> From: Stuart Bruce <music@...>
> On Wed 29 Sep, Vince H. wrote:
> > All this talk about WOW is encouraging me to start up my own mailing
> > list. ;)
> No time like the present... already done :-)
> Various people I know have expressed an interest in WOW, so I've set up
> WayOutWest@onelist.com for any interested parties. I only set it up an
> hour or so ago though, so don't expect the discussion to flow quickly or
Right on! I've already signed up and am looking forward to the conversation
that will ensue. :)
> > Other good remixes include Roni Size's "Share The Fall," JX's "There's
> > Nothing I Won't Do," Joi's "Asian Vibes," and Dubstar's "Not So Manic
> > Now." On the latter they made one of the finest acid lines my ears
> > have yet to behold. ;)
> "Not So Manic Now" (remixes) is (I think) the _only_ CD single from
> Dubstar I don't actually have... <groan>. I didn't realise it had a WOW
> mix on it. I'll have to keep an eye out.
Neither do I have the single, but it was released on the double-cd that came
out in 1996 (along w/ the Stars remix). It was their debut cd Disgraceful w/
a second remix cd added for good measure.
> > > > I think it's time for a trip down to HMV tomorrow to purchase the
> > > > album (along with Le ftfield's).
> > >
> > > Only Virgin have a copy in York, and I was planning to buy that for
> > > my birthday on Saturday, unless you get it first... <grin>.
> > I was in London last month and the Tower Records in Soho had one, so
> > there's more to go around.
> It's still in print, so I could have ordered a copy from any store that
> wasn't carrying it.
Yes, www.juno.co.uk has it for 14 and a half pounds.
> One of my friends set up a Leftfield mailing list on OneList
> (http://www.onelist.com/community/leftfield ) but it doesn't get much
> traffic at the moment.
I might join that one. ;)
> > Yes, I keep hearing the claim that it's NOT "Leftism 2," which is a
> > shame, because I really enjoyed that album. However, I'm glad to hear
> > they're evolving and branching out, and trying to do something
> > innovative. However, Africa Shox reminds me of some electro breaks
> > I've heard in the past.....well, everything'd derivative, of course,
> > so I guess something like that can only be expected. I will get the
> > album eventually....the funds don't currently allow it.
> Well, whether they're "branching out" _or_ "trying to do something
> innovative" is probably questionnable, which is why the album has had a
> mixed response (despite going straight to #1 in the album charts). They
> don't seem to be the "front-runners" or the innovators any more, and
> while "Rhythm & Stealth" is very slick, it's not ground-breaking. Apart
> from "Phat Planet", which is only ground-breaking in the sense that if
> you play it loud enough it will cause an earthquake.
I suppose you're right, but I've yet to hear the album in it's entirety,
only snippets here and there. '
Back to on-topic material, Hybrid released a live performance cd included
with "Wide Angle" in Japan. A friend of mine has it, and said it's superb.
The price is a little steep due to the nature of the import (Japanese
double-cd), but I hope to snatch a copy someday. ;) Also, Distinctive will
be releasing a compilation called Y3K in the near future that will feature
unreleased tracks from artists like Rennie Pilgrem, BT, Hybrid, & Way out
West. I've got the promotional sticker for it, and a friend of mine has the
actual promo on vinyl, and said the Hybrid and WOW material is particularly
excellent (nu-skool/trance breaks material evidently). It will be released
on vinyl (unmixed), I presume and also on cd mixed by a DJ whose name
currently escapes me.