- Created: Thursday, 20 September 2007 18:03
- Written by Mike Fossati
As promised as done with September seing not the return of Jamiroquai's famous 'Space Cowboy'!!! But the long awaited resurrection of the column which would give its name to our venture back in the daze!
Yaow, yaow, yaow… Everyone deadlining at the same time with the aim to have everything ready at the right time, which is… next week, in case you would have forgotten!!! Same situation for us here on IDMW.Com with the last answers to the questions addressed to some of the Miami attendees on their way to our mailbox. As a result this week might be seen as the calm before the storm editorially speaking although you’re not to be left alone. We’ve provided you with a selection of the best Miami events as far as our perspective is concerned titled Miami 2006 (Best Time Out). Also in the pipeline is a feature with Ultra Nate’s guest this Friday. I guess some of you may already have an idea. On the review front, we welcome Stalwart A&R man Olivier Velay makin’ his debut with a new column titled Tried & Tested. Meanwhile our InDaMix section which will be entering its 4th year in activity right after the Miami gathering adds a bit of x-tra noise around some of the latest releases to date…
Another 2 weeks and… Well I guess you coming regularly to this site should have an idea about the rest. At least as far as Miami is concerned. As for the rest, it’s another story soon to be revealed, like the subject of this week’s feature (eurgh… someone hailing from Chicago, I’ve been said!!!) as well as the thema of our Politics Of Dancing column. But shush, let’s put the words/lyrics aside with our Issue#113 goin’ (instru)mental under the Back2DaRoots banner.
Oops by the way, big ups to Canadian lighting designer/photographer Hugh Conacher for allowing us to come up with this wonderful pic of his as an illustration to this week's display (hughconacher.com). No doubt how this man should love music as well…
Here we are standing right now on what appears as the very last paragraph before Miami with tons of thangz in the pipeline to feed your appetites. We’re jackin’ back to the sound of the underground with this week’s feature dedicated to long time CT based DJ/producer Jus-Ed who’s both releasing his own label’s first comp and resurrecting his NYC residency at Elements this Sunday.
We’ve now been around for 2 1/2 years which should make you in the position of knowing clearly what we’re about. But what about us as far as YOU’re concerned ? That’s the thema of our Politics Of Dancing piece due to hit your screens this Friday. As for our new Issue (#112) NuGroove columnist JM Irie gets back in full action with a tribute to Detroit rapster J Dilla who’s passed away a fortnight ago.
May he rest in peace, meanwhile our deepest thoughts go to his people.
Another four weeks & something and we’ll be in the position of having a clearer idea as how’s doin’ the worldwide house scene with the yearly Miami gathering. We’ll be there once again offering you an ever consistant coverage this year with the addiction of label manager/DJ/producer Claude Monnet on the list of our representative alongside Michael ‘Spiritofhouse’ Fossati and Olivier Velay.
Still in mind this O’Jays’ classic called ‘I Love Music’ ? Well, I guess you all readers should, but do you really act according to this ? That’s the thema of our Politics Of Dancing section this week. One of the main reasons why music is a universal thing comes from its ability to bless our souls whoever we are and wherever we’re coming from. Not to mention the fact that each makin’ of a piece of music may lead, if not to a new genre, at least to some interesting combination. As an illustration amongst many others, we’ve chosen to tell you the story of US singer Arthur Miles ‘Helping Hand/Trippin’ On Your Love’, a single released in 1990 on FFRR, melting blues with the most modern forms of groove at the period. Meanwhile our latest issue as its title says – 33RPM – gives a display of some of the latest album releases at this precise time.
Things are progressively going back to the normal on what is, by the time you read this, the flipside of your screen, havin’us doin’ almost 24/7 to refuel this space with the aim of having everything in full effect right on time : in other words, by the middle of March with the launch of our online record shop followed by the coverage of the annual Miami festivities.
We may now officially reveal the reconduction of our partnership with the M3 Summit (thanks to David Prince & cohorts for their trust), meanwhile Michael Fossati of spiritofhouse.com and Olivier Velay of Stalwart Records are to join our team for the duration of the aforementioned, providing us with pics & reports.
Closer to us timely speaking, our weekly schedule focuses on the expected return of nu soul icon Maxwell with a new album rumoured to hit the streets in April after a 5 years hiatus. Our Politics Of Dancing editorial evokes the possible end of a cycle as far as the current production is concerned, meanwhile our Issue # 110 marks the return of the In Da Mix column. Not to mention that special surprise we have for a deep friend of ours due to appear on your screens this Friday. Are you with ?
You can’t imagine how pleasant this is for us to get back to you while being given back the possibility to add further life to this space after such a period of unvoluntary silence. Once again, thanks to those who shown us signs of commitment either while sendin’ us messages and material or simply coming to those pages. As for what to appear on your screens this week, a tribute to legendary disco/funk artists/producers Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards better known as Chic, our regular Politics Of Dancing series dedicated to the many times spoken thema about unity as opposed to self destruction. Also on display for our French speaking readers will be the third and last part of our zoom on the said electronic scene and its understanding on a local point of view. Meanwhile our Issue # 109 under the Back 2 Da Roots banner focusses on the contribution of the Europeans (or the Euro Americans) on the disco/dance scene with a whole bunch of must haves. Take a walk on the white side !
Everything has to come to an end as this (long) wait to see us back on the blocks. Hopefully, this time, this is it, having us now on our own walls with everything needed at our disposal within the same space. Quite a long break indeed although not holidays with tons of updates awaited in the coming days, starting with a tribute to the late David Cole of the C&C Music Factory fame who left us a bit more than 11 years ago and the return in full effect of our controverted Politics Of Dancing series (both in English and French). As for our French speaking readers, they are to get delivered the second part of our focus dedicated to the so called electronic scene and its understanding/acceptation on a domestic point of view. Ride on!
As for this week’s menu, we’re very much on the (nu) groove tip both with the column of the likes as our current issue courtesy of Irie and a tribute to Berlin outfit Jazzanova following the release of the latest Remixes compilation. Meanwhile our French speaking visitors are to be delivered the last part of our focus on the History Of Dance Music as seen from UK…