carl craig + orchestra
geko jones goes in search of 'Lo Mejor del Tribal' — aka cumbia-rave tracks from mexico city
interesting thoughts on culture, ownership, authorship, and archives :: e.g., re: the YouTube effect — "Media archives have tried to join the 21st century by putting little bits and pieces online. They face such opposition internally and from copyright holders that they’ve had to take baby steps. Now YouTube has raised public expectations, and it’s hard to see how any institution can meet them. … YouTube built an easy-to-access online collection … that I’d argue has become the world’s default media archives. Everything anyone does to bring archives online is now going to be measured against YouTube’s ambiguous legacy. … It sticks to preview mode, presenting visually degraded Flash video, so it will still get sued, but most rightsholders will rightfully regard what it does as promotion. Best of all, it allows users to upload almost anything and annotate with relative freedom. It is not an archives, but it’s outclassed archives at their own game."