I ripped a load of my vinyl but never been happy with the results. That's with 1200s with decent carts, needle, a and h mixer into my macpro. Hi hats sound awful. Phased as fuck. Think the analogue to digital converters tear the arse out the recording.
Topic: Industry Standard EV 011 , Hoboken , NJ. Feb 7th (0 replies, posted in Promotional Posts)
Doing our first party of 2014 this Friday Feb 7th . Mix of deep tech and progressive , with our own light/projection show. No cover. PM me if you need any more info .
...but they looked such a friendly bunch . Lol.
Fair enough. Bunch of plebs then. I'm off to get some footage of The Hanover Grand circa 95.
C'mon ....it was 1990, the Micks were superb and everyone up for it. Maybe a bit agricultural in hindsight, but beats a bunch of head nodders and people on their camera phones. Atmos looks amazing.
Bloody Nora ........have some of that!
For what it's worth I think there's a big link between 'Entrance Song' and the last three year's worth of Ejeca, Dusky et al... What the fuck do I know though - I only heard it for the first time when it was released...
True words. That whole 1st MJC essential mix sound. Thought entrance song was superb. Rest of his stuff not so much.
Going back on topic, it must be tough to keep the momentum going regarding producing / playing out. I've basically been a punter for 20 yrs and have seen plenty of producers/DJs have their 15 minutes and then slope off. I think especially now with the ease people can tracks the masses lap up, you will see even more turnover and competition between DJs .
Putting aside the love of the scene, I wonder what returns a track like Entrance Song brought Eats everything. How many units did it shift and what return he made. Be gutting if you quit your job, put a year into a track , gets massive press and blows up but you end up earning say 5 grand out of it.
Suppose licensing and resultant dj gigs have to get factored in. How much you reckon he gets after costs are taken out per gig?
He come across as a genuine guy who basically stuck at it and came out the other end. I'm sure many of us on this board have had a similar background, being in pretty monotonous jobs to make ends meet rather than take the massive risk to hurtle head first into music as a career. I for one toyed with the idea in my mid 20s, bought a lot of production kit but ultimately focused on my 9to5 . I do bits and pieces now and then, run a small local night that I'm beholden to no one artistically so that keeps me going.
Suppose the question I have is what sort of longevity and reward you reckon Eats Everything gets. Ignore the fact he is doing what he loves, I'm more interested to know how much someone in his tranche of DJ superstardom earns? How much a gig? How many gigs per year? How much per track released? How it correlates to his old gig in recruitment. Plus how competitive and cliquey the industry is.
There are some pretty renowned and talented producers on this board that I for one have bought their tracks and paid money to see. Be interested to hear how the industry really is to the DJ, royalty and gig wise and what level you need to get to in order to have a decent standard of living compared to a 9to5. The likes of SnD being on end of the Spectrum, but how about middle of the table DJs ?
xVX 1 - Illuminate
I have no idea what this would be classed as now but when I was 17 and heard this in Zoom records it blew me head off. Techno back then.....
Re: What's are you listening to at the moment? (2,183 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
Never tire of this old chestnut .....
How you using your Audio 2? Headphones on 2 channels / Output on the other?
Dermo wrote:smashdad wrote:
1500 cunts standing round
Who went off here?
No idea mate - Ed was talking a good game a few weeks back wasn't he?
Just skipped forward to the 'midnight hour' record - FSoL - Papua New Guinea - having seen it though, fair play to Sasha, I now understand entirely why he shies away from playing 'classics'... 1500 cunts in Brixton Academy on New Years Eve, at midnight, Sasha drops Papua New Guinea and pretty much the only fucking reaction is 400 phone-cameras go in the air to catch the special moment, where no cunt danced for their fucking lives but almost everyone took a video of everybody else not dancing but taking videos of everybody else not dancing but...
Absolute fucking shit-cuntery of the highest fucking level.
The mix out of PNG was reasonably tidy as well but there's still 1500 cunts just standing around like it was 9.30pm in their god-forsaken local piss-bar and Joe Cunt was playing Alicia fucking Keys really badly.
2014? Fuck off.
I saw them at a shit-hole in Rayleigh in Essex called The Pink Toothbrush in 1991 - it was absolutely fucking brilliant. Saw Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine there a few weeks later - bit of fun that.
Pink Toothbrush......that brings back memories. Went a few times in my 6th form under the pretense it was an indie dance party.
You're being fairly ridiculous here.
No Britpop album had the impact of Sgt Peppers? WHAT DID?!!?!? Apart from Sgt Peppers?
I was at school in that era. Actually, you are kind of right about the tribal divisions - people tended to be into dance music and some hip-hop OR indie (and there were a few metallers who didn't really fit in anywhere). The Oasis vs Blur thing was kind of bollocks because almost everyone I knew who was into Definitely Maybe also had Parklife, and most people in my year who went to Maine Road were also going to see Blur, Pulp, Elastica and all the other Britpop bands around the same time.
Agreed, but the way the documentary was framed that's the feeling you came away with.
I thought Britpop was a small part of the changes taking place in the 90s...not THE change .
Was trawling around Itunes last night looking for a decent documentary to watch and stumbled upon this http://thehandofcountpetofi.wordpress.c … f-britpop/
True this was made in the early noughties so the afterglow was probably still apparent, but christ talk about licking their own cocks. Alburn, Cocker, Hurst and some editor of Loaded banging on about how they changed the country and turned it into the style capital of the world.
As the 90s was the decade I first started going out, starting in 1990 through Uni and into the big wide world, not sure I would necessarily agree.
To me Britpop was the commercial progression of The Roses/Mondays. Watered down and mainstream, it certainly didn't have the impact of albums such as Sgnt Peppers or Piper at the gates of Dawn. Just the natural progression from Joy division, to The smiths, to the roses to Britpop.
Looking back, I do remember there being a bit of a division between house and indie during the mid 90s, very different to the era of the roses/Mondays when everyone was into everything. At Uni we used to call the indie kids "roll with its" and cane them massively . Also vice versa, with the commercial house turd hitting the charts around then not helping our cause!
We were aware of what was happening outside the dance industry, but there was so much better music to buy around that period. Post club it was portishead, massive attack and fsol. Never oasis. As discussed on previous posts, the heavenly social was not the updated upstairs at Land of Oz it was hyped up to be. The clientele just were too boozed/coked and indie whenever I ended up there.
Suppose the fact Britpop imploded up its coke fueled arse around 98 sums it all up. I would say the influence of dance culture on the uk has had far more far reaching and beneficial implications on our culture than Britpop ever did. A fact overlooked all too often IMHO .
It's just like this at the moment cause mainstream America has got involved, and as per usual, are pushing everyone to one side and making the most noise. Both musically and in the media . Due to the ADD culture in this country, they will move on soon enough to something else. Don't fret lads....Hilton will be fronting an alternative rock band in a couple of years.
Probably get slated but liked the foals album. Plus the xx.
Has to do with where you point traktor to regarding your collection. Go to settings, file management, then point traktor to where you store your tracks. Then you have the option to import music folders at start up , analyse all new tracks etc etc.
What I do is just use the itunes library options, then drag tracks to track collection as and when - for example playlists for mixes/gigs.
Vasquez in his heyday?
I remember when he came over and played Cream and there was this kind of hushed reverence thing going on, closely followed by lots of people pretending it wasn't completely meh. New York DJ's have been poncing around acting like supreme beings since the days of Francis Grasso - Junior was just another attitude-laden queen who thought his shit didn't stink. Despite all that, his remix of Wavespeech is an absolute mastodon, even to this day.
Never saw the guy but all his remixes and reports of NY sets at the time ( 92-4) were rather fabled. Maybe PR over substance. Probably the first superstar DJ I experienced, even second hand. Over here the guy is still an absolute ledge in NY circles. Quite heart warming to still hear people talk about the SnDs Twilo residency in the same vein too....that whole period in NY clubland history is still pretty up at the pinnacle
Re: Track that introduced/hooked you onto House music (67 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
808 State were probably the first electronic "band" I was into, used to love In your face and Cubik
Cubik was a massive tune. For some reason we had a copy of that and Techno Trance in the 6th form hut at school we played religiously, which mainly led to "bundles" or general buffonary....whilst others Mal Maninga'd birds in the traps .....heady days indeed
You need to get a dual mono splitter . It turns you basic stereo out from your laptop into a dual mono split. One side for your headphones . One side for your main output. Then in the output section of traktor prefs you select the left chan for cue / right chan for output. Both native instruments and griffin do a cable.
Re: Track that introduced/hooked you onto House music (67 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
probably Big Fun by Inner City, then in the coming years Id get on to the stuff they were playing on Centreforce like Pacific State ( that track used to be played every hour on there Im sure )
808 state were my first electronic "band" of sorts I liked -- Cobra Bora / Deepville / Let Yourself Go......
Solarstone - Seven Cities. Maybe deemed credible as it was on Hooj but it was definitely cheese. Maybe on Lost Language first?
The V-One's Living Cities Remix for me, had a bit more grunt and I loved the bassline on it
........yeh it was on Lost Language I think, have a copy on vinyl in the loft somewhere
+1 - Massive floaty trance anthem........
Topic: Track that introduced/hooked you onto House music (67 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
Around 1989 I got a mix tape off my older sister who was by then walking round with smiley badges and banging on about Acid House. I was 15yrs old. Before then I was in band, playing Anthrax and Metallica covers (with non other than the future Squarepusher).
This was the first track on the C90, with "Flowers" appearing later on in the (loosely termed) "Mix"
Hearing this for the first time was like an out of body experience..........
shaunstrudwick wrote:dutchy101 wrote:
For me it's Edu Imbernon's mix of The XX Reunion. Fucking lovely track.
is there a dub of this?
Don't know. Not necessary, the vocals really work on this. imo.
Great remix. In my top 10 this year. Been some monsters this year. Best vintage for a while IMO