http://energyflashbysimonreynolds.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-dream-of-nineties-is-alive-in.htmlBut now there was no sense of urgency, none of that internal pressure that drove me to keep up and keep track. Just idle curiosity.
I felt a serene disinterest, in the true sense of the word - not uninterested, just with no dog in this particular race.
great piece - totally agree that techno is stuck in a form of stasis. I actually played at Griessmuehle a few month ago and played a mix of new and old stuff, and the reaction was, if anything, better for the old stuffi can relate to a lot here...
I agree - I don't mind a techno stasis! (and 'The dream of the 90's is alive in Kreuzberg' is a fantastic post title). I'm in my late 30's, so I'm now at the point where I am quite content to listen to the music of my youth; it's just amusing to me that so many actual youths are happy to listen to/dance to stuff that is so close to it.it's weird though, a techno stasis seems to be a lot more tolerable than the directions both jungle and dubstep went in.
or maybe i just vicariously thrill to hearing out the landstrumm/jerome hill/perc/uk wonky techno end of things on a big rig. i guess it's like being devoted to drum and bass, yes it doesn't really go anywhere but there are always fine little additions and subtractions, the production fetish becomes the very thing which keeps it going.
that is very male granted but techno nights have been quite mixed matter of fact...
Now why can't i feel the same for new dnb/jungle?
hahaJungle has a restless propulsive energy and so it needs a feeling of authentic excitement to it. Which is why somebody doing a perfect impersonation of dillinja circa 1994 feels like somebody doing a perfect michael jackson impersonation on stars in their eyes
this is an interesting onestill, I think that's just a mental block. if you were to hear something like a Tim Reaper tune in a rave on a big system, do you think your reaction would be, "sorry, this is new and therefore is automatically missing that authentic excitement"?
totally agree with you here, this is one of those things I find a little perplexing about much (but not all!) jungle revivalism - it basically ignores the subsequent 25 years of musical history. why the same old vocal samples, for example? I don't think I've ever heard one of these jungle revivalists sample Wiley or Dizzee Rascal, let alone any newer or lesser-known UK mc.saying that, i would be more interested in a jungle rebore if it wasn't so slavishly devoted to the classic sounds of a 3-5 year period. that's what makes it a bit 'fancy dress' (to use on of luka's formulations)
i think there's a propulsive energy in a lot of early 90s hardcore techno/hard acid etc. you hear magnetic north/kickin stuff on a rig and its this kinda colossal metallic rush.Personally i DON'T think a techno stasis IS more tolerable than a jungle stasis but how about:
Techno has a sort of stasis encoded into it, no? THUMP-THUMP-THUMP-THUMP.
Jungle has a restless propulsive energy and so it needs a feeling of authentic excitement to it. Which is why somebody doing a perfect impersonation of dillinja circa 1994 feels like somebody doing a perfect michael jackson impersonation on stars in their eyes