View Full Version : Skream 6.11.09 (SEA)
06-11-2009, 12:51 PM
how was it?
any audio by chance?
06-12-2009, 08:17 AM
Skream tore the roof of the mutha... srrrrsly..
made up for his last seattle appearance ten fold..
06-12-2009, 08:20 AM
how many rewinds?
06-12-2009, 08:26 AM
how many rewinds?
Not nearly enough. He had to pull up on some more of those cuts because they were intense.
To all rewind haters, when a DJ is playing dubplates - sometimes a rewind is crucial. I've seen DJs rewind on a track multiple times (Joe Nice rewound on one about five or six times when I saw him many years ago) and it is warranted, applauded, and very necessary.
06-12-2009, 09:34 AM
Dirty's set was a perfect starter.
Taal Maala's set was equally as great.
Skream killed it....except for the rewinds, that shit is so annoying. Can some please explain why it is crucial and or necessary to rewind?
The sound in Trinity was stellar! However, the staff at Trinity are tolerable at best. Why on a Wednesday night do they need to make us form a big line to get in?! We should up at 10:30, no one in line and they told us "were not open". We could hear Dirty spinnnig outside the venue but they would only let VIP's in until the line started forming....LAME ASS SHIT!
I had a great time and look forward to future Shift shows but PLEASE do not book any more shows at Trinity, that place is not a head friendly venue.
06-12-2009, 10:54 AM
the sound inside trinity was stellar? rad. last couple times i've been there it was way over driven & from the back of the room i could tell all mixers involved were red lining.
trinity staff in general irritate me enough i don't go unless friends drag me.
and yeah...how the EFF are rewinds neccessary?
dirty always drops it proper...too bad no one really got to be inside for it :(
06-12-2009, 11:09 AM
To all rewind haters, when a DJ is playing dubplates - sometimes a rewind is crucial.
Yeah, we're going to need some explanation on this one.
06-12-2009, 11:25 AM
Uh-oh... I sense a massive "rewind' debate coming on this thread. :)
That's pretty funny about the line outside early on. So very classic, but usually more of a bigger city strategic maneuver that clubs will sometimes use.
06-12-2009, 11:44 AM
"dirty always drops it proper...too bad no one really got to be inside for it"
Let me clear that up....we got to catch a good chunk of Dirty's set but we could have seen more if they let us in upon arrival.
To recess' comment about big city clubs.....I saw Farina at Trinity 2 years ago or so and I can see why on a Fri/Sat they would do this. In LA, Chicago, SF yeah, I get it, but on a Wed and for a dubstep show that wont be bringing in too many randoms...what is the point?
It was also somewhat comical to watch the two d-bags working the door, they would let one or two people in and then step back and make jokes to each other. They were acting like the coolest kids on the block cuz they had the power of letting people in...pfffft! I wished i would have had my camera to get some video of said douchnozzlery.
06-12-2009, 05:25 PM
^^ Thanks. Technical difficulties arose and I didnt have the best set ever, so you didint miss to much. Glad to hear people where outside waitin but pissed to find out you werent being let in.
One more thing for me to remedy with Trinity.
Overall crackin'; party.
Skream took one plane all the way from London and showed up here ready to rock it.
And rock it he did.
06-13-2009, 04:06 PM
I think this is my 3rd time doing this, but...
The History of the Rewind:
Back in the soundclash days of Jamiaca, massive parties would go down, where soundboys would cart out stacks of speakers and throw down some dub riddims in very large fields.
This is also where airhorns came into play.
At these parties, when a drug dealer would hear a tune that he really liked, he would shoot his gun in the air for a rewind. (Gunshot would be the only thing heard over the sound systems). The DJ would then stop and/or reiwnd the tune and start it over.
This is also referred to as: "pull up" "wheel up" "select" "5" "reload" "pull back" and so on.
The 2 physical gestures that a crowd can use to call for a rewind are:
Making your hand into a gun, and mimicking a gun shooting in the air. Or using your index finger and twirling it in a counter clockwise circle, either pointing up or down, to emulate a rewind.
A DJ will pull a rewind without a call for it, usually if it's a unreleased dub or dancefloor banger. The usual sign, is when the beat drops, it's a fucking killer tune.
3 rewinds per hour, is pretty fair. But in other places it's much more frequent.
There are times where someone will call for one, and I wont do it because I'm in the middle of an ill transition, or the intro is way too long to start over.
Why this is popular in dnb and dubstep is because they are musics that are based off of root/island/dub music, so the history follows. And the dj'ing nowadays is very dramatic and intricate. So these techniques can create a connection between the dj and crowd; making sure that everyone is paying attention, and also to give the crowd a little bit of control on how things are dropped. A lot of people like to hear a certain banger starting over and feeling the anticipation of the build up again, before it drops into some dancefloor satisfaction.
As for the night itself....CLASSIC. Amazing sets by all, and Skream did indeed redeem himself.
It was a very "UK" style set. He incorporated a lot of 2 step/old school original hardcore/grime/house/techno influences throughout his set. For the dubstep purists, some may have wished for more dubstep, but for the UKG heads, it was very satisfying. I would love to see him doing a 2 hour set after that night. AND he flew directly from London, and slept all the way up to his performance to guarantee he was on his A game for Seattle. Mission accomplished.
See ya'll next Friday @ Contour for Dash, Thrills and myself. (I am fucking stooooooked!) =)
06-13-2009, 04:26 PM
FUCKING A SKREAM CAME TO SEATTLE AND I MISSED IT
needs moar being 21 :/
06-14-2009, 07:35 AM
Good call on the history of the rewind, once i read "last night a dj saved my life",
it very much explained the technique. Sometimes, the versions were the only ones
in existence, let alone on the island. I will say, I saw dj rap a number of years ago
when she rewound "fire" of all things. The crowd was not pleased.
Anywho, my roomate came back with nuffin' but great things to say about
this show, bigups for bringing skream out!
06-15-2009, 09:34 AM
I'm sure this has been debated to death in other threads, but Skream's set selection demanded rewinds. To me, if he plays a nasty dubplate that drops like an atomic bomb, why wouldn't you want to hear the drop again from the beginning of the song? I understand it stops dancing for a moment; but for people who are there to hear new, killer tunes that are more than likely not available yet - getting a rewind is a way to take it all in. To me, rewinds are lauded by people into the music that's being played and rewinds are hated by people that are into how music is being played. For me, selection supersedes technique.
06-15-2009, 10:19 AM
fire is an excellent track
I'd rewind it for sure
mostly its because most dj's in the US use rewinds as a sloppy way to mix in/out of a track
THAT is unacceptable, but if there was a true meaning for the rewind, selectah fire on the heat as it is! boh
I wish skream would've come later and not so soon as well
06-16-2009, 02:20 PM
put simply, this show was amazing.. dirty..filthy..sexy dub....i know i danced my ass off!
06-17-2009, 03:42 PM
my thighs still hurt...
that's a lot of dancing! great fun! vibe was cool.
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