As I’m sure any keen follower of dance music knows the DJ top 100 poll comes out every year and is voted for by the PUBLIC. I have to stress that all DJ mag do is count the votes and try to stop any cheating. So every year there is always a lot of criticism and this year has been no different (probably more so). The poll was put up on facebook for people to vote and I think this has had a huge effect on the outcome. Now I won’t say it’s a bad move because to be fair the list is very varied and probably true-er to PEOPLES opinions. The thing that gets me though is all the haters of DJ’s and dance music fans ( I won’t say EDM!). Everyone has their own opinion THAT’s why the poll is the way it is, MILLIONS of people around the world listen to dance music and have their favorite Dj’s/producers. So when your guy doesn’t come in top place it doesn’t make the rest of the world “dicks” or “idiots who know nothing” in fact your bigotted, childish and short sited views and comments make you out to be the “dick”. I don’t care who came top and neither should you guys. Support the acts/dj’s/producers you like by going to see them or buy their tracks and have your own top artist list, express why you like who you do but don’t reject or hate every other person out there for who or what they like. Remember “innovate don’t imitate” do your thing guys and don’t follow the crowds be yourself and the scene will thrive for it. NUFF SAID
Ps for the record my fave dj is zabiela, (and I don’t care what you think
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I was reading an article on coremagonline.com about this new live show on channel 4. The show ‘Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial’ has caused a stir in the media. A lot of people are arguing the rights or wrongs and the pros and cons of broadcasting the show.
Now I, along with everyone else have my own opinions about the show (which I won’t go into). What got me thinking again about something I’ve pondered for a while was a comment made by Mark Eg. Mark I do believe is the main editor of coremagonline.com and the article was written by him under the pseudonym of ‘Music Mad’. The article received a lot of hits on the first day and through the Facebook link he posted he received a lot of comments. Now the day after he posted a comment stating “Crazy how my post on this MP taking drugs got so many views today. Post summit on music and it’s totally different!” This comment received a mixed review wich I believe a lot of people misinterpreted his point. We know Mark is a music nut and it’s his passion, so this comment made me think back to a thought I had a long time ago when I changed my approach to the music and especially the dance music culture.
To see where I’m going with this we need to understand what kind of characters people have in regards to the music they listen too.
We all know people who will only listen to one kind of music and champion it intently, compulsively and sometimes to the extreme. I myself have been guilty of this when I was younger and discovered ‘Happy Hardcore’. There are those who will only look to slate and disregard certain producers, artists, acts even a whole genre of music. We already have tags for groups of people who like different genres. But does this matter? Do we need this? I don’t think we do and after I changed my opinion on music and the whole argument of what is right and wrong, I now enjoy a lot more music and styles than ever before because I can accept it for what it is.
The thing that I pondered was this. I found people who would say for example that Trance is the only music they would listen to, it’s the best! shit bust!. These are generally people who idolize one DJ. I realised that these people, and it happens across all genres, could stand there and watch a 2-3 hour set and not tell me what one single track was. Also they would love EVERY track. I think this is odd! If you find every track amazing but you don’t know what it is how can you be a real music fan and stand there and slate every other genre, dj and producer. I can see a set by one of my favorite artists and still say when he/she has played a crap tune/song. Just because I like the artist doesn’t mean I have to love everything they play. Also I have no right to tear apart other people’s opinions on what they like.
Back to the point because I think I was getting to something else lol.
I think the reason mark had more comments about the drug live trial was due to the fact that I think more people are into going clubbing and being with friends and having a good time with good music (regardless if they have taken anything) and generally being part of the atmosphere and the movement if you will. Others like Mark I think can have a good time but will soak up each track for what it is and try to take something from it (I too am like this).
Another point I think is important is this. Everyday thousands of tracks are released around the world. I think it’s understandable that people haven’t got the time or the memory capacity to remember the name of every single track that someone releases, reviews or plays. So to an extent they give up trying to. If they want music to listen too they can just find a radio station or a mix on soundcloud or many other outlets and listen away to their heart’s content. I think it would be obvious that most people would be more interested in what’s happening in the music scene and culture than reading, listening to endless reviews and samples.
This is just my opinion and I’m sure everyone else has theirs. It’s the way I look at it now, and yes there are grey areas, like what certain people earn for their “talents.” It’s all subjective I guess.
This is in no way a post disapproving Marks statement but just my thoughts on why the post got more hits than say, the album and track reviews on the site. We should take an interest in all things music if we are passionate about it.
I think the old rave ethos of peace, love and unity should really be brought back to the fore of everyone’s musical ethics.
I don’t believe for a second everyone will agree with this and I’m not looking for an argument. I am interested in everyone’s opinion and ideology behind this, so feel free to discuss
Ok so this site went dead for a while, which I sincerely apologise for! Things have been really hectic for a while so it kind of fell short on my priority list. I am now giving it a re-vamp so it may go through a few more changes yet, at least until I’m happy with the layout and look. I did cover a lot of genres before and it took up a lot of time so from now on it will be techno and hard dance (covered broadly) I will put up a forum page so people can discuss and add threads hopefully making the site a lot more interactive. I will have monthly podcasts for each genre and random sets that I do for you to listen too and download. More pics and a random page just for anything I find interesting that deserves a post or a thread in the forum. Whilst I am still getting my head around all of this the site will adapt for improvements so please leave suggestions and comments and I will do my best to make it as good a site as possible for anyone that joins/subscribes or visits etc. Thank you for visiting please come back from time to time and see how it goes.