WMC Diary Day 4

March 29, 2008 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

Waking up early with timezone confusion and wiredness from the club night, I didn’t sleep much at all, but my bleary day turned into the best of the week so far, in fact a day I’ll never forget.

Met a few really nice people, gave cds to all sorts – I’m skipping over this stuff, cos it’s not great reading, but over the week I’ve passed out and discussed with publishers, promoters, and DJs from all over the world; one of those discussions might lead to something for me, but it’s impossible to tell at this point.

I then attended a fantastic panel discussion. The History of Electronic Music, hosted by many of the originators of Electronic music. “I’m in the presence of greatness” popped into my mind on numerous times during the talk, as we listened to opinions and anecdotes from Hank Shocklee, Carl Craig, Man Parrish, Jesse Saunders, Junior Sanchez, plus a few more other great producers from other genres.

It was a little frustrating to hear Junior Sanchez say that music is shit nowadays, and that no one makes good music any more, but Hank Shocklee jumped to the defense of all current producers, but showing his excitement about today’s vibrant scenes, and sayng that the fact that more people are making music nowadays simply means that you have to dig a little deeper to find the gems. He also very humbly pointed out that back in the days, there were so few producers, so it was much easier to get spotted. Hearing stories of self-pressing and distribution businesses from basements was brilliant, and inspirational, and after (to my unhideable delight) meeting Hank and Keith Shocklee (great, great guys, an absolute honour), I wandered out of the discussion feeling like the world is at your fingertips; you just need to know what you want, and go get it.

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