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Funcrusher

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« Reply #390 on: February 21, 2020, 10:12:20 AM »
Following Mike James & Thomas Barnett on Facebook...I think Derrick May's number may be up.

James was the guy who basically created and played the piano line on 'Strings Of Life' - he's never been paid anything in royalties for this. James was never really interested in a music career, and has instead been a journalist for the past 30 years. Anyway, he's writing a book about May, about his theft from almost everyone in Detroit, his musical incompetence.....but mainly, the depositions from women who claim that May has raped them, committed sexual assault on them and generally been a right old cunt to.

Normally you might be a bit circumspect about a lot of this, but with Thomas Barnett (who created 'Nude Photo' and has never got paid a cent), Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Ian O'Brien and quite a lot of other Detroit techno people all going into quite some detail about either theft or musical incompetence by May, and it all seems quite believable.

Ugh, reading this was a shit start to my day. Strings Of Life is probably my single favourite piece of music and May's body of work has a magic for me that only a few have. I've heard the plagiarism accusations before and I'm kind of agnostic about it. May's collected works have a clear single stylistic signature and throughline to them. The piano on Strings Of Life is a unique element in that music so it's no surprise it's played by someone else and it's effectively a sample - if he didn't have proper permission or give proper payment that's a bit crap, but thats the biz. The piano isn't all of Strings Of Life, although it's the best bit, and it's the genius way that it's all arranged and the sound that makes the magic, and the piano guy didn't do that. That piano line belongs there and nowhere else. As for Thomas Barnett I've heard his version of Nude Photo and a bit of his other stuff and it's not as good as May's.

Musical incompetence is a new one to me - his DJing always seems pretty top notch to me, and those tracks must have come out the way they did somehow, so I dunno really.

The claims of sexual assault are clearly something else again and if true, well that's fucking grim. He has a reputation for being a bit of a twat - I can live with him being rude to Kevin Saunderson, but a MeToo case clearly not. Never really had an artist I really like turn out to be a wrong un, hope it's not the case here. Not sure I want to dig into the details right now.

Better Midlands

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« Reply #391 on: February 21, 2020, 10:20:40 AM »
Can't believe I'd never heard of Lone on R&S till this year - lovely bright housey sound.

https://youtu.be/3KcOZ2qHz5g

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« Reply #392 on: February 21, 2020, 10:41:01 AM »
An old classic Andrew Weatherall remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7K-BlSBWes

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« Reply #393 on: February 23, 2020, 06:52:56 PM »
What's Fabric like these days? Never been but I kinda wanna drag a friend along to Jeff Mills next month.

stranger

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« Reply #394 on: February 23, 2020, 08:35:50 PM »
What's Fabric like these days? Never been but I kinda wanna drag a friend along to Jeff Mills next month.

Airport style security on the door (they scan everyone's ID and will probably ask you to take your shoes off) but great once you're inside.

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« Reply #395 on: February 23, 2020, 09:39:45 PM »
Airport style security on the door (they scan everyone's ID and will probably ask you to take your shoes off) but great once you're inside.
but... easy enough to get stuff in still?

stranger

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« Reply #396 on: February 23, 2020, 10:12:26 PM »
but... easy enough to get stuff in still?

Yeah, stick it in your pants you'll be fine ;)

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #397 on: February 24, 2020, 06:29:55 AM »
but... easy enough to get stuff in still?

Just finish your ice cream outside like the big boys

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #398 on: February 25, 2020, 08:25:55 AM »
Incredible album from Yoshihiro Sawasaki - Dr.YS & The Cosmic Drunkards

The first track could be from an early Kosmic Kouriers album, but then it goes all wacky IDM, mixes some Drum n Bass and is generally an amazing listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0cEacc4OkA

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #399 on: February 27, 2020, 12:44:53 PM »
A nice glass of wine.

Florence - Vineyard (Moving Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhpv7P_2QEo

Better Midlands

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« Reply #400 on: February 27, 2020, 01:27:04 PM »
Insync - Storm

The following comment comes from Lee InSync himself, on the music released on "Storm":

"There are only 4 instruments in the track - all Roland, 2 SH-101s, 1 TR-808 and 1 TR-909. There was no hardware sequencer either. Everything was synched using the drum machine triggers. The notes were recorded on the SH-101 onboard sequencers, so the tune was very limited. Also, one of the SH-101s was not working properly. I could not record the same note twice in the sequencer for some reason. You can't really set up a more basic studio than I used for that track. The track was a production nightmare in reality. I am surprised it ever made it to vinyl. There is tape noise on the recording where the cassette deck level was way too low. But....it does sound like rain. It all went wrong but ended up right it seems".

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« Reply #401 on: February 28, 2020, 10:29:28 AM »
Just finish your ice cream outside like the big boys
prolly will, only going for Jeff Mills. Not sure whether to reluctantly drag a friend who I think will love him but has some kind of aversion to Fabric or go solo.





RE: housey stuff in general, been digging DJ Sprinkles's Midtown 120 Blues a lot lately, looking forward to checking out some other stuff

buttgammon

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« Reply #402 on: February 28, 2020, 10:48:29 AM »
Loving this track by Vanessa Worm at the moment, especially the odd vocals.

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #403 on: March 17, 2020, 07:43:30 AM »
My go to Coronavirus track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR4oCfifSf4

Never fails to lift me above existential fear

Ballad of Ballard Berkley

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« Reply #404 on: March 17, 2020, 11:46:28 PM »
Incredible album from Yoshihiro Sawasaki - Dr.YS & The Cosmic Drunkards

The first track could be from an early Kosmic Kouriers album, but then it goes all wacky IDM, mixes some Drum n Bass and is generally an amazing listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0cEacc4OkA

EDIT: Ignore, sorry.

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #405 on: March 20, 2020, 10:37:22 AM »
A fantastic and rare mix from Ewan Pearson (again)

Unknown Artist - Urges 1 (Maas Interdenominational Funk Canal Mix)

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #406 on: March 29, 2020, 03:36:35 PM »
More Ferox squelchy funk with added Claude Young

Naughty & Tolis - Lost Point (Claude Young & Ian O'Brien Remix)

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #407 on: March 29, 2020, 04:24:23 PM »
More Ferox squelchy funk with added Claude Young

Naughty & Tolis - Lost Point (Claude Young & Ian O'Brien Remix)

That's one of my favs, great little tune.

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #408 on: March 29, 2020, 09:48:07 PM »
Fancy doing a collaborative playlist - not like anyone would care, but it might be fun

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #409 on: March 31, 2020, 01:45:47 PM »
Fancy doing a collaborative playlist - not like anyone would care, but it might be fun

We could, but as your knowledge of the genre considerably dwarves mine, I'd probably end up posting the same tracks I've already posted in here :D

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #410 on: March 31, 2020, 01:48:17 PM »
We could, but as your knowledge of the genre considerably dwarves mine, I'd probably end up posting the same tracks I've already posted in here :D

I would not say that - is there a platform/app to do this sort of thing?

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« Reply #411 on: March 31, 2020, 07:49:20 PM »
I've been listening a lot to prolific Finnish producer Aleksi Perälä recently:

 https://youtu.be/ooHL-_8U0pE

Some on here might remember him as 'Ovuca'. He released this classic on Rephlex in 2001:

https://youtu.be/r7o-kWzsoEc

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #412 on: April 03, 2020, 08:22:07 AM »
Amazing EP from an unusual source...vaporwave stalwart t e l e p a t h

t e l e p a t h - Clandestine Love Exchange

The first track is perfect Detroit squelchy funk overlaid with some vape vibes, those squelchy basslines appear in the other 2 tracks with decreasing techno vibes, but still 10/10 uplifting music

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #413 on: Yesterday at 10:55:33 PM »

A Guy Called Gerald - Disneyband
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llOnLy-J3uE

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« Reply #414 on: Today at 12:03:41 AM »
Love those Boo Williams and Lone tracks

As we had In Sync here's another Irdial classic from Aqua Regia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqS6U2h9Zpk

I can't stop playing this Mad Mike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPlRBcYC45Q