Friday, 14 August 2009

The Eclectic Selector (001)

The idea of starting a new monthly column on Beatportal that focuses on a wide selection of genre defying music, is one that Terry Church and myself had been knocking around for a while.

Like most people who run their own label, produce, blog, record and DJ, there’s precious little time at the end of the month for anything other than a sharp intake of breath, but I’ve always loved to write, and as the saying goes, ‘if you want something doing, ask a busy person.’

The main focus of the ‘Eclectic Selector’ pieces will not be to dwell on absolutes and the kind of purism that will always be the domain of others more ‘dedicated’ to their specialty than me, but to celebrate the open-mindedness of producers that live on the margins, and artists who walk the line.

Much of what I’ll be focusing on will still be bound together by a common BPM as represented by the tech-funk ethos (a loose amalgamation of house, breaks, electro and techno), but I’ll also concentrate on hybrid music that attempts to create dancefloors without boundaries.


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