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Sven Weisemann blew me away!

I have to tell I received this weekend a major musical blow out!
This was given live and straight forward by the Berlin DJ Sven Weisemann!
If you haven’t checked him out, well all I can say is… that’s a shame.

The scene took place last saturday in Corsica studios, Elephant & Castle, London. Convinced by a friend of mine to go there for the music and sentimental reasons… I agreed to get a move on.

The headline on the bill was DJ Sneak that is to say a legendary Chicagoan house music producer and the support was coming from Sven Weisemann whom I did not know much about before getting in.
Furthermore, I would have been on his MySpace before the performance, I would have thought this was going to be maybe a bit to deep. But live, the guy kicked ass and stunned the whole audience!

And to be fairly honest, Sven Weisemann made me an amazing impression. This Berlin based DJ was really inventive playing a wide range of styles: minimal techno, deep house, Detroit techno… And his technic was speechless.
Almost all his tracks were mint! I even had to fight not to go the toilets in case I would miss a tune!

To get a taste of it, click on this link and you’ll get a couple of mixs (deep house and techno). Unfortunately, he won’t apparently show up in the UK for the next months…


Cash, Kobain, Joplin, Morrison and Jones…it’s not another super band

Good stuff in Proud Galleries London! If you are thinking in go there and check these über-trendy galleries/clubs, you will have the opportunity to see the Johnny Cash portrait exhibition (Proud Central) until this Sunday (14th september), and also the exhibition “Forever 27” (in the new Proud Camden) about all the dead-young-rockstars who created this only-one-time-admission-club.

If you think curiosity is expensive, try ignorance

Have you ever paid a different price for a concert depending on which band you came for?

Well, I went yesterday to a concert in Camden (The Barfly) to see Mr Hudson and the Library plus two other acts.
The funny thing is that once I arrived at the counter, the guy behind it asked me the question: ‘Which band did you come to see?’. I naively said I was coming for the last and most popular band that night (the first were like really smaller I ignored) so the guy gently asked me for £8.

You will tell me that this price is okay for 3 bands but I lately figured out that if I had mentioned the first band (and brought an homemade flyer they did especially for the night you just had to pick up on tables), I would have just paid £5! What does that mean?

Forget about the £3 pounds difference.
I came for the whole night and 3 bands are on the bill. I will see them all in the end.
Why should I be supposed to pay different prices depending on my musical tastes?
The only discounts I knew before were related to your professional situation but never for the band I would come for!

It is like going to the theatre and you only pay half price because you especially came for the 2nd act. The play is 5 acts long, you will see them all but you love the 2nd act so you pay a different price from the person who likes the 3rd one! Does that make any sense to you?
And what if I just pop in to discover bands for curiosity and I don’t know any of them?

There is just a concept I do not get here…

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