Topic: DJ Mag (Plumps) feature...
Has anyone else read this? I thought there were a few points that hit the nail on the head very well. It was interesting to see that Breaks being a 'multi-headed' genre was acknowledged, spanning the fingerlickin stuff, to what Hybrid do, to the darker Rennie Pilgrim stuff etc...
This is probably stating the bleeding obvious for most people on this forum, but the beats aside I can struggle sometimes to pigeon-hole what 'style' of breaks, say Lavelle or Lisle (from what I've seen of him), would play as opposed to what the Stantons or plumps do! Yeah, I have no problem hearing the difference, but fundamentally I would find it a problem to state that, 'yeh hes playing this kind of breaks, and he's playing that kind of breaks...'
I love my breaks, but I am a punter who goes for the nights out. I dont DJ and I wouldn't really call myself a top-notch train spotter, I buy the cd's and go to the parties!
Its funny how (to my mind) everything has to be categorised to make it easier to get into....Seeing as breaks are stlll growing and growing, how many categories of breaks are there gonna be in the long run? Like house, which is split all over the shot, (prog, tech, hard, deep, funky...etc), can you walk into a vinyl shop now and find breaks split into genres like this, or do you buy all your tunes from a part of the display that says BREAKS!! and know what your getting from reading which label it comes out on?
I wonder what style is gonna outlast the other?
Hope this kind of makes sense, but I just think that saying 'I like breaks!' is a very vague thing to say now that it seems to be becoming such a broad genre!