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  1. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    OK, this could just be my experience but i thought i would see what you peeps thought about the representation drum and bass gets on radio 1...

    is it just me or is it only liquidy/cheese/mainstream that gets airplay and none of the filth? (this aint no liquid hate thread though!) you hear some really gnarly tearning synthy tunes from the dubstep camp, so how come when it comes to dnb it either has to have female vocals/be a remix or be by sub foucus/pendulum?

    anyone else think this is true?
     
  2. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Cos if they played Noisia or Spor at 11 in the morning people would think the world is gonna cave in on them
     
  3. Jakue08

    Jakue08 Active Member

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    yeah definatly, i made a thread few months ago about this (no dig at you btw) and i was saying the same thing

    n the way back from football on radio one i heard, blame - stay forever, the qemists (song with jenna g ) and then chase and ststus - against all odds

    i found it weird too

    but then again i understand why no jump up is played coz radio 1 is the most recognisable radio station in uk. they want to play music most people would enjoy whilst driving, not gunna start playing jaydan or pleasure coz most people will thimnk its shit, but can understand why they play soulful liquid tunes, coz its easy to like and bob your headf to whilst driving



































    if that makses any sense
     
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  4. Yorkshire Tony

    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    Just recently there has been more variety on BBCradio1 on an evening...... Some HUGE Dubstep tuned being played (as you said), but i have also heard the odd DnB tune....... needs more though, pretty bored of listening to Sub Focus now :p
     
  5. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    but thats what i'm saying, dubstep and that have some pure filth played on like zane low and annie mac etc, but drums just aint repped as filth?

    i can understand moyels (although, comedy dave did choose 'incredible' on morning!) or mills playing the more soulfull, but i just don't think the spectrum is covered?
     
  6. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    the reason you hear cheese in the day is cos the DJs dont actually play what they want to play, its a pre written playlist cos of the severe amout of royalies that have to be paid out for every tune....so i have heard spor aztec on zane lowes show cos he creates his own playlists and thats what his show is about "new music". so the big wigs in radio 1 will (ya jo wileys, ya regie yates and all the other day time DJs get told wat to play...and that is usually the mainstream stuff that students who text them shite all day wanna hear.
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    surely this is a good thing for jump up and dark stuff keep it less comercial an all that.:D
     
  8. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    yeah, i totally get that... it's just i feel like the complete spectrum of drum and bass aint catered for (unlike dup step for one), even zane and co still play lame tunes?
     
  9. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    i remember hearing zane lowe play Cape Fear, that was pretty grimey

    and of course...radio 1 was the first place I heard.....
















    MACHETE! :teeth:
     
  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    good point... dub step is so 'scene' these days, and it literally happened over night!
     
  11. konfuzed

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    i can't comment on the daytime shows as i don't listen to radio 1. but fabio and grooverider play across the board. groove's more likely to play something a bit filthier though.
     
  12. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    dubstep didnt happen overnight lol.
    people just jumped on the bandwagon overnight.
    it was around way before then
     
  13. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    thats what i meant... it became scene overnnight!
     
  14. NastyLimbCheat

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    fern cotton has been caining that j majik - feel about you tune all week, not that i listen to fern cotton lol came on my radio alarm a few times this week.
     
  15. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    they are slowly thinking they should play mainstream dnb because more and more kids are getting into it
     
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    I think this is a good thing really. makes me seem way cool when i bang out some dirty filth at parties instead of playing the 'mainstream' drum & bass. Chicks dig the underground dnb...
     
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    Code:Red Defiant

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    ye i've heard this pretty much every day at work this week, first time i've heard it, and its not to bad...wel for fern cotton anyway
     
  18. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Hearing any form of D&B on the radio during the day is a good thing. Just be happy to hear the music you like is represented on the country's biggest station and stop complaining cos Jo Whiley or whatever hasnt played the latest release from Phace
     
  19. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    whos phace? anyway, this is a contradiction in terms... the bold bit above, it's how it's represented, not that it's represented that i'm talking about!

    i wasn't complaining either, i was meerly ppinting out that other electronic/dance genres get a different approach to dnb for some reason?
     
  20. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Who's Phace? Is that a genuine question?

    How is it represented then? Surely by playing people like Sub, Brookes Brothers they are representing the scene. Yeah, maybe they arent representing the entire scene but they have specialist shows for that (Fab & Groove etc). They play the obvious Dustep too (Skream & Caspa), which isnt representative of all dupstep but its being represented nonetheless, which can only be a good thing surely?