My expectations were quite low before hitting play on their new album ‘1111’. But after having it on repeat over the past few days I have come to the conclusion that it is a fantastic album. It’s obviously not going to be a commercial success and not appeal to the masses but I think Guy and Sean realise that by making it available for free. But you know, a few people who wouldn’t necessarily buy will download it and hopefully they will enjoy the music. My only criticism is that I would’ve liked to see them experiment with a bit more rap.
Couldn’t agree more when Puff Daddy talks about how certain great DJ’s play for the crowd and take them on a journey. These days we quite often see DJ’s turn up with pre-compiled tracklists on their laptop, hit play and throw in the odd silly effect with no intention of reading the crowd.
Good to hear Pete Tong talk about the current electronic music scene too.