Producers/Musicians Who Disappear

vvvwwwv

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But to be a talented producer on that techno dubstep Bristol/Berlin axis and then just decide fuck it. I respect it tbh. Could just churn out tunes and gigs where you aren’t happy, OR disappear off the face of the earth 👏


 

Leo

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probably made no money off it, maybe eventually had a family to support and needed an actual job. it's the story of musicians throughout time.
 

pattycakes_

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But to be a talented producer on that techno dubstep Bristol/Berlin axis and then just decide fuck it. I respect it tbh. Could just churn out tunes and gigs where you aren’t happy, OR disappear off the face of the earth 👏



That axis had no staying power. Which is why dubstep has long ran it's course and has barely any presence today. Some of em jumped (bandwagoned) right onto the trendy techno side of things and maybe stayed there? No idea. All v on brand for the first genre raised on the internet. Anyway I lolled because he was a funny guy to pick. Dunno if he ever got much of a mention on here for eg
 

Leo

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some of this post-dubstep stuff is in a no-man's land: can't picture playing the records very often at home, yet also don't see much utility for them in a club. keysound, all that stuff, who actually buys those records? not many people, apparently.
 

pattycakes_

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Came and went. Product of the environment. Early dubstep years were cool when it was an umbrella for all sorts of stuff but it evolved so fast down to the lowest common denominator, leading us to fkn EDM of all things
 
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vvvwwwv

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Ahhh maybe it’s cos of my Bristol native and he was always friendly in idle hands, the record shop.
Also he’s my mixing kindred spirit
 
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vvvwwwv

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some of this post-dubstep stuff is in a no-man's land: can't picture playing the records very often at home, yet also don't see much utility for them in a club. keysound, all that stuff, who actually buys those records? not many people, apparently.
I do remember students giving it half-arsed oiiii oiiiis to at Thekla with oneman playing and being like ‘is this it?’
 

vvvwwwv

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some of this post-dubstep stuff is in a no-man's land: can't picture playing the records very often at home, yet also don't see much utility for them in a club. keysound, all that stuff, who actually buys those records? not many people, apparently.
I do remember students giving it half-arsed oiiii oiiiis to at Thekla with oneman playing and being like ‘is this it? Yep
 

vvvwwwv

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I mean it’s easy to be classist around post dubstep. Carhartt, red stripe, art students….but eh it wasn’t nice when it was the same about deeptech so…
 

pattycakes_

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Ahhh maybe it’s cos of my Bristol native and he was always friendly in idle hands, the record shop.
Also he’s my mixing kindred spirit

Funny enough we went to the same secondary school in the lake district. He was the year above. Don't think we ever interacted
 

pattycakes_

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Have a feeling in a decade or two's time we'll look back at that whole period and mark it as the time when dance music died. At least for a long moment.

Hopefully the Beynaissance will usher in a new era though. We'll all be dressed in hazmat one piece suits, sipping flutes of artificial champers

Or sthn
 

Leo

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Ahhh maybe it’s cos of my Bristol native and he was always friendly in idle hands, the record shop.
Also he’s my mixing kindred spirit

I actually like a fair amount of the Bristol sound, stuff on Idle Hands, Punch Drunk, Livity Sound, Dnuos Ytivil. BTW, just read the Idle Hands store is closing.

I mean it’s easy to be classist around post dubstep. Carhartt, red stripe, art students….but eh it wasn’t nice when it was the same about deeptech so…

The issue (for me, anyway) wasn't a classist thing, it was that a lot of the post-dubstep music just got boring to listen to.

 
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thirdform

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Have a feeling in a decade or two's time we'll look back at that whole period and mark it as the time when dance music died. At least for a long moment.

Hopefully the Beynaissance will usher in a new era though. We'll all be dressed in hazmat one piece suits, sipping flutes of artificial champers

Or sthn

oh god no. Only when it totally dies can we reinvent something new. I hope business techno gets even more moronic, tech house becomes just a 808 kickdrum, and neo-jungle just becomes an amen on loop. that's when we can bring in the hooligan anatolian plunderphonics.
 

shakahislop

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thirdform

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lol I remember someone getting furious that someone had pressed up an mp3 rip of dem a talk because the test presses/dubplates were stupidly rare and at £40+. Thought it was pretty lame at the time, just an endless rehashing of loefah's mud. and I've been more sympathetic to dubstep than a lot of people on this forum but the deeper scene contrived to turn themselves into an irrelevance. Really the saving grace of dubstep was when it stopped being a UK sound and got reappropriated by mad geezers in Croatia, Turkey or whatever.
 

trilliam

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Loads of them end up as crack dealers. Not kidding either.
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