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I like the Mike Dehnert, Jasper Tx, Klimek and Shed ones as well.
SCB I think its called..
One of the most fun sets I've seen in a club recently was Scuba.
I saw him at the end of last year on a huge soundsystem in a social club in Leeds. For the Leeds leg of the Sub:Stance night from Berlin and it was like the most perfect techno.
I mean I've always loved techno, but recently I've been finding it hard to get back into and find anything vaulgy recent and good. But Scuba, even though the tchno peeps wont really call him techno... to me he sounds like the perfect techno. It was uplifting, inventive, dark as hell, bass driven with beats that had a groove to them. But he was playing loads of Untold, Joy Orbison, stuff like that... and techno peeps either get excited or scared and defensive about that right now really...
levon vincent, oni ayuhun and now redshape. looking forward to giving this a listen. cheeky jag, but i just recorded a new mix james, think you'll dig it. http://www.mixcloud.com/alwayseverything/always-everything-january-mix/ gimme a shout when you come down for sonic router party as well, should be lots of fun
On the dl now...
That Zomby remix of Martyn is something else.
the redshape side is brilliant too. massive haul last friday with that at the top. can't wait to get the ben klock and roska reworks, klock gets such a brilliant groove with space ape's vocals
Loving the Ben Klock remix, it's far superior to the original. I have to admit that especially with the benefit of hindsight I don't actually rate Great Lengths that highly as an album. Roska's 'These Words', Klock's 'Insanity' and Redshape's 'Seventy Four' all do far more interesting things with the source material.
It's turning into a bad couple of weeks for my wallet (again) - new Mosca and L-Vis on Night Slugs, Hyetal & Shortstuff, Martyn remixes, new Pangaea (grabbed that on Saturday, so brilliant), new Four Tet, Scuba Substance mix...
I think 'Nike' might be one of my favourite things ever already, and I've only properly listened to it about twice.
Twas an impressive evening - 'blim was standardly great, but Arkist and Greena both destroyed the place. Lovely hearing Greena play out some Detroit stuff - Omar S, Carl Craig - at a proper basshead's night.
i picked up the martyn, pangaea, new guido remix, loops haunt 7" from last week, untold remix of f, the hyetal i'd missed before.. rooted not having the new mosca and loops haunt saved me from completely breaking the bank but jeez.. heavy week. lots of exciting new music at the moment, i don't think i've ever been as excited about dance music things as i am right now
unfortunately didn't get to apple pips, was torn between it and some parties and went to the parties (which was a v. poor decision, but end of essays/exams for house mates and wanted to go where the most people were). still really want to see greena, really enjoyed his last release and his xlr8r mix is great stuff http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2010/01/greena. next things i think i'm at are el-b and terror danjah at thekla, dissident with sonic router room, play with heidi, maybe dubloaded and witnessing the headfuck that will be scotch egg and shitmat playing at a skins party.. yeesh.
Need to find some way to afford all this great music.
I agree with you about how exciting it is at the moment - there's an interesting 'round table discussion' on RA at the moment that's well worth reading, where they seem to express concerns that there's only another year left before all this crazy cross-pollination goes stagnant. I guess we can only hope not really - I just find it so promising that at the start of this year there are a fresh crop of producers, partially inspired by the last few years' successes, taking it in different and exciting directions. Mosca, Hackman, Bashmore, Greena's mad Detroit-influenced stuff, all the Night Slugs stuff (L-Vis & Bok Bok are just getting better and better), Deadboy and the Numbers lot... And then there's people like Cooly G, whose new Dub Organizer EPs seem to suggest that she's only just hitting her stride, and Ikonika's album.
I wrote a bit on this for my next Short Circuitry column which hasn't been published yet, but it seems to me that funky's legacy has been to renew dubstep-type producers' interest in expressing Detroit and Chicago influence in their music. The best stuff that's emerging is often not really 'funky' per se (see Roska, Bashmore, Greena, Hackman, Cooly G), but UK nuum music that recognises and integrates the huge importance of the earliest house and techno sounds on dance as a whole. That's also true of the Autonomic crew - Instra:mental and dBridge's stuff is still distinctly 'now' in that it's post-dubstep, post-D'n'B, but flecked with house and techno influences.
It's a strange kind of crossover, as this new stuff is pretty much a (much mutated) descendant of the original schools of house and techno, re-referencing its oldest forefathers and bringing back loads of their best aspects. There's a wierd cyclical element to it that seems to make a lot of sense in some ways.
El-B and Terror Danjah at Thekla's the same evening as Autonomic at Basement 45 I think. I'm torn as I want to go to both, but I'm loving the Autonomic Fabriclive at the mo, and may end up deciding to go to that. Definitely gonna be hitting up Sonic Router though, naturally - will be good to meet you and jimi...
is how much what i really love coincides with dancefloor success. its interesting, complex music, but its also so groove filled, bassy, tribal, sexy.. great djs like jackmaster and the numbers crew recontextualising all this great forward thinking stuff into bonafide club bangers is really cool. i always play at house parties, so techno is usually no go and i find a lot of (new) house a little sterile more often than not so its really good to have some dancefloor ready 125-135 stuff at hand- stuff which i'm behind in such a massive way. another big part of it is being on the cusp of a big development for the first time, i was too young/band focused for the beginnings of dubstep, so this is a nice experience.
thanks for the link, a good read. i really hope it doesn't burn out as soon as they hypothesised, but i think the diversity of the scene right now probably means it has legs to go pretty far and for pretty long before it gets named, bandwagoned and ruined by meatheads. i'll send you my number in a message before dissident, should be a party!
I feel the same especially about feeling on the cusp of something big - when dubstep started I was fed up with all the garage that had been played through shitty speakers in the school playground, and I was interested in band music. It's great to see stuff develop almost week by week as music is passed around and mutates so swiftly. Plus as you said, the music's so interesting in terms of production and complexity, yet so immediate on the dancefloor.
Yeah do send me your number across at some point pre-SR party, will be a massive one.
I'll have a listen.
Yup you'll get a shout for the SR party haha I'm hyped for it already!
It's got the Illum Sphere remix, but most importantly it's got that absolutely mindwarping Ben Klock remix of 'Is This Insanity'. So looking forward to grabbing that.
I just ordered a load though.
D1, Rude Kid, Starkey, Harmonimix, Hanuman / Atki2 & Dub Boy, Terror Danjah... Plus got Pangaea, Sbtrkt, Martyn/Zomby/Redshape, Baobinga/Untold, Mosca, Sully, Geiom... And now I've just seen that DVA and A Made Up Sound are put on friday too...