Ian Svenonius dj sets

IdleRich

IdleRich
Been thinking about this 'cause I just ordered his book, I've never been that much a fan of Nation of Ulysses or the Make Up or whatever but I find their manifestos and slogans and stuff quite interesting and the guy himself is fascinating. I notice that he djs quite a lot and I saw this press release for a night with Calvin thingy from K which said:

"Record collections numbering in the tens of thousands will combine, collide, and meld together to form quite possibly the most dancing, most rocking, and most soul-filled DJ sets of all time."
But beyond that I can't find any description of what he (or they) plays, in terms of either general styles or specific records. Anyone ever seen him or know anyone who has? Better still, set lists would be interesting I reckon.
 

dominic

Beast of Burden
don't know nothing about the dj sets

however, i do rather like the make-up -- think they stand up rather well, i.e., the late 90s albums like "in mass mind" and "save yourself"

wouldn't surprise me at all if he were a great dj of rock'n'roll, punk and soul
 
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simon silverdollar

Guest
it always surprised me that John Peel really disliked The Make-up. he was hardly ever critical about bands, but he was really anti them.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
"wouldn't surprise me at all if he were a great dj of rock'n'roll, punk and soul"
Me neither but I wondered if it wouldn't go a little more leftfield than that as well. That's why I'd be keen to see some set-lists.
Oh well, if no-one's seen him dj, has anyone read this book? I reckon it looks as though it ought to be pretty funny and judging by the extracts my mate read me the other day I reckon I was right.

http://www.amazon.com/Psychic-Sovie...7865227?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193313382&sr=8-1

"Vampirism, vodka and dialectical materialism are stimulating topics, but this set of essays reads like a half-baked dissertation written by a precocious over-medicated narcissist. Often verbose and incomprehensible--I highly recommend it."
 

STN

sou'wester
it always surprised me that John Peel really disliked The Make-up. he was hardly ever critical about bands, but he was really anti them.

I liked them (and NoU) but I think they were held to have a vapid and trendy fanbase and were disliked on those grounds. They were kind of like Rocket From The Crypt or Jon Spencer blah-di-blah (i.e. consciously style-over-substance, to a degree) but they weren't shit.
 

hurricane run

Well-known member
have read the book and seen (heard?) a dj set. played d n b with no mixing as though they (the make up) had just bought the records and never heard half speed bass before. chapter in the book on oasis amusing. girlfriend threw the book out didn't like the cover...
 

catalog

Well-known member
Svenonius is really good, I like his writing

 
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