back in the day, before minimal went commercial and make the klick ‘n’ cuts a pastime of many newbies with not a drop of musical knowledge, either popular or classical, there were people doing the same thing a hundred times better and getting no kudos for it, except by the connoisseurs who frequented the record shop often enough to get some copies of highly limited 12″s that were normally in the hands of a few dj’s who got well rich while playing them.
nowadays, there are not many electronic music records that manage to keep so underground as almost two decades ago. the internet revolutionized everything and it has had a brutal effect on how music is distributed, sold and promoted. physicality has given way to virtuality. and as trade off, everyone can make music, either good or bad. At the same time because everybody can sell their own music, we are bombarded by mediocrity constantly and discerning the masterful from the amateur takes loads of time and effort. Now, you do not get rich as a DJ because everybody can be one thanks to the copious amounts of software out there). Not everything is bad though. Actually, I like this ethos of sharing and getting to know music that would have easily gone unnoticed. This re-edit mania of the last five years, chopping, extending, deleting, and throwing effects that enhance rather than destroy the original itself.
Everything is fragmented and deterritorialized. there is no Berlin or London sound. and if you want to be updated, you need to check numerous sources, each one being a niche for some genre, label or kind of artists. There are no magazines anymore, not a centralized place where you can go and get your weekly fix. Instead you need to be hooked to the screen day after day. It is a real pain but there you go.
So that’s my view on the changes of the last two decades concerning dance music.
And what all this has to do with this couple erik & fiedel you would say… Not much except that it just came to my mind how venerated and desired was this vinyl when it came out and how guarded and protective were the dj’s that had it. not wanting to share it with the plebeians. And how that game is well over.
So here you have this classic electro/techno weapon of dancefloor destruction. Surprisingly, now everyone is selling their copy so grab one well cheap on discogs. a true hands in the air affair with constant bubbles of acidic explosions and harsh drums to drive your levels of euphoria to unknown heights at that house party or warehouse rave at 5 a.m.
just a warning note if you happen to be the dj. the last minute and a half of this monster is just not usable unless you want to empty your dancefloor!
get it, enjoy it, share it, love it. just here at 320kbps as it is the norm at the discofutura towers.
erik & fiedel – donna