Archive for January, 2011
Here’s a phrase I hear and read often in different variations:
“Simon Cowell has single handedly f***ed the music industry.”
Let’s explore this idea!…
First of all, let’s try to define the “music industry”. It’s not that straightforward, because the music industry is different things to different people. We’ll take a simplistic view for the purposes of this article. To the major labels and artists it’s about satisfying the masses and getting their tracks to the Top 10 and maybe even to Number 1. To the independent labels and artists it’s about finding a niche in the vast musical landscape, building a loyal More >
My Tannoy Reveal 501a‘s got delivered while I was out of town for a few days and I’ve been itching to get back and try them out!
I’ve only had a few hours of listening time so far, but I can tell you my initial reaction is they are sounding criss… Definitely a lot clearer than the tired old Eltax hi-fi speakers that have been my only monitors for over 10 years now. Two albums in particular raised my eyebrows while listening; Muse – The Resistance is sounding pretty fat, and Erykah Badu – Baduizm sounds lush with some very More >
A new year, a new blog. Welcome to Discotopia; the new online home of Disco Patrick – that’s me!
After taking some time out over the last few months, I’m now revving up to take on DJing and music production once again, with a newfound enthusiasm that 2011 seems to have brought along with it.
As I write this, a pair of Tannoy Reveal 501a studio monitors are winging their way to me, along with 4 terabytes of much needed storage for data and backups. Plus I’ve created this blog to keep you up to date with where I’m at.
I’m really very excited about More >