James Blake

Ory

warp drive
CMYK is brilliant, is it really coming out on R&S the old techno label?

yep. really cements blake's music as post-IDM imo, releasing it on a label that once upon a time put out some of AFX's most important work...

good post by reynolds, for once. really don't understand why he's not into funky though. it's so rowdy, seems like that's exactly what he wants from new dance music.
 

samdiamond

Well-known member
R&S is seriously on point right now, I'm not old enough to appreciate the original manifestation of the label, though I've dug out a good section of the old stuff, but the relaunch (has it been a 'relaunch'?) seems to be putting out some great records
 

mms

sometimes
hopefully r and s won't be like the old days in that allegedly no one got paid for their releases.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Was reading Energy Flash the other night and its staggeringly well written. I'd love to see him really engage with some new dance music to that extent.
 

benw

Well-known member
There's an Outkast - Ms Jackson Harmonimix... no audio as far as I can see but ben ufo played it last night in Brighton. exciting stuff, sounded great! wonder just how many harmonimixes there are floating about now?
 

gumdrops

Well-known member
ok i saw the nme today. it was the dead weather on the cover. with other big stories about the libertines, babyshambles, crystal castles and some other indie bands i cant remember. there was one bit on mark ronson talking about guru which surprised me but yeah, the nmes still an indie paper lol. looks better now though. the idea of them being more embracing of dance/electronic/non indie stuff is cool and a nice idea, though quotes like the ones from the blake piece (which i didnt see) just seem like its selling dance on indie terms (ie doesnt have to be danceable, looks down on that, prizes emotionalism/crying/teary shit over rhythmic energy etc) which makes sense of course in terms of selling it to the readership but doesnt seem to really hint at any new broadmindedness. and not that it has to - it IS an indie/rock paper after all.
 

wise

bare BARE BONES
NME used to do a lot of dance/electronic features when I used to read it way back in the 90s
 

mms

sometimes
ok i saw the nme today. it was the dead weather on the cover. with other big stories about the libertines, babyshambles, crystal castles and some other indie bands i cant remember. there was one bit on mark ronson talking about guru which surprised me but yeah, the nmes still an indie paper lol. looks better now though. the idea of them being more embracing of dance/electronic/non indie stuff is cool and a nice idea, though quotes like the ones from the blake piece (which i didnt see) just seem like its selling dance on indie terms (ie doesnt have to be danceable, looks down on that, prizes emotionalism/crying/teary shit over rhythmic energy etc) which makes sense of course in terms of selling it to the readership but doesnt seem to really hint at any new broadmindedness. and not that it has to - it IS an indie/rock paper after all.

well it's had magnetic man ( benga skream and artwork) on the cover recently, featured ikonika and starkey and joy orbison and more r and b stuff, it's also not concentrating purely on big indie acts, as it has been and the indie bands you couldn't remember are probaby all fairly interesting - and featured aside from the dead weather, despite having their names on the cover the other acts you mentioned weren't acts with features - see what i mean. oh and it had a big thing on rusko or whatever he's called , looks like he's got the same stylist as that guetta fella, dresses in anything thats sent to him by would be sponsors.
 
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michael

Bring out the vacuum
Now that the CMYK EP has officially been released and I've bothered to listen to it, I'm sorry to say that ... it's great. :D
 
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