I do find it interesting that many labels that were once vinyl only suddenly branch out to digital once they've established themselves (garnished enough "buzz").
I also find it funny that a good number of the vinyl only DJs out there aren't even old enough to remember when vinyl was the only option. While I do have love for records, let's not pretend they were in any way convenient. They were a fucking pain in the backside. Back-breaking in their weight. Pressings were often shit. Once the record is scratched or warped it became as good as useless. No way to edit out that naff vocal or shorten that Belfunk-esque 45 minute breakdown. 85% of the people who worked in record stores were absolute cunts of the highest order. Yeah, it was fun in countless ways. But many of these vinyl enthusiasts have a bad case of rose-colored nostalgia.
Marketing scheme. For whatever reason, "limited" now equates "good" or "interesting." Personally, I have no problem with labels releasing vinyl earlier than digital. Growing up with vinyl, I appreciate the culture of it all. But I'm not about to pay Phonica or Discogs prices for music anymore. I would even be fine with a once-a-year compilation so I can have access to the music (not fussed with having anything before anyone else). But many of these labels probably know that their entire existence is wrapped up in the fetish of the unavailable; oftentimes the music isn't actually that good.
I think it would be great. The EM always seems to bring the best out of people. Personally, the cassette tape recordings of these mixes was pretty much the only way to hear this music for years, and being on the west coast of the US those were even hard to come by. It was a vital part of this music (and many DJs) extending beyond the locales (and their residencies). I'll obviously stop short of "don't forget where you came from" as Diggers talents at smashing a dance floor were and are obvious, but many current fans might've given up if it wasn't for the EM always providing top-notch mixes. It's a legacy brand that might not exist if it wasn't for Diggers and the same might be said in reverse.
Their Rinse shows have always been good so I'll give this a go. Shame I can't even understand a fucking thing they're saying otherwise a tracklist might be a possibility as they usually say what most of the tracks are.
 Reverso 68 - Piece Together (Part 2) [Eskimo]   Axel Boman - In The Dust Of This Planet [Pampa]    Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje Mix) [Playhouse]  Eagles & Butterflies - ???  Laurie Anderson - O Superman (M.Giordani Disco Spacer Mix) [Oraculo]   Gay Marvine - Lost In Music [Secret Mixes Fixes]  Gay Marvine - Don't Call The Preacher [Bath House Etiquette]  Daphni - Ye Ye [Merge] 
just finished the first season of treme. it's a bit heavy on the the musical interludes, but quite good so far.
Check out "Show Me A Hero". It toes the line between The Wire and Treme in both quality and in content. As with much of Simon's work, it can be a bit preachy, but I enjoyed it immensely (not as much as The Wire but that's pretty much impossible).
Antonio De Luca - Ascending A Staircase Masayoshi Fujita - River Christian Naujoks - Moments II Constance Demby - Om Mani Padme Hum Bruised Skies - Guide Me 2 Gigi Masin - Music For Chameleons Cass. - ID Peter Presto - Viaduc Kim Hiorthoy - Forskjellige Gode Ting Christian Naujoks - Bar 27 Martin Kolbe & Ralf Illenberger - Annalisa Marvin Horsch - The End
Have given up on ADID... dull and pretentious imo.
Agreed. Floating, noodling, Burning Man nonsense. Burning Man turns everyone into a cunt. Hopefully Lee can step away before it's too late.
..that's either really lame trolling, or you genuinely have no fucking clue what you are on about. Have heard some very varied and rather excellent sets from Burning Man, most recently the Hoj one (who I'd never heard of before) which is chunky and bass-heavy, very different to this in style.
Regarding ADID/Burridge, some of the individual tracks are really well-made, there are always a couple of standout moments. As I said, thought the Emix from last year was really good, and I've enjoyed the Robot Heart sets from previous years, but there's a definite 'tippy-tappy' style evolving here which is a bit lacking IMO
Being based in the Bay Area, we get beaten over the head with all things Burning Man. And recent years has seen the ADID sound becoming the de facto "genre" of choice for the Burner-types - ADID events here have basically become Burning Man light. I personally cannot stand what Burning Man has become and I cannot stand the types who attend it these days; whether it be tech bros looking to network, the Silicon Valley elites with their private camps and personal chefs, or the Europeans treating it like techno tourism. I used to love Burridge's taste in music but now it just feels too closely tied to something I strongly dislike. The sound is just too "ahhh yes remember the sun setting over the Playa?" for me. No edge. No funkiness. Just floaty "I'm soooo mellow" nonsense. Not that I'm jaded or anything...