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Fri, 29 Apr 2005

Templin, 5

This is two French DJ's doing their mixing thing, taking strands from different aspects of music and culture and making something that still is recognisably from a place and time.

It's instructive for Anglo's to go into a French CD or magazine shop and see all the tons of stuff they have available, only a little of which is recognisable. Wow! They can actually get on without our corporate media machines. How can this be? Of course they have their own media machines. They are just smaller. That leads to a somewhat saner situation where a local artist who does well can live quite nicely but doesn't have the ridiculously obscene amounts of money poured on them that they might in the USA for example. Maybe that ends in more humanity. I'm not sure.

Anyhow, this is a mixture of electro-mood with different cultural ideas and includes Arabic influences. It's cool sounding stuff without being abrasively politically correct. (thunderfinger)

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