18 bits of newer hardcore dance music on vinyl (which is 40+ tracks of you count both sides, as some have 2 on the B side) for 40 quid!
Then i bought another 2 records, and a scratch sample record from the juno records online store which arrived today which came to 18 qiud, and the new cross fader for my mixer that was a tenner inc postage from ebay should land tomorrow hopefully.
I am using virtualdj and downloading MP3's as well as collecting new records for my 'real' decks, so i may well add to my thread thats in off topic somewhere with some new sets as and when i do them.
You're not going to like this but it has to be said:
What do you get for your "VIP ticket"? The whole concept of being a "VIP" is so utterly anti-punk I can't help but think of you and all the other VIP ticket purchasers as being unbearable twats.
No it hasn't. The cost of attending bullshit commercial gigs has rocketed if you are the sort of person who buys into "VIP tickets" and similar promoter bullshit.
This is why I hate the current dance music scene. All this "VIP" bollocks. When electronic dance music took off it was because total nobodies could do it in their bedrooms on hardware they already owned. Now it's all European DJs in designer shades in ****ing arenas with thousands of stupid dickheads pumping their fists at them. The music doesn't really come into it any more.
The only reason i go VIP (especially at something like NYE) is because the queues are literally sickeningly immense, luckily we went VIP last year so you get in a different VIP only bit to go into, but it still took over half an hour to get into the rave, but the normal non VIP queue was just stupidly big, at the speed it was moving at it would have taken literally hours to get into the place, plus the VIP bit gives you another extra bar bit to go to, which is the only place in the whole venue that has seating, now dont get me wrong, i can (and do!) still rave with the best of em, but 10 hours on your feet at 26 years old isnt really going to happen, i need a sit down for a few minutes now and again these days, im not 18 anymore, plus you dont have to bugger about waiting to use the toilet for 20 minutes as there is one in the VIP area.
But ill give you that, for alot of the 'unbearable twats' (theres plenty of em!) it isnt about the music at all, its about getting spooned up out of your face on heavily cut chemicals and dancing like a loon to anything and everything, but i like to think im above that side of it, i only go to these events for my love of hardcore, i have always been very anti drugs (apart from the very occasional spliff like once a year if that) and i only go for the music, whats sy just released, what new tracks are re-con or joey riot gonna drop in, whatts gamma and darren styles upto, etc....
And ill agree on the commercial comments as well, i for one loved it the best back in the mid/late'90s when it was still relatively underground, but times change, especially in hardcore, so you either have to move with the times (good and bad, we have had shit times where its dropped off as well as getting massive again as it is now) but you either have to go with it, or end up dropping out of the scene altogether, which i will never do i dont think.
The day carl (mc storm) gives up will be the day i give up, and he will never quit, that man is like a stick of rock i tell thee, if you could break him in half there would be HTID written through him, plus it was him who taught me how to do the whole 'vocal scratch' thing back in the day, so for helping me with that personally makes him even more of a legend!
Over 10 years ago now we made that (drunken!) pact, in a dark and dingy, freezing cold sanctuary in milton keynes, god dont time fly.
Looks like i am one of the view then kev mate, because i genuinely really do love my hardcore, i am literally Hardcore Till I Die, i first heard the 'core when an old mate played some to me back in about '96 and i have never looked back since, through thick and thin, good and bad, im still hardcore through and through, nowt will ever change that.
I mix hardcore, i also MC over hardcore too now and again (wrote a few new lyrics recently actually) plus i do really enjoy it as well, im at my happiest when im banging out some 170bpm stuff or throwing a rhyme or 2 over it, its what makes me happy, i dont know what it is or why it is, but everything about hardcore just sits really well with me, the banging basslines, piano fills, drops and cheesy vocals, it just works for me.
But i must admit, as much as i love spectating at a rave, i would be much happier if i was up there on the decks mixing it up, i really do love it, but even after 10 years, im still not good enough to mix it with the big boys yet, well not at stuff like raverbaby or SV, i have done smaller local events in the past tho, plus a couple of my mates andy and ryan (ron-e and aajay) have gone into the producing side of things and have already got one track released, aajay is off into the studio with joey riot and kurt in a few weeks time, i aspire to get there one day tho.
Well, just to try to mitigate my criticism in earlier posts: I don't think you're thick.
I don't know what else to say because you've bought into a scene I've been rolling my eyes at for probably as long as you've been interested in it, so I suppose we are at loggerheads there. But I've made my point and you've taken it in good humour so that's us done as far as I'm concerned.
Dan is the more agreeable of the two of us. I basically backed down from being a total prick because he was so nice!
I came here from a 2h15m telephone conversation with a close friend and business partner who I've been arguing with about important things for about a week and we still haven't found a way forward. I think I was still in that argument mode and picked on Dan (sorry, Dan) and was a bit surprised at how friendly Dan was in response because I'm not used to it.