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Today Of All Days?

October 17th, 2020 Comments off

It should be no comment. However, I can’t do that. That would be 1993 to you and me, WARP and I did buy it in period, the following year (if I remember correctly because I waited for Artificial Intelligence II to arrive to Stockholm from London more than 6 months…) when it was available.

They’re truly musical giants, and they’ve in fact defined decades of culture output. The impact? Impossible to say…

I want/forced to dedicate this post to my friends and everyone musically inclined; that I ever met along the way: friends and foes, be them fallen or not. With this reminder: plz don’t forget how to have fun, in life…

And no, you will never get passed them or him… ever; that is impossible.

We are the music makers…

He will push the tempest by…

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Ref.: bandcamp.com.

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Breaks Eternal

October 16th, 2020 Comments off

Dark. Descent. (NL)? It is about time. This is the perfect time to do so for more than one reason. Complexity and banality; any human is a combination of both including many other things yet among all of them is still simple banality. That in it self creates complexity at the best of the times in the end.

Musically? There is not necessarily any connection what so ever. Yet, it is part of my heritage, that would be breaks, that not everyone may know of… the hardcore sounds. The harsh sounds that I’ve been trying to incorporate a long time, a long time love/hate relationship.

“- What ARE you LISTENING to (headphones)? – It’s Somatic Responses, breaks? – That is… unbelievably frightening (music).”

A part of the breaks’ exploration, but for anyone who would know anything about the eternal search for breaks and my out must admiration for example: Somatic Responses and Hymen and the rather harsher things of things shouldn’t be all that surprised.

Odd 20 years later… a bit noisy, isn’t it?

My younger self would probably not fully understand all of this! Now, I feel… liberated and that is a good thing. To expand or “Move your ass and your mind will follow!”. Hard, machine “funk” at work. It never died in Holland… will it be first in my cue? Probably not but it all makes sense to me now.

I like it; intense BIG drum (as it were, is…) and quite beautiful melodies. It’s a love song? Cull Destroy Poem (A song for Suki) by Mute.

It’s digital excellence clocking in at: 24:27. Nu times (it will not fit on a 12″ at 45 rpm).

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Lost In The Moment

September 27th, 2020 Comments off



What can I say? That is the spirit, that is the demeanour you should have, always? Just like that; hand-in-hand; as it were. Having lots of fun!

Come on! Then you somehow forget? Everyone seem to forget what is right/important? The title says it all and it sums up my life… You can run, but You can’t hide… ever, never, ever… Ras! …like in Rasta?; not to be confused with the other disastrous misconception.

I’m just trying to be clear…

And JD once told me… – There are one or two things that I would change. But, it really doesn’t need a hand. I don’t have time and you don’t have any money? If I change something now (with the production) then it will become my take/song/release? That is not what mastering is about. Just leave it as it is (Flannel Poet). It is ready for press…

– OK. Thank you! I will tell Ludo. The talent and respect? I’m truly speechless and humbled. Electronic Desert. Right about here. That would be: JL & Bell 03 to you.

The man (Ludo) is nothing short of being a genius. – Show me some love/suga’. Get’s a hug?! (Too my little sister none-the-less. Did it make an impression? Your guess…). Pure genius. Da doctor L. Elblaus.

One of my friends.

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Dom + Roland

September 27th, 2020 Comments off

And “Delta” is even better than “Hunter”… I just don’t know what to do with myself. Exact. And I’m supposed to be a grown up person/individual? The track is impossible and I am lost for words. It is… relentless. I can not describe it. The love. I’m broken for real now.

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Dumb’n’Bass

September 26th, 2020 Comments off

The album is serious enough. Hard-hat may be needed. It is Dom & Roland. Then there’s “Hunter”? I am not even going to comment again.

If you know me? Then you will know the damage. If you know me… then you will know the utter destruction taking place, You will know the complete destruction when you hear it; “Hunter”?

That is destruction by breaks/bass. Destroyed, No. Destroyed. The pressure, the pure bass pressure. Decades of punishment. Dom & Roland. I… get up and dress… and dance… 25 years later. I wondered. I did… I don’t. Doubt. Ever.

Related; Is it?. The love of my life.

HK/Freedom of Speech.

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Pure Genious

September 26th, 2020 Comments off

Pondering…

It is beyond what I can describe, I simply can’t not put into words the significance/importance describe it. The blessing.

My friends making/doing incredible stuff. Showing me things that I would never have known/found. I’m eternally grateful! Truly. Humbled.

Janos, Unknown Factor, Blito, Mr Lopez, Zamora, Dj Krazy, Jaques Lueder, Posthuman, Expanding, Cicci and Yallow, London, Zzzzra, DJ Premier & Guru, Bella x 2, Jess, Norman Bates, JD, Lekebush, Seb, HP, Dell and Compaq. The Internet. Always about the music. Always, since a lickle’ youth, seen?!

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Innocence

September 26th, 2020 Comments off

Is it possible to travel in time?

As far as I know logically there’s still not an impossibility to encounter your d**n self. Physically? Another question altogether. But then there’s culture/music. Like: In God We Trust. 1992… that is a long time ago by any standard. And Mary* could sing then as she still does until this day!

* Oh no. What the f**k. Now it’s the supreme queen Mary J, Nice & Smooth, Grand Puba, Diamond D and NYC (never been physically)?

Averted the inking on that one: “Stunts, Blunts and Hop-hop”. The 8-bit sample limitation. True/real Hip-hop. Hard looped, genuinely loop based music. Hip-Hop! “Punks about to get beat down!”

“Say one for the trouble, trouble two for the bass.” Wild sampling when it could be done. Diggin’ in the crates for real.

“Too much bootleggin’!” Oh, my Lord.

“Have you heard what I said? Otherwise ask the dread.”

Let Me Tell You A Story II

September 25th, 2020 Comments off

Whilst diggin’* deep, deep in the archives; literally decades of memories, flyers, stickers and then I found this… Je**s Ch**st, Ohh, my Lord! What to do when your friends are making/creating your World’s/the best? When it is literally emanating from your own back yard? No, literally. When it is better than anything you can buy… from anywhere. When it is the best*?

– You don’t actually mean that?
– I most certainly do. I have seldom heard anything better. And I have many tracks…
– What is Tech?
– This is Tech. 20 years old? It is just unbelievable. It is incredible to me. It is still futuristic and bass-frontline music.**
– You feel a bit tired and then you hear/listen/watch and you are not tired any more. Rave on…

The insane talent and big love! It is not going to last for ever is it?

(- Are you a Muslim or Christian? Because there are only two religions in the World.
– I’m neither and are there not Hindus and Buddhists in the World as well?
– Are you a believer? Was your father a religious man?
– I and my father were/are most certainly believers none of us are/were religious. There is an important difference and I’m confident that my father would be in agreement (for once).
– I never hear you pray?
– No. You probably would not hear me doing that. As I said, there is a very important difference… and as far as I’m concerned; each and everyday anyone wakes up they’re doing God’s work and/or praying.)

The one and only Blito. Versions that I haven’t heard for a very long time and a track that was simply lost. Supremacianctly excellent.

It is still alive. The dB Compilations and I do remember… we’ll do what we can, but is culture we’re not from there right? We’re not from Hingland, right? The talent? The dedication?

I’m truly blessed and privileged. I just wish there was more to be done… I love the music, now as much as I did then. So, what? I salute: dB crew, Blito and da Moon, The Krazy One, Under 10 Hurtz, Unknown Factor, Celestial, and all friends and everyone else that I (unintentionally) don’t mention.

To all BASS followers wherever you are. Never lose faith and keep on searching for the perfect beat!

To all: DJ:s, dancers and even the MC:s. It is and will always be nothing but magical! Never forget! The track called dB by Blito. Feeling the loooong bass-line***, the loooong bass-lineeee. Ha ha! That one that is rollin’ and stretching on; for miles, miles and miles. Like We like it, the eternal one! Streeeeeetching on. Trust me! Is still there. Blito!? Ohh, my L0rd mate. Legendary stuff****.

– Tempo? Is fast?
– 177.
– That is too fast?!

Bless!

– Låter det bra?
– Mmm. Det låter bra…(kanske ännu bättre om man råkar sitta på en bashögtalare? Spelar mer bas. 20″ bas = låter bra (jag föredrar 18″, de är lättare att driva, bära, håller längre och är dessutom mycket billigare…

I remember now! : ). Keep on keeping and look out for the wall. If I had only known then what I (think) that I know now.

Oj oj oj, det släpar så skönt. Culture. Det måste vara SoSo!? Om de é saknat tror du****? Igen.

* I was reminded… of the invincible music.
** Another time.
*** – Are YOU aware that you have played the same song/thing 20 times or more? Just stop! Right now! – Is it not just/not more than 20 times?
Not related: Tydligen så bryter även Tyresö/Nyfors nu för tiden. Men jag pratar ju så klart om SoSo.

Please see: Let Me Tell You A Story.

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You Need To Understand

September 13th, 2020 Comments off

/(The music… A. Rother, Silicon, Photek and Dom. Decades (tens of years)). Forced building a new bike because the other one was stolen…Come on!

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26066 92,7 270,16

September 13th, 2020 Comments off

[a] Current number of digital tracks (not counting some of the analogue like vinyl).
[b] Number of days continuous playing (in theory).
[c] Space on the HW in GB (not including the BUP:s).

“I want in, on the nickle and the dime sold in the park…” Ref.? Think about it. I did for a very long time… NY… and a film.

That is 92,7 days of continous playing. That is my collection. You would love that? 93 days consecutive and contentious. And I would not have to play a single song twice… think about it. 93 days in stretch without repeating.

– Are you aware that you have played the same part of the same song 20 times or more in a row?
– Yes, but I would have thought that it was more than 20 times? Is it just twenty times in a row? I’m guessing that you don’t want me to play it another time, again, right?

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