Like him I've only just stumbled across the European scene, as a result of
reading about it in this list. The Compost stuff is fantastic and I'll be
trying to hear some of the Hungarian stuff too, but from Compost alone it
seems better over there than it does here.
I haven't heard stuff like this in the UK, but that's probably because I
don't know much about it. I don't know what's happening in London but very
little happens outside of it (in the UK), and that goes for nearly every
music scene. People are always posting events listings for Canada and the
USA with really good artists on the roster. These events never occur in the
UK that regularly.
One grumble I've got about the UK music scene the way it takes so long for
dnb records to come out. After the dubplate starts getting played, it takes
about a year for the record to get released, and that's becoming a very
common occurrence. The dillinja L.P has been delayed for two years and still
isn't out. It took about two years for the Peshay L.P to come out and the
Underwolves L.P is only finally getting a release now after first being
played in about 1999. I know that with the latter two there were label
problems but in general it is common to wait about a year for a 12" single
to get a release after it is first played.
Does this happen often elsewhere and with other music scenes?
Anyone who likes the jazzy dnb stuff should check out anything on Fabio's
'Creative Source' label. 'Class of 76' by Solid State on the 'Liquid Funk'
compilation is excellent and has a kind of live sound (even though it
isn't). Also 'Just the Way I Feel' by John B is very good and Peshay has
released his best tunes on this label.
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