This is first and foremost fucking dance music. The scene is not about albums. Terrible article by someone who doesn't seem to know shit about dubstep.
it is a dreadfully off-point piece in many respects.
you know you get paid £75 for a blog post like that on guardian unlimited as well.
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What a twat this guy is
unbelievable. so idiots can peddle their poorly written, ill-informed wares and get paid! i guess why should the music press change the habit of a lifetime ooooooh (jk/unfair generalisation)mos dan wrote:you know you get paid £75 for a blog post like that on guardian unlimited as well.
whats the crack with editorial control then?
the scene is yet to produce a good album -a) who fucking cares everyone buys singlesJamie Collinson throws mud at walls as label manager of Big Dada Recordings, promoter of WWWHUT!? at 93 Feet East and as a freelance writer for Blowback, Flux and Clash magazines.
and b) when was the last time big dada released a decent album?
you write for blowback lets quote their website shall wemuch as I hate to agree with a magazine akin to a yearbook for the school in-crowd.
Blowback is a lifestyle title for 21st century media savvy creatures (stnuc)
and i wipe my scurvy arse on there paper
each to there own
why fight a war with a lesser equiped army
interestingly this guy promotes wwwhut at 93ft east where he has put on youngsta and plastician, so it's not as if he HATES dubstep. in essense some of his points are interesting but he doesn't do himself any favours by not expanding upon them and taking a tone which revels in his criticism of dubstep - oh how risque!
i would care less about someone slagging it if they got all their facts straight.
dan, a riposte? i think your contribution to this site is long overdue. especially after the crazy titch one and now this.
to help understand why he disses dubstep (except when linked to grime) and moans about the lack of albums read his other article about grime. It bigs up his grime mates and promises:
"Next year will see full-length releases from Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Kano and Lethal Bizzle, some of the brightest stars in the genre."
suppose he would prefer we spend our cash on grime events and LPs? at least then some might end up in his pockets.
But anyway, he neglects to mention that apart from Dizzee's two efforts there haven't been any good grime albums either and actually the standard of albums if anything has been lower than dubstep. That is really poor, coming from a genre that tries to portray itself as the UK version of hip-hop, compared to what is essentially a 12"/rave-based electronic music genre.
He's talking utter bollocks when he gets into the trip-hop analogy. Trip-hop was completely insubstantial compared to dubstep, and grime is completely insubstantial compared to hip hop. And the notion that trip hop was a "more digestible" version of hip hop is just weird.
The central premise of the post, that dubstep hasn't really delivered outside the context of clubs has to be acknowledged though. Neither has grime, but that's not really the point.
exactly what I was thinking. To date, the emphasis (with the possible exception of the Vex'd & Burial LPs) has always been on tunes for the club, and rightly so. Like Paul said, it's a rave based, single sales, DJ-led genre.ramadanman wrote:The question is whether dubstep is trying to deliver outside the context of clubs or not?
Oh, and has Kode9 really distanced himself from grime?
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