Autotune is now ubquitous. But where did it start and how has it transforming our musical landscape?
From Cher to Kanye to Future.
It has defined the sound of Hip Hop over the last 10 years, from outrage to success, it has been no stranger to controversy. But it has also become an instrument not just a gimmick.
Exam season means procrastination, a word nigh synonymous with click bait articles. Nice Pipes therefore comes to you this week in Buzzfeed format, with "14 Ways To Tell Them You're Just Not Interested".
1. USE LOADED METAPHORS
2. KNOW YOUR ENEMY
3. USE FIRST NAMES
4. PRESENT YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCES
5. TELL THEM THAT THEY'VE CAUGHT YOU AT A BAD TIME
6. BE UNTOUCHABLE
7. RECOGNISE PLAYAS
8. OUTLINE YOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
9. DELIVER AN ULTIMATUM
10. DESCRIBE HOW YOU HAVE LITTLE TIME FOR GAMES
11. CREATE FICTIONAL REPLACEMENT
12. BE CHRONOLOGICALLY AMBIGUOUS
13. USE CONCISE COMMANDS
14. BE EXPLICIT ABOUT YOUR SITUATION
This week's episode of The Funky Cuts 2016 05 03 features a straight off the decks recording from last Saturday' Southside Soul along with some recent vinyl finds.
The playlist is looking like this.
The Dynamics Ain’t no Sun since you’ve been gone Atlantic
Sam Cooke Frankie and Johnnie RCA
Ernestine Anderson A Lover’s Question Mercury
The Beginning Of The End Funky Nassau Alston Lou Lawton Knick Knack Paddy Whack Goldsoul
Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers Sock It To 'Em JB (Pt.1) Atlantic
Ray Baretto El Watusi Apex
Mitch Ryder Turn on your Love Light New Voice
San Remo Strings Old Man River Tamla Motown
Nathaniel Rateliff What I need Stax
The Meters Hand Clappin’ Song Josie
Lee Dorsey Ride your Pony Stateside
Clarence Daniels And Obie Jessie Hard Working Girl Kent
Big Maybelle 96 Tears Rojac
Eli Paperboy Reed Take my Love with You Q-Dee
Roy Brown I’m Making Love Tru-Love
Nicole Willis Paint me in a Corner Timmion
SWG3 // 20.05.16 // 2200-0200 // £6 Early Bird / £7 General Release / £8 OTD
LET’S GET READY 2 RUMBLE. For one night only Subcity Radio presents 100% BEEF! A four hour, no holds barred, straight up smackdown. We are opening the warehouse doors to a land of spandex, body slams and foam fingers, letting the beef run wild. The night will see station DJs old and new pitted up against each other, flexing their finest tunes fighting to make your body groove. Head to head, back to back, and cheek to cheek. Things will be heating up behind the scenes, and the steaks have never been higher. Banners Encouraged.
Round 1 /// Grand Unify Grooves vs Pabs Debussy (Franz Ferdinand / FFS / They're Only Records Paul)
First to the ring, Grand Uppercut Grooves take on Paul ‘The Drumminator’ Thomson to bring a below the belt battle of unadulterated disco from this cosmos and beyond.
Round 2 /// HUSH (MUSIC, Please! / Maxi Dance Pool / RPZ) vs Bleaker + DJ Laboonier (The Rainbow Dome / Gang Fatale / Hex / UTTU)
Glasgow heavyweight and sensual superstar HUSH is challenged by the yung (and handsome) double team of Bleaker and Laboonier. Who takes the wheels of steel is anyone’s game, but this face off is a guaranteed to excite with grooves and grinds from all manner of electronica.
Round 3 /// Solid Blake (Apeiron Crew) vs Cleoslaptra (Jackie Your Body / Self Service / PVC)
Shipping in from Copenhagen, Solid Blake is back on home turf for a one-off B2B brawl with queen of dark and dank Cleoslaptra in a round of hot and heavy, four to the floor techno to get the fists pumping.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
The Brunswick Hotel // 25.02.16 // 2000-0200 // £5 adv. / £3 OTD (After Party Only)
‘If you ain't got no money take your broke ass home’
Strap on your Louboutins, pick up your Prada & pop some Cristal with Subcity Radio. We’re taking over all floors of The Brunswick Hotel with champagne and caviar on the door*. Access to the penthouse is super exclusive so have your assistant pick up your tickets in advance or risk looking like last seasons' Ed Hardy collection.
*Champagne and caviar not included in the cost of entry. _______________________________________________
PENTHOUSE // 2000-2300
Take the lift to level 6 and start the night in our luxurious penthouse with a mysterious forest of guests. Room 601 is a bit like the twilight zone if it were made on a smaller budget. Strictly VIPs...
BRUTTI MA BUONI [BAR] // 2300-0200
Just coming down from the penthouse? Half Moon Bay will drop you in the 1980s asset bubble with new age gems, corporate pop, and other leftfield wonders. With a record bag as deep as the thing his name references, The Mariana Trench Sound is a master of the sample; spinning the tunes behind the tunes behind the tunes you love. Lastly, two station yung bloods with the collective girl power of the Spice Girls and Atomic Kitten combined: Mirror Ballin’ steps up and proves height is no indication of ability whilst Nice Pipes proves the same about fashion choices. Two rising stars who’ll rock the party all night long.
BASURA BLANCA [CLUB] // 2300-0200
Wanna go deeper? Join us in the Basura Blanca basement for a selection of unabashed party bangers. The boys fae Asterism have been belting it out since tribal tattoos were cool. These (il)legally certified party starters are sure to warm you up. In their inaugural year, Wheelman & the Stereotone massive have come up strong as major players in a new era of party-centric, no-nonsense good times. To tap-things-aff, Kappa a.k.a Matthew Craig a.k.a DJ Geri-hattrick is a man with many strings to his bow. A poet, visionary and dreamweaver of The i AM & One More Tune fame; expect floorfillers and fun from the creepy uncle of Subcity Radio.
Applications are now closed.
After an amazing 20th year we think it’s about high time we began world domination; after all, once we’re 21 we can legally adopt a child and drive a lorry over 7.5 tonnes - radio knows no bounds. To help us on our trajectory we’re looking for some seriously special individuals.
Dedication, creativity and interpersonal skills are all essential and a knowledge of the station and our output is recommended, but you don’t have to be a student to apply. However, it should be expected that team members attend the weekly team meeting and help with running events on the night.
Applications are open until midnight on Monday 30 November 2015.
Applications are now closed.
Stereo // 28.11.15 // 2300-0300 // £4 OTD
Bare juke. Bare grime. Bare Subcity.
Bring your inner roadman to our return to Stereo's basement. Prepare for the booty bounce of your life, feel the bass vibrating through your sinuses. Newark 808, Sierra Alliance and Digital Dust will be bringing you the finest tracks in 140bpm. Ballies and puffers recommended.
Jersey · Baltimore · Booty
UKG · Juke · Footwork
Grime · UKG · Dub