine.
I work in a shop.
I want: power, love, influence.


20-01-2005, 06:23 PM

20-01-2005, 06:50 PM

Anna de Logardiere
25-01-2005, 01:48 PM
Hi, I'm a temp, I keep getting offered sales jobs and I'm really unenthusiastic about them so I'm stuck going from office to office but there's a tiny part of me that's getting a kick out of it. I live in Central London. I haven't really worked out what this board is about yet but I liked the top thread in the Politics section so I thought I might as well register.

26-01-2005, 08:22 PM
Me = old old skool ilxor and pre-ironic noize dude, re-locating here after the cultural schism. no blog cos I'm too old and fat. i sell jazz records for a living (that isn't a euphemism) and generally like art/music by drugged up fuckos

08-02-2005, 06:01 AM
I am young, teenage, broken, complicated, eloquent, lucid, loving, loved, seeking, listening, uncomfortable, discontent, fearful, awe-ful, insignificant, omniscient, destructive, reconstructive, rhythmatic, bizarre, thoughtful, talented, pretty, ugly, ill, ill-fated, limitless, powerless, controlling, submissive, passionate, idle, depressed, synthetic, repetitive, panicked, pacified, addicted, overcome, fleeting, permanent, figmented, fragmented, this too shall pass in my reformed soul of united states that fleet the moment they are concieved. blhablahblah i can talk a lot of nothing.

09-02-2005, 05:35 PM
I suppose I should do this, too.

Sometime (longtime?) ILXor, failed blogger, wannabe filmmaker, wannabe wannabe.

I feel bad writing such a trivial post during these sad times, but...well...

10-02-2005, 06:30 AM
Add one more to the role call...

Brokeman from Vancouver, Canada. Happy to have finally found a spot where I can comment on posts by all the folks who's blogs I've followed over the years. Also a little bit intimidated by the prospect of having to say something... hmm.

I'm a musician of sorts, a DJ and a grad student.

Happy as hell to see all the usual suspects!

10-02-2005, 02:44 PM
I have $150 dollars to spend for the next two weeks.

11-02-2005, 01:37 AM
Sorry I missed this thread up until now. Hello to all i'm a Brighton (England) based dj, promoter and digital arts student. Musically, I straddle the divide between techno, electro, acid, kraut, sublow, dubstep, minimal house and iDM :confused:

11-02-2005, 02:51 PM
Alright everyone. I'm from Milton Keynes in the UK and run a local music and culture mag called Howlin'. Also DJ and put on nights amongst other stuff. Stumbled on this forum but looks pretty good.

16-02-2005, 06:03 PM

this looks a interesting friendly place to visit between shifts.

big up the manchester crew - big up anyone up north and the glasgow mahusive.

respect to the east end, etc.

11-03-2005, 12:29 PM

I live in the UK and my work takes me all over the place...

When I can I'm part of this www.indianhead.org.uk

Been enjoying Dissensus and related blogs for the past couple of years. Excellent!

16-03-2005, 02:20 PM
Hi! I'm Chewshabadoo, but my real name is Matt and I live in Brighton.

Found out about here through ILM, on which I've been a sporadic poster and lurker, since the Greenspun days. I mostly lurk here too, but occasionally I'll pop up with something mind-numbingly obvious and/or trivial to punctuate a thread.

Musically, at the moment I'm really into the tech/minimal/house continuum, but I've been deeply in love with pop, shoegaze, jungle/hardcore, post-rock, krautrock and C64 game music in the past as well as brief affairs with jazz, metal, hip hop, rnb, ambient, IDM, Punk... you get the picture, I'm sure you're all been through the same.

I've also been making music almost as long as I've followed it, usually inspired by what I'm into at the time. Check out some low-quality samples at http://www.sum0fapitch.com

19-04-2005, 04:16 AM
Is this place actually still in operation?

Last post in this thread reads as 2004 . . .

I'm . . . um . . . . from America

I was,until recently, a professor of art full time . . . . visiting artist gig, now I am an adjunct . . . I make video art and installations . . . but I am increasingly disillusioned with academic art and thought in the United States . . . I am becoming increasingly interested in making sound/art/noise . . . . vaguely rockist based . . .

My tastes range from anything to anything . . . . I will like Michel Chion right after Elvis sandwiched between Acconci, fred McDowell and Flipper . . . throw in Bach and Varese, Shepp and Ellington and you get the idea . . . hey I even actually liked what's-her-Pop-name-just-got-pregnant's big recent hit . . . forgot the name though

I love Spinoza (Heidegger and Gadamer as well) . . . I have a BA, and a strong interest in Philosophy . . . ah . . . but from many years ago . . . . anyway . . . I look forward to being here if this place is actually happening . . . . seems the music forum is the place to go . . . . so here I go

02-05-2005, 02:23 PM

I was fortunate enough to be at the RIUASM shindig in London last week, so I went and read Blissblog and then found this place; I'm a student in Cambridge and do a student radio show here (indie, post-punk, indietronica type stuff - nothing very cutting edge, because I don't hear as much new stuff as I'd like, and because I don't want to alienate the staion's listenership too much... (I also noodle around with making music, but there's no way in hell I'm posting that to get ripped to bits here!). Favourite band are probably Wire, despite the fact that their first three records are all older than I am; I'm particularly interested in the way that IDM and shoegaze appear to be converging at high velocity (the whole Morr Music/City Centre Offices thing). The collision should be fun to watch.

02-05-2005, 05:43 PM
First off - Much respect to Matt and K-Punk for creating this forum. They were the ones that brought me in from the cold and onto this site. They are an inspiration.

Second off- Just like to say hello to some of the other people I have much admiration for - Blissblog, Gutterbreakz, Spoilt Victorian Child, Original Soundtrack and Said The Grammophone. You are all a must read every day and I would like to thank all of you for your time and love for keeping your sites up and on top of what's going on. Your love is infectious. Please keep it up.

I hope I have something to offer which might prove informative and/or interesting to anyone checking in.

Would also like to generate some friendships that might evolve from this forum. The possibility of visiting and meeting other Dissenus members is an illuminiating prospect.

So here's to a long and bright future for Dissenus and its contributors.

Best regards,


13-05-2005, 04:20 PM
Very big thanks to those who started this forum; I arrived here via Koons and I like it here so far, though I am beginning to suspect I'm one of the few women posting so far, which may or may not be a good thing. I am a North American (I call myself this as I am technically an American but have been living in Toronto/Ontario for a long time) and I am interested in just about everything discussed here - not just music, thought, literature, etc. I am a writer, tutor, nanny and was brought up to revere music, art and books. Invariably I have a lot to catch up on and living over here puts me at somewhat of a disadvantage; I will ask questions, I will try to stir up debates and participate in them when I can. I also hope to meet other Dissensus folks here (and who knows, maybe elsewhere one day)!

I do have a blog called <a href=http://lenann.pitas.com>Carrot Rope</a> but I don't write there so much as maintain a ton of links and quote other sources - it's more 'content management' or whatever the hell it's called, than pure writing, which I do on paper or elsewhere on the web.

14-05-2005, 11:44 AM
Hello everyone. I'm JoeNice.

I was fortunate enough to find this forum via Appleblim (http://www.dissensus.com/member.php?u=180) and his post of my dubstep mix (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=1124) from March 2005 on Gourmetbeats.com (http://gourmetbeats.com).

Loads of friends are on this forum.....i finally decided to do the right thing and register. Not sure what took me so long. Oh well.

Adruu - thanks for passing the cds in NYC. see you tonight @ the Crazy Titch show.

Appleblim - wondering what's happening with the videotape footage from BlackMarket.....

autonomicforthepeople - mastermind of the riddim.ca forum. Big things goin on up North.

BlackDown - We all know who this is......

DJ Distinction - my adopted little brother. Shockingly, we look alike. Same mother, different fathers.

DubQuixote - see you next month @ Sputnik. Gonna be large ! thanks for hooking it up.

Keith P - US grime overlord...

kidkameleon - one of these days....i'll get to San Francisco. Gosh...i love that place. it's all about Calzone's in NorthBeach.

Pearsall - June 25th...trust me.

Plasticman - one of the djs / producers that inspire me to do what i do. Yes....I'm still gonna play THE MAMMOTH REMIX !!!!!!

hope this is an adequate greeting....

24-06-2005, 04:08 PM
Hola Mr. Joe Nice. I am a resident DJ at SPUTNIK and am stoked that you and your crew are en route. Your mixes are the shit. I'll be spinning upstairs (deep crate funk to golden era/underground hip-hop to dub to afrobeat to prince to just about anything under the sun that has soul and back again)...It's gonna be large...

welcome to brooklyn!

Σ-j ("sum-jay")

24-06-2005, 08:26 PM
hello everyone, my name is Leo and I'm an alcoholic. just kidding. I'm a graphic designer / dj living currently in Los Angeles. if everything was perfect I would be a painter and composer but for now I'll have to make do with my mac and turntables. thinking about moving to Berlin or London in 1 year but who knows which way the wicked wind blows?

This is the first forum that I'm really happy with... the thoughtful posts, interesting topics, and links to dj mixes (I'll have some up soon).

round of tequilla shots for everyone!

31-07-2005, 05:46 PM
wa gwan?

representing houston tx, i like long walks from my computer desk to the kitchen and back, farting basslines, big booty ho's that hop wit it, candy paint, dykes on bikes, damage control, nike, jamaica, krylon, sharpies, kitchen aid mixers, kool-aide and jung.

11-08-2005, 09:21 PM

21-09-2005, 10:10 AM

West London but not into Dad House, former U75 and UK.Music.alternative poster, looking for somewhere new to post. Hello flowers, hello trees, hello board...

21-09-2005, 03:48 PM
Just found my way here - think im gonna enjoy the stay....[b]

22-09-2005, 11:45 AM
hello, wagwan, safe

hi big up 2 all de users, im nu, just joined,
holla @ma thread in music, (safe :) )
and big up 2 all de reanz manz dem in WOLVERHAMPTON, an all de uva mans n gashes dat kno me.
Big up 2 ma Brehz in GLOUCESTER.
also a big big shout out 2
DGA- my crew
TDC, TNG, TYG, Younga Stakes, Higher Stakes, N neuva crew O Ye GT frm BHAM n FUL CLIP frm WEST BRUM and all dem manz up there
Nuff love 2 my Famz.

Nice 2 Join Hi Every1

X1X :) :)

02-10-2005, 08:37 PM
Got into dissensus through different grime posts (sdc, woebot) who introduced me to Ruff Sqwad (and I would like to thank them for that). Still waiting for Silver to post up some/one set, like you promised about 1,5 year ago!
I buy vinyl, not because I'm a DJ but s I can play them to my children in 10/15/20 years time. Good luck to the people who want to do that with cd's or mp3's.
I love grime, however my taste is leaning towards the more fine and sensitive riddims.
Soul, Jazz, reggae (think Sizzla and Richie Spice), Soulful House and classical Chinese music come in second.
I consider dancing a spiritual act, especially a night full of soulful house (jack, jack, jack your body) is a merg of mind, soul and body. I'm the best white guy dancer I've ever seen.
I live in Amsterdam but I'll be in London for a few months.

tom duck
02-10-2005, 11:40 PM
Googled for an author, can't remember who, found myself here & wanted to stay! I'd like to meet y'all, I'd stand you a round of mohitos and try and avoid getting into a fight about how Heidegger sucks...

How abt a food forum?

08-10-2005, 12:08 PM
hey... I'm Cam. Currently in the Suburbs on the edge of Tokyo via Brisbane Australia... came here via Gutterbreaks and Kid Kameleon's blog. Worlds worst bedroom dj and most inarticulate blogger. Never really bothered with forums before this one but it's a great source of knowledge and entertainment.

09-10-2005, 02:46 AM
** hi **

I'm shy.


dubstep or die.

Bomb20, Vex'd, Techno Animal - its all good.

09-10-2005, 06:24 AM
hI ALL, I'm a 21 yr old biology undergrad living in Singapore. in spare time i write music/film reviews and also produce breakcore and other forms of electronica on my little pc.

qwerty south
21-11-2005, 08:16 AM
i repeated this post later in the thread. must have been toasted...

man and machine
13-01-2006, 01:42 PM
hello. picked up a veiled refference about this place over at the dubstep forum, tracked it down, liked the look of the place, so decided to sign up and check it out.

from south africa, but living in london now.

11-02-2006, 01:24 PM
Hi there. I'm thirty-something and languishing on the outskirts of London. Can't remember the exact path that led me here; via someone on another message board posting Woebot's top 100 I think. Anyhow, there's obviously a lot of well informed music talk, so figured I'd sign up and pick up some recommendations. Is it compulsory to be into dubstep?

01-03-2006, 06:41 PM
I'll be 25 in about three weeks, start working on my Masters in English in the Fall at the University of Georgia. Living on the outskirts of ATL right now. ATL, btw, has this atmosphere, something stony and ancient, I think it's shared by other cities that have been burned to the ground. Like London in 1666. Probably Rome too. It's that feeling of a surveillant presence, the Empire PKD raved on about in his schizophrenic years. There's this screeching, mechanical sound ever daybreak... but I digress.

I look forward to some intelligent, hopefully not-too-confrontational, discussions on this board.

02-03-2006, 08:45 AM
I'll be 25 in about three weeks, start working on my Masters in English in the Fall at the University of Georgia. Living on the outskirts of ATL right now. ATL, btw, has this atmosphere, something stony and ancient, I think it's shared by other cities that have been burned to the ground. Like London in 1666. Probably Rome too. It's that feeling of a surveillant presence, the Empire PKD raved on about in his schizophrenic years. There's this screeching, mechanical sound ever daybreak... but I digress.

I look forward to some intelligent, hopefully not-too-confrontational, discussions on this board.

hey mate, glad we got you sorted. welcome aboard sah!

john eden
02-03-2006, 08:51 AM
Is it compulsory to be into dubstep?

LOL. No it isn't :D

Which is quite fortunate for me...

09-03-2006, 05:03 PM
I've got an undergraduate honors thesis (on Badiou) due tomorrow, so I'm using procrastination as an excuse to introduce myself

henry s
09-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Helllooo Dissensus!

my name is Henry S, I am an architect, and currently live in Boston...I won't tell you my age, but will offer the following clues:

First record bought: Brownsville Station, "Smoking In The Boys Room" (on 45!)

First album bought: Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits (on 8-track tape!)

First concert: Electric Light Orchestra (at the Pontiac Silverdome!)

grew up a rock head in Detroit...happened upon Electrifyin' Mojo one night on the radio and stepped into a new musical world...

I don't DJ, and have been too lazy to start a blog...I do like to post here, though...

11-03-2006, 07:42 AM
Hello - i'm Jamie and i've been a lurker for a few months now. Living in Brisbane, originally from Nottingham, England. I found this place while looking for dubstep mixes. Liking what i see so far.

Sorry for the crap username, i'm criminally unimaginative.

12-03-2006, 11:31 PM
missed this post. allo everyone, name's Jim, curator of a gallery, filmmaker/soundartist, erm, good to have found you all! god bless you and all who sail on you!

13-03-2006, 04:34 PM
Pretty much of a generation with Henry S above I think

First record - Telegram Sam (and Chicory Tips 'Son of my Father' - the roots of Goldfrapp)
First elpee - Actually, Horslips, Happy to meet, sorry to part, but the first relevant one was Ziggy Stardust
First Gig - Emmylou Harris in Carlton, Dublin 1975 (with James Burton on polyester suit and paisley tele)

occasional musician, local crew operative/ supervisor, and PhD prisoner .....

14-03-2006, 07:41 AM
hello to all (better late than never).

qwerty south
14-03-2006, 10:35 AM

i'm chris

freelance layabout - no job too small...

14-04-2006, 01:47 AM

I am a random 26-year-old Perl hacker currently living in east London (as opposed to East London). My interests include cats, space and generally kicking out the motherfunking jams.

Victor Xray
24-04-2006, 10:05 AM
Hello Dissensus

I'm an Aussie from Sydney but living in the nearly deep north of Brisbane, QLD for the past year. I was turned onto dubstep by Seb & Luke from Sub Bass Snarl when Kode9 came out and played a set at Frigid, I can't remember when that was, but it must have been some time ago 'cos it was at the Hopetoun.

I like dubstep and some grime, I started out buying the 12" but have since switched to getting downloads off bleep and buying the occassional cd. I also buy a lot of JA dancehall, I still buy 7" off ernie b's, yah I also like old bloke things like 30s mississipi delta blues, bluegrass and honkytonk.

I discovered a link here from a link off blissblog. I am a Sydney post-punk type from the circa 1981, being a thirtysomthing is nearly a distant memory from last year ... I fought the cold war and the cold war won.

30-06-2006, 04:28 PM

I am coming in here from New York City. I started listening to ambient, glacially slow music. I have been picking up breakcore 12's for a while, the Broklyn Beats and Peace Off labels example what I like. Now I am frequently picking up dubstep 12's. I love fantasy, animation and electronic music. I am frequently either working on my stuff, or going out to see something going on.

I look here because I was searching for a way to get newish info without having a list of blogs to re-check.

02-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Hi, I'm swears.
My real name is James and I'm 22.
I can't really be arsed describing myself because it always comes off like I'm trying to make some sort of good impression (ugh) or something. I suppose you'll all get to know me in due course...

the undisputed truth
20-07-2006, 10:34 PM
My name is Robert, though you might recognize me as...

...trust though, I was them but they were oftentimes the worst in me

the best is yet to come...


20-07-2006, 10:51 PM
Some posts already but better late than never. Hello! :o

Norma Snockers
25-07-2006, 08:09 PM
Hello! My name's Mark..... I can't put anything else, it feels like an interview at clown school.

25-07-2006, 08:11 PM
from iceland though, that's interesting

(except for sigur ros, who are very uninteresting)

Norma Snockers
25-07-2006, 11:31 PM
from iceland though, that's interesting

(except for sigur ros, who are very uninteresting)

I agree, well past their sell by date + Iceland is great!

27-07-2006, 02:38 AM
Hi all,

Where shall I begin? Well, my name is Brittney.
(Hence my username.) I am, obviously new to
the forums. I have been home schooled by
both of my parents throughout my entire
nineteen years of life. (In the state of Texas,
to be exact.) I, personally feel I have gained
quite a bit of moral standards for myself. (As
opposed to attending public school, I mean.)
I, as well enjoy creative writing in my spare

alain delon
29-07-2006, 09:17 PM
hello dissensus,

my name is michael (you're not lucky enough to get the real msr. delon), and i'm a student in french and history from pennsylvania in the united states. for fun i like literature, film, weightlifting, theory, hiking, learning new languages or portions of them, american football, and a collectible card game now and then.

i won't bother with lists of the musics, or authors i like since they'd prolly be prohibitively long.

29-07-2006, 11:54 PM
hello all!

been reading blissblog , blackdown etc for a while thought it would be about time to join up. er dunno what to say really , joining a messag board feels like first day at school really , "oi new bwoi ... sing ba ba blacksheep".....

big auster, kafka , pelevin , kubrick, kobo abe , ballard ,kraftwerk , lfo , kode 9 , miles davis , horsepower , drexciya, photek fan... could go on for ever really as others have pointed out plus its late...

allo to mr Hex - a fellow londoner , safe to the guy who likes weightlifting and collectable card games (don't see that combination too often!) and the home schooled lass from texas - i've never met a single soul whos been homeschooled! Assuming tis more common in the states....

19 yr old male if anyone gives a monkey's////

15-08-2006, 10:19 PM

peter, freelance writer and manual laborer for massive toy company. no, i can't get you free barbies. i feel kinda silly for not being here sooner, but glad to be here now.

12-10-2006, 12:52 PM
erm bettysnake

works for a african ngo publishing a radical newsletter about social justice and all that.

gonna do a phd next year with the lovely open university

likes bassy bassy stuff and noodly alice coltrane-y stuff and especially i like dancin and cookin.

lives in Brighton.

unhealthy moodymann obsession.

Grievous Angel
12-10-2006, 01:21 PM
Hello Betty! Welcome to Dissensus. It's usually quite nice here.

I don't there's any such thing as an unhealthy moodyman obsession, is there?


rusty sheriff
27-10-2006, 10:31 PM

I'm Rusty...

I make south coast noise hip hop things in Portsmouth.

You lot seem nice...



22-11-2006, 01:27 PM
I posted on this hello thread a couple of years ago, and I've only popped back intermittently since. So, erm.. hello again.

Did I miss much?

john eden
22-11-2006, 01:34 PM
I posted on this hello thread a couple of years ago, and I've only popped back intermittently since. So, erm.. hello again.

Did I miss much?



Hello again!

26-12-2006, 01:33 AM
hey everybody my names krankissey and this place seems pretty cool.

05-01-2007, 09:39 PM
hey guys i'm chris and i'm fond of bass heavy music.

06-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Damn! I have been participating in this forum for a second and didn't notice this thread until now.

I really enjoy music, dj'ing it,dancing to it, listening to it, meditatiing to it, playing it, making it, mixing it, collecting it etc... I am not a huge fan of writing about music. I do enjoy reading the observations of others about it however.

I live in San Jose California.

M y alias is based on the initials of my last and first name = wc
Some people may know me as selector dub u or dub-u on other forums, etc...

I enjoy the enlightening banter about music and other topics here at dissensus.

15-01-2007, 11:52 AM
Hello All!

15-01-2007, 01:58 PM

Mr. Tea
15-01-2007, 05:15 PM
I'm Mr. Tea and I must say I'm intrigued by this 'bus-stop' music you all seem to be so terribly keen on.
Sorry, 'dub-stop'. Whatever.

15-01-2007, 06:25 PM
so michael, operation condor, good times, no?

15-01-2007, 06:34 PM
winketty wink

15-01-2007, 10:29 PM
so michael, operation condor, good times, no?

Shh! I'm supposed to be in witness protection!

16-01-2007, 12:42 AM
I'm Mr. Tea and I must say I'm intrigued by this 'bus-stop' music you all seem to be so terribly keen on.
Sorry, 'dub-stop'. Whatever.
yeah it's all bustop and subweigh around here ;) welcome

Mr. Tea
16-01-2007, 11:08 PM
Heh, I'm not *that* much of a noob, I've been to a few dubstep nights I enjoyed a lot. Have to admit that 99% of the music talk here goes right over my head, though. :rolleyes:

21-02-2007, 03:25 PM

im new here - how do I get a picture next to my name ? i uploaded a pic but it's not showing.

28-02-2007, 05:10 PM

Im dropping by dissensus by way of slsk, and can be found there via this username. I live in NYC and used to dj jungle and minimal techno, but now I make tracks and will post them occasionally. I liked what I read by the people on this board and liked the sets being posted, a little more selective than the wash of old school sets.


28-02-2007, 05:22 PM
Hello. :o

Jeanne: You have to make sure the image is at most 80x80 in size. Most people resize pictures in editors (like MS Paint), but you could also try finding one that is already that small. Here is a google search on ‘dog’ which only shows small pictures:

dog (http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&imgsz=icon&q=dog)

Jaie Miller
07-03-2007, 04:54 PM
Great website tis the dissencus. Loads of info for which one is greatful.

I'm 19 years old, opened an outlet in N.London. Rebel Music. CDs, DVDs, Clothing, (new era hats t-shirts etc.) Few dubstep bits, hip hop, house, Indie. Internet cafe. Its rather spectacular, if you live in town you should come see.

19-03-2007, 04:57 AM
greetings from Atlanta. I'm coming from the Joyce-McLuhan-McKenna-Theall cluster... hopefully I can offer something to these discussions. Long-time reader of Hyperstition, K-Punk, etc. Not sure why it took so long to register, but glad to be a part of this cult/community :)

22-03-2007, 05:19 AM
Hey everyone just thought ill introduce myself
my name is sam i love music, and i think anybody who doesnt should be locked up and made to understand what its all about. Personally i think there is only two types of music

But if you ask wat are my favorites i would say trip-hop downtempo minamel etc etc
if your still wondering look me up on soulseek user name is the same here im always looking for new tunes so if someone thinks they have something worthy send me a msg or somthing.
Apart from music i enjoy anything life has to throw at me.
look foward to speaking to everyone looks like a great forum.

13-04-2007, 06:18 AM
This seems a good thread for a first post :)

I'm still wondering what goes on here...why this forum exists? It seems to cover a lot of topics, hard to pin down. I'm liking what I see though!

13-04-2007, 02:05 PM
This seems a good thread for a first post :)

I'm still wondering what goes on here...why this forum exists? It seems to cover a lot of topics, hard to pin down. I'm liking what I see though!



13-04-2007, 09:44 PM

13-04-2007, 10:03 PM
yes yes, we love BOTH Sizzla AND Tom of Finland here. :)

17-04-2007, 02:12 PM
"Hello World".sub(/He/, "'a")

08-06-2007, 05:38 PM
Erm, Hi. I'm new and, having read through some threads, I'm quite intimidated by most of the posters on this board. I'm a 17 year-old female and I don't have any particularly interesting anecdotes to share. I think that the massive grime and dubstep threads are great, though.

Mr. Tea
08-06-2007, 06:56 PM
Erm, Hi. I'm new and, having read through some threads, I'm quite intimidated by most of the posters on this board. I'm a 17 year-old female and I don't have any particularly interesting anecdotes to share. I think that the massive grime and dubstep threads are great, though.

Never mind all that, you've got an awesome username.
I think it's one of those words that sounds like it should mean the exact opposite of what it actually means. :)

08-06-2007, 07:13 PM
Hi everyone...

I've already got a post on the 'Dubucation' thread over in 'Music' and hadn't noticed this hello thread either!

I've been visiting Dissensus for about a year now (after reading about it on blissblog) but only registered a few days ago. I reckon I read stuff on here just about everyday. Mainly for the music threads but I do check out the other sections as well. My main musical concerns are electronic music in general (from '70's electronics to dubstep) and oldskool 'ardkore/jungle in particular but I love most other stuff as well.

I'm also on Last.fm with the same username......

08-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Never mind all that, you've got an awesome username.
I think it's one of those words that sounds like it should mean the exact opposite of what it actually means. :)

Ha, thanks! You're right, 'pulchritude' would probably be better suited to describing a feeling of nausea, or something.

There doesn't seem to be much mention of last.fm profiles on other threads, so I'll just post the link for mine here: http://www.last.fm/user/universelles

john eden
08-06-2007, 09:04 PM
Hello new people and thanks for coming!

Don't be intimidated, just chip in now and again. It's only the really arsey gits that get shot down in flames. :)

sky at night
10-06-2007, 04:35 AM
hello everyone!

great forum, glad i found you. bay area california here.

22-06-2007, 05:24 AM
Hey everyone.
Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I'm a 23yr old Irish guy currently living in Japan. Big into all kinds of electronic music - been listening to a lot of dubstep recently too, which is how I found this site. Here's my Last.fm page (http://www.last.fm/user/BETAMAXNOMATES/).

09-07-2007, 12:03 PM
hello everybody...
i first bumped into Dissensus in search of grime and dubstep news...i lurked my way through some threads, checked out other subforums and decided it'd be a good idea to register cause i've seen some great discussions here (and it's not that easy to come by such a good board)...
now, some personal info:
i'm 21, from Rijeka, Croatia, i'm a student in cultural studies, i like all kinds of music - right now, my favs are grime and dubstep, hip hop, electropop, and i'm looking forward to getting some insight in post-punk...i'm aware that my english isn't perfect, so, please, feel free to correct my mistakes whenever they occur...also, i'm 'a DJ in the making', sort of...hopefully i'll be spinning grime and dubstep 12'' in the near future, with an occasional UK hip hop track and some electro...and funk perhaps? :confused:

i think that's enough for an introduction post :D


edit: oh yeah, here's my last.fm page as well: http://www.last.fm/user/freakyrixx/

10-07-2007, 07:54 AM
freakyrixx, Betamaxnomates and sky at night i salute thee

20-08-2007, 08:25 PM
I'm Will and I stumbled onto this site from a link on Dubstepforum. I live in Bristol and produce dubstep that sounds a bit like slow jungle, have a listen at http://virb.com/wascal ;)

Benny B
22-08-2007, 12:00 PM
Hello guys

I used to shy away from internet forums/blogs. Lets face it, there's a sea of crap out there, right? But this year I had several epiphanies that have led me to signing up to dissensus...

1) Reading Simon Reynolds' last couple of books, and discovering the quite marvellous blissblog/Woebot/and all that...

2) Seeing Einsturzende Neubauten at ATP and being blown away. I joined their supporters project and really enjoyed discussing music on the forum...wanted more

3) Realising the complete and utter tedium of myspace...

So here I am...To be honest I'm not very knowledgable about most of the dance music culture threads that you seem to have going here, but it looks like a very interesting forum. Haven't really explored it properly yet...

Speak soon...

Itchy & Scratchy
06-10-2007, 10:30 PM
I've been reading Dissensus for quite a bit now. Can't quite remember how I stumbled upon it in the first place, but I do remember that the first thread I read here was on Political/Conscience Grime (http://dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=2066&highlight=politics+grime) (or the lack of). And I've been returning ever since.

I've only registered recently so I can use Search. I'll try not to pollute this place too much. It's a lovely sanctuary from the the other places I frequent. My music taste (http://www.last.fm/user/TimeDilation/)'s far too mainstream for most of you :p.

28-10-2007, 09:51 PM
Hello, how's everyone. Signed up a bit ago and my taste in music has atrophied significatly in the past few years, but the only spice that I can honestly say hasn't turned my off to the medium in anyway has been dub-infused Electro. Computers confuse the piss outa me and I'll be damned if I get online anymore than an hour each day (2-3 on the good ones) so don't expect massive amounts of contribution, but from what I've read this board seems to do well all on it's own.

Oh and I'm a sucka for the steel drums.

09-11-2007, 08:59 PM
I'm just adding my name to the list. I've been hanging around for a while, and even making posts on post it notes and meaning to sign up and post them but I never got round to it. Oh well, here I am.

16-11-2007, 12:24 AM
hi everyone. i'm ben, a student, 20. General fiend (like everyone else here i suppose), so instead the last three records i bought were a phuture comp on trax, a tony allen retrospective and a beat up copy of the first Morris On album. Hey nonny-nonny and all that rubbish. really surprised to find a board like this, but really happy too. i feel a bit/terribly overawed by some of the other members though - a lot of people i respect very much, and indeed whose pockets i will have lined on occasion - but i hope i'm not ridiculously out of my depth.

so anyway, i hope everyone gets friday done and has a good weekend - fridays for me means berwick street in the afternoon, which is always a pleasure.

thanks :-)

(i'd link my last.fm, but for reasons actually beyond me Bob Marley & The Wailers are my number two ever (really...no idea), and i don't want to look like a capital s "Student" who sits around playing Pro Evo and listening to Legend all day, when the reality is at least marginally less crusty. only listen to vinyl anyway etc.)

29-11-2007, 08:02 PM

I would just like to take this oportunity to be the first to welcome our newest member, Onlinepornporn! I'm sure I speak for all of us here when I say we look forward to your cunning thoughts and penetrating insight.

29-11-2007, 08:13 PM

30-11-2007, 08:12 AM
"I would just like to take this oportunity to be the first to welcome our newest member, Onlinepornporn! I'm sure I speak for all of us here when I say we look forward to your cunning thoughts and penetrating insight."
Come on Turtles, it's "Onlinepornrpon" - you must have a dirty mind or something.

30-11-2007, 08:22 PM
Come on Turtles, it's "Onlinepornrpon" - you must have a dirty mind or something.
Oh woops, you're quite right. My appologies, Mr./Ms. Onlinepornrpon, if you felt I was insinuating anything untoward.

10-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Would it be possible to change the colour of the links? I'm having to highlight the dark green ones just to be able to see them.

29-12-2007, 06:10 PM

Just registered tonight but I've been stalking this site for 2 years or so. Can't even remember how I found this place but I'm sure it was dubstep related. Poked around the other forums and found some pretty great discussion going on so I kept coming back. Decided to sign up because I want my 2 cents dammit! Also if I'm typing it looks like I'm doing work.

I'm a 22 year old Aussie guy, been in London for about a year now.


03-01-2008, 02:58 PM
greetings from the pacific northwest. i've been lurking and reading this board since it's opened. also longtime lurker, very infrequent poster on ILM. looking forward to adding my thoughts to some threads in 08.

empty mirror
11-01-2008, 07:29 PM
i am thinking of that Three Stooges bit in which they play lawyers, Dewey, Cheatum and Howe. at first i thought that would be relevant to this post but i've somehow lost my train of thought...

hello! i know a few people here from other fora and i expect the reverse is true.

thanks for reading my post

Agent Nucleus
01-04-2008, 07:44 AM
A big hello from Atlanta! I signed up here a few years ago, but visited infrequently and forgot my password. I recently read Mark Fisher's thesis about Gothic Materialism (Masters or PhD??), and remembered this place, so I thought I'd give it another spin.

04-04-2008, 12:10 AM
i'm connell, 24 from belfast. a friend directed me to this site. he is too afraid to register as he finds some of the topics in the 'thoughts' section a bit heavy going. i had to join to express my delight at the 'african'music thread in the music forum and then i thought i'd pop in here and say hey.

20-04-2008, 04:54 PM
Hello, Im Colz from Dublin.
Long time viewer, first time caller.
Love this forum, but I was late in getting the internet in my life so Im new.
Thats all

noel emits
26-05-2008, 10:47 AM
Who or what is Assimbflalm?

And what happened to tautologist? Yeah I saw you ;)

10-10-2008, 06:59 PM


I'm subframe.

I live in San Francisco.

How's it goin?

11-10-2008, 07:39 PM
Hello Subframe. Not going too bad thanks - you?

13-10-2008, 11:40 PM
can't complain

listening to some new tunes I discovered thanks to this place.


Mr. Tea
13-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Haha, awesome, you've got to be the third person I've seen here with a HAL9000 avatar.

14-10-2008, 12:06 AM
ha, thanks for the reminder, that was all I had on hand last night at home :slanted:

switchin it up now, hold tight.

14-10-2008, 12:24 PM

been here for ages but dont post that much as i tend to get shot down alot by logan sama and others.

anyway, did pirate radio for years as dj outraygeous, got a myspace under the name brokenhomes. made a few beats, nutmeged a few people and now work here


just trying to defeat the credit crunch

also got half a website and a blog at


mos dan
28-10-2008, 05:23 PM

been here for ages but dont post that much as i tend to get shot down alot by logan sama and others.

don't watch this nonsense from logey bear, he does it to everyone. just ignore him or make an essex boy joke ;)

jus wan
06-11-2008, 10:16 AM
hey there dissensus crew! just randomly stumbled on this place after seeing a mention on Ben UFO's Blogariddims mix. Some great thoughtful posts in here. thought I'd say hello and stick around for a while.

Tentative Andy
12-12-2008, 01:47 PM
Well, I suppose I should try and do one of these. Oh hai, and so forth.
Story of how I got here - recently read a couple of books by Simon Reynolds, which I thought were great and which re-ignited me caring about popular music at a more than casual level. So I started checking his blissblog quite regularly, then took a look at some of the other blogs that were linked or referenced - K-punk, woebot and so forth, then started to see mentions of this place in various places and decided to take a look.
Very impressed so far by the level of intelligence, knowledge and wit on display, it's a little intimidating tbh. I must say, the vibe here feels different from other forums I've posted on in the past. My guess is that either a lot of people here know each other beyond the board, and/or this site existed at another url/in a different form in the past. Is this right?

john eden
12-12-2008, 01:57 PM
Welcome to all new posters.

Hi Andy - Dissensus has been at this url for as long as its been going.

But a few of us knew each other beforehand from blogs / comments boxes / other forums / real life, etc.

Plus there have been the odd Dissensus meet ups now and again.

Anyway, don't be intimdated :)

Tentative Andy
12-12-2008, 02:03 PM
Cool, that's sort of the impression I was getting.
Feeling intimidated is in my nature (hence the screenname I guess), but I usually get over it pretty quickly.

12-12-2008, 02:19 PM
hey there dissensus crew! just randomly stumbled on this place after seeing a mention on Ben UFO's Blogariddims mix. Some great thoughtful posts in here. thought I'd say hello and stick around for a while.

i just illegally downloaded your EP :o

Viral Radio
24-12-2008, 10:59 PM
Greetings from Amsterdam.

26-12-2008, 12:20 AM
good on ya Viral.

i guess i should do this given i've started to post here again after some time away:

i'm 29, and i like grappa, chocolate and this board

currently doing nothing in Manchester- i really should get on that..

Dr. Benway
07-01-2009, 04:53 PM
Hi, I'm 16 and have been enjoying a continued infatuation with uk dance music and this seems to be the place with the most insightful discussion.

07-01-2009, 11:14 PM
hi, you supplied a large number of 2step classics for peoeple to steal on another forum. i stole them.

18-01-2009, 07:18 AM
hey there

came here from blackdowns blog and dubstepforum. been lurkin for a while and will probably continue as you all are way smarter than anyone i ever met at college.

25-03-2009, 03:30 AM

Sick Boy
25-03-2009, 12:16 PM
three cheers for t dot

17-04-2009, 07:19 PM
I once made a post here a long, long time ago. However, I made the schoolboy error of trying to introduce myself in a non-introduction post :rolleyes:. Been lurking for quite some time though.

Currently studying at university while simultaneously trying to work up enough effort/inspiration to start DJing etc.


22-04-2009, 02:58 PM
Lurked a bit around 9 months ago, then my laptop and other stuff got stolen from my flat in a shady break in, and only got a new one a couple of months ago. Forgot about this place until the other night, and decided to make an account. Super interesting.

22-04-2009, 04:42 PM
Hello guys.

22-04-2009, 06:39 PM
You still here?

Sick Boy
22-04-2009, 06:58 PM
Yeah, I've noticed a lot of people say hello and then don't post anything. Good on Andy for diving straight in. The water's warm. I swear we're not perverts. Well, we're not all perverts.

Aera Aleph
28-04-2009, 10:03 PM
"Big Hello"

01-05-2009, 04:35 AM
Well aint it surprisin how time slips away
Yeah, aint it surprisin how time slips away - Willie Nelson

12-05-2009, 09:37 AM
would like to say hello, as I havent before, although i started posting already...

04-06-2009, 10:47 AM
hi everyone

im not gonna be around here very much from now on, but just wanted to thank everyone for what i've learnt on this board, loads of great stuff, plus loads of cool people

if anyone ever wants to contact me then im elgatopequeno at yahoo.co.uk :)

all the best

22-06-2009, 04:32 PM

resistance |riˈzistəns|
1 the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument : she put up no resistance to being led away.
• armed or violent opposition : government forces were unable to crush guerrilla-style resistance.
• (also resistance movement) [in sing. ] a secret organization resisting authority, esp. in an occupied country.
• ( the Resistance) the underground movement formed in France during World War II to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy government. Also called maquis .
• the impeding, slowing, or stopping effect exerted by one material thing on another : air resistance would need to be reduced by streamlining.
2 the ability not to be affected by something, esp. adversely : some of us have a lower resistance to cold than others.
• Medicine & Biology lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., esp. as a result of continued exposure or genetic change.
3 the degree to which a substance or device opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy dissipation. Ohm's law resistance (measured in ohms) is equal to the voltage divided by the current.
• a resistor or other circuit component that opposes the passage of an electric current.
the line (or path) of least resistance an option avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness; the easiest course of action.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from French résistance, from late Latin resistentia, from the verb resistere ‘hold back’ (see resist ).

08-07-2009, 12:24 PM

22-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Hi, I discovered these forums via the FACT feature on Woebot. The amount of appreciation for cool stuff on here astounds me. First time I feel like posting myself in a long time. Anyway, cheers everybody! :)

05-08-2009, 06:53 AM
Already posting...

I think a few board members already are plotting my death/downfall... Which is cool...


28-08-2009, 12:54 PM
I've been lurking about there for a while but I thought I'd join in, mainly because I'm bored at work

06-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Hello to all. I stumbled across here a while ago and you all seem like a well-read bunch. Hopefully here to stay!

06-10-2009, 01:31 PM
Hello. Was great to meet some Dissensians the other night and apologies for reading more than writing round here.

Tony Flavourmore
10-10-2009, 07:02 PM

lurked for a while, mainly checking out the deleuze and grime threads. now i'm posting!!

deleuzean grime. wouldn't that be something.

20-11-2009, 11:42 AM
i posted some thread about claude levi-strauss being dead and all on another forum. someone told me it would be more appreciated around here. i met the guy at a james tenney concert, plus he does seem to post here quite a bit so i guess he knows something.

if you read my posts, it'll probably concern books or criticism/philosophy...maybe politics. and i'll lurk around threads about 1970s dub.

Dwight Yorke
30-11-2009, 01:55 PM

Been reading the forum for a while, thought I'd take the plunge and sign up. Basically I'm a second year English/Creative Writing student at Goldsmiths. As I've seemingly lost the ability to write fiction recently I thought I'd combine my two passions: music and writing. I've had a few pieces published in verious London based zines/blogs etc and have set my own one up here:


As you can see, it's pretty thin on the ground at the moment. I need contributors basically. If anyone's at all interested just drop me a line at blankcassettes@googlemail.com


matt b
30-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Thanks and welcome!

06-12-2009, 11:45 PM
Hello there

you may know me from Sonic Router, I'm one of the writers/originators of it.

I just keep finding myself coming to check out your music stuff ever now and again so I thought I'd join in a bit and say hello.

big up ye selves for keeping things interesting.

Park Ranger TVision
17-12-2009, 02:55 PM

Been reading for a while.

Im Simon, introduced to this forum by colleague. Some interesting stuff/topics, and it seems like some interesting people. Recognise quite a few user names.

29-01-2010, 11:49 AM

long time reader. first time poster.

Dr Awesome
10-04-2010, 08:00 AM
Hello Dissenites,

Long time reader first time poster. Found you lot I think via obscure blackdown blog references.

I live in NZ so I'll probably never meet you however, it's nice to read about all the stuff happening in such a London-centric place.

Keep up the good work.

Brother Randy Hickey
13-04-2010, 01:23 PM

in the interests of transparency, I was formerly (and very very rarely) Dubversion, but I messed up some settings last time I was here and wasn't able to post. Did message the mods to no avail, so I've re-registered instead, seemed easier.

So. Ello

Dr Awesome
16-04-2010, 03:49 AM
Oh by the way, is there some sort of arcane reason why I can't have an avatar (Post limit?)?

16-04-2010, 04:26 AM
Like the rest, long time reader, first time poster!

16-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Hello everyone.

"Oh by the way, is there some sort of arcane reason why I can't have an avatar (Post limit?)?"
Don't think so. But I don't know anything about this stuff.