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the bass on this is huge! but there's no b-line, it's just a kick

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

"this" = "wut"

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

There is totally a bassline, although it probably doesn't carry through to a Youtube embed.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

but i hear other low end? weird

goole, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think the lack of bass is probably due to youtube quality...

its function in dancefloor sets is pretty amazing - it really disrupts most of them, just because the sound palette is just so full-on compared to everything surrounding it, but that's not really a bad thing. i'd never say these were bangers as such - they just sound incredible on club speakers that magnify their largeness. people don't so much get down to them as raise their hands up.

those synth noises sound like the producer's going out of their way make them to sound cheap and nasty.

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

eh, i think it's pushing it call it any sort of flagship nightslugs release, it's good but there's easily other comparable releases.

it's prob my favourite night slugs release so far - certainly the most distinct (and the most demanded - they weren't going to release this so soon after "irl" (girl unit's debut)) but it built up such momentum that they had to. kingdom's that mystic ep and velour's the velvet collection ep are prob my other two favourite NS releases - they're so different too, properly banging, dark techno and gorgeous, melodic woozy funk (one for dâm-funk fans, i think) respectively. jam city's "arpjam" should be huge when it's released too.

whats' the story with this band? uk? new? do they have an album?

one guy, often hilariously assumed to be an all-female group. this is his second single - the first, "irl", is ok, pretty different though. he's done an incredible remix of c.r.s.t.'s "the bells", not on youtube but it definitely has the large, ecstatic walls of synths that these do.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is way closer to hip-hop chillwave than lex will ever admit

i still don't know what chillwave is, specifically! is it the same as witch house? i like some of that.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

I think Matt is saying that the actual synth sounds used are tightly associated with grimier music. Certainly when I was listening to this I got a sense of musical density but nothing came close to coming across as "majestic", rather more like this is the sound of rave kids fucking in slow motion.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

"showstoppa" is prob the most majestic of the three for me? i always think of a red carpet rolling out in space.

girl unit's also done two u&k mixes this year which probably help "explain" where his own aesthetic comes from -

http://palmsout.net/2010/girl-unit-mix-2010/
http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2010/08/girl-unit

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think i could see where yr. coming from re: "majestic" if i heard this in better quality. otoh every sound seems like it's probably in the roland mc-505 that i never figured out how to use.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

like basically it's hard for me to get "majestic" out of a track that sounds like Skin Up played at half tempo

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's not intending to sound rich and deep and opulent because the actual synth sounds used are essentially the same kind of fake chiptune noises you hear on the Ikonika album, it's harking back to a particular 90s nostalgic way of sounding shimmery, and the cheapness of the sound is part and parcel of that. You compare it to the sounds on, say, the We Love album and one obviously sounds like they've gone to the trouble of making it sound rich and full and textured and the other hasn't, and probably isn't interested in doing so. It sounds preset-y basically.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s

Exactly! Grime wasn't meant to sound opulent, it was meant to sound like cheap dirty beat-em-up music.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

This thread title makes me want to bump "Superthug" at high volume.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

just for comparison's sake, this is the Skin Up track this stuff reminded me of:

The majestic sounds of Skin Up (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like this!

i feed these skreets (tpp), Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

nice post on this at passion of the weiss

http://passionweiss.com/2010/10/28/sach-o-girl-unit-%E2%80%93-wut/

prolego, Thursday, 28 October 2010 20:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

man this song is addictive

catalina whiney ilxor (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 22:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT bay bay be bay be bay be bay be baybebaybe

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

yessssss

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

also it's awesome and hilarious to me that there is a gravediggaz youtube in this thread

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is nice isn't it? Kind of a midpoint between Joker, Sinden and Jackie Chain. I dig.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's awesome and hilarious that Skin Up is on this thread :-D

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

find it strange that people "don't know what to do" with this ina post dubstep'n'crunk'n'Salem world.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

We can but hope.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

this 'wut' track has been my jam for a few days now btw.. thx lex

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 29 October 2010 12:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

i thought the same thing at first, but i actually think Black Milk would sound tremendous over this

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 October 2010 12:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

― bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 12:00 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

Witch House is sooo early-2010s now. It's all about Swedish Industro-Bhangra in Hitchin these days.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 13:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm into this but not as much as I feel I should be. Maybe I need to hear a better quality version. Still love Kingdom and the Deadboy remix of Drake's "Fireworks" if that restores my uk chillwave cred.

Tim F, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Needs more

she say im down wih huh, i say bitch you alone
you lyin wit the flesh, lyin with the bone
she say i'm lyin wih huh, my mind in the SKREET
i say i'm not with me, i'm with she, i'm with she
now plane lights blinkin, off in da evenin
got me thinkin, wish i was leavin

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

nothing needs more that

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

those lyrics are great we should talk about that band more

markers, Friday, 29 October 2010 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

bumpin

the importance of being furnace (samosa gibreel), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

Show your work.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kingdom makes great use of it here: http://www.factmag.com/2010/07/30/fact-mix-171-kingdom/
<3 that mix so hard.

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

that mix is gone. grrr.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's in girl unit's own mixes that i linked upthread too

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Gukbe- I'll send it to you.

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, you can still get it here: http://kkingdomm.com/audio/factmix_july2010.mp3

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks guys.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

hands-down the best UK dance track of the year – take it from me, i live in minneapolis and listen to neil young!

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

i am loving this track - i wasn't overly fond of "IRL" at the time but i should maybe reinvestigate

dinah shore, jr. (donna rouge), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

IRL is just horrible. Like having some massive lairy drunk smash into you on the dancefloor. And it's on every fucking set these guys put out.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 October 2010 21:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I wonder if all music in this vein was kinda ruined for me forever by the brilliance of Low Deep's "Straight Flush" - like I've actually burned out that part of my music retinas by staring at the sun too intently.

Tim F, Friday, 29 October 2010 22:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

Show your work.

― No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, October 29, 2010 4:51 PM (Yesterday)

why should I?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 30 October 2010 00:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

My this certainly does sound more impressive in high quality. Bass!

Tim F, Sunday, 31 October 2010 21:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Night Slugs feature @ http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1254
Comes with a 47 minute mix.
Thanks Lex, WUT revisits me multiple times a day since the start of this thread :)

willem, Monday, 1 November 2010 11:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like this new jam city a lot

the late great, Monday, 23 March 2015 02:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

same, pretty groovy

J0rdan S., Monday, 23 March 2015 02:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

very wavey

the late great, Monday, 23 March 2015 03:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

I really disliked this on first listen.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 March 2015 14:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

the late great, Monday, 23 March 2015 18:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

can't please everybody, i guess

the late great, Monday, 23 March 2015 18:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

This sounded amazing walking through my town centre at 6am this morning while everything was quiet and serene.

boxedjoy, Monday, 23 March 2015 20:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

one listen in, liking it a lot. possibly fucking miiiiiles off here, but there's kind of a late 80s boyband as produced by andy stott vibe, also a murkified beachy thing happening too.

cgi bubka (NickB), Monday, 23 March 2015 22:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

It just reminded me of any number of sadsack laptop dudes who can't really sing. I really hate that big aluminium synth all over this as well.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 March 2015 22:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

People I know were comparing it to Disco Inferno which just made the disappointment more acute, feels like he's just gone from one pole of lameness to another.

Matt DC, Monday, 23 March 2015 22:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

also a murkified beachy thing happening too.

yeah made me think of strategy

J0rdan S., Monday, 23 March 2015 22:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

xp how rockist of you, matt dc

the late great, Monday, 23 March 2015 22:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

I can hear the DI thing actually, slight shades of 'The Last Dance' with that guitar.

cgi bubka (NickB), Monday, 23 March 2015 22:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

I can totally see the sadsack laptop dudes thing but even despite that I still think this is really great. The two things it really reminds me of are last year's Dean Blunt and Maria Minerva albums (which were my two favourites of 2014). NickB's description is spot-on.

boxedjoy, Monday, 23 March 2015 22:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

the lyrics give this an emotional heft beyond the usual sadsack laptop dude thing

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

i have never heard of disco inferno tho

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

wtf are you even a real ilx poster

Tim F, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

jokes - but that's just too good.

not that i expect you to like disco inferno!

Tim F, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

there are loads of 80s indieish bands i've always seen old-skool ilx reference (scritti politti, blue nile too). never heard any of them apart from one scritti politti song

lex pretend, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

The Blue Nile aren't indieish.

Disco Inferno are indieish though and you will probably hate those aspects of them.

This shit (Jam City) sounds good on random soundcloud listen but I'd need to sit with it a lot more to know for certain (and who sits these days).

Tim F, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

Here is classic DI if you want to test that proposition though:

Tim F, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

This sounds like something you'd play at an indie ren faire I'm into it

, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

lex doesn't know "cupid & psyche 85" WTF

the late great, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 21:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

how is that surprising

swae lee is the sremmurd for rae dad (crüt), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 21:15 (1 month ago) Permalink


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