drags it down a bit. the difference between d double and bruza is ridiculous. definitely not the most pop stuff he's done though, whole mixtapes of poppy "RnG" he did. some of it is amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA8e-vEJjWw
Bok Bok Bloggariddims Mix: http://dot-alt.blogspot.com/2002/10/blogariddims.html
Elijah & Skilliam Mix Archive: http://www.mixcloud.com/butterz/
why do they always spend so much time getting ready before they go out? mental
thanks for this
dizzee... don't do it
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its hilarious that bands can be LITERALLY DENOTING THOUSANDS TO CHARITY and people on here can only respond with "heh, this band is SO shit, cynical marketing scheme or what". Goddamn, do you guys want to be stereotypes that bad?
take that arctic monkeys, maybe next time you think of giving thousands of pounds of capital + advertisement to a chartiy you'll think about how badly you'll get burned on drowned in sound!!!!
doom's channeling some metal gear solid shit with that coat. awesome
first time i heard it out it almost made me think there was some life left in dnb. that remix is some turgid shit though, all dumb meathead swagger and endlessly revving turd
look to the current underground dance music (particular dubstep and its ilk) scene which continues to be extremely innovative, exciting and fast moving. movements don't need to be in print to exist
yep, this is my complaint with some bits of the album too, everything seems so precise and then those moments seem really crass in comparison. otherwise great record, and great review!
pray hard enough maybe you can go back in time to when grunge is relevant again dude
good article, much preferable to the unbearable egocentricism of half the people this week
a girl AND a black man!
loving how we got from this guy's really awkward, barley-esque non-article onto drowned in sound being a sexist, racist, white centric bed wetters club (which, don't get me wrong, is quite true, but not sure it can be extrapolated from the comments under here)
yes, that mysterious ether that is THE THING ITSELF. reading a good article on music is great; but the idea that nowadays, with the absolute accessibility everybody with a fast internet connection has, "tastemaker critics" are a *necessary* step in finding music we like in the same way a GP is in us being healthy is laughable. i'm fairly sure if you asked your friend/message board for recomendations on music and your bowel cancer one of them would be pretty apt and one of them would not. the fact you listed numerous things that aren't reading what your "tastemaker critic" has to say kind of undermines yours and true's arugument that the music critics are necessary experts for people who "care" about music. everybody who has any interest in music can be (and is) a tastemaker critic, everybody has access to the same resources
so you don't care about music if you're not continually checking what your "tastemaker critic" has to say about it? it seems to melike a reliance on somebody else's opinion to formulate your own shows less interest. its funny to see a week of articles from obsolete journalists bemoaning their own obsoleteness. I welcome the end to self indulgent "tastemaker critics" who elevate themselves above their subject matter (and indeed, everybody else)
most bases have been covered by other commenters, but the end paragraph about warp records being bland now is totally bizarre and sounds like it comes from someone who doesn't really know anything about them or their output
but some of his productions are fun. does seem like a lil bit of an opportunist though.
the pinch and starkey/jamie vex'd records are fantastic, horsey noises is guff though. mu's having a ridiculously good year so far. i've been enjoying the slugabed recently too. good column as always
you're a dumb butt if you don't listen to this
"Yet it’s hard not to roll eyes in some instances: complaints are audible when artists play clubs instead of, aww, nice lickle clean gigs, said grumbles generally coming from self-proclaimed walking dubstep bibles with more opinions than legally-bought recordings"
i don't think that ever happens.. i mean who's got even a little bit of info on dance music and thinks it gets played in a gig format?
i don't think the argument "just stop overthinking it, nerds!" holds water at all, its an average album on its own terms, let alone next to "intelligent" dubstep. I think the trend of trying to produce banger after banger does have a bad effect on the genre in general, as you just get an influx of people trying to make their bass the wobbliest and heaviest, and it becomes this moronic LFO arms race. Then you have to wade through more generic wub wub wubs to get to anything decent.
it just doesn't really gain any momentum at all. there's some really jarring mixes, off the top of my head the mixes from i'm the ish through metronomy through peep thong just falls flat for me. its such an awkward transition of mood between the first two, and then he immediately jumps out of into peep thong (which clashes really badly with the end of heartbreaker, sounds like the keys clash badly). different moods i'm down with, but it doesn't sit in one place for any length of time, it jumps back and forth without ever getting too good in one place (hence lack of momentum). he picks some bizarrely random places to bring new tracks in as well, idk, its just nowhere near the level of quality you'd expect from a fabriclive, and I really like A Trak and this kind of thing.
some really lousy mixing, a lot of weak tracks (i'm equally baffled by AA24 7's ubiquitous existence in clubs and dj charts recently. i blame erol), just not as good or as much fun as i was hoping. the voodoo chili track is one of the better ones though
i had no idea anybody who wasn't an industry stooge would promote it, its pretty fucking bad
kick in the teeth to the british indie pop lot. really not too sure about the foals comparison, but they deserve to get pretty big off this
its definitely looking like it might poke about a 9 for me. mama i'm satan is one of the best songs they've ever done in my eyes. fantastic review
the lyrics are PERFECT
fair score, there's some amazing tracks (erreur jean, lambs anger, two takes it, positif, gay dentists) but it could do with having some tracks cut off. a friend of mine described his albums best as being "a scrap book of all his ideas" some of them don't really go anywhere, but they're pretty fascinating
"It might seem superficial, I mean Condoleeza Rice was black but she was as white as anyone in her thinking. "
what an awful thing to say. people shouldn't reinforce the idea that there's such a thing as "black thinking" and "white thinking". awesome stuff throughout the rest though
in far more of a mainstream way than dubstep anyway. yeah in dance music circles those things are old old old hat or whatever, but they still aren't huge
but glad to hear there's more parts. really enjoy anything barnes says, and good to see a humourous/quirky interview without it being "wats ur fav cheese LOL"
only wish it was longer!
yes yes yes yes
big end of year lists will keep popping up in the future. i thought the plan was to make this list based on the writers who had been on the site in the past? no matter, i hope that the site gets some more writers soon, it was going in a good direction before everything fell through
but its pretty lame that throughout the year DiS gave great reviews to stuff like flying lotus, the bug, cool kids, 2562 et al and then just dismissed them when it comes down to it. this site could be so much more than it currently is if it stuck to its guns sometimes and/or broadened its horizons. people give pitchfork shit but they're both massively more diverse and massively more popular than DiS could probably even hope to be at present. this place just seems to be stuck in a quasi NME rut at present
i meant can't this be a permanent fixture? haha
this is everything i want to read about, fuck late of the pier album dissections and kaiser chiefs take over weeks