Yeah, the weather's still real odd all over, but the `darlin buds of May` still insist upon breaking ground and peeking forward to a luscious summer, as are all of us I'm sure! March was an absolutely Huge month for new releases, lots of slaamin' dancefloor and underground fodder for me to immerse my listeners in tidal waves of sonic electronic bliss.
The T.Y.M.E. Project continues to attract lotz attention for it's `no-holds-barred-let-em-rip' programming, if it's electronic and good, we'll play it - and now, we are Very excited to announce our participation with Netcast Communication Corporations, a new VHQ Internet audio Multi-casting network. This new technology offers a superior sound quality and reliability that surpasses other audio providers capabilities! The Dj L3 on Netcast program will be divided into 3 one-hour shows per week, each focusing on a different aspect/face of electronic music. From Ambient and Experimental, to Progressive and Jungle and Techno/Hardcore...we'll cover it all for the entire World to hear, enjoy and Dance! We anticipate start-up in approximately 2 weeks....we'll issue a Press Release with all the info you need to connect!
Harder, Faster, Deeper
Well, the concert/festival season will soon be upon us... and it will give us our first indication whether or not the summer of `97 will truly be the breakthrough for `electronica,' setting the die for the Music Industry with a capital `M,' or whether electronics-focused music will just be a passing fancy for the mainstream... either way, the deep sounds of da underground will continue to set the tone for what the future of modern dance music holds, and we'll keep reportin' on the cutting edge, whether it's coming from the chill hinterlands of Rotterdam, the far-eastern islands of Japan, or directly from the Corporate offices of Industry Row.
Where is the Scene Going? (A RANT)
A music industry marketing maven was telling me the other day that he was having a problem with the `electronica types' cause many of them were Dj's and he didn't consider them `musicians.' Well, considering that a musician is one who plays an instrument, a singer plays their voice, a folk musician plays their guitar and a techno musician/Dj plays their 303 (heck, can anyone really argue that all Djs are organic synthesisers?).......I say it's all the same, and, many dj's have extensive musical backgrounds...he opined further that they didn't understand the performing aspect of marketing themselves.... Well, to be fair, this has been an underground scene... I've lost count of how many times I've shown up for a party with Dj's and performers flown in from around the world, only to have the party shut down by some `friendly' local authorities that just didn't understand what the heck a bunch of kids would want to gather for the entire night and dance for, without any booze or fights... And also consider the art of making technology based music...the myriad of machinations required to produce some tracks just belie any thought of performing it live, people know they look silly if all they're doing is standing there pressing play on a dat machine... But it is a performance, after all, so check out the Chemical Bros...watch how much they're actually playing versus bobbing and bouncing around a lot hitting that baad ass bass kick on the way...yeah, so they know `how to act', versus some of the more stoic artists...wot's the answer? New ways of having the performer interact with the audience will be found.....................and now as the trend continues to grow stronger for `raves' to be held in clubs, well, that's an option for many people to experience this music in a place where they feel kinda comfortable, on their own turf... That's cool, but I have just one request, PLEASE encourage the club owner/manager to NOT TURN OFF THE WATER IN THE BATHROOMS.....They do this to make money selling water - sometimes at ridiculous prices - but people are getting dehydrated and this IS VERY DANGEROUS, especially now that it's ummer season...please, if you are running a tour, a promotion in a club or are a promoter, look at what the UK has gone through, where they now have a campaign for drinking water to be available in the clubs. Ok, that's my rant. Thanx fer listenin' :-)
Now, Back to the Music!
Thanks to Progressive High for sending me some slammin' strong releases that really run a gamut of styles. I especially liked Syunji Moriwaki's `Lunatic' (all tracks!), the L.A. Williams presents, Boy Wunder Level 16 `Lovely', Ralphie Dee's Bioxin `Aurora' (saw this one being recommended recently), and `Night Kalimba' by MDP. Those went real well with PC music's NRSHA `La Light' and Marad records `Alright' by Reid Piazza.........all have big thumpin' quality club sounds and a good vibe.
I'm also really excited about the Pierre Henry re-releases and Re-mixes, Check it out!
PIERRE HENRY/ MICHEL COLOMBIER
1. PSYCHE ROCK *COLDCUT MIX*, *WILLIAM ORBIT MIX*, *JON PLEASED WIMMIN MIX*, *DIMITRI FROM PARIS MIX*
2. JERICHO JERK *ST GERMAIN MIX*
3. TOO FORTICHE *TEK 9 MIX*
All of them are Wonderful!
T4 TWISTED ANGER - NUMBER THREE - PENNY BLACK
T4 THE CAUSE - THE BLACK WINDOW EP - FRAGMENTED
T4 RUNNINGS - PART 1-7 *2X12 - FOUNDATIONS LP
T4 RND TECHNOLOGIES - PROPULSION EP - PRIMATE
T4 NAPALM - 9- NAPALM
T4 MARDUK - ENCHANTMENT PURPOSES - SONIC GROOVE DOM
T4 JEFF MILLS - FORCE UNIVERSELLE EP - PURPOSE MAKER DOM
T4 IMPERIAL STORMTROOPERS - PANIC BUTTON EP - TRICKED OUT DOM
T4 GIANT - GALAZY 10 - CLASHBACK DOM
T4 DUAL RACE - KEEP YOUR CROSSOVERS - SYNCOPATE
T4 DJ HMC - 187 - UNDEFINED
T4 DJ DERYCK D - GROOVES STATES EP - UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION DOM
T4 BLUEPRINT - VOLUME 5 - BLUPRINT
T4 BIOS - BLACK EMISSIONS EP - BLACK NATION DOM
T4 ATARI TEENAGE RIOT - SICK TO DEATH EP - DIGITAL HARDCORE
T3 CLAUDE YOUNG - THE DEXIT EP - ELYPSIA
T3 TOBIAS SCHMIDT - IS IT PEACE TO POINT THE GUN - TRESOR
T3 SYMBIOSIS - SPIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY - DOMESTIC DOM
T3 OMAR SANTANA - *REMIX* TALES FROM THE HARDSIDE - COAST
T3 D. KNOX - SELF CONSCIOUS EP - ELYPSIA
T3 BLADE RUNNER - CHECK YO SELF - BASTARD LOUD DOM
F5 SONS OF SILENCE - SPRING FORWARD - LEAF 12"
F5 OIL - SLIGHT OF HAND - EARTH BEAT
F5 LITTLE WING - LIGHTHEADED - 2XLPS - HARDKISS LP
F5 LAVA - SPONGE - LAVA
F5 LAVA - BISON - LAVA
F5 LAMB - GORECKI*KRUGLER&DORFMEISTER MIX*-
F5 ALTER EGO VS DAVID HOLMES - THE EVIL NEEDLE *BANDALU REMIXES
F4 TRANQUILITY BASS & THE INSATIABLY...-THE BIRD - ASTRALWERKSDOM
F4 KEVIN YOST - NIGHT OF A THOUSAND DRUMS EP - I RECORDS DOM
F4 JLL "DA PIMPBOT" HOO - CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE - F COMMUNICATIONS
F4 FUTURE FORCES - SYMETRIX - RENEGADE HARDWARE
F4 DJ WOOL - 100% PURE NEW WOOL - PLANT DOM
F4 DIMITRI FROM TOKYO - SHIBUYA CONNECTION EP - DISORIENT
F3 GROW! - DA ORBITAL GROW MOONBOOZ EP - CRUCIAL SOUNDS DOM
F3 DYLAN RHYMES - NAKED & ASHAMED - JBO
Well, That's it kids! Whew! Hey! Check out http://www.technotica.com for some Real Audio samples of Dj L3 mixin up Acid, Ambient and Gabber! Old playlists and TYME Reports are also available under the `Music' section.
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