What keeps this project glued together I’m not sure. Maybe there’s nothing else to do , or maybe there’s some actual artistry happening , its hard to tell some days. There’s still bills and all that grinding in the background. I didn’t become rich.
Apparently though there’s been quite a few people listening in , and I’m grateful for that. There’ll be the usual links later , but for a moment lets consider my “scene”, which isn’t mine but I do participate as much as possible.
The global underground music scene is still alive I’m happy to report , but its different now . It should always be adapting. Its internet driven now , allowing artists to share ideas almost in real time across vast distance, and it was necessary, to skirt the corporate control on getting those ideas out. That sort of thing definitely still happens on many levels , but the bigger picture is its an organism now that has some voice and a little independence from the systems. Its not a money maker , but the dedication to the art I see and hear lately is a whole new level. Me in a carport or a makeshift studio in the middle of nowhere , people in Poland or Greece or Tokyo sitting in bare rooms cranking out top end mixing , eating ramen noodles. You probably wont see them at festivals much. Forgetting the rent , scraping to get a new used mixer cause someone spilled a beer on the last one , friends freaking about the fact you haven’t taken your headphones off for 5 days , you know , all that. We’ve got 1 thing in common , we love sound , and know what to do with it. Maybe if there’s enough good sound out in the world , it will be a better place. Hard sayin’ but its good to have goals.
In the meantime people will be trying to sonically describe the energies of the universe , and sharing it small scale. The rock star thing wouldn’t suit most of us , We’ll probably mostly fade back to nothing ,but I hope the beats remain.
Peace out there….
http://www.mixcloud.com/pturecki/djpt-set-47/ ;its a thumper, check out the full archive..