Saturday, August 08, 2009
Just a few quick updates. First news is there’ll be no more Pitchfork dubstep/grime/funky columns until October, sadly, as Pitchfork are concentrating on a big editorial push. Kinda frustrating but that’s their call.
More positively Dusk and I filled our “15 things you didn’t know about...” questionnaire for Rinse’s birthday, which is live here on the lovely new Rinse.fm website. The images in rotation on the front page are sick.
We had to have a think about this but I can assure you that eating your entire DJ wages in cake and dressing up as the Flight of the Conchords is just the tip of the iceberg of the antics Dusk gets up to. Other gems include...
· Our respective kryptonite-like weaknesses.
· What person with two number one's I'm not the press officer for.
· What indie chancer bouncers think Dusk looks like.
· What footballers would we be, if we were, erm, footballers.
· The most famous person I've interviewed.
And yeah, we’re calling Skream out because he and I have been talking about doing a disco clash with me and Dusk live on Rinse for about six months (Pokes as the ref) but he won’t commit to a date. Apparently he’s busy DJing or something.
"Watch out, W.E.A.S.E.L. Crew about..."
Anyway I warned him this list of 15 will mention his name and he called me a “W.E.A.S.E.L.” Fine fine Mr Skream, less Mustela-based merkage, more “D.I.S.C.O.”! Unless you’re... shook? Mwhahaha.
We’ve also mentioned we’d like to clash Joe Nice on a Lost Dubs show, but Joe has a, ahem, half decent excuse for this not happening yet, since he lives in Baltimore, but when he’s next over this will happen. The first person to draw for a released dub loses: everyone’s a winner.
Finally it’s been a funny week. Came back from holiday with my batteries recharged and found myself possessed by Keysound, despite "Soundclash 1 (Grievous Angel VIP)" still being delayed. I thought I was pretty focused on it before but I seem to have fire in my belly. Best of all I think I’ve come across a hoard of something pretty special. More news when things are finalised, but I thought I’d share the positivism: when you look hard, and I always am, there’s some very fresh sounds being made.
PS Looks like I'm going to be talking at UCL on the 26th September on a program about "recent cultural histories of suburban London." I'll let the organiser, Andrew Harris, reveal the lineup but I've been asked to talk a bit about the tracks on Margins Music and also perhaps talk to Nico Hogg, the photographer I interviewed here. Come down if you're about, should be fun.