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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) Permalink

whoops, didn't check the link above.

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

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

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

examples pls

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

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

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

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

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

the Guardian stuff isn't music tho

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

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

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

DEAR GOD

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

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

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

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

it says i have to :(

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

wait, itunes has it.


YAY

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

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

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

When will Dan Selzer do a Resident Advisor podcast?

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

the public demands it!!

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

Ronan said: "It's pretty funny actually, the likes of Fabric must despise the RA podcasts."

I couldn't agree more. For a format that many are strongly questioning the necessity of anymore, these free, consistently great RA podcasts certainly must feel like another nail in the coffin of the mixed cd.

matt2, Thursday, 12 April 2007 16:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Jesse Rose was boring. You're right. My favorite of the RA podcasts are: Matthew Styles, Chateau Flight, Stephan Bodzin, Alex Smoke.

It's quite impressive the way they bother with artwork and everything (in case it means something to you on your ipod). It's a nicely organized site.

paulhw, Thursday, 12 April 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

have to say, credit where it's due having criticised RA in the past, the new site is looking really great.

Ronan, Thursday, 12 April 2007 22:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have never been able to shot any of these podcasts.

jim, Thursday, 12 April 2007 22:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I quite like the new Ripperton one, based on that and the ones he posts on his website, he makes just lovely mixes.

Is it worth searching for the Mike Shannon podcast?

mehlt, Friday, 13 April 2007 17:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The Simon Baker one is painfully good, especially the first half to two thirds - the My My remixes are amazing! So slippery and squirmy. The second half is a fair bit dryer but still good - love the vocal on Ambivalent's "R U OK?," a totally sinister robo-sleaze who first helps out someone off their heads on drugs at a party, and then seduces them. It's like Aaron Carl doing a version of "One In Night in NYC",

The whole thing is very shapely and totally devoted to exploring a particular point where minimal and house converge - it's almost more like Jay Haze, My My and Tobi Neumann making a live set together than a DJ mix.

Tracklisting:

1/ Dj Cocoe - Webale feat Mukwanda(Fuckpony Dub)(Immigrant)
2/ Ludwig Coenen – Curtain Gap (Immigrant)
3/ Motor City Soul – Kazan (MyMy Mix) (Aus Music)
4/ Luna City Express – Absent Minded6 (Aerobic Studio)
5/ Simon Baker – The Fly (MyMy Mix) (Connaiseur)
6/ Jamie Jones – Harajuka (Cocoon)
7/ Onur Ozur – Orion (Vacant)
8/ Martin Eyerer/Toni Rios – Liberacion(Kickboxer)
9/ Elon – Tamingo (Infant)
10/ Reagen – Bugbite (Marcin Czubala Mix) (Leftroom)
12/ Ambivalent – R U OK (M_nus)
13/ Brett Johnson/Dj Heather – Everythings Electric(Mike Shannon dub) (2020 Vision)
14/ Simon Baker – Jitters (Playhouse)
15/ Kerri Chandler – The Invaders (The Panic) (Deeply Rooted House)

Tim F, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Motor City Soul - Kazan (MyMy Mix) (Aus Music)"

This is now officially the best piece of music ever made.

Tim F, Thursday, 24 May 2007 08:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

??

it's........ALRIGHT. I was a little disappointed by it to be honest, sounds like 20/20 Vision style UK house.

Ronan, Thursday, 24 May 2007 08:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Er, it is the track with all the insane synths in, right?

I dunno, I'm just trying to guess from what sounds like the order of tracks on the podcast.

Or are you talking about the podcast as a whole?

Tim F, Friday, 25 May 2007 04:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm not really sure what ronan likes these days ... it's been a while since 've seen him write anything positive on ILM!

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 25 May 2007 04:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i think the mix is sorta dry too but i felt the same way about ripperton and i think he *liked* that one.

i guess i just can't deal w/o vocals anymore.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 25 May 2007 04:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I thought it was pretty dry as well and got tired of it fairly quickly. Funny he ends it with that Kerry Chandler track - it's such a partystarter.

Jena, Friday, 25 May 2007 05:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised! This stuff sounds very wet and fluid to me.

Tim F, Friday, 25 May 2007 08:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I didn't mean the mix, I meant the My My track specifically, which I don't think is crap or anything (played it last night to see, very early on), just found it weird Tim thought it was so good.

i'm not really sure what ronan likes these days ... it's been a while since 've seen him write anything positive on ILM!

that's not quite true, but I praise lots of stuff on the minimal threads. I do save a bit of praise for my blog so I have stuff to write about but I am pretty sure I have praised lots of stuff recently.

anyway things are pretty bad mostly so maybe my criticism is more jaded than usual!

Ronan, Friday, 25 May 2007 12:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Things = life or things = music?

If the latter, what developments have annoyed you Ronan?

Ronan does my description match the My My remix, it's sort of this glass cathedral of synth chords around a restless Tuning Spork-ish beat.

Actually what I like about the first forty minutes or so of this mix is that it's like a more melodic version of a Jay Haze mix.

Tim F, Friday, 25 May 2007 13:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, life! Music is the one escape!

The last month in particular has been really good. I played for 3 hours last night and it was mostly stuff from the last couple of weeks eg the new Misstress Barbara is absolutely brilliant, Kiki's new Bpitch Control is the best thing he's ever done IMO, those Ink and Needle records, Feuervogel, Redshape's "Steam", Audion's "Noiser" obviously, the new Plasmik on Connaisseur.

As for that My My remix, it's very very "disco" to me, really kind of stomping and funky. I thought it was pretty cool but strayed a bit too close to Spirit Catcher or that sort of electronic disco house vibe for me.

Ronan, Friday, 25 May 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Stomping and funky is good of course, it's a good track just not exactly like what my favourite stuff is at the moment.

Ronan, Friday, 25 May 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

sebo K ... yessssssssssss

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 05:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Downloading now. Also: Sebo K is hot.

Tim F, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 05:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

mh, Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Just listened to that, really fun.

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

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

the late great, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:28 (two months ago) Permalink

dtiff mix p good

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Teki Latex feature is A+++

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

(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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

"proper popular" is a proper tongue-twister!

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:32 (two months ago) Permalink

proper techno

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:33 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

tbf only on articles that weren’t about straight men

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:11 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

not really

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 04:10 (two months ago) Permalink

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

saer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 04:42 (two months ago) Permalink

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

boxedjoy, Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:27 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Matt DC, Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:50 (two months ago) Permalink

comments can be funny

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

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

the late great, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1232929

saer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:03 (two months ago) Permalink

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

mh, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:08 (two months ago) Permalink


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