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Just wondering why the Irish, Scots, and Welsh don't rep dub

Post by ben freeman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:01 pm

Just was thinking about this ... as I'm listening to these free acroplane.org tunes, (netlabel from Ireland), how come it seems like only the English have anything to do with dubstep, (or most any other electronic music), when you are all generally from the same island and all.

How come there aren't many producers and dj's from Scotland, Ireland, Wales? Why don't they represent? Why is it all English cats? No disrepecting the Irish, Welsh, or Scottish, just wondering why it doesn't catch on there... I guess once in a blue moon I see something outta Scotland, but I could be seeing things.

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Re: Just wondering why the Irish, Scots, and Welsh don't rep

Post by umkhontowesizwe » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:04 pm

Ben Freeman wrote:Just was thinking about this ... as I'm listening to these free acroplane.org tunes, (netlabel from Ireland), how come it seems like only the English have anything to do with dubstep, (or most any other electronic music), when you are all generally from the same island and all.

How come there aren't many producers and dj's from Scotland, Ireland, Wales? Why don't they represent? Why is it all English cats? No disrepecting the Irish, Welsh, or Scottish, just wondering why it doesn't catch on there... I guess once in a blue moon I see something outta Scotland, but I could be seeing things.
how many people are there in england compared to scotland?

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Post by thinking » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:04 pm

off the top of my head:

Boxcutter (Belfast)
Gravious, Mungo's Hi-Fi (Glasgow)
Monkey and some other dudes I can't remember atm (Cardiff), and Pinch was originally from Newport lol. :D

they're out there. :4:
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Post by HamCrescendo » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:05 pm

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Post by drokkr » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:18 pm

there is a small scene here growing slowly. don't know why it has not kicked off the way i wish it had but we make the most of what is going on. it's still good that it is so small in some ways. makes going out to see someone you respect as a producer a little bit more special. being able to say hello and all that stuff.

cork has always been a house town and is very slow to accept other forms of music in the clubs. but it is getting better. some of acts to have played over the past 12 months or so have been -

bass clef
mrk one
milanese
ital tek
scuba
boxcutter
and jamie v'exd is playing in january

dublin has always had a good electronic music scene and is seeming to be getting dubstep under its skin too, some good bookings up there.
galway is starting to get in on it too with some interesting things happening up there too.

the biggest problem is lack of population in ireland, wales and scotland but as i say things are changing... just a little slower than england.

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Post by ben freeman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:20 pm

I guess the real question is, when there is a producer from these lands, do they stay there, or do they all just move to London/Bristol?

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Post by computer rock » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:24 pm

It might have something to do with the ethnic population of those areas. Obviously I'm not saying dubstep is some carribean thing, but it has its roots (like a lot of music) in dub/reggae culture. Also explains why Bristol and London are the areas that produce a lot of the music.

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Post by drokkr » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:27 pm

can't help you on that one.

i am moving back to the uk in the new year but not sure where yet because the job will be moving me around quite a bit but it looks like brighton is top of the list.

i can see thing happening a little more for me if i was uk based tho. i seem to have trouble getting gigs (playing live)here in cork but no problem sorting them for dublin and probably belfast too, if i put my mind to it.

my music is getting regular airtime recently but it seems the home town interest is not there. hopefully i have a good 09 (in the uk).
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Post by diston » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:30 pm

We play a lotta Dubstep at our Acroplane shows in Belfast, and i know a lot gets played and made in Dublin. I was at a capacity crowd show with Mary Anne Hobbs and Boxcutter playing in Belfast on Saturday and people were loving it.

Northern Ireland is just a tiny country. Dubstep is getting bigger and bigger here.

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Post by jgrum » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:07 pm

oh trust me there are people in the darkest depths of north wales reppin the dubstep scene.

http://warmdata.digital-tunes.net/

Warm data - holyhead based label.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H2HE43T4
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QZWJTD0B

Couple freebies from bousche

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M3JRQPDY
Wang dubplate

Of course all the good stuff is saved for the parties...

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Post by ben freeman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:32 pm

sWEET....thanks for the tunes. DLing now.

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Post by echo wanderer » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:41 pm

DanRev wrote:kode9?
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Post by frebentos » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:54 pm

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indeed, some other scotland badmen

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Post by ben freeman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:09 pm

Do all these artists still live in their respective countries?

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Post by bandshell » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:16 pm

radical guru

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Post by frebentos » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:22 pm

also ricky dias, check it

http://www.theravecave.co.uk/index.php? ... load;cat=0

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