January 22, 2007

Open Thread...

by Chris Randall

This is an open thread, as I'm a bit busy today. I'll post something meaningful when I get back this evening. To get the ball rolling, I need to buy some new electronic music. What's out there in the underground that I haven't heard of yet? Parameters:

1. No fucking trance.

2. Good production is a must. While I'm not a fan of BT's normal output (no offense; I just don't care for it) I _do_ like "Madskillz - Mic Chekka." I really admire the time he put in to the production of that track. Stuff like that.

3. I guess it's just those two.



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Jan.22.2007 @ 1:32 PM
How about MSTRKRFT? It's like Daft Punk, only from Canada. Pretty hip.


Jan.22.2007 @ 2:05 PM
Stefan Goodchild
Third vote for edIT and also you might try Tip Hop by Tipper which is in the same vein, but a bit earlier I think. Both are in constant rotation on my unspecified music device.

In fact pretty much anything by Tipper or Si Begg (they do both up and down tempo stuff) is worth searching out for some future looking music that is amazingly produced.


Jan.22.2007 @ 3:11 PM
<a href="link [www.boomkat.com]">link [www.boomkat.com]">Burial - Burial</a> @ Hyperdub is massive. Dubstep is where it's at these days.

Jan.22.2007 @ 3:14 PM
Boxcutter is way dope too.
link [www.boomkat.com]">link [www.boomkat.com]

Jan.22.2007 @ 3:19 PM
Music Blogs....

Is there a story here?

Like blogs which post MP3s and talk about them.

Anyone know any good ones?

Feels dirty to me but I also feel like I should know whats going on here.


Jan.22.2007 @ 3:37 PM
I am really enjoying album by Dim Lite... very nice production... it made the Giles Peterson top 25 albums of 2006, which is where I heard a track first...

For pure electronic/dsp my favourites would be any of the 2 albums & one EP by Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto on raster noton label, or Fourcolor on 12k label... but you would have to appreciate minimalism to get into these.. I personally think through reduction these all have incredibly beautiful production values...


Jan.22.2007 @ 3:41 PM
& yes I agree, theres some wicked development happening in dubstep - the burial or kode 9 albums are definitely worth checking out, but for a broader view of tunes its also worth downloading a few uk radio shows/mixes etc... like any new form, some of it is the emperors new clothes

Jan.22.2007 @ 3:57 PM
I second the Amon Tobin recommendation. Lately Boards of Canada have been getting a lot of time in my players as well.

Jan.22.2007 @ 4:25 PM
back to namm: why did no one mention the KORG Zero8 mixerr? (oh yes, chip collection calles it a "silly mixer"..)
- firewire across all inputs
- 2 external sends, 1 internal efx
- every rotary and button doubles as MIDI controller
- Kaoss-Pad like XY-Pad
.. this is for me THE innovation from this years winter namm, as it is the first mixer where every control can be used for audio or midi control...

Jan.22.2007 @ 4:33 PM
another thumbs up for Burial. Kode9 and the spaceape album - memories of the future is also worth checking out.

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