Does boiler room have an intentionally ghastly set-up so the DJ’s have to work extra hard to get a mix in time? Only I saw that Jaques Greene on there once and his mixing was an atrocity, that might just be him though. Sure it’s happened to a few people mind. He played a really ackward set, it was like oneman, but just shit.
@ Elijah have you not done a butterz takeover? That's surprising.
It seems now they've done a few things @ ADE & got richie hawtin on, so they don't need the artist's theyve been pushing all year any more...
Doesn't help that it seems everyone and their mother has a label. You get one single, and then suddenly "Oh, I got this label me and my mates formed to put out our tunes." NOBODY NEEDS YOUR FRIENDS TUNES ON VINYL. PUT THEM ON SOUNDCLOUD AND BE HAPPY, NOBODY NEEDS YOUR FRIEND'S SHITTY 2-STEP CASSIE REMIX PRESSED UP. IT'S CLUTTERING UP THE GAME.
not sure what you're saying here - that kids are making music and we're just not spotting it, or that we're wrong to say it's easier than ever?
Working class kids are making music, and putting it out. Just because they arent the once that usually eventually find long term success in the music business, you can't discount their hustle.
yeah fair enough. I think maybe journos/bloggers/music geeks are just looking in the wrong places these days? harder to get an 'overview' of creative activity when there are a million different places to post tunes online.
Generally I dont know why you guys care about what most journalists write. I can't say a journalist has ever effected a purchase for me.
A DJ is the only music journalist you need
I wouldn't be surprised if there are many others who aren't as geeky about music as I am (and most of us dissensians are) who find out about a lot of music through newspapers/magazines/mainstream-media websites (as well as radio/TV).
As for the discussion of/theorising about music, I'm not sure there is much point to it really.