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(53 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Also doing a stepped discount scheme over next few weeks. Details via opt-in on the site.

Jim-bob wrote:
dogmanstar888 wrote:

Never really rated James Talk, but from what I heard he took a few swipes at people in the industry over using engineers and other things.


Really? Like to explain where you 'heard' this?

dogmanstar888 wrote:

'As I understand it he made his own music which is commendable, but less commendable was the fact most of it was gash.

Can you share any music that you've made? Id love to give it a review. Alas I doubt very much you have. Which is fine as anyone is allowed an opinion, especially on a music board. I've got you down as a no mark at the moment though which means your opinion is also gash. Although if you have also made and released music id be more open to your comments.

Lovely stuff!

It must be difficult doing anything in the public eye because of feedback like this. Although I don't take the point that you need to be on the same level as the person who's work you are criticising to have an opinion on that work. For example you should hear me warm to my opinions on many modern artists - despite the fact that I struggle to draw around my hand.

FWIW I liked Eggs Are Cute. And the only time I ever had dealings with James Talk he was an absolute gent and although having never met me, he replied to my email and put me and my wife on the guestlist for a boat party he was playing at in New York.

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(4 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

I can only hope that Uncle John has a better night this year than last, which ranks as the poorest set I have ever heard from him.

Phoned it in.

Just got sent a link for a free party at Fabric for the launch of the S8. Sir Terry of Francis is playing. And some other bloke I've never heard of.

Downside - it's on Monday night.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/traktor- … 3602869549

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(26 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Can't do better than the HD 25s imo. I've had mine for 20-odd years and only had to replace the padded bit of the cups (and this due to sweating like a pregnant Nun when I'm mixing).

Creamer @ Bedrock

Sasha @ The Gardening Club 1993(?). Cleared the floor at 2am with some beatless, 10 minute epic house intro, when all the crowd really wanted to hear was Brandon Block play 2 Fat Guitars for the third time that night. I'm sure I've mentioned this on here before.

Me @ my 21st. Massive cringe at the memory.

j.p sykes wrote:
GregWhelan wrote:
EDWARDTHECONFESSOR wrote:

being the old fucker that i am i saw daft punk at the astoria in 1996.

orbital at the allly pally mount universe nye 1996 was a rum do.

but nothing beats lilo thomas at the hammesmith odeon 1986...except perhaps everything, everything everything .

i remember being at some do, fuck knows where, waiting for kraftwerk who hadnt played in the uk for about a thousand years...and being bored shitless...1997/8....mount universe/creamfields???

armand van heldon at the battersea power station was terrrible in about 97, he played the' funk phenomina 'for 2 and three quarter hours.

Didnt Kraftwerk play Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo in 1996? Amazed theres been no other festivals there, its just as good as Knebworth IMO

Yes I was there, but it was 1997 - didn't listen to much of kraftwerk to be honest, you could hardly get in the tent.

Great festival though, sasha and john b2b, blue amazon live, orbital, daft punk, way out west, fluke, garnier etc.

Most of my mates ended up in the medical tent though, it was like Vietnam in there...

Yeah I was at that, too. Utter carnage from the very outset.

For some reason we had backstage passes and I stood on the side of the stage for Sasha and John's B2B bit. All very epic house from memory. When Diggers eventually descended from the elevated decks, he wandered past me and said "alright mate" (which considering we'd never met was very polite of him imo). Utterly starstruck and unprepared my response will haunt me forever: "I think you're fucking brilliant." This marked the end of the conversation.

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(16 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Another vote for PowerAmp here...

Enjoyed this, can anyone ID the last tune, after the KiNK remix?

Merci en avance.

Edit: Found it

JJ Salinas - Don't Feed The Fears

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(15 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

smallman1 wrote:

Anyone going?

If yes, I'm there on the Saturday, armed with a gargantuan kitchen sink.

Tread carefully, chief. Sniffer dogs outside public transport and also the festival entrances. Old Bill geared up for mass processing for possession.

Heard this morning from an unimpeachable source.

shaunstrudwick wrote:

06. Daniel Avery - Knowing We'll Be Here (KiNK Remix) [Phantasy Sound]

love this smile

Me too. Wicked track.

Another great mix chief. Really enjoyed it.

Unbroken1 wrote:

..disappointed but not entirely surprised.

Leave a forum to 'evolve' unsupported and it's inevitable you'll end up with something resembling this.

I've posted far far less in the last 6 months than in the preceding X years.. less and less I feel I want to contribute to be honest and all the alias bollocks just makes it feel like fucking hard work a lot of the time

That said, some quality discussions if you dig around amongst the shite and some excellent recommendations in the listening thread, good TV thread, Pierre's book corner etc. Still the odd proper laugh-out-loud moment from the usual suspects too..

I do think this could have been handled so much better if some of the suggestions made a couple of years back were acted upon.. dump all the sub-forums and just have three sections, a 'General Bedrock & music' section, 'Mixes' and a 'Off-topic Bedrock banter- enter at your own risk' area. Rough treatment of noobs, aimless slagging etc. could be quite easily moderated in the former by slinging it in the latter.

I completely agree with all the above. Just put all the 'banter' in it's own sub-forum and let them all rub their bellies in there. It would be easy to signpost and easy for people to ignore. Robust and committed moderation would quickly sort this place out.

Closing this board would be a real pity. The core of it is brilliant and has introduced me to music, people and places that I would otherwise not have experienced. The mixes sub-forum is peerless.

Don't kill it, fix it.

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(85 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Yeah, it doesn't work due to the slight delay which also renders the unit tricky to use with decks.

The Playbar is their solution for TV.

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(85 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Dermo wrote:
elrobertos wrote:

I've got a Play 5 and the sound is utterly brilliant. Excellent separation and really well balanced. It fills the room perfectly. Only downside to it is there's a delay through the line-in, so cant use it for my house party DJing (but that's probably a bonus for everyone else!)

I've also got a Play 1 in the bedroom and for its size, it's perhaps even better. Tiny thing that really pumps sound out - I can't believe how rich the sound is from such a small unit. I'm going to get another one and stereo pair them.

System works brilliantly with all my music on a NAS attached to the router. That and the seamless Spotify integration means I have instant access to anything i want to listen to. It's good to have the same music through the house too.

And the Soundloud hack works perfectly. Sure they'll support this natively soon enough.

Sonos. Love it.

Interesting. So how far behind the 5 in terms of sound stage are the 1s? If you had two 1s would you agree with some of the reviews that they challenge the 5? I cant imagine them having the same weight.

Definitely better sound from one 5 opposed to two 1s imo. The 5 has 5 speakers in it for a start. Only advantage of a pair of 1s is the stereo separation. Mind you I base this all on auditioning them in a shop.

Get a 5. You'll love it.

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(85 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

I've got a Play 5 and the sound is utterly brilliant. Excellent separation and really well balanced. It fills the room perfectly. Only downside to it is there's a delay through the line-in, so cant use it for my house party DJing (but that's probably a bonus for everyone else!)

I've also got a Play 1 in the bedroom and for its size, it's perhaps even better. Tiny thing that really pumps sound out - I can't believe how rich the sound is from such a small unit. I'm going to get another one and stereo pair them.

System works brilliantly with all my music on a NAS attached to the router. That and the seamless Spotify integration means I have instant access to anything i want to listen to. It's good to have the same music through the house too.

And the Soundloud hack works perfectly. Sure they'll support this natively soon enough.

Sonos. Love it.

MattBlack wrote:
Foxy Stoat wrote:

Is Twisted Audio still going? Had some good nights there at Babalou.

Think they just do boat parties now

Correct. The boat parties are great too. Get involved.

It's Miami, then.

Just seen it on the otherwise-hateful FB.

Looking forward to this release.

Edit - just seen this has already been covered on the previous page.

Tune in the OP is decent summer fodder but my word that vocal ruins it!

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(32 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Good remix. They do some really cool stuff.

flares_and_an_anorak wrote:

Having braved the sea of sneering faces which constituted any given night at the Cafe de Paris and Hanover Grand, I can safely say The Cross was one of the most pretentious crowds I've ever mixed with. Pink Stetson overload and blokes smoking menthols - no thanks, although I did have some passable nights in there. Gardening Club had one of the friendliest crowds in London and the back techno room at Club UK was outstanding - full of pogoing nutcases and loons running around in circles shouting their heads off.

The End was pure class though. Somebody mentioned the water fountain...I once dropped a pill out of my mouth into the pan whilst bending for a drink to wash it down. Quickly grabbed and necked it then looked up to see a doorman watching me with a broad grin on his face. More permissible times, they were.

I agree with all of that. Especially the Gardening Club bit. But as someone mentioned earlier you get especially misty-eyed about the club you went to the most.

Never got the love for Gurnmills. Dreadful place and crowd on the whole.

Where's the pics of the sluts then?

Atrocious forumming. For shame.

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(7 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnq61690yl4

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(60 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Grant wrote:
shaunstrudwick wrote:

also considering the Blanc Brasserie in Covent Garden  - so if anyone has any experiences of that feel free to chip in

Shithole above the market, swerve.

Hah! Agree with that review.

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(60 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Grant wrote:
elrobertos wrote:
Grant wrote:

Goodman's is really good for the actual steak, but everything else is a bit shit.  Hawksmoor is good all round - Air Street is my favourite one, and prefer Seven Dials over Spitalfields.

There's not much to choose between Goodmans and Hawksmoor imo. It's American versus British steak restaurants respectively. Best all round experience for me was Hawksmoor in Spitalfields but the best steak was Goodmans in Canary Wharf (but there's sod all else there, really).

Wine, chips and macaroni cheese in Goodman's are awful.  That's a large difference to me.

Fair enough. I didn't try the macaroni or the chips at Goodmans so can't I comment on those. I bow to your broader experience (and girth, lol).

Pleased we agree on the steak though. That's the main thing.

I'm struggling to see how the wine list is 'awful' though. Too US centric for me, but it's an American steak house so I'll forgive that. But awful?