the riddim method
i just put up my first post over at our new group blog, the riddim method.
spurred rather than spurned by the appearance of the musico-critical superblog house is a feeling (no not that beat research), a bunch of us boston-linked beat-researchers--several of us already ensconced in the blogosphere--decided to form like voltron ourselves and turn our collective attention to the music and media we already share with each other, hoping that we can find some interesting ways of sharing these sights and sounds--and our thoughts about them--with anyone who cares to stop by.
in order to create something of a different voice over there, i am conceiving of my riddim-method posts as, primarily, "musically expressed ideas about music." this is something, of course, that i've already been doing here. and this is something that i think my compatriots have long been doing themselves as DJs, producers, and practitioners--and thoughtful ones at that.
my first post deals with a musical concept i've been thinking about and working on for a little while now: mashups of cover songs. i try to speak briefly about the potentials of this sort of approach, and i offer up two examples of my own. check it out.
and be sure to check the method for further riddimic incursions. we hope to get this thing up-and-rolling, with steam, before too long. look for some mixes, mashups, mad exclusives, and much musical mischief.