It just means it's an exclusive cut of a tune recorded for a particular dj / soundsystem etc... as far as I know half the time they're just done for the cash rather than out of a deep respect but I'm sure some logan sama / stelfox types have more info on this one...Johan said:What does it mean that a mix is "VIP"?
And it came into parlance due to the mailing list called IDM, so far as I know. I got on that list in 95 and subscribers were already bitching and moaning about what a shit term "IDM" was, not just for the snobbery involved in it but because heaps of what got written about was not primarily intended for dancing and has certainly not been part of a dance music scene.Pearsall said:"intelligent dance music"
I'll take a stab as best I can - I've made preliminary efforts at digging into it.dominic said:I have difficulty drawing a line between 2-step garage and broken beats -- i.e., there are some tracks that are obviously 2-step, but many others are harder to classify
What exactly is the difference, both technically and genealogically?
i.e., i know that 2-step is descended from todd edwards, etc -- but what's the origin of broken beats?
am i correct to think of broken beats as a global, cosmopolitan movement, whereas 2-step was strictly a london ting?
in fact, i'd like to know more about the people who founded both genres -- if there's such a thing as founding figures in mutational scene-driven music -- and what their previous involvement in dance music had been
(this should probably be it's own thread??? -- i.e., a simple question followed by a series of questions -- but yeah, i'm kinda preoccupied with 2-step and broken beats at the moment)
pretty good stabcooper said:I'll take a stab as best I can - I've made preliminary efforts at digging into it.
My understanding is that this means 'music that is composed (or composes itself)' according to some sort of system. To borrow a Stockhausen metaphor, it's a bit like building a clockwork mechanism and then letting it go; what happens is the music. The composer comes up with some sort of 'system' (this might be technological, or intellectual) for generating music, sets the system going, and the music creates itself with little or no subsequent intervention from the composer.henry s said:anyway, can somebody define "systems music" for me?
For what it's worth this is just a group, maybe not an 'outpost'. As far as I know (though I haven't paid much attention to what they've been doing for some years now) they were more of an acid jazz collective than anything to do with broken beat. That may have changed at some point though.cooper said:an outpost in Japan called the "Kyoto Jazz Massive."