I hope not. I was planning while I was in London over the summer to investigate a bit and see exactly how big it is, but never got round to it. UK house is still a really elusive concept to me; it hasn't really been defined to me, yet.
It's not a fully defined standalone thing as yet as i understand it- allowing djs space to play big crossover club shit like "At Night" or Fedde Le Grand (!)...and plenty of vocal stuff... but i think the direction Blackdown is talking about(?) would be represented by something like Apples Mr. Bean which is on his myspace...What the fuck is UK house?!
Actually that sounds fairly similar to the sort of thing I heard...definitely worth keeping an eye on...but i think the direction Blackdown is talking about(?) would be represented by something like Apples Mr. Bean which is on his myspace...
I think I predicted that somewhere on this forum. Seems almost inevitable that if it gets established enough people will start to fuck with it the way they did with hip hop, house, techno, garage, and now house again. Also right on time, if you (simplistically, but let's try it) consider present day dubstep to be about where jungle was circa 97/98, when UKG was developing in response.It's growing and changing. UK house: the new UK garage?
That sounds uncannily like Stageshow Rhythm by Skepta...I remember driving around East London a couple of months ago listening to the pirates and was quite shocked...caught the end of this DJs show (not sure of the station) and he was playing these nuts tunes...kind of a soca beat with weird percussive elements and what I can only describe as rapid-ish (as in ruff sqwad) horns flying around. Well thats what it sounds like in my memory. Then the ads came on and the next DJ was pretty boring generic 'funky'.
Remember thinking - 'here goes the London machine again...'
This Apple guy is actually pretty good.It's not a fully defined standalone thing as yet as i understand it- allowing djs space to play big crossover club shit like "At Night" or Fedde Le Grand (!)...and plenty of vocal stuff... but i think the direction Blackdown is talking about(?) would be represented by something like Apples Mr. Bean which is on his myspace...
mr bean has been getting regular play outs, it was on the rinse studio mix towards the end, and on fuck radio 5 if i remember correctly, so it seems apple is going places, i'd get in quick if i were you sickboyThis Apple guy is actually pretty good.
'Mad Crazy Skank' is deep, sounds like funky grime or something. I could see Tinchy over this beat easily.
Does anyone know if this guy is released or particularly big in the scene? Is this indicative of what this UK house stuff sounds like?
Are there others like him?
No - and apparently "niche" and "bassline" are interchangeable to mean the new-school 4x4 garage that is going on in northern england.man there are too many terms being used
I have too many questions. is funky house not the same as bassline house? what the hell is niche? and Uk house?
Yeah would be interested to know too...are there any DJs who are known as particularly 'forward'...
Supa D seems to be the genre defining DJ...and yeah he does play a fair amount of stuff that could have slotted into a mid 90s Judge Jules set or somethin...a lot of the stuff on rinse seems to be this odd mix (to my ears) of actual deep house (kind of Kevin Yost vibe I guess), MAW, crap handbag sounding stuff a la 1995 and really interesting percussive stuff which sits somewhere between the co-op sound, soca and a hatcha set circa 2003.
Who is pushing the boat out sonically?