Κυριακή, 22 Μαρτίου 2009

kode 9


ενώ όλο και περισσότεροι dubstep παραγωγοί απαρνούνται το dubstep o snoop dogg μετατρέπει το eastern jam των chase and status σε αυτό το κομμάτι που θα τον κάνει ακόμα πιο millionaire [το λέει ο ίδιος στους στίχους]. ωραίο κομμάτι, btw.
στο μεταξύ ο kode 9 [στην polaroid που κρατάει ο spaceape] λίγο πριν έρθει στην αθήνα μιλάει στο fact για το funky και δηλώνει “pretty tired of people taking the whole micro-segmentation of the uk scene so seriously.”
“part of me thinks that all this stuff, funky, bassline, two-step, grime, dubstep, is all part of the inter-connected, post-garage world of underground music in the uk. you don't have to like everything within one niche or another. i can't remember how i got into funky –probably listening to some sets in the little room at fwd/rinse at the end early in 2008. i just noticed instantly how much better the dancing and vibe was when the uk house came on, as opposed to what was happening in the big room at that time.
“the funky house scene, as far as I'm aware, was probably where the more soulful side of ukg went –i think some people used to call it urban house– when its moodier or more aggressive side went into grime and dubstep. No doubt it wasn't as interesting - it wasn't for me, anyway - as it's only recently that some grime producers have started experimenting with it [house]. it's just a bit rawer and less tasteful, hopefully, although I think retaining the female vocal element is important.”
“the pirates are supporting this stuff heavily and helping the scene grow. people are recording the sets and trading them online –as usual they're building their scene from the bottom up. [rinse fm owner] geeneus has been making house for quite a while and rinse always tries to spread itself across what is fresh at the time.”
“it's nice to stir elements of uk house, hip-hop, grime, dubstep, techno and garage into the pot, without too many pre-conceptions about what you should or shouldn't do. as micro-scenes get older, you have all these unwritten rules and habits that define the boundaries of a scene. they kind of plague you, and block you as a producer. they become toxic. any tactic that helps you forget these when you need to is handy.”
“some of the rhythms are great: fun, danceable and infectious. there has always been a lop-sidedness to some of the best dance music to come out of the uk, something that literally knocks you off balance, makes you fall. hence the elaborate styles people adopt to stop themselves from falling on the floor from the impact. funky has that rhythmic twitch that all of the best house and garage has, whatever the strain. it's got this percussive, broken, war-dance vibe going for it that is really infectious. the closest comparisons that could be made, i think, are in certain older house tracks by kenny dope, dj gregory and karizma, but obviously also afrobeat, soca, dancehall and two-step and broken beat.”
[o kode 9 με τον mark pritchard και τον peverelist θα παίξουν στη lifo night στο beat το σάββατο 28/3]