Everywhere Else, 9th March 2011

The obligatory Odd Future story, a Kingdom mix, Chicago house, the case against remixing and more in today's set of links.

Podcast 188: Kingdom
“Even in the increasingly crowded world of bass music, Kingdom is an artist without many real peers. Sure, he’s one of the leading members of the London-based Night Slugs cadre, but this American DJ and producer—who has also released music on the Fool’s Gold imprint—sports a diverse sound arsenal that relies heavily on three things: unusual bass permutations, inventive drum patterns, and, perhaps most importantly, an unabashed love of hip-hop and R&B.” – xlr8r.com

Odd Future: Youth and Youth Manhood “By around the age of 30 the future begins to look odd, and the next generation even more so. Sometimes it takes a baby-faced, 17 year-old borderline sociopath in a hair salon to tell you your number’s up. Or seven more just like him; a skating band of child demons from Crenshaw, Los Angeles, who right now are the most exciting hip hop act on the planet.” – thequietus.com

Nightslugs vs. Numbers Bok Bok b2b Jackmaster on Rinse FM – nightslugs.net

To remix or not to remix “I’m not gonna deny that plenty of remixes don’t turn out to be as exiting a prospect as they seem on paper but it’s just as much the case with vocal track remixes as instrumentals. They can supply a nice alternative where the original wouldn’t work, without them having to be a radical re-working, or even an improvement as such, but it still makes them viable.” – infinitestatemachine.com

Addison Groove Interview “I was shocked,” he admits via email. “But at the same time I definitely had a vision to get juke and dubstep together – juke was pretty much an untapped bass music genre in the UK, which is amazing, as the UK seems to thrive off anything progressive and bassy. The whole vibe Chicago footwork carries was what got me into it. Less emphasis on the DJ and more on the dancing, a bit like grime really.” – drownedinsound.com

How the midwest won over the dancefloor “Chicago house music found a big audience in the UK in the 1990s. Now it’s back thanks to a slew of remastered CDs, remixes and compilations” – guardian.co.uk

Katie Stelmanis (the lead singer of Austra) Interview “What is the confusing part [of being a lesbian-identified band]? What are the stereotypes?” / “It’s confusing because I have always been careful to separate my sexuality from my music and have always made it clear in interviews that they are two very different things. I am a musician first, and a lesbian second. But I think in doing this I’ve sort of discredited the fact that being gay is a huge part of who I am and definitely effects the music I make. I’d like to be recognized as someone who makes interesting, experimental music and also identifies as queer, especially because I really believe there needs to be a wider variety of queer representation in music.” – afterellen.com

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