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no, but but Zip is playing in the building I used to work in tomorrow night, gonna have to go..

mmmm, Friday, 11 September 2009 19:44 (eight years ago) Permalink


I'd love to see Zip but don't really fancy going to that

Ambrose is still in Sheffield - he was down here a month or so ago but we missed each other. saw him at something at the russian bar earlier this year. I know he went to that amazing thing, but we couldn't persuade him to come to Free Rotation

cherry blossom, Saturday, 12 September 2009 06:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, Centrepoint, I used to work there in the mid-late nineties. I went tonight and it was positive London clubbing experience - for once! Nice people, good music/soundsystem, adequate facilities etc. Zip played a fantastic set, had a quick chat, such a cool guy.

mmmm, Sunday, 13 September 2009 07:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

anyone else see zip at fabric on sat?

cherry blossom, Monday, 1 November 2010 11:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

no but i saw zip at the limelight in 2005 and was dancing onstage w john selway and geeta

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 11:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

and pantytec

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 11:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's a very fun dj!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 11:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So, Superlongevity 5 is out. Not sure I can afford the box set though!

mmmm, Friday, 3 December 2010 10:02 (six years ago) Permalink

'superlongevity' has a kinda appropriate/ironic/unfortunate feel to it these days (depending on viewpoint)

i had 3 & 4 iirc so will investigate

Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii (nakhchivan), Friday, 3 December 2010 10:20 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, somebody feels the same here;

mmmm, Friday, 3 December 2010 10:42 (six years ago) Permalink

There's maybe a handful of tracks in this compilation that have any business on a dancefloor. The rest is just tired old shit: a couple light little drum kicks, a few weird noises, maybe a some vocal belch or squeek or what the fuck ever! People...remember Detroit? And Chicago? Where's the soul? Where's the swing? Minimal burned itself out a while ago already. The Perlon packaging looks nice but its just a shell on a mostly empty product.

eh this sounds just my kinda thing

Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii (nakhchivan), Friday, 3 December 2010 10:47 (six years ago) Permalink

I have vol. 4 and only like two tracks: the one that's mostly hi-hats and the one that's all freestyle.

naus, Friday, 3 December 2010 11:23 (six years ago) Permalink

…after listening to it again those were Melchior Productions LTD's "In the Shadow" and Narcotic Syntax's "Raptors' Delight"

naus, Friday, 3 December 2010 14:32 (six years ago) Permalink

So, Superlongevity 5 is out. Not sure I can afford the box set though!

― mmmm, Friday, December 3, 2010 5:02 AM (6 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink


I think I'm going to wait until boxing day (aka Dec 26. aka Canadian/British Black Friday) and hope to find it in stores and get up to a third off. But this is unlikely. Otherwise I can get one place to order it for me straight, but it would be $140, which is just DO NOT WANT (well, it's actually DO WANT BUT DO NOT WANT TO PAY). Oh well.

EDB, Thursday, 9 December 2010 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

I really want to hear the Narcotic Syntax track... is anyone selling mp3s??

elan, Friday, 10 December 2010 04:04 (six years ago) Permalink

"Where's the swing?"

kind of an inaccurate criticism to make of Perlon, surely

missingNO, Friday, 10 December 2010 04:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I didn't realize Narcotic Syntax had a track on it (now there's a hugely underrated and immensely talented duo).

Does anyone know how many of these they're pressing. I really want it, but not at a rate of $20 per record...

EDB, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Also included, a very special collectors item, only available with this release.

Also, anyone have any idea what this is?

EDB, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

anyone else see zip baby ford & dygas on fri night?

cherry blossom, Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:40 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

perlon 85 side b

post, Monday, 4 July 2011 11:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Can you, y'know, say the name of it rather than make people go on discogs.

EDB, Monday, 4 July 2011 14:28 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I was very, VERY happy to find Markus Nikolai's Back used on vinyl today! It still sounds absolutely fantastic. Having far more disposable income than I did when this stuff was getting released (i.e. when I was a broker-than-broke-ass college student) is a wonderful thing. Things change so quickly in the world of dance music; it feels like just the other day when I special-ordered Superlongevity on CD from my local store in Richmond, VA. (That was my one CD purchase of the, like, two or four week period, and I didn't or couldn't download back then either.) And now, pretty much exactly a decade later, I'm catching up on single-artist releases from back that have been just randomly popping up in Brooklyn record stores. Given the speed with which things come into and go out of fashion in this realm, it does make me wonder who's still listening to this early-2000s micro-/minimal stuff in 2011? Are there younger kids out there right now in listening to, I dunno, Vocalcity for the first time and having their faces blown off? Why am I more self-aware / pondering of the possibility of being horribly out of fashion when buying stuff like this than, say, early '80s metal or postpunk?

Clarke B., Tuesday, 2 August 2011 02:26 (six years ago) Permalink

maybe because it seems like there's no great reason for anyone out there somewhere to be digging on 00s micro-mnml (besides, like, the music: but they have to know about it somehow)? it seems to me like it didn't pass into legend or anything, or hasn't yet. and its original audience kind of abandoned it / its producers fell off / the 'sound' lost its potency or fashionableness or relevance.

j., Tuesday, 2 August 2011 05:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Sounds like a good take, j. I've been reading Reynolds's Retromania this week, and it feels like micro-mnml stuff is in that pit right now of never having been revived (and thus attracting younger, newer audiences)--maybe because not "enough" time has elapsed for a revival?--but the original releases being somewhat hard to find (aren't those old Force Inc. records long out of print for the most part?).

Clarke B., Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Aside from the really clinical, bass-light, clicky stuff has mnml really gone away? Zip is still regarded as one of the best DJs around, Cassy is the new resident at Circoloco, DC10 this year and of course Ricardo is still massive. All of them have widened their palette to include deep / classic / tech-house sounds but they still sound pretty minimal to me. Maybe I'm carrying the baggage of 15 years+ clubbing to define the genres properly or it's the clubs I go to?

mmmm, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 17:53 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm quite looking forward to hearing the new portable album

depeche vocals + acid + dazzle ships synths

should be sick

missingNO, Friday, 5 August 2011 13:44 (six years ago) Permalink

portable live in dalston a couple of months backwas the best techno gig ive been to in a hell of a long time, I have vague memories of that tune.

straightola, Friday, 5 August 2011 14:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh and given that we have just about got to the mid nineties of watery NY house and loop techno in the cutting edge dance music revival id say the micro boom will be about 2015

straightola, Friday, 5 August 2011 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

was that the sud electronic night in april?

yeah think he played that

post, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:07 (six years ago) Permalink

nah it was slowpoke at the nest on easter sunday I think, I imaginre it was the same set

straightola, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:48 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

i'd almost given up on perlon but the new mara trax (b-side especially) is refreshingly great.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

heard the a-side played a few times last year...bside of the new fumiya tanaka is good too (337)

post, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:16 (five years ago) Permalink

"sini est" by ric y martin (villalobos and dandy jack) is INCREDIBLE.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:18 (five years ago) Permalink

The Portable album is A+, exactly what I wanted from him.

Jedmond, Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:24 (five years ago) Permalink

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