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is anything more U+K in dance music right now than resident advisor's podcasts?

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 07:24 (twelve years ago) link

we can also make this the place for YSI requests for archived podcasts

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 07:27 (twelve years ago) link

i hardly ever get around to downloading these. but i agree with the thread premise in theory!

does anyone have the My My or Stephan Bodzin?

jabba hands, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 09:25 (twelve years ago) link

i got de stephan bodzin...wil upload later.

the table is the table, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

the newest one by Vince Watson is also great.

the table is the table, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

What does "U+K" mean?

matt2, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

undanceable + kooky

fies, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 18:21 (twelve years ago) link

oh zang!

gbx, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 18:25 (twelve years ago) link


Here's the My My one.

31g, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

Anyone have the Âme one?

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

i actually am uploading the bodzin one right now, do not fret.

the table is the table, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 23:18 (twelve years ago) link


Can I do this, or is it against ILX's YSI policy?

31g, Thursday, 8 March 2007 01:18 (twelve years ago) link

everything counts in large amounts

the table is the table, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:18 (twelve years ago) link

i say since it technically WAS for free and in the public domain (with registration) originally, it doesn't matter.

the table is the table, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:19 (twelve years ago) link

here's 1-40 :)

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:22 (twelve years ago) link

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good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:24 (twelve years ago) link

are there tracklistings for these anywhere?

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:24 (twelve years ago) link

I have the Ewan Pearson if anyone wants it. And can anyone upload Heidi's pls?

braveclub, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

yes. i'd take the ewan pearson although i could just grab it from the site linked above and i now have like 6 of these i haven't listened to yet.

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

whoops, didn't check the link above.

braveclub, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:50 (twelve years ago) link

the podcasts are amazing....some of the writing on the site is deplorable tho...

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:59 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i have been to the site and didnt find it that appealing (i find it more useful to read reviews of dance music from dance merchants anyway), but i will be singing up for the podcasts now!

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

some of the writing on the site is deplorable tho...

you should have seen it before i edited it

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

examples pls

J@cob, Thursday, 8 March 2007 17:59 (twelve years ago) link

dunno...just a lot of stuff that seems like "the sun was shining and i had just bought a burrito. then i remembered today was the day i was interviewing michael mayer. i went to the bus stop and waited for the bus for approximately 25 minutes. eventually it came and transported me to the location where the interview was due to take place, the interview with michael mayer. what a happy day"

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

lolz - as a matter of fact I'm just editing you now. it's taking me aaaages

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:22 (twelve years ago) link

oops, shit Ronan is talking about, er, me i think

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

ronan besides your blog do you write for any publications available online

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:30 (twelve years ago) link

a little for the Guardian and also recently did a few things for Pitchfork, and a little for Earplug also.

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:34 (twelve years ago) link

the Guardian stuff isn't music tho

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:35 (twelve years ago) link

oh cool. i get earplug, but im sometimes to lazy to read it.

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

thinking over what Ronan said about pointless intros - are you refering to this piece? Certainly it was a risky move starting the article with the idea that the dude didn't recognise the interviewer (I mean who gives a crap? sounds like the usual self-centered rubbish), but there was actually a strong point to it about mayer and Kompakt - they're an international business now and being all over the place is no biggie for him. probably hurt the piece because it seems pointless and naval gazing and people didn't read on. you live and learn.

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 19:39 (twelve years ago) link

I didn't mean to have a go at anyone personally, just plucked that idea out of the sky...I did find that piece a bit meandering but a lot of the stuff just feels a little erratic at times. Maybe other people don't feel the same. I know my own writing is not perfect I just think that with such amazing podcasts that are so on it I expect the writing to be really clever and to come from a position of authority. It's like someone is in charge of the podcasts and a whole other team handles the site.

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 20:13 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, you're right. That's exactly how it is at the moment. But there are some changes in the works - there's a shift going on away from a fan-based site to something really worthwhile. It's a mammoth task getting an online magazine together - now some things are good and some still erratic but we are improving I think. Part of that is having the best writers on board to make the writing and criticism authoritative and interesting. Of course Ronan if you're interested in helping out in some way shape or form, we'd be delighted to hear from you, but you knew i'd say that :)

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 20:33 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...
Can someone upload the Heidi RA mix for me please? The link upthread doesn't work anymore.

braveclub, Wednesday, 11 April 2007 09:57 (twelve years ago) link


the alexander robotnick mix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:44 (twelve years ago) link

is it worth registering at RA for it? i hate registering for shit

gbx, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:49 (twelve years ago) link

uh ... i don't think i reg'd to subscribe to the podcast

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:55 (twelve years ago) link

it says i have to :(

gbx, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:56 (twelve years ago) link

wait, itunes has it.


gbx, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:57 (twelve years ago) link

You don't have to subscribe, either, you can just download the ones you're interested in straight from their itunes page.

Telephone thing, Thursday, 12 April 2007 03:34 (twelve years ago) link

the joakim and tim sweeney and dixon and maurice fulton ones were all fantastic.

haitch, Thursday, 12 April 2007 03:53 (twelve years ago) link

I think what's quite unusual about the podcast series is that it's so consistently fashionable - not only all the minimal sets but the way they've cornered the disco/deeep axis - Fulton, Schwarz, Dixon, Ame, Joakim... Plus the ocassional deep detroit sets (Watson, Redshape).

Almost inevitable (but highly anticipated) future podcasts:

- Sydenham or Ferrer
- someone from Rong/Full Pupp/Bear Funk, if not actually Chicken Lips or Idjut Boys
- Kaos
- Martin Buttrich

Who else?

Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2007 05:20 (twelve years ago) link

The Schwarz podcast is really incredibly good, I was listening to the second half of it today.

31g, Thursday, 12 April 2007 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

When will Dan Selzer do a Resident Advisor podcast?

Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2007 06:31 (twelve years ago) link

the public demands it!!

haitch, Thursday, 12 April 2007 06:51 (twelve years ago) link

haha...or Optimo surely will do one someday.

Other DJs I'd like to see doing an RA podcast, Anja Schneider or someone from Mobilee not in live mode. Ralf Kollmann who runs the label is also a very good DJ.

I can't think of too many more, almost everyone has done one already! It's pretty funny actually, the likes of Fabric must despise the RA podcasts.

Ronan, Thursday, 12 April 2007 09:33 (twelve years ago) link

Michael Ho or Samim!

Someone from the Jesse Rose/Switch/Sinden cabal - presumably Jesse as he is more RA-style tasteful than the other two.

Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2007 10:08 (twelve years ago) link

SEEK: SWITCH covermount CD for mixmag

about 10000000000x better than the semi-boring jesse rose "body language"

(was it just me, or was it really boring??)

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 12 April 2007 10:09 (twelve years ago) link

loving this from Raphael Top-Secret: nothing particularly innovative and for a "digger" I was familiar with more of the songs/artists than I would have expected, but it's a really nice vibe

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:01 (one year ago) link

Yup enjoying this. Want to like a lot of the RA poddies but most too clubby for an old bastard like me.

millmeister, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:44 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

New John Gomez one feels akin to Raphael Top Secret in many ways - a "digger" putting something sunkissed together - but its got a much more obscure vibe and feels very global in its reach

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:35 (one year ago) link

two months pass...




the late great, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 03:53 (ten months ago) link

^^^ this isn't a style I normally listen to but sweet jesus that mix is amazing

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:22 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...


Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?

In my sets over the past year or two I've grown increasingly comfortable going into extended wormholes where I'll spend 30-40 minutes layering all kinds of broken, trippy, floaty, confounding, sometimes polyrhythmic tracks on top of one another—tracks that still have a danceable pulse but where the rhythms shift focus, and you sometimes you can't even tell where the "1" is at all.

If I follow this thread to its most self-indulgent extremity I end up in my "no-kick rollers" folder, which contains what it says on the tin—propulsive club tracks with no kick drum—and I've had a lot of fun recently, when faced with an adventurous enough crowd, delving into this folder and trying to keep people dancing for as long as possible without playing any tracks with kick drums.

It's not a new concept—techno producers have been making arpeggio tracks for decades and Barker made a particularly stunning EP earlier this year specifically consisting of tracks like this. But I've been collecting material in this vein for a few years now and have always wanted to make a full-length mix of it—and have only recently felt I might actually have enough tracks to make it work. Stringing tracks like this together in a musically coherent way is quite challenging, since without the kick drums you're often entirely reliant on melodic elements to keep the momentum going, which poses difficulties not just in maintaining a steady energy level but also making sure you can avoid horrendous key clashes and so on. It also really helps if you can mix tracks in on 3+ turntables to allow you to fill in the gaps left by the lack of kicks. So it took quite a lot of planning and quite a few takes to get it right.

The result is, IMO, probably not something you'd wanna stick on over dinner—it's a more challenging listen and less obviously "party" than other mixes I've done, and it gets quite sparse at some points and intense at others. But it's definitely unlike any mix I've done before and I'm really happy with it as a piece of music and a proof of concept.

Sad Dad House (Thee Macallan 18 Year), Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:14 (nine months ago) link

Love that mix

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:18 (nine months ago) link

Oh wow, I've kind of stopped checking for these but Objekt is phenomenal.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 November 2018 12:36 (nine months ago) link

It's a cracker, looking forward to the new album too

paolo, Friday, 16 November 2018 15:21 (nine months ago) link

been listening to that one today, some fine ear candy!

calzino, Friday, 16 November 2018 15:24 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

so, they're killing the comment section. can't blame them, because to effectively have comments on a site you need: a.) a defined policy on what's allowed/disallowed and b.) consistent enforcement, meaning someone has to keep an eye on things and act in a way that's subject to review

(b) is really difficult, especially if you're lacking the resources for community management (or it's not your primary goal, since you're publishing reviews/editorial). but I cynically think that (a) comes into play because while they're 100% in the right to advance views from diverse voices and argue for inclusion, a lot of discussion that was well-meaning got nuked because no one has time to sort through all that nonsense

mh, Thursday, 3 January 2019 15:22 (seven months ago) link

99% of comments on any website are trash and I think part of the reason Pitchfork has continued to assert dominance in the online music review world is that it has never allowed comments. The RA comments were always particularly dispiriting, "keep identity politics out of dance music it has no place", "actually Ten Walls should be allowed to express an opinion", "who cares if Nina Kraviz can't DJ she is hot"

boxedjoy, Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:51 (seven months ago) link


there were some good ones here and there, but the moderation was so scattershot that a couple stray misogynist comments meant the comments were turned off for the thread in the last few months

imo they need to whack the fb comments on their posts too lol

mh, Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:23 (seven months ago) link

my instinctive reaction to that link was "hoo boy can't wait to see the comments on this one!"

then i scrolled down and there was no comments


the late great, Saturday, 5 January 2019 02:36 (seven months ago) link

sad lol

mh, Saturday, 5 January 2019 04:56 (seven months ago) link

I don't really use the RA site other than for the occasional podcast, but I don't remember ever noticing comments before!

saer, Saturday, 5 January 2019 05:00 (seven months ago) link

seems to me a convo about what this means abt their readership might be in order

or theyll find their wellbeing threatened by the techno anthony fantano or whatever

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2019 06:23 (seven months ago) link

Ive read and enjoyed the comments on RA for the reviews of almost every album I've loved in the past few years, will miss them

Dan S, Saturday, 5 January 2019 06:33 (seven months ago) link

Fact did the same on their YouTube channel a while back - for a similar reason. They’d just attract dozens and dozens of misogynistic comments about them covering too many women.

ShariVari, Saturday, 5 January 2019 08:09 (seven months ago) link

Dan what is it you enjoyed about the commments? I can't ever really remember seeing anything particuarly interesting happening outside of the misogyny, a lot of it in my experience was just "yeah nice one" "top tune this" "love the b-side" "too low a score" generic fan praise

boxedjoy, Saturday, 5 January 2019 08:42 (seven months ago) link

comments sections in general are thoroughly obsolete, back in the '90s everybody got all excited about the possibilities of the *world wide web* and building *community* and it was fairly easy to implement and it took people a couple decades to realize that creating a community was a lot of work that required an entirely different skillset from creating content, and that if you don't do that work any "community" you create is likely just going to be a, 2016 throwback incoming, dumpster fire.

errang (rushomancy), Saturday, 5 January 2019 09:45 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

olof dreijer podcast mix an unexpected treat, complete change of character

mh, Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:19 (six months ago) link

Just listened to that, really fun.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:41 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hahahahaha I was NOT prepared for the Ariana remix turning up midway through the Olof mix.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:20 (five months ago) link

i don't know, i find the site quite boring now without comments

the late great, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:28 (five months ago) link

dtiff mix p good

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:11 (five months ago) link

Teki Latex feature is A+++

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:12 (five months ago) link

(I miss the comments too even though they were almost uniformly bad. Now you need to go to their Facebook to see toxic old techno heads complaining.)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:14 (five months ago) link

the world of techno commenters is this bizarro world that rarely intecepts with my own

techno hashtags on instagram are (still?) in some serious "pictures of women in bikinis" territory

can anyone explain to me what "go back to drumcode" comments signify? I mean, I have a vague of what drumcode and their club nights entail but it's somehow become some shorthand for techno tourists or something

mh, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:48 (five months ago) link

techno hashtags on instagram are (still?) in some serious "pictures of women in bikinis" territory

it’s proper popular in europe iirc

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

"proper popular" is a proper tongue-twister!

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:32 (five months ago) link

proper techno

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:33 (five months ago) link

I don't miss the comments. Previously, reading an RA article was like the playing the lottery for sexist and transphobic nuggets at the bottom of the page 🤢

elan, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:34 (five months ago) link

tbf only on articles that weren’t about straight men

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:11 (five months ago) link

it's true, no one ever commented about a non-male-presenting person on a thread about a male artist although vice versa is disturbingly true

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:57 (five months ago) link

i liked the comments, they gave me a glimpse into the prejudices and petty grievances and native enthusiasms of a foreign subculture

j., Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:01 (five months ago) link

I never really visit this site but sounds like I would've gotten some good recommendations from the comments???

brimstead, Thursday, 14 March 2019 04:06 (five months ago) link

not really

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 04:10 (five months ago) link

comments are on the soundcloud still for those that like words and sentences

saer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 04:42 (five months ago) link

Comments section did the actual writing on the site a lot of favours in comparative terms

boxedjoy, Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:27 (five months ago) link

No one leaves comments on Soundcloud anymore :(

(unless they're asking for track ids on mixes)

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:30 (five months ago) link

Why are people going to any of these places for the comments?

Matt DC, Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:50 (five months ago) link

comments can be funny

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:21 (five months ago) link

really though ilx is just a giant comments box makes u think huh

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:22 (five months ago) link

i’m just saying it seems like a very sterile and lifeless place to me now

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:27 (five months ago) link

kudos on their event pages, though. was checking to see what's going on the week i'll be in nyc and it looks like a decent selection

debating whether it's wise to sneak over to brooklyn and see modeselektor when i have work training at 8am

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:03 (five months ago) link

It does feels slightly more like an empty party without the comments, but the large majority of comments were garbage that brought down the overall level of engagement that the site typically deserves. Most of the time it’s people complaining about ratings or being insecure when reviewers don’t validate their tastes. Or else it’s sexist bros, trolls, or comments no one needed to write and no one needs to read (is the world better off knowing that some dude in Italy likes the B2 on a new tech house single?)
The upvote/downvote system is also terrible: people instantly affirm/dismiss things based in immediate confirmation bias, usually without considering the content.

Despite the occasional comment that’s funny or expands context, point out legitimate problems, or further illuminate contents, I’d say good riddance.

ed.b, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:50 (five months ago) link

kudos on their event pages, though. was checking to see what's going on the week i'll be in nyc and it looks like a decent selection

debating whether it's wise to sneak over to brooklyn and see modeselektor when i have work training at 8am

― mh

saer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:03 (five months ago) link

noted! I might be busy saturday night but will figure that out soon

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:08 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

All dance music writers should be required to renew their certification every year by distinguishing between the Think break and the Funky Drummer break.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:56 (two weeks ago) link

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