With all the pleasures and massive improvements the Internet provides us these days, there are still aspects of the what we now call the “old world” I do miss. Beyond gambling by purchasing albums for one song we heard, or of a band we were told about without being able to sample them, beyond the joys of the arguably truer sound of analog recording, most of all I miss how much more difficult it was to become famous. One really had to work at it back then. Now everyone apparently is famous. Facebook and Twitter among the other social networking diseases, creates an illusion of success which in turn – turns into a delusion of success by the creator of the illusion.
It’s of course isn’t all bad, I know I would have to work harder to get my work out there, but that being said, if I have the drive to do it among the immense amount of competition online currently, then I most likely would have the drive to do it without all the help of social networking. I would be driven to overcome the many limitations. I believe this to be true. And I wouldn’t have to avoid all the delusional “celebrities” in the process, like I have to now.
Though I would say one of the biggest issues with the modern world as far as live music is concerned, is that now music festivals are the best way apparently to promote albums and artists. So that means in order to attend a show of a band we like we have to wait through a series of mundane EDM “performances” by DJ’s no one knows. That’s basically what a music festival is nowadays, a bunch of DJ’s no one knows appearing in front of a lot of people who aren’t there to see them. Then these DJ’s upload the pictures of them giving off this epic “performance” on their Facebooks and in their Tweets furthering the illusion of success.
Everyone is so incredibly famous apparently. That’s what I would assume if I was an alien being who just began studying our species without any historical reference, that is if I was just studying the species as it stands today. Everyone is famous indeed. Soon no one will not be known, and that’s apparently how we want it to be no matter what we say about the NSA. Obviously based on what we share willingly I find it amazing that anyone is actually concerned about privacy anymore, but I’m changing topics slightly here.
I, the famous El Guero Unico, once again bring you this week in Cumbia with my incredibly famous Sexxy Saturday Cumbia.
What have we here? Cumbia Machin is back on SSC with a new little piece that starts off simple but takes a turn for the quirky exciting style we know them for.
Oh this is a lovely one. I was quite excited to come upon this one. All the other Kraftwerk fans out there will most definitely appreciate this cover of The Model.
Tampico Grooves dropped this remix by the other day you should definitely download and mix into a set soon.
The always busy Pedrolito Radioglobal never ceases to provide the best Cumbia mixes. He returns with his forty-forth installment of his Cumbia series on Mixcloud.
Polymiller hooked up with Cassetteblog to release an exclusive single with them. Melodically Mi Obsesion is powerful and really captures the feeling of intense obsession.
Another recent release comes from one of my favorites in the, I would say Nu Cumbia but I think Latin Bass scene is more fitting, DJ Neber, with his new album With Latin Flavor. I recommend downloading this masterpiece immediately.
New releases don’t stop there. I also wish to repost a few of Folcore’s new releases this week from Tropical Terror, Qechuaboi and Oye!Simpson. Clicking on their names will take you to the more informative reviews I published on Generation Bass earlier this week.
To sum it all up this weekend I’m going to allow Philthy Dronez the last spot with his ode to The King of the Surf Guitar Dick Dale.
Back to the fame game with me! Keep in touch through the week!