Curator’s Cuts 13: LWE Staff

In a departure from the regular format of LWE’s Curator’s Cuts series, podcast 13 features LWE’s writing staff discussing five of electronic music’s prevailing trends in 2010. Editor-in-chief, Steve Mizek, served as the moderator of a conversation between Per Bojsen-Moller, Chris Miller, Jordan Rothlein and Andrew Ryce.

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HISSNLISSN  on January 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Nice chat, and a cool idea well executed. A lot to digest for response in a comment, so I’ll leave that for another time.

Richard Carnes  on January 17, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Very good listen, guys. I’m interested in why Steve thinks that sampling is such a key feature of the current electronic music landscape though. It’s been a huge part of the culture since the birth of the sampler!

littlewhiteearbuds  on January 17, 2011 at 5:45 PM

You’re certainly right, Richard, although it seemed much more prevalent in several facets of dance music — UK bass and house music chief among them — than in the past few years. I can’t count how many records I heard this year built on a single vocal sample, or how many UK funky/bass tracks thrived on sped up R&B vocals. So while the trend is certainly not unique to 2010, my staff and I believe it came to a head last year.

Joshua  on January 18, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I don’t think you can say sampling is more prevailant in todays dance music culture. Maybe the way in which samples are being used is different but certainly not sampling itself. I suppose Burials sampling influence on UK dance music has finally caught up at a more mainstream level within electronic music.

jgb  on January 18, 2011 at 7:19 PM

really interesting stuff

Myron  on January 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM

So essentially, we have all this new technology and all most EDM producers want to do with it is to replicate old sounds.

Brophy  on January 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

just listened to this – very interesting comments

richard  on January 31, 2011 at 6:07 AM

just a slight correction – the vath phrase was ‘a pill an hour keeps Sven at full power’!!!

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