flipside tunes

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  1. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    why do record labels often put the bigger tunes on the flipside of an average tune? i could never understand why, the best recent examples of this are:

    dkay - in my soul (flipside of lion dub)
    calibre & zero tolerance - one word (flipside of drowning in you)
    dbridge - tradition (flipside of original world)
    mist - outerspace (flipside of jam hot)
    skc & brawta - prophecy (flipside of mist & highcontrast - do it)

    is it an accidental thing or is it some kind of strategy or what?
     
  2. Mulla

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    I believe theyre known as double a-sides.

    tbh I wouldnt really call any of the a-sides you've mentioned 'average'. Agreed, I find the flips are often better, but thats just down to opinion innit.
     
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    sdm This is Dog Fort

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  4. mesh

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    shit I usually dont even notice if the killer tunes is the A or B side to tell truth. its nice when they're both champion th0ugh.

    more examples of double A side lushness ...?
     
  5. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    yeah, but for example, outer space got caned by everyone but when it got a release it was put on the the other side of jamhot, which was average in comparison, i just think that it seems a bit strange, wondered if it was tactics or just coincidence as it seems to have happened quite a few times
     
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    evol4276 DIBBA DIBBA!!!*^@%~!

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    Concord Dawn/Illskillz A. "Watch Me Now" B. "Platinum (Illskillz Remix)"

    Calibre A. "Mr Maverick" B. "Highlander" :gun:

    And the Lion Dub/In My Soul release is a fucking BEAST
     
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  7. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    word. in my soul is so fucking lush
     
  8. grindfiend

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    I know what you mean, but with the examples you've given, well i would think lion dub & do it would be the bigger tunes, and probably what most people would have bought the record for (not to say the b-sides arent good, cos they are!)

    :moe: