I first got into Strictly Rhythm because of DJ Pierre, but now i like some of their other stuff too. A friend of mine once described the label's music as "smarmy". He didn't mean it positively, but i like that. Smarmy house. Heh. Never really been a label follower, you know. Purely by accident i've been buying and loving a lot of Dessous lately, which has set me to wondering what other labels might be largely good. The Timewriter is so orgasmically good i'm tempted to check out other Plastic City releases, but i worry there's no chance they'll measure up.
Couple weeks ago i hit a secret mid-week Derrick Carter sideshow. It was the best vibe i've experienced since Miles Maeda. It was like everyone there was there because they were totally into it. We all had to get up at 6am, 7am, whatever, the next morning for work, and we were there dancing our hearts out anyway. That's the way it should be.
Clubbing is so safe now. I've done it for 12 years and i've done it all a million times before. Mid-week gigs are a cool way to bring back that excitement, the kinda crazy let's just throw caution to the wind and fucking party vibe. Reminds me why i do it. That moment when everyone is just fucking enthralled and the tunes make your soul dance dance dance and nothing else matters. I fucking love this music, i love this scene.