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He also talks about Ballard on DJ Rupture's radio show here:
He also plays some funky!
I have no idea what funky is, but it sounds like it could be horrible heheh... but Kode 9 hasn't done me wrong yet so I will give it a go.
Apple is a total skengman producer and people like DJ NG and Geenus are making some good stuff. The problem is the grimier percussive stuff that Kode plays has really seperated itself as a distinct scene from the annoyingly fluffy US house aping stuff, so its a real mixed bag at the moment.
It is kinda like ghettotek kinda stuff that is coming out of the US but with more of a dirty UK vibe to it, its nice.
but hadn't got round to seeking it out cheers, its a good read so far.
that kode9 is a lecturer at the University of East London? He has a PhD from Warwick Uni
well I knew ages before :P
until I read this.
Thats wicked, the clever mutha
Once I've read High Rise I think I'll read Drowned World. I'm reading The Atrocity Exhibition at the moment, it feels similarly 'adrift'.
I don't think I finished it mind I went back to uni and had loadsa other reading to do and accidently neglected it.
articles like this that make lots of cross-connections. Im only just dipping into Ballard for the first time at the moment, but the whole splayed-out external paranoiac element seems like a good association to make. I like the reference to Burial being architectural too. Its something that I noticed immediately with Geioms "Island Noise", as I listened to it practically everyday on the way to and from college (through the City) late last year. The oppressive, jutting buildings, surveillance and dull soundlessness of the whole thing fitted Geiom perfectly.
I reckon youd get a lot of mileage out of a Beksinski/Ballard/Geiom comparison too.
a good read.
burial makes me think of cormac mccarthy's 'the road'. skippy, gotta keep movin' beats with a dusty smog-sound and omnipresent melancholy.