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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

LISTENING SINCE THE PREVIOUS POST:

FILASTINE- 'BURN IT'
VILLALOBOS- 'FADUTRON/CHROMOSOUL'
VILLALOBOS- 'ACH SO'
V/A- 'SUPERLONGEVITY 4'
MICHAEL MAYER @ STATIC LIVE RECORDING
SOCA PIRATE RADIO STATION
DELIGHT FM OLD SCHOOL GARAGE SET
NEWHAM GENERALS ON RINSE FM
SKEPTA, FRISCO AND PRESIDENT T ON RINSE FM
VARIOUS UNKNOWN PIRATE STATIONS PLAYING HOUSE
TROPICAL TRACKS (BOY BETTER KNOW)

this summer the london pirates seem to be awash with weird, fractured house with sexy, groaning bass. i don't know where this stuff is from, what it is, or when it's from, but it's absolutely fantastic. i'll tape some so you can give it a listen.

4/4 might just be where it's at in london in the coming year i think. may be people want to dance again? in particular, check JME's Boy Better Know Record's foray into splintery, blissy todd-esque 2-step, released under the 'Tropical' name. music for holidays and sun. it's been too long, london...

also making me happy is the return of the mighty Delight 103.00 fm. the most fun and most ramshackle and chaotic garage pirate of them all. if yr lucky enough to hear a so solid kids set, where they do phone-ins so that aspiring MCs can spit their biggest bars live on air, you'll see what i mean.

last night they were playing a join-the-dots mix of skeletalgrime, whumpy grimey ukg from south london's finest Bigshot, speed garage, dark 2-step and todd edwards. really, that's how things should be, isn't it?

2 Comments:

Blogger LRJP! said...

I think you're right, that is how it should be :)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Jesse Proudfoot said...

well. i finally went ahead and signed up for a blogger account simply so i can comment on yours, simon.
first off, it's wonderful to see you back and writing again after the demise of silverdollar v.1. i found it through mark "chimpybits" who i think you know through KDX. your blog turned me on to way more music than i can remember now as well as feeding my obsession with ruff sqwad.
alright, salutory pre-ambles aside, i REALLY need to hear this new house/grime/big$hot-style-garridge stuff that people are saying is all over the pirates. seriously, i'm desperate. i missed the first year and a half of grime and i certainly don't intend to be late to whatever might be coming next if we are indeed in the early days of another shift.
do you know any pirates that are playing it online? being in vancouver i'm going to have to rely on that unless you do upload a tape.
a return to the dancefloor sounds incredibly welcome right now, especially if it manages to take the legacy of grime with it.

2:12 PM  

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