I was thinking I don't write enough, so here's a little something about what is probably my favorite series of DJ mixes.
Quoting Droid from the Blogariddims Top 50 post, who puts it better than I could:
For those that don't know, Blogariddims is a fortnightly inter-blog podcast which was started in June 2006, with the aim of showcasing the high level and variety of selecting, mixing and writing talent in the small corner of the music blogosphere inhabited by nuumskulls, faded-junglists, genre-nerds and bass addicts of every stripe.
I love Blogariddims. The combination of stellar music selection, top mixing, and track-by-track analysis is fantastic. The enthusiasm, too - you can hear the affection for each track, and read that same affection in the show notes.
Most influential on me are the dubstep and electronica mixes. Several of these DJs were in the right place at the right time to observe the creative explosion of dubstep, and were bold enough to link it with some of its less obvious influences. I'm thinking specifically of number 49, Dubtronics.
The series concluded in October 2008 with #50, Terminus. Two years and 50 great episodes. The complete index of mixes can be found at the Blogariddims Top 50 post on weareie.com. Here are my picks, a short list of the entries I often return to:
- Gutterbreakz / Blogariddims 2
- Bassnation / Blogariddims 5
- Wayne & Wax / Another Crunk Genealogy
- Droid & Slug / Electronicack : 1
- Grievous Angel / Tons Of Boxes
- Paul Autonomic / Moving South
- Ben UFO / This Is The News
- Dave Stelfox / One Drop and You Don't Stop
- Grievous Angel / 2Step Heaven
- Droid & Slug / Dubtronics
I strongly recommend these mixes. And make sure to read the blog posts that come with them; they're consistently informative and well written. MTT is, in many ways, my attempt to emulate Blogariddims and the Blogamuffins.