Euro-Hop music invades America →
Why Hip-Hop sucks in 2010: Dumb, marketed tested rednecks rapping about their dicks over ultra frou-frou Eurodance tracks. The sound of the future! Congrats America, your music industry now produces hits as vacant and devoid of soul as continental Europe in the 90s! Minaj record aside this trend makes Snap music sound like James Brown loops.
The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy...– Raoul Duke - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Techno in Germany: Its Musical Origins and... →
Somewhat dated but very informative academic piece on Berlin’s electronic music scene. A little heavy on the Simon Reynolds quotes (Energy Flash isn’t the Torah ya know?) but the Germanic rather than Anglo slant is further afield than my usual reading. Incidentally, the fact that I’m reading academic writing unrelated to my coursework when I’ve got a 4000 word paper due on...
Hipsters exist. They are not a myth. They are not Unicorns (although many of them really really like Unicorns). I’ve seen them with my own two eyes. I’ve heard their blather. I’ve seen their films, heard their music and witnessed the closest thing they’ll ever have to art (that is to say, bad fashion). A few years ago they were everywhere in my city, now there’s...
dalatu asked: What is Bro-Step?
Dart Adams Is A Fuckin' H8R (Son Raw reply 98... →
bastardswordsman: Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” has been making the rounds with the Bloggerati for a least a week and it hit the internets between one and two days ago. The general consensus is that Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” sucks. The project’s buzz was enormous. Nicki Minaj also broke a Billboard record for… Interesting piece on Nicki Minaj over at Dart Adams’ place: it’s...
Skream on Rinse 17/11/10 →
Because I’m too exhausted to go out tonight.
Few Afghans know reason for war, new study shows– Associated Press (Few Canadians/Americans/Europeans neither)
Pollution in Beijing was so bad Friday the U.S. Embassy, which has been...– Associated Press (Next thing you know, they’ll be saying the smog there is Swagnificent)
This year in London →
Blackdown’s yearly look at London club music. Though mileage always varies on these things and he sort of sounds like a broken record re:bro-step which he’s been bashing yearly, it’s hard to argue with his overall points. As for me, all I know is that there’s enough good music in all of the corners he’s covering here and very little impetus to keep it segregated....
naming blogs is easy: the contrarian contorting... →
natepatrin: maura: iTunes/Beatles-related headlines this am: “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, baby boomers please just die.” “Beatles coming to iTunes. So what?” “If the Beatles do come to iTunes… will anyone care?”/”The Beatles on iTunes: If It Happens, Should We Care?” (lol @ the pageview economy’s implicit hope that the answer is “yes”) What are the odds that the people who say things like “The...
New Skream on Soundcloud →
Hat’s Off is something special.
I'm just sayin'
Just headed over to Nahright and saw a Drake/Canada Goose Jacket post, a Nicki Minaj Perez Hilton interview and Pharell fronting his emo&b sideproject when he hasn’t had a justifiable Hip-Hop hit in years. and people wonder why I listen to Dubstep. (No shots at Eskay or the fine folks at Nahright, they make due with what they have to work with and it ain’t their fault that the...
It’s got the potential to be militant. Thatcher’s saying was that...– Rave’s making a comeback in London according to The Guardian. Alarmist tone and fact that it never really left aside, I’m taking this as proof that I was ahead of my time in 2008 rather than hopelessly left behind.
I’m withholding all end of the year listage until Pilot Talk 2 drops.
The most challenging element of djing for me is persuading people to dance to...– Peverelist I find that in MTL at least, once you get people to show up they’re willing to give you a chance to do your thing. But getting people to show up though…