The new ish of FACT magazine has just hit the streets, chocful of all sortza inneresting
music-related stuff, not least of which is a piece by yrs truly on the rise of Dubstep (complete w/ side-bars, for I am The Side-Bar King. Yep, gotta keep them runnin' jokes runnin'...):
Big up Mala
for graciously giving up their free time to talk to me...I looove Dubstep and love writing about it, but these guys were sooo helpful and made the process a real pleasure. Respekt!
Meanwhile, have a few drinks and play spot the blogger w/ yr hip friends and a copy of the lastest FACT, wh/ features pieces by K-Punk
, and a 20 Greatest Rockabilly Records article by Andy Weatherall
For me, though, it's a total fucking honour
to have something published in a magazine that sports a cover by Peter Saville
...someone who, along with Linder
, Malcolm Garrett
, Neville Brody
and Jon Wozencroft
, helped shape my sensibilities as much as the records, tapes and videos they somehow transmuted into magical, fetishistic objects of desire.
Linder's suburban DIY cut n paste aesthetic lead me back to Heartfield
, Photomontage and (fucking hell!) Dada
...while Saville and Garrett pointed me forward-backwards towards Modernism, Bauhaus, etc...
It's a pretty monstrous debt I owe them, just because of a few 'Punk' and 'Pop' records.