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  1. TheTornado

    TheTornado Member

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    i understand the point of an alias if a producer makes a tune in a completely different style, IE clipz using the alias 'redlight' to make house tunes. even if a liquid artist was going to do jump-up and wanted a different name i get that. but, for example, why does hazard use the alias dirty harry when it's a tune that sounds no different (relatively speaking) to his tunes produced as hazard? just seems weird to me.
     
  2. safety

    safety double safety

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    yeah it's wierd... but it's not as wierd as a man my age suffering from erectile dissfucntion
     
  3. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Normally because their other name is tied down to a different record lable. For example if sub focus wanted to put a tune out on another lable he would probly have to release it under a different name as Ram would have the rights to everything by Sub Focus. Producers tend to sign contract using the producing name now so that they can still put out tunes on other lables just under different names.
     
  4. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    also because its pointless for any artist to release more tunes than anyone would buy from him.
    ie, hazzard (god, he's awful..) may have 6 tunes ready within a month, and they all have interest from labels. If they all release them under one name, no one will buy them all. just check big djs top ten lists; you wont see the same name more than 2 times. by using aliases you get to release more tunes. just like muffler did with his "axis of evil", "konsta", "unknown soldier" aliases, or clipz with "kilo", "humanoid", and "mindgames"
     
  5. TheTornado

    TheTornado Member

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    @scotty - i thought about this but hazard, for example, releases tunes on frontline and ganja which are all owned by hype/playaz, no?

    gordo - makes sense, hadn't thought about that
     
  6. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Yeah I didnt realise he used his Dirty Harry alias on them lables I thought it was just for his own, but what Gordo said is also right
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i never really knew but wat gordo said does kinda make sense!
     
  8. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    i heard he only uses hazard for the absolute stompers..like every track on machete lp
    i had 2 do an alias cos i had a year contract with class a recordingz
    pleasure did chowder to boost up the chowder alias..sly tried the same but everyone blatently knew it was sly..
     
  9. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    wheres teh thanx bitchizez ?? :teeth:
     
  10. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    im sorry zeus its there now!
     
  11. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    thats mr zeus for you bwoy

    ..chaaa..
     
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    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    oh sorry great mr zeus will you ever forgive me!lol:D
     
  13. flobbydobby

    flobbydobby bangin garden of dobbylon

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    that is the biggest load of tripe I have yet to read in my short time on this board. If I like a certain producer enough (and there are roughly about 12-15 going right now I would put in this category) then I will buy their tunes I couldn't really give a fuck if they used the same name for each release. who cares about the name? has dnb become that fickle and 'fashionable' now? "oh no I can't buy another tune by XXXXX because they've released it under the same name as the last one they released OMG!!!"

    exactly how the fuck does anyone come round to this way of thinking?

    It's much more to do with what Sc0tty said about label contracts etc.
     
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  14. flobbydobby

    flobbydobby bangin garden of dobbylon

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    FTR, you've even got 2 completely different points going on in the same post.

    DJs are obviously not gonna rep a top 10 list consisting entirely of the same producer, are they - and that would apply if said producer was using one name, or a whole different bunch of aliases. They're obviously gonna vary it up.

    grrr, I'm so gosh-darned angry right now...hand me a tea-towel
     
  15. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    yes, you'd buy them, coz you're a bedroom dj that just likes to spend his pocket money on vinyl, and is a huge fan of a few certain producers.
    but a professional who cares a lot about what he plays, and what people know he plays, will. its not about fashion, its about marketing. and to your crying "no way, dnb aint marketing blud, strictly underground" i say nigga please...

    dnb labels stopped doing exclusive contracts a long time ago mate. subfocus may well be the last person to get close to such a deal, and even he releases on different labels.

    after 17 years of being a fan, 5 years of performing/promoting, and a very successful thesis on the dnb scene.

    overall, i would suggest that you think before typing, altho i'll give you that you're young and full of spunk, and need to ejaculate on everything that walks.
     
  16. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    He's older than you man!!
     
  17. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    maybe on his status, but his language is that of a 21 year old afaic
     
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  18. Stem-Cell

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    'Cybertron ft Dillinja' and 'Eskobar ft Lemon D' . Those aliases used to crack me up
     
  19. Moskit

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    Don't know wether this has been mentioned, but sometimes surely it is done to get around sample clearance & paying royalties on them?