Saturday, 2 April 2011

My echo chamber goes up to eleven

Dub, obviously, has had a big influence on dance music, both in terms of technology, philosophy and sound. Electronic music,  has allowed musicians to incorporate this influence without it sounding... well... "cod."

 I guess we're all pretty used to cod reggae. Apart from the family wedding favourites, theres a slew of albums out there with a "reggae" track put in as standard, though it may only consist of a overproduced guitar sound on the offbeat and a pretty young victim singing about cocktails or something.

 Whilst "cod" dub was never as prevalent as the songs of crooning gingers, I have a very clear picture of what it is. Back in the day when I was into punk, there were always ska/punk bands messing around with the idea of dub and it just seemed so completely overdone. Echos flying everywhere, all the time, sounds cutting in and out far too rapidly. The basic elements are there but the tune is never allowed to develop or grow, its just a tryhard mass of snares. But hey, these people arent producers so what do you expect (these simple rock musicians eh?)

So instead I wanted to post a tune which, in my humble opinion, manages to capture the vibe without begging the sound.

Bauhaus - She's In Parties

The dub on that starts at 3:40 but its a good tune throughout.

 I'll update this post with more tracks soon but give us some more, why don't you?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

alright, okay

Time for a bit more of an indepth post, this blog is another music blog, I'll be focusing primarily on UK dance music with a strong emphasis on BASS.

I'm a 20 year old male from northwest london, from a borough which has a particularly poor music scene. Few, if any, venues with decent sound and just no hype whatsoever.

Luckily I still lived in London so its all good.

I've recently relocated to Manchester and I'm proud to say that the dubstep "scene" here is great, I probably catch more sick nights up here than I ever did in London (though missing DMZ and FWD is irritating, FWD began to grate on me after it reopened). I'm hoping to write about the sounds that makes the cities of Britain move , I've also managed to cop a pair of technics up here on the cheap, so why not post some mixes up too?

Aite safe all, I'll update with something a little more topic-focused

Wednesday, 9 March 2011