A band I suspect I've always unfairly overlooked. If I'm right the trajectory was sort of bouncy synth pop, then Vince Clarke left and they went more goth, then it was stadiums and leather kecks. Is that right? Someone school me on them cos I've never listened to the albums, just the more famous...
@woops idea, thought I'd start it for him though. Fascinating topic in general
Not just a thread to post poems you like, though that's fine, but also to discuss the issues - what translators should be aiming for, good and bad examples, what is lost and what is gained.
Apart from English I only...
As a sort of offshoot of the 2000s worst decade ever thread I suppose. I'm fond of them even though they're undeniably lame and weedy
Rap, grime, dancehall, and nuum primarily ofc, but other stuff is welcome if it's good
Enjoying reading poetry a bit more recently, probably cos I only get to read without distractions for short snatches of time, and I left all my books behind when i moved to spain - no more picking things up for cheap in 2nd hand bookshops.
Whats worth spalshing out on?
some phrases are kind of standard like ya lel ya leil means oh the night, then there are generally lot of shout outs and so on, so a lot of it is spontaneous but wthin some sort of framework i reckon, it's not a track though that is like one actual song, at least not until it gets...
What are the good ones? And who has the best line in the song? (Any genre)
Inspired by hearing this again for first time in ages and realising how classic it is
I reckon Diddy himself takes it with:
Yeah living the raw deal
three course meals
spaghetti, fettuccine and veal
A thread I think dissensus has been crying out for. Thought it would be good to start with a roundup of some of the big names at the moment and their best stuff over the last year or so
I'll start with Intence, who's obviously he's been discussed a fair bit here before. He's my favourite out...
1. Dum Dum Cry (Dum Club Version) - Masters At Work
2. I Can't Quit (Dub Version) - Bamboo
3. A Day in the Life (Club Mix) - Black Riot
4. Get Up (Club Mix) - Underground Kids
5. Two Notches (The War Call) - Rhythm Warfare
(Roughly 2005 to 2010ish?)
This is when I belatedly got into grime, when it was definitely past its peak but still there was always 2 or 3 gems on most mixtapes in amongst swathes of filler. So let's remember what they were.
Wiley - If you're going out I'm going out too
Stuff that fed into the uk rave scene and reminds you of hardcore, basically. House, techno and hip hop colliding. Samples, breakbeats, divas and feverish energy. Not boring.
Almost anything goes if its from NY in the given timeframe but please keep it ravey - there's already a deep house and...