carolina gonzalez hypes the zzk tour’s NYC stop :: my favorite, perplexing bit — “You don’t hear this music mix anywhere in New York,” said Héctor Arce Espasa, 25, a visual arts student and Zizek fan. “It’s super globalized.”
documentary on hip-hop en colombia (via caro g)
a significant development, sin duda
‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’: Aspects of the Social Phenomenology of the Record :: Richard Middleton :: Radical Musicology“Throughout the song, Carey’s voice (capable as it is of multi-octave virtuosity) is restrained, generally low in register, positioned in the middle-ground of the mix, behind the men, behind the rhythm track. It comes across as the willing object…”
analysis of the seemingly “juked stats” on youtube’s most viewed (all time) page :: is the sudden success of CSS a fluke? a glitch?
“This kind of language without referent, this endless demand to keep speaking without making sense is characteristic not only of the contemporary artworld, but of businesses, academia and politics, all of whom learn something from each other.”
Zulu Remix regguetonero de Frikstailers
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Friksters, with the rest of the ZZK crew, are playing @ SOB’s in NYC tomorrow (Monday) night? If I didn’t have Beat Research duty I’d be there. What’s yr excuse?
3 thoughts on “linkthink #8340: Zuper Globalized!”
Lifting the veil on what can happen under tight deadlines: I needed a “regular person” to interview, and Hector is a friend of an acquaintance too involved in events promotion to be a good interview (especially since I also had Carmen who promotes a different club night; she gave the “expert” perspective). The interview with him was, um, less than enlightening, and I had to pull the most intriguing quotes. Oh man, what will you say when you hear the WNYC radio piece I did? Under the microscope, feeling the pressure!
Don’t mean to lay on the pressure, Caro! Such a level of scrutiny can be annoying if not paralyzing, so I do apologize. I guess I just found it ironic that one would pronounce the NYC soundscape anything other than “super globalized” and, depending on what he meant, I guess I can imagine one might fairly easily find such a “music mix” already in the city (if not exactly on the ZZK wavelength). But, I dunno, perhaps I read too closely sometimes. Just looking for a good conversation.
Hope it’s a fun gig, at any rate!
ok, ok, i’m breathing now.
Yeah, I thought the “super globalized” comment was funny, which is why I used it, but I think what he meant about the mix — Carmen from Raza agreed — is that except for Nacotheque, who strikes me as doing the cumbia and baladas etc. more ironically and with less remix/mashup, there’s no one here mixing cumbia with other dance music on a regular basis. Which I think is true.
There are places that play Mexican cumbia/sonidero/banda/duranguense (plus bachata) for an immigrant crowd, places that play Colombian cumbia in a “salsa dura” mix, and places like Bembe and Baraza that have DJs remixing musics on the “tropical” and “Brazilian funk” spectrum, but with hip hop and reggaeton on different songs, even different sets, rather than mixed in.
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