2010
After skipping last years Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami, I decided to give it a "go" this year (to be honest, at the end I did regret my decision to skip last year - simply for the reason to have missed the chance to meet lots of my friends, enjoy the great location and have lots of fun). Some of you did already ask me about my feelings of this years WMC - and my initial response was something around the lines "...I did never really get into it, the conference still faces the same problems I complained about in the past years...". But now that the conference is over for a few days, and I had time to think about it in more details - did I change my mind?

I decided to take a step back this year while attending the WMC and enjoy as much as possible, with no pressure whatsoever on my end with regards to providing daily updates.

However rest assured that a recap will be published shortly after the WMC. I recommend you read my previous Miami/WMC recaps as this will likely help to get the points to be made in this years recap...

Mike Fossati
Chief Editor

 

 

As mentioned earlier, the weather wasn't that good on Monday in Miami, so I decided to do some shopping. One of the stores I hit was at Uncle Sam's Music, a record store I regularly stopped by the first years I attended the WMC.

Back at the time when vinyl was state of the art (think of 2001 or 2002), DJ's and music maniacs alike went to the store regularly as it was an open secret that labels dropped a portion of their promos there. I remember that Soundmen on Wax hooked  me up with some of their promos, but not all of them. So the next day I went to Uncle Sam's Music and bought the rest to complete the package.

But how things changed between then and now... back in the day there were at least half a dozen turntables and tons of vinyl to check out, including a large classics selection (some of them obviously bootlegs), but nowadays the turntables are gone, and the store has extended his offering with lots of other articles such as clothing...

Sadly that good old feeling of buying vinyl has definitely gone...

Mike Fossati
Chief Editor

...was kind of a "hell ride" from New York to Miami yesterday. The plane had a delay of 70 minutes, and then I ended up waiting almost an hour for the baggage. As some of you may know, I don't like flying to much, so imagine what kind of mood I was in yesterday evening...

Looking at the weather forecast, there might be clouds and even rain this week (as a matter of fact, there was some light rain earlier today)...

The WMC starts tomorrow, and I already secured my copy of the printed version of "The List"  containing a breakdown of all the parties. Just have to check if they list everything relevant or miss some of them...

Mike Fossati
Chief Editor