Who is your favorite grime / dubstep reporter ?

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Who is your favorite grime / dubstep reporter ?

Post by intoccabile » Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:16 am

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Post by kuma » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:04 am

All of em' and respect to each due, because for those of us that are building in our own cities, it's nice to know what gw'aaan..
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Post by ghettobot » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:13 am

i like simon reynolds.

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Post by spaceboy » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:03 am

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Post by delsa » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:26 am

nah its all about tiny prancer for real. He reportsd about things trat really matter, like lethal bizzles lips looking like fox's party rings....... :idea:
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Post by boomnoise » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:54 am

there's really aren't many so i feel we have to appreciate them all equally, but blackdown's pitchfork column really is setting the benchmark.

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Post by random trio » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:04 pm

inifinite and mr clarke..always good reviews.

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Post by n-type » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:55 pm

can sum one post up a list of them and their different blogs or websites if they got them.

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Post by dubway » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:06 am

RANDOM TRIO wrote:inifinite and mr clarke..always good reviews.

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Post by alex bk-bk » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:41 am

simon reynolds got me thinking about the whole damn thing in the first place.

nowadys, fiddy, blackdown, infinite are holding their own, but we need MORE PEOPLE

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Post by dq » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:55 pm

Alex bk-bk wrote:simon reynolds got me thinking about the whole damn thing in the first place.
respect is definitely due to simon. energy flash is crucial reading for anyone interested in electronic dance music. but it's worth noting that he has never embraced dubstep at all.

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Post by alex bk-bk » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:01 pm

nah i dunno he's talked about it a little bit definetly. I've red Blissblog posts about Kode9, Digital Mystikz and Loefah before, I'm sure. I'd link you, but I'm lazy and I find Blissblog annoying to navigate. It was round about the time when Grime and then Grime 2 were coming out. So he HAS talked about it. But i don't think it's energetic enough for him, seems like the whole energy/momentum aspect was crucial to why he liked grime so much

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Post by blackdown » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:02 pm

dq wrote:
Alex bk-bk wrote:simon reynolds got me thinking about the whole damn thing in the first place.
respect is definitely due to simon. energy flash is crucial reading for anyone interested in electronic dance music. but it's worth noting that he has never embraced dubstep at all.
no one writes on the level simon does but dq's right, simon's never supported dubstep. in fact kode 9 and i have spent a lot of effort over the years fighting the critical battle to argue for dubstep.
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Post by r33lc4sh » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:16 pm

can anyone post some links to mr raynold's writings on dubstep??
i really liked his book a few years ago
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Post by boomnoise » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:41 pm

i would love to read simon on dubstep, his level of discourse would be really beneficial in dealing with some of the bigger ideas around dubstep's position in the hardcore continuum.

do you have any idea martin, as to why simon hasn't really engaged?

and by critical battle for dubstep what do you mean? for coverage in the music press or for simon's attention?

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Post by pete_bubonic » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:47 pm

tiny prancer everytime, if not just for the jokes wiley and jammer gif in the top left of his blog :lol:

To be honest I'm quite keen on the local guttahbreakz, he seems to appreciate a really similar variation of genres, have a sense of humour and just come across as a bit more 'human' than the uber reporters of blackdown and alike.

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Post by alex bk-bk » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:03 pm

hmm, well the search function on blissblog is fucked (i gave up when it returned no hits for 'grime' HA ha)

but i did find a few other bits

here's K-Punk on the Rephlex comps:
http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/002632.html
and from an early post on K-Punk regarding 'southside garage'

"instead of not wanting it to stop, you're forever waiting for it to start"

I can understand that reaction, especially if youre introduction to the sound isn't at a good soundsystem but on your shitty kitchen stereo that eats up half the track

Here's Simon on Grime 1, rather harsh on it ! Scroll down a bit
http://blissout.blogspot.com/2004_05_09 ... chive.html

Here's simon with prejudices about what a dubstep night might be like (he's not wrong actually IMO, just a taste thing i guess)

"Without ever having gone to a club that specializes in this dubstep strand, I can just tell that what youÂ’d get is a night of supreme taste and zero vibe. Not an anthem in earshot, just endless subtleties.

IÂ’m more of a crudities man, myself, of course. In yer face, blatant, bombastic---all good terms in my lexicon."
That's from a post about Horsepower's LP, here:
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Then he went to a night and here's a response:

"Plasticman and Mark One. Not that huge a fan of the Croydon Sound/Phuture Grime/dark dubstep on record, give or take the odd killertune like ‘Hard Graft’, but this was a real revelation--it sounds so much more overwhelming (no duh) on a big sound system, especially in the more confined and darker space of the Volume second room. Full of intricacies and crannies of dub space, it’s micro-step--but the ‘step’ refers as much to techstep as 2step. It actually reminded me a lot of Photek at his most coldly creative. Like being inside a videogame. "


So... I'm starting to see your point about his unsuportiveness. It's just that he argues his points on GRIME so damn well, i usually end up with a positive feeling after reading him, so i guess i haven't noticed the dubstep thing

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Post by blackdown » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:14 pm

pete bubonic wrote:tiny prancer everytime, if not just for the jokes wiley and jammer gif in the top left of his blog :lol:

To be honest I'm quite keen on the local guttahbreakz, he seems to appreciate a really similar variation of genres, have a sense of humour and just come across as a bit more 'human' than the uber reporters of blackdown and alike.
uber lol. as if.

gutter writes very much from the first person. the trained journalist in me isn't comfortable with writing too much 'and then i drank this'. as for gutta writing about shagging his missus ... :shock:

bigup gutta tho, he reps for his style.
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Post by blackdown » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:17 pm

boomnoise wrote:i would love to read simon on dubstep, his level of discourse would be really beneficial in dealing with some of the bigger ideas around dubstep's position in the hardcore continuum.

do you have any idea martin, as to why simon hasn't really engaged?

and by critical battle for dubstep what do you mean? for coverage in the music press or for simon's attention?
hmm, 'why' he hasn't engaged is a difficult one.

re battle i dont mean in the music press (what music press these days?) and i dont mean for his attention, i mean the general high level dissensus/blog/ilxor discussion which simon tends to lead.

because he set himself against dubstep, a lot of people followed - without knowing a great deal about dubstep or questioning simons arguments.
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Post by spaceboy » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:21 pm

where can one read simon reynolds pontificatory thoughts
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