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Re: Recommended DJs/Electronica (Was: Re: LOOPING PHILOSOPHY (condensed))

At 10:18 PM 8/12/97, John Pollock wrote:
>What I'd really like are the names of one or two or three albums which
>clearly display the work of a virtuoso DJ, unobscured by raps, vocals,
>or other musicians.  Is this asking too much?

OK, here's one: DJ Spooky's Songs of a Dead Dreamer, on Asphodel. If you
like this there's a world of cool stuff waiting for you, if you don't, and
I've receommended it to plenty of people who just don't seem to get it,
well, at least you've tried and you could probably safely say that you
don't like DJ music and be done with it.

And please, could we avoid the term "electronica" here if possible? It's an
artificial term, I believe coined by a Rolling Stone writer. None of the
DJ's or electronic musicians I know in the scene will use the word.

Dave Trenkel : improv@peak.org  : www.peak.org/~improv/

"...there will come a day when you won't have to use
gasoline. You'd simply take a cassette and put it in
your car, let it run. You'd have to have the proper
type of music. Like you take two sticks, put 'em
together, make fire. You take some notes and rub 'em
together - dum, dum, dum, dum - fire, cosmic fire."
                                            -Sun Ra