posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:05 PM
Hey there AS,
I totally feel ya.
I don't like the new "Beatport Techno" style of 128bpm. I grew up DJing banging beats at +4% or +7%
Adam Beyer went as long as he could....he put out a good mix in 2002, Stockholm I believe...but he isn't one to drop classics like Dave Clarke
I love playing old techno classics, and there is a ton of them around - just the other day I queued up a a bunch of old Underworld in my
I think those who know the classics will always love them, and part of the thing you love about them is the look on all the younger kid's faces as
they try to figure out why everyone in the crowd is suddenly cheering.
I managed to catch Leftfield while they were on tour earlier this year, it was amazing....but I indeed felt sorry for the people who had never heard
of them before and were trying to get into it with the other long time fans.
Good tunes never die.
And with the current age of digital DJing, they will live on forever, without fear of degradation or the elements....
IMO The new dawn of Live Remixing and Live performance with Ableton and Traktor is a lot more entertaining than hearing classic drops mixed with new
Ritchie Hawtin is currently one of the leading men in this - you should check him out, he's still as good as he ever was.
Also Get on Soundcloud....hunt those DJs down, hut down their friends....I been trying to chase down a group of DJs who called themselves Wetmusik -
best techno I ever heard, up there with Jeff Mills and DJ Rush. After a few soundcloud messages to other Melbourne DJs I eventually found out that one
of them became a real estate agent, and the other now owns a nightclub that plays House.
The DJs and Producers will come and go.
But the tunes will always live on.