Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Blogariddims 21 / Fusion Dub

We're nearing the end of the first year of this podcast, and its about time that some jazz made its way into the playlists. Blogariddims pillar Paul Meme has made yet another welcome appearance with episode 21, a miles Davis dominated trip into dubbed out jazz.
This time last year I was waaaaay deep into a series of pilgrimages deep into dubstep, a process that is still ongoing, though not as spiritually all-encompassing as it was. And part of my response to the influx of dubstep vibrations that have been flowing into me since 2005 has been a re-connection with deep dub sounds of… Miles Davis. My connection with Miles has always crossed over with dub, electronics and industrial. I got heavily into Miles, especially the electric period but also the Gil Evans orchestral period, at the same time as I got into Cabaret Voltaire – when I was 13, almost 14. It was only a year or so later that I realised how much of an influence he was on Richard Kirk and Stephen Malinder; all I knew was that the sonics and spaces of 2 X 45 were identical to On the Corner. In the same way as the threads connecting from the Cabs to acid to ardkore and thence to dubstep are obvious, for me, the thematic connection from Miles to dubstep is also clear, but it’s more a matter of influence than direct connection...
Paul's notes, alongside some great pics can be found here, and you can download one or all of the episodes at feedburner. Next one is due in 12 days time!


Blogger Ross said...

amazing / 10 - Electric Miles' influence can't be overstated enough.

Your link to his site is broken, Droid, as is Grievous Angel's comments.

9:37 PM  
Blogger droid said...

Trust you to spot the one out of 3 links that doesnt work! ;) Paul's had a lot of trouble with spam which is why his comments dont work. Feel free to comment here...

11:35 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Hey, I had Bill Evans, Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck in mine ; )

How's b'riddims going in general? Still picking up listeners?

12:37 PM  
Blogger droid said...

Heh. Sorry Soundslike. I meant ALL jazz! :)

Going from strength to strength. Roughly doubled the listenership over the last 6 months or so. You got that update mail around xmas I assume?

Havent heard from you in yonks - what you been at?

3:25 PM  

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