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Friday, April 27, 2012

People need to stop calling there shit House Music. When it is anything but.... House.      Electro Pop? ,Commercial Dance Music,  yes,
Retro trance perhaps, Akoi Cake throwing jams ?,Stadium Anthem Music + Fire Works, NU-Rave, Electro-Bop.

 Playing Stardust in the middle of your set does not make you house, and neither does "Show ME Love"   or some horrible re-hash.  
                                                                                                       Calling it house is the same as trying to label  Pink Floyd as Industrial . Trying to label Blur as Country music. Labeling a Sci-Fi movie as a Romantic Comedy.    Calling a history book a work of  Greek  poetry.    
 One might have elements of the other and be a category in the same subject.  

Or just  call it "IT's Funky but it Ain't House"  

Whats the deal with Young people practicing there  Djing in front of the mirror?  Working on there crowd looks??????

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

As March & Miami Leaves us in 2012 we are sitting on a mountain of music. I would just like to say thank you to everyone who listens , subscribes, downloads my selections for the Grind2Shine Podcast. See myself ,Hulon Pate Live @ The Absinthe Lounge in Dallas Texas April 22, & April 29th for Deep After Dark a night of Underground House & Deep Techno Soul 

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Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" ( Dirty Secret's Late Night Mix) Freaks & Stella Attar "We Move" Darlyn Vlys "Culture" (Alli Borem Remix) 3Hundreds "Back In Love" Mechanique "Lips"(Dirk Schoenhoefer Rework) Volkan Ozer "Don't Be Afraid" Glimpse & Martin Dawson "Our Friends" (Vox) Raid Over Moscow "Rush to the Capsule" (Ewan Pearson Remix) Elon "Up North" MVIP "Barrique" (Vincenzo Remix) Sebastian Davidson "Kolari" Mark Broom "Box Set" Orbital "Wonky" Lp Mix Feat . Lady Leshurr Ryan Thompson " Falling Underground" (Freaky Disco) Groove Armada " OH Tweak ME" Fort Romeau " Jack Rollin" Dark Works" "No Guest List" Dean Beaker" Believe in Me" Danism "Say It Out Loud" Vincenzo "Yeah, Yeah , Yeah" Phil Weeks "Disco Inferno" Christian Scott "Lost" Simon Baker "Human Mystery" Intruder (A Murk Production) feat. Jei - Amame (Luke Solomons Live Revision) Sasse " Feel It" (Alain Ho Mental Beauty Remix) Hernan Cattaneo & Sound Exile " Japanese Snow Bell " (Manuel Sofia Remix)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FM Music still sucks

I was reading some very good point's by Tom Leykis , on how so many radio station managers and corporate programming systems,  ran FM radio into the ground over the last decade.                                                                                                                               I have to say, people who are honestly not in touch with or deeply into music , really have no business in the programming aspects of radio.                                                                                                                    If you can't pick or decide on the music to play(Programming) on your own, and you have to depend on a focus group to decide your play list.  Perhaps you have no business , deciding on the programming.                                                                                                                     Focus groups only ensures a bunch of clueless people who know even less about music than the corporate people who hired them to make a choice.                                                                                    They ultimately decide on what music gets played on the air, and in the rotation  by 'what music would be less likely  to not  have the channel changed while playing'.                                                                     Which seems to be the biggest factor for focus groups for F.M. radio music programming these days.                                                                                                                       The end result is more of the same, predictable tired and saturated.                                                   Original programming used to make radio exciting.  Now days I can't see why anyone would spend money to advertise on the radio. Radio is dead. However in Dallas we have over 12 Spanish speaking stations on F.M.                                                                        I will honestly say I have  never really been a huge fan of radio. The major factor has always been, I was always able to go find new music on my own.  However I can really see why this had made the night club culture in America with bad music.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Vinyl Purist please don't bore me.

I always like when people go on and on about how they Dj only on vinyl. Sadly the same people who do, are never going on and on about the new vinyl they just got, or big vinyl shopping purchases.  Never post up any of there own new recent mixes and if they do it's like a mix. ( *with a few note worthy exceptions) of grave yard finds.                                                                                                                                                                         I like to play older music and classics too, but I love playing new music and breaking new records not following other people and being a clone of some one else.                                                                                              However slagging off a digital DJ's or Djing, that it is some how a lesser art is not proving anything unless you have some prolific output of your own DJing talents and mixes to back it up.                                                                                                        All I got to say if your going to go on and be 100% vinyl,l would say put out a new mix with all  NEW Music , or at least something recent , current or some how relevant in 2012.  Don't throw together your old bits that  sounds like a Dave Pearce anthem's/classic's  session. There are loads of vinyl only labels, and tons of established and current  labels printing vinyl every month.  SO until ya do just realize Digital DJing has changed how people mix music. It is no longer just mixing from sound source A. into sound source B.                                                                                          Weather you are playing the biggest pop songs, scratching & chopping it up or taking everyone on the journey of a life time.  Don't tell me how superior it is unless you got your own street cred. and a ton of your own music production  pressed up.  Cause at the end of the day if your a wedding DJ or playing music to a packed night club audience  . Your either the guy playing new music music, or just hanging on to a medium that will always and forever keep you behind the times with music. Unless you  are buying up everything in sight on the regular,spending a monthly house payment worth of vinyl records to keep up with the new era of digital distribution.
There are DJ's like Mr.C (Richard West) and Sven Vath to name only a few A-list dj's who are held in the highest respect for the vinyl  life style they enjoy.. I am not talking about these nice gents.
  I am talking about the people who talk shit , but  are not doing shit in music or anything else. Unless you come from the old school and I am talking about vinyl from before the 90's . Don't start talking your better or anything else cause your just a friend, of a friend, of a friend ,who went to a rave/party and decided that I want to be a DJ too and have a go on the decks.     When your all about the music, you just do it and don't waste your time or others peoples time not being about the music!