That's a good thread, just a lot of links have died :/
'spose I'll just start from the back~
But thanks alot! Was a laff doing it (despite the "iffy mixing", lol best comment we got) lots of new tunes to play out too~
I'm gonna be starting things off with a straight Jackin set, before Oski leads things into grimey all-vinyl 140 territory with a wee bit of B2B at the end.
Get locky! It should be good. I'm peaking already.
ALSO once again this Saturday! InnacityFM from 6-8. Only this time, it's my debut as a fully fledged member of the innacity fam, the first of a regular slot every other Saturday at the same time (With Jambie on the other weeks)!!!
This week's show should be a bit special, As alongside Myself and Jambie, I'm bringing in Ivo "Squiggle" Del Santo (http://www.facebook.com/squiggle.delsanto), head of the Be Ready records collective (http://www.facebook.com/bereadycrew) and most excitingly, two MCs!!! Music policy is majority Jackin, with all the ravier edges of House getting a look in. Should be good, hope to see you all on the innacity chatroom!
it's probably my favourite thing to have come out of the whole jackin bass / house thing so far in terms of pure unadulterated excitement.
whilst i think it's those bass heavy bangers and subby deep house tracks that make the whole movement really new / relevant / hardcore / underground (and great), the fact that these sorts of full on vocal / piano euphoria tracks exist in the same template is completely banging and an absolute dream to mix. it's like the happy hardcore elements of bassline made even happier!!!
shits all over the now overly cliched any-old-random-rnb-sample-off-the-internet-chopped-up-so-its-kind-of-garage-sounding-uk-bass "cool" euphoria tracks template that london's been churning out for far too long now...hate hate hate hate hate...
slightly different also, but check out the sort of hard house meets grime strings vibe on this one!!!!!
the 50,000 watts sample was used on a D&B tune by Rayner in 1999, i've got a feeling it might be on some hardcore tunes as well...
safe bare bones, thought that might be the case!
the dubstep one was massive on dubplate for a bit i remember, probs loefah's version...definitely remember getting pissed and shouting it out a lot around london bridge A LOT before a yardcore back when they happened under the arches haha...bit off topic maybe there lol...
Thanks for locking!
You know I hadn't actually listened to Snapbacks all the way until that point, but that's heavy! Weird that it should work so well when the rhythmic structures of Jackin - straight up 4x4 - and Trap - polyrhythmic snaps and pops all over the place, are so different...
It's interesting cause both Trap and Jackin are very FWD/modern/2k12 scenes, yet the logic of the internet mashes them together even before they've run out of steam and need to get energy from outside musical sources. Is it postmodern when you mash two modernisms together or is it something else?
Also: Would it now be fair to say that one of the dividing lines between the northern/midlands and southern nuums is that northern branch works by innovating the bass line (Bassline wobble, then the DJ Pantha 'Candy Shop' screechy UKB noise, Jackin's hollow-warp-owl-bass) and the south works by innovating the rhythm section (2-step, skittery elcetro grime snares, Half-step, UK Funky BMM KKA KKA BBBMM KKA BMM KKA snares, the 'UK Bass' interest in footwork)
Fuck the overly cliched any-old-random-rnb-sample-off-the-internet-chopped-up-so-its-kind-of-garage-sounding-uk-bass "cool" euphoria tracks template. Jackin's great cause it's dark and stupid and fucked and cheeky and samples loads of old house divas and 90s hip hop vocals and goes BOOM TSK KKA TSK while the bass goes WOB WOB WOB
also, to tie this up with some of the things mentioned in the 'twee' and 'middle class' threads elsewhere on here (childishness and retro in modern music as a sort of rejection on 'lad' culture here in the UK) - jackin bass DEFINITELY has an overtly 'laddish' element to it that other UK scenes do not.
that is 'lad' as in a contemporary youth / young adult lifestyle involving going to the gym, smashing it up at the weekend with the lads, shagging around and all of that alpha male type stuff that you see in jeordie shore etc. it's not just that the music / scene is lairy, it's definitely that modern sort of muscles meets binge britain laddish gym-y type lairy-ness.
i think that house is like the 'lads' dance music of choice cos it's quite mainstream and not very wanky / hipster-y (my youngest brother and his mates go to the gym a lot and rave and listen to nothing but house and techno 24/7...) and with jackin bass it's mixed up with a healthy dose of nuum style lairyness / weirdness that's right on the button, as seen on swag blog....wife beaters, songs about sharing / doing drugs, "not just the beer (drugs you mean)" etc...
those aren't the best examples but TZ definitely strikes me as a proper 'lad' if maybe a slightly a-typical one - posing topless with tigers, doing boat parties dressed as a captain etc.
just a thought innit. i could see jackin catching on in croydon for example...if it hasn't already...haven't been out there for ages...