Who’s DJ General ? Who know’s ? Who care’s ?.. but here’s some records he’s bought this week , and listening to now, and deciding to share with you. I think the General seems to have bought a few records with fancy sleeves this week. Maybe he’s more into art than music. Or maybe it’s just.. ‘the arts’. A fancy sleeve however should have no bearing on wether you like a record or not, but it shouldn’t put you off either. . In fact maybe I’ll just go digital. 🙂
Turns out I’m digging the fancy sleeved releases. ..
TTT – Parris. New to me. First record I’ve got by him. Where have I been .. the concoction of electronic music that I love. I’ll need to go and buy his previous releases.. just hope they’ve got good sleeves.
DJ Duke – Green Pastures (Solo Works) – Fresh outa Dublin. But on my deck right now is da man Nicuri’s Remix. (Fresh outa New Joiseee). Proper Tech-House !! .. That was a journalistic genre that just seemed to suck in all the bad records, and then you almost couldn’t say Techno and House in the same sentence, but as I know, you know, and the General knows, many of our favourite records are a blend of Techno and House.. should you want to even try and categorise. .. A good record is good record. (which I suppose is kind of categorising as well). Don’t get me started on pigeon holes. In fact, just make up your own categories. Every record I like, I’m putting into the ‘shite’ category, and who are you to tell me any different !
I seem to have deviated from actually telling you about this record, that has inspired me to rant some shite about categorising music, which I think I’m saying is.. categorise it yourself. Good, Bad, Techno, House, Electronic bamboozlement, The sound of Barry Manilow’s maws 2nd wedding.. whatever the fuck you like. Decide for yourself. But where was I, oh aye, this record.. it’s sort of Techno’y House’y, like the modern sound of New York, meets the original sound of Chicago,. Think Levon Vincent meets Virgo Four…. at Barry Manilow’s maws wedding.
Subapical002 – Compadres of Lundun’s Brokn Toys label, with more Techno leanings.. should you want to categorise. (ps. all categories could be wrong) If you see it in a record shop, give it a listen. Techno-Electro, or maybe Electro-Techno. Track I’m listening to, sounds like a few of my favourite records rolled into one. (from the Techno and Electro genre’s)
Ahh shit, I was going to tell you about another record there, but it’s not got a fancy sleeve…
But before I go.. as far as fancy sleeves go, you’ll struggle to beat this one.. from the Sotofett camp. Fancy sleeve trump card…
In fact I seem to have made it the picture at header of this blog. Fuck knows how I did that. If you’ve actually read this far, then you want to have a good look at yourself !
All I know is that a Pinacolada will never taste the same.
Oh and here’s a wee recording of 3 of tracks I’ve been waxing about, and relaxing to in my back room this Friday evening.. . but ironically, not the pinacolada one. With a cover like that though.. doesn’t really matter what the music’s like, you’re buying it.
I guess the moral of the story is, ” Judge a record by it’s cover” 🙂