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"Loved by the klaxons
adored by the maccabees"
Anyone else seen it?
but there's a new one and i cant find a link, but its even more cringeworthy
'Take undead rave revivalist Zomby. If you'd never had the misfortune of hearing Hadouken!, you might have imagined new rave sounded something like Zomby's music: videogame belches and slasher move synth stabs welded to shuddering dubstep basslines and tartrazine beats informed by everything from crunk to kuduro. His nostalgia for a golden era of reckless electro hybrids manifests itself in his gloriously schizoid musical output. Like his equally reclusive labelmate Burial, masked man Zomby's not interested in playing the star, but his music fizzes with personality.'
seen it on here:
where ever it coems from its seen as good for the scene as long as they get the facts right they can flower it up with as much shit about the maccabes and hadouken as they like to get there readers interested.
holy fucking shit
if i was going to take the piss out of the nme "breaking" dubstep in the form of some kind of satirical article, never in my wildest imagination would i even go as far as "LOVED BY THE KLAXONS!!!! ADORED BY THE MACCABEES!!!!!". amazing. don't worry kids, you can like this dark scary urban music, these posh middle class white people in non threatening guitar bands like it too! oh and that cunt outta hadouken has got some awesome fabricated anecdotal approval too! get your glow sticks out, iiiiitttsss dubstep!
(also, hasn't the hadouken idiot heard of subdub? he lives in a city and loves dubstep but doesn't even know of the existence of probably the biggest night in the north. first he yanks jme's flow, now he's pissing all over dubstep)
he was pretty good aparently.
i wonder if anyone's gonna do the same with dubstep. might be a bit of money in that actually haha..
they have been making dubstep for trendy electro kids for years now.
loads of turd, and loads of samey shit, but i rate a couple of tracks. you're right though, if anyone's gonna "go pendulum" its probably rusko (maybe caspa). his album's coming out on mad decent which is a bit odd. maybe it'll be a bit different considering the rest of the label
Rosko has the odd good track yeah but then there often played with a night full of exactly the same stuff and it really waters it down and makes it sound tired. It ruins the impact of the big wobble and drops when every tune has a big wobble and drop. Same with the really deep stuff if it's all really deep it kind of spoils it unless its really stupidly good.
playing the more in ya face jump up dubstep in their sets like Sinden and Switch / Diplo have been for ages. Plus electro people will get some of that huge wobbly bass going too no doubt.
erol alkan reps a lot of the subtler stuff, seems to play zomby - strange fruit pretty much every set. most producers don't really seem to care about being in a particular genre and only playing that kind of stuff out, generally only shit party pics djs like steve aoki. 140bpm jump up set's not too bad a leap when you're doing a 130-135bpm electro/techno stuff so it works pretty well
I kind of enjoyed the more mash up style of Djing in the early 2000's I use to do it alot with breaks / house / electro / techno / minimal / DFA type stuff / electro clash and all that. But at the moment I'm enjoying a more pure dubstep kind of sound as it's so divers anyway, and other music just doesnt have the space or bass in it so sounds a bit wrong alot of the time with it. I have got some mad 140 bpm electro and techno that goes alright though as well as grime and even funky is upping the tempo at the moment which makes it easyer.
look at the subtitles - 'sounds cool, who's making it?'
what is it with the NME and adjectives, they seem to make up words and genres every week! They're so far up their collosal arses it's face-palmingly shameful. Take this lovely excerpt;-
"Tartrazine beats informed by everything from crunk to kuduro" What the fuck is food colouring doing being used to describe drum beats and what the shit is 'Kuduro'? Embarassing verbal bukkake...
it's a bit like a raw house music ofetn with rapping on it and loads of gangstas
intercontinental grime maybe?
also type bukkake into wiki, the cartoon picture is hilarious
that cartoon is pricless her face is / will be a picture ....
but doesn't have a whole heap to do with zomby. nor does crunk really.. i think they picked the most fun sounding dance music subgenres they could pull out of a hat and just threw them down.
hilarious description that seems like garbage but is actually very accurate
if there was an article called THIS IS NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL: LOVED BY THE KOOKS, ADORED BY MARK RONSON as if some rubbish unrelated band's (possibly fabricated) love for it qualified it at all I bet you'd think it was shit too. Its not about keeping a scene insular, its about how ridiculous half the shit on that page is.
its just the NME's shit writing style even when they are even a little bit right they say it in such an annoying rediculess way that it makes people think there cunts. Plus it's all kind of fickle as they jump on something and forget about it the next week. So although its good its getting exposure to lots of young'uns it also doesnt really keep up any good will to the scene.
as I doubt most people who read the NME will get there hands on most of the good stuff which often exclusivly comes in vinyl form
it's ashit publication, but it's pretty easy to slip into what i was criticising. don't think it's happened in this thread yet, mind.
this is the gayest thread ever
which was headlined something like "Why do The Cribs and CSS love this man?"
Now a bunch of cunts will start liking this shit, so all the bores will hate it. Then the cunts will hate it when NME gets bored. Six months until the end of dubstep!
so I think it's survived
Poorly written and all the fucking mongs who read it are generally the type of cunts who aspire to be in Skins. Seriously, is there a reason for this arserag's continued existence?!! Hard to call but even the cocking daily mail is a better read than the cunting NME.
but you've just got to look at it for what it is. It's for children. Like Skins, it's aimed at tweenagers.
I've got nothing against new people getting into dubstep, i'm all for it, but I don't want it to turn into some shitty fad, which i've seen the NME do to other genres/bands etc, and be taken over by people who don't give a shit about the music but want to be part of the next big thing.
Also the NME has the journalistic style of a slightly-retarded duck and just throws stupid labels at bands/artists without giving any real information or reasonable opinion. In short, the NME are cunts.
and I agree
wow I think you just invented a TweeXDONK crossover hit!
into this scene for me to have any interest in it.
If I had a quid for every time I've heard some posh gonk sat at the back of the bus, boasting about going to a 'mental dubstep night' I'd be chuffed.
Seems to be a lot of 'you've gotta get smashed on pills, man' attitudes surrounding it too.
I don't even know what it sounds like.
there are some nights like that but the good ones are really chileld out and friendly. I really think you would like sub dub in leeds they have a massive soundsystem in the main room that plays dub and old reggae. It's brilliant.
Our drummer's dad used to DJ at subdub, which is why he's called Nestor (as in Bob Nestor Marley).
Personally, I know too many twats that go to subdub to face it.
so all the twats are new to me and I was to busey getting my bones shook to notice really hehe
is doing the friday clubnight at fibbers now. playing all the big hits, menswear through to terris
I can't stand the indie nights in York anymore Fibbers and The Dutchess are lame as hell.
and they've got another indie night on thursday now. at least they're getting the idea that having the only two indie nights in york on the same night is fucking stupid, but still. went into the duchess last friday before coming back to bristol and there was literally 5 people in the entire place. they don't realise that the place is literally too big for york. they have no chance of booking the kind of acts that would fill out a place that big in york on a regular basis, there isn't enough people in york to do it. i've got a feeling they're probably going to get into some bad financial trouble in a year or two. they're booking the same bands that went to fibbers in place twice as big, its ridiculous.
when i'm back in easter i'm hopefully going to organise a one off clubnight, then summer do it on a clockwork regular basis (monthly or fortnightly). straight up dance music, no more indie pandering or whatever.
it was too big, and that was when it was full of massive green tables.
there is no atomsphere what so ever in the dutchess as there is so much space and so little people.
lol at the massive green tables comment too zampano it was easily to big then too hehehe
not really seen anyone mashed on pills at step nights to be honest. Few smokers yeah but it's a more chilled vibe than that ain't it. Youngsta said 'excuse me bruv' when I was having a cigarette outside the xmas FWD and he was leaving and I was standing in the way B-)
Ramadanman was a very shy and humble fellow when I said hello to him too.
Is perhaps the nicest person in music....
he was the bassist in a band that got alot of hype in the NME ages ago.
But yeah he comes accross as lovely on the radio and I've heard many people say he's a delight.
Used to be into mbv, dinosaur jnr etc by the sounds of it. Hes just a really nice, down to earth guy
in the first hour he warms up with anything then the second he goes into a dubstep mix it's wicked.
He looks a little different at the back there.
I was trying to think of the name cheers
Can the world just fucking end now please.
wasn't this about two years ago?
it was ages ago now, so I think it's gona be ok heheh
it seems alright to me
people have just been sayin its fine that the NME are covering it but its the way they do it thats a pile of rubbish. Nothing snobby about that is there?
the klaxons and maccabees aspect?
I have no doubt in my mind Klaxons like it they love dance music and their bugged out CD is awsome.
I've not heard Maccabees I dunno who they are really...
awesome mix of stuff from liars to vibert, good times. what i think is stupid is using them as the face of acceptability to the genre. using anybody for that sake is stupid, it implies that certain things are "ok" to listen to and certain others aren't, like you have to look to the nme or klaxons or whoever before you can form an opinion to make sure its "acceptable". its just shit writing and retardedly divorced from the music
ther always relate stuff thats going on to something they are hyping that moment. I guess it's good for some of the kids that would see that the Klaxons enjoy it and they like the Klaxons so will get into it to. But it just seems like they are treating their readers as dumb asses all the time.
oh yeah then they turn on there opinions in a second... just like in the more recent zomby dubstep article. I quote:
'Take undead rave revivalist Zomby. If you'd never had the misfortune of hearing Hadouken!, you might have imagined new rave sounded something like Zomby's music'
The fuckin NME hyped the shit out of Hadouken at the time and even invented kind of grindie scene around it. Now they are saying its a load of shit.
when NME called duality by Slipknot "one of the greatest pop songs of the 20th century" - it's hardly pop music is it?
I don't know the first thing about dubstep, but it was still an entertaining read.
I'm listening to the maybeshewill album, haven't heard it for a while, it's still great.
maybe tomorow. I really want to catch them live.
and then played a gig somewhere that I can actually get to with reasonable ease.