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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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

the table is the table, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 13:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

the newest one by Vince Watson is also great.

the table is the table, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 13:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

What does "U+K" mean?

matt2, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 18:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

undanceable + kooky

fies, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 18:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh zang!

gbx, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 18:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

link]http://www.sendspace.com/file/bmri83[/link]

Here's the My My one.

31g, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 23:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anyone have the Âme one?

The Brainwasher, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 23:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

the table is the table, Wednesday, 7 March 2007 23:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ame

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

31g, Thursday, 8 March 2007 01:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

everything counts in large amounts

the table is the table, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

here's 1-40 :)

http://mnmlbeats.wordpress.com/2006/10/20/eine-homage-an-resident-advisor-und-deren-konsequente-art/

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

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good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

?

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 02:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

are there tracklistings for these anywhere?

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

braveclub, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

whoops, didn't check the link above.

braveclub, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 13:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

examples pls

J@cob, Thursday, 8 March 2007 17:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

good dog, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

the Guardian stuff isn't music tho

Ronan, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

artdamages, Thursday, 8 March 2007 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

thinking over what Ronan said about pointless intros - are you refering to this piece? http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature_view.asp?ID=796 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

DEAR GOD

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

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

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

gbx, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

it says i have to :(

gbx, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

wait, itunes has it.


YAY

gbx, Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

haitch, Thursday, 12 April 2007 03:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

31g, Thursday, 12 April 2007 05:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

When will Dan Selzer do a Resident Advisor podcast?

Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2007 06:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

the public demands it!!

haitch, Thursday, 12 April 2007 06:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes, saw this earlier - definitely a good move on their part.

emil.y, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:24 (two months ago) Permalink

just coming here to post about this

smart move and agreed on the numerical ratings

the late great, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

also: this one is really heavy

https://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=599

the late great, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Right decision to get rid of the polls, for many reasons!

saer, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:20 (two months ago) Permalink

I've noticed lately that the reviews - singles especially - skew towards names and acts I'm not already familiar with, and the ones I am it's usually because they're on labels that veer experimental. I mean obviously house/techno/etc bobbins naturally skews towards the anonymous and temporal already but it's wonderful that they're acknowledging that they want to use the power of taste-shaping to reframe the discussion. It's not like the predictable suspects like Dixon or Jackmaster or Bicep need their names out there in the RA poll to get people to come see them anyway either.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

as someone who disagrees w almost all polls always, i dont get the anti-polls thing. our contributors were overwhelmingly white & male so we decided to disguise that by doing away w/ the evidence, more like

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:06 (two months ago) Permalink

I like the stuff on scenes I'm interested in (Montevideo, Frankfurt, Seoul) and some of the longer form stuff is good (and i generally dont like words!)

I've zero interest in Dixon, Jackmaster or Bicep and the polls just seemed to be their own world made up of that. They just looked like the English national football team lineup, and probably played like them too. Or Everton, no, West Brom. bloody hell, west brom, no wonder they canned it!

saer, Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:11 (two months ago) Permalink

They probably learned the lessons of the US election and brexit and decided to quit while they were reasonably ahead, Dixon loses his top spot and starting place against Bournemouth to Trump, what a way to go out

saer, Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:14 (two months ago) Permalink

xp it's not just hiding it though, is it? i think you're being uncharitable deej. you could argue that they're not letting demographics set their editorial agenda. i'm personally not crazy about the steps they're taking in the direction of becoming a "high culture" site but at least they're taking a stand on it, right?

the late great, Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:33 (two months ago) Permalink

our contributors were overwhelmingly white & male so we decided to disguise that by doing away w/ the evidence, more like

yeah...

flopson, Thursday, 23 November 2017 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

i guess id rather see them consider what a list that takes into account those concerns would look like rather than ceding authority to millions of interpersonal conversations

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:17 (two months ago) Permalink

to me it feels like abandoning responsibility rather than taking it

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:18 (two months ago) Permalink

also the site already does tonnes of 'unranked scene-surveying features'

flopson, Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:20 (two months ago) Permalink

I think it’s a reasonable experiment, might turn out just ok, might flatten the landscape a little

mh, Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:27 (two months ago) Permalink

will it? or will it hurt the many smaller scale artists who would be boosted when seen among big-ticket artists who already have huge publicity machines behind them

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:59 (two months ago) Permalink

seems to me that people haven't really thought through what happens to power structures when power is ostensibly abdicated

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 23 November 2017 02:59 (two months ago) Permalink

they’re still making lists, just not numbered afaik? like a roundup of works people liked, maybe I misread it

just no aggregating picks to create a top ten where an album one person loved doesn’t get equal billing because no one else was into that fringe movement. so that album is in there with everything else, no ranking

mh, Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:25 (two months ago) Permalink

so Dixon might be in there but there’s nothing distinguishing his single from Elysia Crampton, each just gets a blurb

mh, Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:27 (two months ago) Permalink

an unranked list is good

flopson, Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:54 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, my understanding was they were just doing away with the numerical ranking specifically, maybe i’m wrong. i thought the point was that creating a hierarchy was harmful, not that curating a list was. they can’t escape curating anyway

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I don’t really think the heirarchy is “harmful” lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 23 November 2017 06:37 (two months ago) Permalink

kinda agree this is about embarrassment towards their readership, maybe dislike. i guess it began as a prog/trance site and there's prob always been that element to the readership, somewhere along the line there have been various efforts to make it some sort of intellectualised (and maybe american) take on dance music without ever really losing some of the old readers. ra's identity struggles are just a microcosm of dance music's version of the same, the music is simultaneously cerebral and physical, intellectual and fun, ephemeral, hard to pin down. true of all music i suppose and a problem for all music writing but worse with dance music given its structural rules.

i mean i accept that the polls were leading to homogenised results but they were polls of the site's readers. essentially this is an admission that they don't like their readers or wish their readers were different in some way, i can't tell exactly what that difference is though because i'm not sure many people voting for their favourite dj or tune think "have i been fair and representative here" - they prob just think "i took an e at dixon and had a wonderful night"

if it's just an editorial decision that nobody needs to read the bullshit results of a huge internet-wide poll then by all means go for it but it's not like that makes for as good an editorial reason as saying you're doing it because your readers are bigots.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Among their stated points for the decision: uncomfortableness with erasure of non-white dudes in their poll results

also i don't think this take is borne out by the statement. for better or worse they don't mention race actually - there are certainly a lot of white men in the ra polls but it's not all white men. the statement seems to clearly suggest this is more about gender.

i think it's a kind of dangerous game to acknowledge, on your own site, "hey audience, your choices aren't diverse enough, both musically but more importantly when we asked you your favourite dj we expected your tastes to feature more women"

who exactly has failed here? or what exactly is failing?

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:20 (two months ago) Permalink

even their internal polls were skewed male though. last years album list had only two female artists in the top 20

damian green is people (NickB), Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:33 (two months ago) Permalink

that's p much what i'm getting at.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:33 (two months ago) Permalink

they clearly stated that they thought the hierarchy reinforced through their lists was harmful because it reinforced certain power dynamics in the dance community xpost to D-40

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:33 (two months ago) Permalink

agreed that they're admitting discomfort with their readership, but the response to the decision in the comments is overwhelmingly positive. which is weird b/c the last time i remember reading comments on RA a few years ago they were mostly terrible

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:36 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah same, not familiar with the site at all these days really.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

1) I've never heard of Dixon

2) deej that's just silly, there won't be a lack of headlining acts just because there no ranked poll

3) Ranked lists are the patriarchy

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Dixon was #1 on their “best dj” polled list from 2013-2016

mh, Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:55 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m pro ranked lists & anti the results, it’s the results that are patriarchal not the lists themselves

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 24 November 2017 00:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know, not to over-generalize, but I think of an obsession with ranking and scoring things as an extremely male trait.

Btw I've only started reading RA in the last year or two, but I get a lot out of it. The comments however are hilarious/terrible, of course. And people seem bent on interpreting the review scores as objective across the site (as in "you really think record A is better than record B, that has a lower score?!"), when it seems pretty clear that it's usually situated within the context of an artist's previous work, or the maybe the genre they're working in.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:01 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know, not to over-generalize, but I think of an obsession with ranking and scoring things as an extremely male trait.

flag on the play. essentialism. offense number 79. 15 yard penalty. automatic 1st down

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:24 (two months ago) Permalink

1) I've never heard of Dixon

if only tim had done a poll

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:36 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm fairly sure i don't like much of what dixon has been playing for the last 3/4 years, tho not paid much attention, most of that crew seem to have gravitated towards a sort of prog nouveau

equally i think it's good he became massively popular solely on the basis of djing with barely any production along the way - for a long time he was one of the best selectors and 100 times better than the producer-centric crap that passes for dance music or dj sets on this board.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:39 (two months ago) Permalink

don't read much on the site but pod + https://www.residentadvisor.net/tracks are essential

i didn't realize their eoy lists were crowdsourced/reader polls; surprisingly good if that's true. but re these concerns they should just switch to editorial list and hire more non-whitemale writers

flopson, Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:04 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:44 (two months ago) Permalink

the top dj list is a complete ouroboros, much like a lot of dj lists. there’s no easy solution, but when high profile events feel they have to have top-ranked djs, and then the attendees are the same who vote in polls for top dj, just creates a death spiral. uncreative promoters who have large events and have money but no curation skills aren’t helping

mh, Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:44 (two months ago) Permalink

equally i think it's good he became massively popular solely on the basis of djing with barely any production along the way - for a long time he was one of the best selectors and 100 times better than the producer-centric crap that passes for dance music or dj sets on this board.

Not really sure who you mean by that last sentence but while he was an amazing DJ I'm not sure he'd have been able to build his rep in the same way if he wasn't so closely associated with Innervisions. Like he was a fantastic remixer (the Mark E mix in particular I still love), but it feels like he was able to come up at least partly off the back of Ame and Henrik Schwarz's production works, before completely eclipsing them as a DJ.

Dunno what he's playing now but if I had to guess he's moved towards a more Tale of Us-type festival friendly thing?

Can we have a Search & Destroy on the podcasts from this year? I think I listened to every single one up until about April or May and then tailed off. A lot of fairly nondescript grey warehouse techno in there.

Matt DC, Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:59 (two months ago) Permalink

still not the same, to me, as the usual route of becoming famous for a few productions and then becoming a hugely popular dj for being okay at it. he was doing it for a long time before the huge popularity too. he dj'ed his way to the top more than many of the rest of these lists.

as i say, don't care for him now but he's done enough good stuff to merit respect.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah fair enough, I just looked at their 2016 list and it's full of those sorts of names, unsurprised they canned the poll tbh. I guess production means a shortcut onto the festival circuit for a lot of these guys and that's how they end up there. The overlap between that poll and the group of DJs who seem to be on every other European festival bill is massive as well.

Matt DC, Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Can we have a Search & Destroy on the podcasts from this year?

I've not really connected with any of the podcasts in a long while, even the ones from DJ's I like (Saoirse, Del Garda). Whenever it does pop up that there's a new podcast it always seems to be someone called Blarg or Morlock playing DVS1 records. This is what happens when you let people have black and white photos for their profile

saer, Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:44 (two months ago) Permalink

thank u saer for giving me some possible dj aliases if I ever get a gig

mh, Saturday, 25 November 2017 15:55 (two months ago) Permalink

thank u saer for giving me some possible dj aliases if I ever get a gig

― mh, Saturday, 25 November 2017 15:55

Have a scan at the Brighton teamsheet today if you need any more

Dunk, Gross, Proepper, Knockaert and Bong

saer, Saturday, 25 November 2017 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't get into many of the podcasts either, the only ones I remember from this year are Egyptrixx and M.E.S.H. (both great). I really like their features and interviews though.

Some of the Exchange podcasts are worthwhile too.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 25 November 2017 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I listened to a bit of the one with Janina, but it as people talking and I started to feel tense so I turned it off again

saer, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't think this is an issue of RA's demographics so much as the demographics of readers of music sites in general. almost all readers' polls end up like this

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:31 (two months ago) Permalink

there's definitely something self-selecting about the people who love to rank things as opposed to people who just like to share impressions and talk about stuff they like

mh, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 19:06 (two months ago) Permalink

No headphone today but I see Etienne has done number 602. I liked his record on Undersound last year so hopefully this has some cheeky miscreants downing pints in deckchairs or failing that some records with moody dockers with dangerous dogs is also acceptable as long as they have a heart of gold and hats askew

saer, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:44 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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