Happy New Year first of all!
I mostly lurk on here without posting, but suddenly this seemed the natural place to turn, as there's always some pretty deep musical knowledge on display on these boards. Couldn't see another thread dedicated to the topic, so here we go.
Having listened to roots...
cuz i'm one of the worst offenders in starting loads of little grime threads, i thought i'd start this thread, as a place where people can post little titbits of grime info. a little like those 'rolling threads' on ILM.
so, to kick things off:
YOU MUST get the young.dot EP. the best grime...
There is obviously something going on with House music in London with DJs like Mark Radford and dance styles such as cutting shapes / shuffling whatever it is called. Don't really know anything about it so excuse me if I sound ignorant. Thought a new thread to compile and cover what is happening...
REAL hip-hop ONLY
GUNPLAY ON FEEL IT IN THE AIR
What's in it?
Gonna ask something, maybe it's cheeky I dunno, I hope it's mutually advantageous. But I've got a couple of good gigs coming up; Saturday playing at the Bad Vibes Festival supporting Martin Rev and Faust and in a couple of weeks have a couple of spots in Germany including one at the much-feted...
I've seen few other threads talking about booty, ghettotech and juke. But there is this mindblowing street culture in chicago based on footworking and this abstract, dark and fucked up version of juke.
“The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else...this applies to fashion, music, design… anything. If we lose our freedom to be...
I happened across the video for Kano's new song today on YouTube and it provoked me into briefly skimming his catalogue. This, in turn, has provoked me into starting this thread, in which poor ignorants such as myself will ask the forum to give them a run down of the best songs/albums/videos/live...
Does anyone have any experience with Pirate Radio??
Do you have any interesting tales?? Do you listen, if so what do you notice/like/hate??
Been on a few for a while, it would be nice to hear what you guys think. Where they are heading??
cos i'm on a prince kick recently. i'm assuming everyone here likes prince right?
i haven't decided myself yet cos i want to revisit some stuff (especially sign o the times which i always thought was a bit overrated), but definitely leaning towards early minimal funk/new wave filthy era - dirty...
i am looking for the visual side of uk hardcore 92-93.
albums artwork, flyers, posters, zines, videos with rad colors etc.
as nowadays there is a tumblr for any cool thing, there must be a source.
some nice stuff in here
most especially enjoyed the fungle here
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Some of my favourite rap tunes of this year have been Future-aping auto-tune tunes like the following:
Rich Homie Quan - Type Of Way (2013)
Lil Durk - Dis Ain't What U Want (2013)
Any era. Any genre. Any reason. Please explain the reason.
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Rakim might well be miming here but it's still a pleasure to see the crowd going nuts to that break, innit?...
Picked up the best of compilation from the Ethiopiques series. Really liking it particularly at work where more relaxing sounds are the order of the day
well - you know me for a terrible music snob - but credit where credit is due
the man caribou/manitoba - i don't have any of his records bar a remix he did of the junior boys at nick K's behest (may god rest his soul)
but i've seen he's a pretty good DJ
and if you have time on your hands...
It all started with Lil B, did it? I personally like Manga's take on it more than Ilovemakonnen
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Seems to be pretty set in stone now that Vinyl in clubs is dying out. Pretty tragic that people like Youngsta had to switch just cos clubs can't be bothered to look after turntables.
Also CDJ mixes can sound so machine-like sometimes, can hear them a mile off.
Does anyone know why clubs have...
been encountering lots of these type sounds... some of it can be described as abstract r'n'b blog-bass euphoric twerk-trance moody digital EDM bounce-trap with a bit of wobble, loads of drunk synths and micro-programming.
some of it can be interesting or even good. in theory. Fatima Al Qadiri...
ok so we had the great 2 step thread, and I thought it'd be good to have an accompanying thread about 4x4, UK or US.
so, what are your tips? obscure or otherwise...
The internet went boom on these guys like boingboing put it (http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/03/more-on-die-antwoord.html)
OK, put this question out on ILM too, but thought I'd pick the brains of the distinguished and knowledgable people here too...
I'm off to Berlin this weekend, and would love to know some cool places to hang out - clubs, bars, whatever. As for the musical context, very much into Kompakt, Get...
feel out of touch
Ok, everyone in the world knows who Giggs is, but is anyone else trying to keep up with South London's output at the moment? There's just mixtapes flying like bullets in all directions, it really feels like music-as-drive-by, and round where I live, it's everywhere.
im preoccupied by the idea of the gatekeeper at the moment. how do scenes mirror society? what is the relationship between merit and attainment? to what extent is a scene merely a social circle? why meridian over total package?
I've been listening to loads of hip hop again lately after a long time off. Really enjoying rediscovering it all again and being impressed by Lil B, Kendrick Lamar, the new e40 and the like. Am really feeling it, but have to ask where's the homegrown talent at? The last UK MCs who blew me away were...
Northern style that a lot of bassline dj's also play or have switched to.
Post any examples / news / mixes.
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i once lived for a year in an apartment complex, a brutalist social housing thing built in the 1960s. for all its desolation it was cheap and i was treated to a spectacular view of airplanes leaving the airport in the distance, very large windows that bled into the city. i was engulfed by the night...
sickunt generation. how sydney invented the modern man. listen to the beats. check the visuals. get pumped. #aesthetics
IF U WANT IT BAD ENOUGH YOULL FIND A WAY, IF U DONT WANT IT BAD ENUFF, YOULL FIND AN EXCUSE
During the late 80's and early 90's, there quite a few UK soul records that were aimed at sound systems or at least played heavily by some sounds. I think this sort of stuff developed in parallel with jungle, often using the same breaks.
Perhaps the most notable examples are from Soul II Soul...
Strikes me as odd that there isn't a thread about Kanye already on here (perhaps there is and my search function ain't shit). 'Yeezus' is topping all of the end of year polls for music critics, and not a day goes by that I don't see something about Kanye beating up paparazzi, or chucking hecklers...
That last album completely passed me by. What happened to this lady? Did she completely fall off the map?
im looking through this and smiling at photos, well that's my friday afternoon sorted out
I wanna know the best jungle tracks. im a teenager in america so i totally missed out on the whole of jungle. Actually i would rather you not tell me the "best" tracks because i don't want to limit myself ie i want to make up my own mind. so just give me a jumping off point.
Dan Hancock on afrobeats (not afrobeat). I was really into Ice Prince "Oleku" last year but admit I just figured an African act had finally found a way through the major label channels.
a 1000 +1 song playlist centred around London and it's musical culture including, right at the end, important and righteous documents concerning the birth of a distinctive UK MC culture with its roots in soundsystems like...
were there any good comps of this stuff? or (especially!) mixes?? i don't think i have ever heard this stuff mixed, despite being some of my favorite music like ever.
Dubplate Boris. Supa D. Apple. Funky Taffa. and other Rinse DJs. Wigman (?). It's growing and changing. UK house: the new UK garage?
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