DJ Shadow: on the internet and piracy

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  1. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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  2. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    He's got some valid points, but he seems to be getting rinsed by his own fans in the comments....
     
  3. ali^

    ali^ Bigtingsagwarn

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    great article!
     
  4. original1nuttah

    original1nuttah Member

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    The man speaks sense! A very well thought out and articulated article.
     
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  5. Goosey_J

    Goosey_J IGNORE ME

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    There was one quote in there I very much enjoyed, the remark about becoming a listless passionless society etc. He's not to far off tbh, little over dramatic perhaps.
     
  6. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    like it, good way of putting the current state of music across..fairplay him sticking by his guns
     
  7. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    This is a really good read ... best of luck to him ... at least drum and bass will always have a massive (and predominantly) underground following, where as judging from his comments, the underground hip hop scene is slowly dying, and I think we can all agree the "overground" hip hop scene is pretty laughable nowadays

    It seems to be a similar situation all round, as far as "dance" music is concerned, I remember growing up to the breakthrough sounds of Daft Punk and Rodger Sanchez, where as now I'm bombarded with the latest Basshunter or Cascada tune, of which there is absolutely nothing groundbreaking about as every new release is a carbon copy of the previous one

    I just hope SOME ONE comes along and prolificly smashes the commercial charts with GOOD music, giving the world a much needed kick up the ass and reminding everyone why good music is good music

    AND / OR

    I hope that both talented currently "commercially active" artists (Beyonce / Jay-Z / La Roux / Florence & The Machine etc?) and breakthrough "underground" artists (Chase & Status / Nero / Spor remixes etc?) continue to display their raw talent for making GOOD music in the commercial world, to such an extent that eventually, crap music can finally be identified as crap music and just isn't acceptable anymore ... please God may this be the case ... I'm so tired of this shit on MTV lol
     
  8. Lucidproduction

    Lucidproduction i aint fraid of no ghosts

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    that guy is amazing.

    ridiculous writing skills in that article
     
  9. Dubzie

    Dubzie New Member

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    "I’ll fight on against any institution or prevailing thinking that seeks to dictate to me how and when the music I make is to be disseminated."

    FAIR PLAY!!!
     
  10. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    to much to read can you just say the main point??
     
  11. Dubzie

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    Fuck the internet, giving art out for free and anyone who doesnt agree with him...sort of.
     
  12. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Just read it, it's worth it
     
  13. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    yup. enjoyed the read