The 2010s already in the finishing phase, only four months to go.
What was significant of the decade?
#EDM - a terrible juggernaut, coming out of nowhere in 2012, mostly 40+ year old DJs (exception: Skrillex) all of a sudden packing stadiums and Las Vegas
crap avant-garde bandcamp stuff
crap avant-garde bandcampbarty
hall of mirrors
making bollocks on an ipad
rubbish english rapping
sampled to death
shite with an airhorn
sir luke davis
steve jobs' yacht
the apple aesthetic
the elephant in the room
the elephant with the bassoon
the slow death of traditional media
what is sadmanbarty hiding
This installment of my 90s hype threads will possibly be the least attractive - yet it gotta be done
Acid Jazz - I hardly remember much of the actual music, however I do remember several articles in the music mags I used to read back then as a teenager, so I guess it had some importance. Brand...
Was flipping thru my old music mags during the weekend.... Noticed there was a little hype going on regarding "Asians" in UK pop music of sorts. Pardon me though, I am neither British nor Asian, I know next to nothing about it, or even if it was a "thing" at all.
There were Cornershop, Voodo...
There was this mid-90s hype - at least in the German speaking world - regarding "Britcore" - UK Hip Hop, outfits like Gunshot, Blade, Hijack. They had a bit of a cult-following in Germany (and Austria) from let's say 1991-1995, got good reviews in music mags and were repeatedly on tour. Yet...
I don't know if this was actually a "thing" in the UK at all, on the continent it was - "French House".
There weren't many French pop-music acts getting international recognition before the electornic (dance) music revolution of the 1990s. Jean Michelle Jarre, some dicso outfits. I think that...
OK, this time it's some genre - if it's a distinct genre at all - I know almost nothing about - "Lo-Fi". People likethe Palace Brothers/Will Oldham. Nerd-ish people recording folk-rock songs in their bedrooms/toilets (well, it got a wikipedia-entry so I guess it's a genre after all). The only...
Me thinks, this was somehow the geographically distant cousin of trip hop, a bit rouger maybe. Very 1990s til early 00s and US-East coast-y. Main label Wordsound. I quite liked this stuff.
Well, thirdform asked for it, I think it got the potential for a fun thread.
Qustion is, when could you start talking about "Eurodance"? - as a distinct mainstream - "genre" Eurodance was most certainly a 1990s thing. But lots of elements could be found way earlier, like mid 80s chart success...
Another episode of my 90s hypes series, this time - "Big Beat". I frankly admit, I never was a big fan nor did I follow "Big Beat" all that much. At the time Big Beat was quite a hype, namley mid-late 90s I was still very much into techno, jungle, gabba. Gotta also admit, I liked some of the...
1990s hypes revisited - loose series installment 01 - "Easy Listening"
I am going through my old music mags I started to buy as a teenager meaning in the mid90s (around 94, 95) and it's astonishing what trends I had already forgotten about which got featured there. So, anybody remebers "Easy...
I am editing the playlists at this john Peel wiki every now and then, an he played a good deal of jungle on his various shows. I will post the youtube links to tracks he used to play I happen to stumble across. Starting off early 1995:
Worthy Rerelease on Soul Jazz Double CD "Deutsche Elektronische Musik 1972 - 83"
This has been rereleased recently, don't mind the silly discogs offers ;)