Went to the night Mica Paris destroyed Great Gig in the Sky....never forget the crowd reaction of polite horror. Poor cow just ran off stage. Tough tune to pull off that one. Quality gig apart from that. Shame I missed the Bowie appearance .
Echoes on LIG is fooking amazing. Have to have another watch of that now you reminded me.
It's tough listening to what Gilmour puts out now. The last Floyd album was one too many IMO. Perhaps closure on the debate of what got left off TDB, but pretty tough to digest. I thought the out takes from TDB would be more Orb esque, plus with Youth producing thought it would be more palatial.
I liked RTN and saw Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall during that tour. Was bloody great. Played Echoes which blew me away. Fair play he is touring again and doing MSG here in New York for a few nights which will be pretty amazing, plus fuel the debate if Waters will rock up as he lives in the Hamptons .
I do agree that the producer element of DJing can get rather overly complicated and end up compromising the basics of the tracks played. A producer friend of mine always winces when he hears DJs screwing around too much with tracks as the original artist wanted a track a certain way.
For that reason I never liked sample decks and triggering beats/samples in that manner. Seemed more focussed on hip hop that house. Stems does interest me more depending on what is available . Early days but fuck all out there are the moment so investing in another F1 might be a bit premature . Agree the accapella side if things would be interesting
Judging by what I've seen so far and the tutorials......affirmative.
Never got on with Remix decks in Traktor so never really used the F1, but Stems seems a bit more condusive for house DJs as essentially its just stripping the track into 4 parts you can dick around with using just 2 decks, rather than 4.
Looks like Stems are a bit pricier also - $5 here for the latest Mobilee release. Plus interested to see how many tracks will off the Stem option
I always thought Gurnmills was a fucking great club, genuinely sad when I heard that place was closing.
Probably my fave big club in London along with Fabric and The Cross.
Never liked The End at all.
Never liked turnmills, thought the sound system was dog shit it just sounded like a your local DJ Daves sound set up. It just seemed uneven to me too with the DJ booth at the side of the dance floor and enough steps and hidden level changes to fucking kill you when coming up off a double drop
Yeah, I'm just going on the quality of nights I had there, not the set-up really. Went to the Heavenly Jukebox when it was there, which was great (a spin off night of the Heavenly Social IIRC) and they were the only ones banging out pure energy e-trance when the Ministry and all the other London clubs were being ridiculously snooty about playing trance in 98 and 99, I think I even read online at the time that Palombo or one of his cronies dismissed Cream and Gatecrasher as 'provincial' as though booking Seamus Haji and some Defected twats somehow made you cutting edge. LOL.
The End - I never really got on with this place simply because it seemed so moody the times I've been and about a 99:1 bloke:bird ratio, admittedly Fabric can be like that especially after it got taken over by all the Mediterranean-type wands but it makes the grade on the soundsystem alone, best I've heard. I'm sure if Smallman had ever invited me and seen to my hospitality in there it would be a different story though.
Turnmills was like a faithful old lab. Never let you down. Variety of nights like the gallery and jukebox . Always busy. For that era exactly what you wanted to hear off ya box. Major Lazers in there too ...
In the noughties when peoples tastes got a bit more discerning its popularity waned, but for a period of time it ticked all my boxes
Bagleys was grim. Tons of rooms, sound clashes, club of last resorts.
Bonds in Brum I remember being turd. All very neon. Reminded me of a shopping mall. Julesy on the ones and twos, probably banging out a ton of Tidy trax or Hooj. Mate from Uni dragged us along one night. Never went along with any of his recommendations after that cluster fuck
By all accounts sounds like a boot off at the Dave Swindells exhibition last night between Mr and Mrs Rampling and Steve Proctor. Loads all over Steve's FBpage. Sounds like Mr Rampling is not all peace and love. His pre '88 lifestyle was a bit of a shock based on comments left. Then his new wife booted off on FB to Jenni Rampling .....oh the drama !
Watched the film a few weeks ago and loved it. Have to say I knew about the scene a little bit but didn't realize how parallels with the early house movement. Plus a lot of the old skool were ex soul boys, such as Farley tong and Rampling . Mental dancing. Seems like the Gary was top notch back then.
Scene was always destined to collapse in on itself as it was based on a very specific sound/window of tunes. End of the day all the decent tracks were discovered and that was that.
I remember commenting at the time it was hackneyed, cliched bullshit and I was called cynical and a miserable git. With the benefit of a few years grace I think most people would agree I was on point.
Never liked it, made clubbers looks like complete cretins – so I guess it was ahead of its time in some way
Remember when it came out there was so much hype in Mixmag what with Coxy, Howard Marx and all the like being in it. At the time I was rather meh about it, as I was going through my too cool for school prog perfectionist phase.
Watched it a few times since and it does capture the utter euphoria and enthusiasm of the 90s scene pretty well, and never comes over as a morality tale. If you want to go out and do beans every weekend, fair play to you. It's all good...your call
After party round the house with the Star Wars discussion and subsequent come down conversation nightmare is priceless imo.