Hi. I used to use this blog a lot more than i do now. I don't agree with much of what i've posted here, but such is the nature of time. :) My instagram & facebook are likely to be more up to date.

i've got too much today for more than one post

>> Thursday, May 29, 2008


so i'm just going to jam it into a rambler...

checked my list of music blogs today for the first time in a while... tons of fire there.

i found a mix by the long lost (to me) d.j. ripley. it's sure to be fire, but i haven't heard it yet. she blew my mind in 2003 in brooklyn. i've never spun the same way since. via mashit.

UPDATE: this mix is good, but it's much more 4/4 than her earlier jungle/rocksteady/noise/hip hop thing... all half-tempo blends and whatnot. still good, but definitely more hipster and house than what i'm familiar with.

FURTHER UPDATE: from the comments, d.j. ripley says "the whole theme of this one is me being dragged kicking & screaming into 4x4.. that's what the whole long spiel is about. How i don't want to, but it just happened. But never fear! the genresmashing is still there. check my blog, or this mix for more of that "

anyway, holy shit it's an awesome bomb from cauto. on the tremendous dutty artz (rupture and shadetek's label). this track starts to hint at the future melding of dubstep, techno and breakbeat jungle. the reggae aspect is my least favorite. i dig the fact that the bassline keeps changing... it's not just loops. i wasn't going to post this track, but now that palmsout.com did it, i'm gonna. buy the vinyl if you do that sort of thing.

(mp3) cauto - "bona vida" from "dutty artz remix zero ep"

i'm trying to figure out what this fast style of latin electronic music is, and i can't but i did locate kuduro, which is really cool (but different...)

also, listening to benji b fill in for the great mary anne hobbs show on bbc, i was turned on to the dorian concept, which i liked his track "the fucking formula", and the awesome jay electronica, and m.c. from the future. read that link for a really comprehensive look, or take the quick route and just watch a video (featuring a bit of alex grey... which isn't too surprising as he is signed by erykah badu and she digs grey as i've reported)... warning, graphic images in the video (of j.f.k.'s assasination, etc...)



on the video tip, don't miss this woman rocking her rights on saudi t.v., this display of schlieren photography, a taste trip with the miracle fruit, or a little electric piano jam by the very odd ronald jenkees (hello youtubes!).

oh, and i'm still ass deep in political musings, just haven't been posting much about it, because it's getting a bit old. i did hear something about obama having a white problem, but this photo seems to disagree, yeah?


love to yinz all!

3 comments:

ripley May 30, 2008 at 3:27 PM  

Hey! Thanks for the good words on my mixes and such!

the whole theme of this one is me being dragged kicking & screaming into 4x4.. that's what the whole long spiel is about. How i don't want to, but it just happened. But never fear! the genresmashing is still there

check my blog, or this mix for more of that:
http://www.span.nered.org/mixes/djripley/djripley_histeriadelaripley.mp3

ripley May 30, 2008 at 3:28 PM  

oops link broke. maybe this is better?

http://tinyurl.com/5obrhg

james gyre... May 30, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

it's funny you mention being draggin kicking and screaming into 4/4... i started out playing 4/4 (and hip hop) and got thrust suddenly into the mashup jungle/dub/soon to be dubstep thing after being totally re-wired and inspired by you and dj/rupture.

i love the fact you're playing this stuff now, too. it's all blending together anyway, and house/techno needs the breakcore/junglist perspective to keep it from degrading into the non-stop ecstasy throb...

the mix is good, i was just foolishly expecting the ripley of 2003 unchanged from the last time i heard you...

and thrilled to find you again! definitely one of the finest djs out der!

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