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songs you taught me If you are a new angler one of the first challenges, before you ever get out on the water, is learning the terminology and what equipment you will need for the type of fishing you want to do. Fishing tackle is the term for everything fishing related, from reels,lines, floats, rods, baits & lures to nets, waders and tackle boxes. The selections and differences are massive, and knowing what you need, and even what is what, can be overwhelming to a new angler. Terminal tackle is the type of fishing tackle that is attached to the end of your fishing line and includes leaders, swivels, sinkers, floats and snaps. A complete set of tackle, ready for fishing is called a fishing a rig, and might be a good idea for a new angler, and can take some of the stress out of trying to select individual items. Because different types of fishing require different fishing tackle it is important to have a clear idea of both where you will be using your tackle and what you will be fishing for.

DJ Screw: from cough syrup to full-blown fever Sometime around 1990, a young hip-hop DJ named Robert Earl Davis, Jr decided music was just too fast for his liking. Using the pitch controls on his turntables, he began slowing records to preternaturally slow speeds, augmenting his mixes with smooth cuts and slurred commentary that sounded as if delivered from beyond the grave. Davis, better known as DJ Screw, wasn't the first DJ or producer to purposely pitch down music for effect, but he preserved the glacial pace throughout his 100-minute mixtapes, developing a uniquely psychedelic, ethereal sound that would come to be known as chopped and screwed, or, simply, Screw music. Screw's emergence in his native Houston, Texas coincided with a surge there in the popularity of drank (otherwise known as "lean," "syrup" or "barre"), a mixture of prescription-strength cough syrup and soda that can create a feeling of sedated euphoria when taken in large quantities.

Root Blog - frequent drool Saturday December 19, 7pm Microscope is very pleased to welcome San Francisco-based artist Paul Clipson back to the gallery for an evening of new and recent Super 8 and 16mm film – screened in their original formats – presented with Mono No Aware. The program of works made over the past three years includes films in which “aspects of memory, dreams and recordings of the everyday are juxtaposed with densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments vast and small, all within a flowing formal and thematic experimental aesthetic that encourages unplanned-for results.”

Artist Tips - Objekt Offers Five Ways to Preserve Your Sanity and Make Your Tracks Sound Better in the Process Filed under: Gear 11/14/2013 Though he's only released a handful of 12"s, Objekt (a.k.a. TJ Hertz) is an artist who's garnered an impressive level of respect over the past few years, particularly amongst his peers. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the Berlin-based techno producer makes great tunes; his self-titled, white-label releases caused quite a stir when they dropped in 2011, and 2012's "Cactus" b/w "Porcupine" record for the venerable Hessle Audio admirably flipped dubstep on its head while offering something truly unique. Still, the strength of Objekt's music goes beyond his ability to innovate; his tracks also sound impeccable.

Screw Rock 'n' Roll First, the depth of the crisis is masked for the ALP by the electoral system. The two party preferred system inflates the focus on Labor when the real mood of the electorate is one of a cultural and emotional disengagement with the whole democratic system. The crisis is masked again by compulsory voting when representative democracy itself is now part of the problem as new horizontal and more direct forms of democracy permeate our lives, often online. Re-Engineering: Art and Tech in the Bay Area Part One November 5, 2013 The Op-Ed column is a space for readers and contributors to sound off about Art Practical's content and to contribute to the larger conversation about Bay Area art which Art Practical supports. Periodically, we will publish a series of Op-Eds that address art, gentrification and the new tech economy. This is the first installment.

Sounds of the Dutch underground If at some point this summer you danced in a field surrounded by people in UV paint pointing ecstatically at screensaver visuals, chances are the DJ on stage was Dutch. Tiësto, Afrojack, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren – these DJs and producers are the backbone of the global EDM industry, commanding crowds of thousands by blending the twinkling trance they pioneered a decade ago with the thrilling asymmetry of dubstep. Away from this fluorescent kitsch, however, lurks an underground Dutch scene that is even stronger than ever, with as many as eight dance music festivals in a single weekend in Amsterdam. The one I visit is Dekmantel, held in a giant woodland clearing on the city's border, and there's a bold shaft of daylight between the music being played here (subtle shifts of mood, a strong narrative thread pumping through it) and Tiësto's blandly utopian oeuvre of predictable builds and drops. Tom Trago. Photograph: Merlijn Hoek

Grime 2013 Last month, grime went to war. "Wearing My Rolex" producer Bless Beats lit the touch paper by sending out a track titled "Wardub" to an assortment of his peers via Twitter. They took the bait, posting their own hastily assembled responses, and before long producers of all creeds and generations were trading their own "War Dubs" in a chaotic online melee. An interview with: Unicorn Hard-On Val Martino is the one-woman noise/beats/electronic/psychedelic act UNICORN HARD-ON. She has also toured as a member of the Laundry Room Squelchers, Gang Wizard, and done collaborative recordings and performances with Leslie Keffer. Though for the most part she's been operating under the radar (so far!)

Bill Kouligas's favourite tracks The track I'll be opening my next DJ set with Toru Takemitsu: Seasons Textural metal percussion works, in that you can pitch and manipulate it in interesting ways. I've been mixing it with some new Valerio Tricoli concrete/tape music. The track I always play to rescue a dancefloor Marcellus Pittman: There's Somebody Out There Top Ten Dancefloor Favourites at Manhattans (Southampton's 'Alternative Disco' 1981-84). Top Ten Dancefloor-fillers at Manhattans (Southamptons ‘Alternative Disco’ 1981-84). Dedicated to Cliff Ebrey. RIP. Compiling this collection of songs was prompted by the death of my friend Cliif Ebrey, bass-player, loverman, dancer, wit and raconteur. RIP.

Dreamcatching: the remarkable story of Robert Rich and the Sleep Concerts If you’ve even a fleeting interest in music’s capacity to induce psychedelic and mystical states, you need to know about Robert Rich’s ‘sleep concerts’. Anyone familiar with Ambient music will, more than once, have chanced upon Robert Rich. The California native has released a string of highly-regarded releases, from 1989′s Rainforest through 1991′s meticulous Geometry to 1998′s East-facing Seven Veils. Similarly, collaborations with the likes of Lustmord (on 1995′s dark ambient touchstone Stalker) and Steve Roach (on 1990′s Strata and 1992′s Soma) have become set texts for listeners dipping a toe into Ambient cool blue waters. If there’s one thing he’ll forever be remembered for, though, it’s his legendary early 1980s ‘sleep concerts’ – immersive all-night shows, performed to sleeping audiences, that stretched the definition of a ‘concert’ beyond all familiar limits.

Blackest Ever Black — BARNETT + COLOCCIA - <i>RETRIEVAL</i> (BLACKEST024 LP) NB: This item is still in the manufacturing stages and is available for pre-order only. We plan to ship pre-ordered copies in mid-November 2013; but please be aware that shipping dates are liable to change at any time at the manufacturer's discretion - we will post the new shipping date if any such changes come into effect. Customers ordering two or more different items from the store simultaneously will have their package shipped to them only once all items are ready.

The 15 greatest techno albums you’ve never heard A good techno album, much like a good man or woman, is hard to find. That it’s difficult to translate dance music into the realm of the full-length is undeniable, but the truth is that techno isn’t like most dance music. To paraphrase Derrick May, the beats are an afterthought. Techno is head music as much as body music, and for the right producer, the space and time afforded by an LP’s runtime provide an opportunity to go deeper, further and perhaps even harder with their sound. So of course good techno albums do exist – indeed, some of them are very well-known. What follows is a list of great techno albums that are a little less well-known: a handful of them are genuinely obscure; some of them were once widely celebrated but have since fallen out of fashion and into charity shop neglect; others feel more relevant now than they did upon first release.

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