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...
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?...
feel out of touch
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...
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...
Some of my favourite rap tunes of this year have been Future-aping auto-tune tunes like the following:
And obviously the king himself keeps doing it best
some nice stuff in here
most especially enjoyed the fungle here
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REAL hip-hop ONLY
GUNPLAY ON FEEL IT IN THE AIR
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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?
been loving this LP "Mott"
there's quite a strong the clash connection interestingly
(cult hero) guy stevens was their manager
mick jones later produced an ian hunter lp
I enjoyed this article and some of you may do too
I moved to London in 2000 I think and from then until now when I've ended up at a squat party or an after-party or an after-after party, more often than not this is...
I often start threads like this I know. I guess it's something to do with the way I listen to music. If there is a sound I like I want to hear more things that sound like that. Can that sound be taken further? How so? Whereas a lot of people want to hear more by a band or know about what the guitar...
Now this guy is something else right? I'm not usually that excited about music because there's so much of it and so little that really stands out but Arca is something new and something alien that strikes me in a way that few artists do.
They premiered one of his tracks of his forthcoming album...
Robbed from blissblog;
Archives of loads of stations.
Article about songs pressed onto X-Rays in the USSR
Is there anybody who admires jazz?
I think it's kind of music which not everybody understand but lots of people like.
Which doers you like most?
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...
best thing he's done since "person pitch"
actually i thought he'd blown it because tomboy was weak
and because young prayer was poor i thought - maybe PP was just a flash in the pan
sure he's shown promise - all his Animal collective contributions are their highlights
not sure if there are many dylan fans on dissensus, just curious really.
As I mentioned in the London dying thread, I saw this top 25 clubs in Europe (mainland Europe, not including the UK) in the Guardian recently
And I will look for the UK follow up soon but I was surprised by the number of people in the...
I go on other music boards - mainly those aimed at psychedelia and the like - and one of the things that's quite fun is when DJ Shadow or Andy Votel or whatever puts out a mix and the hive mind tries to ID the tracks one by one.
So, I enjoyed this set and I hardly recognise anything - I know it's...
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...
i dont listen to music anymore but i had a job over winter where i listened to rinse all day and i loved it so much. that daytime playlist. the same 10 perfect songs on rotation day in day out. pop music that was so hip, this amalgamation of all my favourite things. made me really proud of the...
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