i can't say i have a best set of the conference, but i do have a few
favorite sets. richard d playing at rain on really was a wonderful thing,
gary of the funky lowlives spinning it up at the stereo deluxe party (kent
hotel) was also a pleasure, hearing one half of boozoo bajou playing dub and
reggae off 45s, from the backroom of goddess, was a trip, and king britt
from goddess downstairs. i guess it is just difficult to say one was better
than any of the others, as they all had great sounds.
the only party that upset my groove was the naked music party "naked on the
beach". sorry bruno, but the party vibe was gone. the first thing i was
confronted with was a door guy saying "you cannot promote here". what's up
with that? for some reason i had mistaken winter music conference to be
about music promotion and less about naked music promotion. silly me! so i
left the fliers at the door so i could pick them up when i left. however i
came out to find the door goons threw them away. pitiful.
the music was of course tip top. andy caldwell was turning records when i
arrived, and soon after miguel played. however the label political bullshit
ruined it for me, and i left about an hour after i arrived. it seemed more
like a barbie and ken "to be seen" party, and less about meeting some
incredibly talented artists and people interested in those artists. guess
south beach culture just took over.
my quick take,
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The best set of the conference for me was actually a Hip Hop set spun by DJ
?uestlove of the Roots at the BBE party at club Goddess, Monday night. I'm
not a huge hip hop head, though I like it when it's good, and I definitely
didn't go there that night expecting to spend 2 hours jamming to hip hop,
but the stuff this guy was playing was so funky, classic, dirty, and just
plain nice, there was no way I was going out to the main room to here
Jazzanova play Salsa (sorry guys) ?uestlove was mixing, and scratching
perfectly, not too much scratch, but just enough, and even using the delay
effects on the Pioneer mixer they brought in. The MC also showed amazing
restraint, complementing the raps on the records perfectly (anyone know who
he was?) It's ironic because Goddess has over the last year "degenerated"
into a hip hop club, where every night you can hear every track you've
already heard a million times on the local rap stations... it's ridiculous.
However, none of the regular crowd was there to witness this spectacular
set, and I'm sure quite a few of them would have given their best set of
rims just to have been there, had they known what was going down.
So anyway, anyone else who was at the conference care to share their
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