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I gotta ask...what's with Mr. Kenny Glasgow??

jeffpayne

TRIBE Member
Um...I love Kenny. I fuckin' love Kenny....as a techno Dj.

I was reading the new Tribe and there was an article about Kenny. Now I haven't seen or talked to Kenny for about 2 months..well, since his last appearance at Life.

My question is;

Is Kenny all Electro now?

I need to now cuz this changes a lot if he is.

Not that it's a bad thing if he is...I like electro...
 
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derek

TRIBE Member
Depending on where & when you see him you'll hear either techno, electro, or house. Sometimes a mix.

One of the most smoothest mixers out there too.

Cheers,

Derek
 

Destro Sanchez

TRIBE Member
I wonder if the house music community said the same thing when Kenny moved further into the techno and farther away from the house?

I dont think you have to worry bout him spinnin ONLY electro (since I don't think he would get too many more gigs if he did- sheep can't follow beats that break-w/o vocals)

Destro
 

jeffpayne

TRIBE Member
yeah.

I don't know. I was reading the article in the new Tribe and he was going on about how it doesn't really matter if he plays to many gigs here in T.O.(at the moment) cuz he's playing all over the place instead. That and he's happy playing what he's playing now, which is electro.

He also said that he wasn't playing any gigs except some 'one off' event at NASA. I imagine he's still playing at the Dave Clark party but I gotta wonder.

Anywho. Actually....did anyone go to Sugar last Friday? What did he play there?
 

Destro Sanchez

TRIBE Member
i was at sugar.

i only stayed for a bit, he arrived rather late, but he was droppin old Vapourspace (i think?!?) and other acid (as well as the TECHNO!)

I left before he really took off...

Destro
 
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poker face

TRIBE Member
I was hanging with kenny on saturday morning at I was telling him that we want more techno out of him and less electro. Not that I hate electro but I really enjoy hearing his techno when he plays it.

He probably didn't take my words into consideration but I figured it was worth a try!
 

tEkKiD

TRIBE Promoter
well considering his labels ' NEW WAVE MUSIC' , of course the guy is gonna be on the electro tip.....

even his other label ' Robotic' is more electroish but still has the main TECHNO ingriedients...


as said, Kenny knows how to play a crowd , that's what makes him such a wicked fucking dj :)



my .02 worth...
 

patri©k

TRIBE Member
Kenny could play the fucking Hillbilly's theme song... and make it funky.

I saw him play on Friday night and it wasn't all electro... very little electro actually. He played this one tune, "Dalhou"... it's like 9 years old... IT FUCKING RAAAAAAAAAWKZ !

As for what's with him ? ... He is what's it.. it is him... it's been HOW many YEARS that I've been following Kenny... in fact.. the first time I remember thinking that Kenny Glasgow was my father was back in '93... boxing day I believe. It was at a 'Vision' party at ZooBar East and he played the same night as Jungle PhD, Neil & Cain & Tricky. I think it was even before he released "Pressing On". .. anyhow.. that night.. Kenny kicked ass... I mean.. it was how long ago.. and I still remember him in a baseball cap.. up in the booth on the stage... damn.

Kenny keeps the fire burning... no doubt.


fattyp©2002
 

o0OemwaO0o

TRIBE Member
Kenny and Mario J on 4 decks at Industry at 5am (especially that one time when they played after Derrick May and Stacey Pullen).....
...... those nights I wish I could have again...
 
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jeffpayne

TRIBE Member
I was there that night. One of the last times(if not THE last time) I saw the Method Men. Damn they were good together! Fuck.

Can't wait for DC.
 

Tech_Head_Rob

TRIBE Member
i just read the interview and while i don't know the guy or anything... his motives seem a might suspect to me.

Electro isn't underground man. I mean, maybe in Toronto it is... but here in MTL its the 'flavour du jour'. They play it at raves, clubs, art shows.. you name it. Kids are sporting mullets (and other, weirder haircuts) and wearing acid wash jeans with their pilot glasses. Its very artsy, its very trendy. Plus like he mentioned, its extremely popular in 'trendy' circles in New York, Europe etc. (ever read a copy of Vice magazine lately? anything electro immediately gets a 9/10 or some shit).

I agree that its more 'difficult' music than techno or house and as a result isn't as popular as either of those genres... but that's exactly why trendy folks like it. You know, like Expressionist music and whatnot... 'its weird, so it must be good!' (the only difference is that Expressionist music is actually complex music).

I just think maybe he's taking his cue from Tiga, whose blowing up all over Europe now because he jumped on the electro bandwagon. But if he's genuinely enjoying what he's doing and making some money at the same time... right on, big it up. But if he's just doing it to get some extra $$$, well he can go to bunk
 

Destro Sanchez

TRIBE Member
^^^
electro not complex enough??

the reason why no one likes electro is because it IS TOO COMPLEX for most people.

Its certainly not hypnotic like techno (4/4 music)

All the E-tards can't dig it because it changes up too quick, doesn't give em nuff time to get used to the same pounding drums for the djs 2 hour set.

Electro has been known to have lyrics, bridges, breakdowns, and other elements from SONGS.

unlike most techno from the last few years, wihich is basically the same drums, the same bass and a different tribal sample on top (dont get me wrong there is some good techno being produced right now..)

techno has become a dj tool music and it brings a tear to my eye (But there are people doing good things with techno- bpitch, force inc etc...)

my two peso's

Dirty Destro Sanchez
 

patri©k

TRIBE Member
techno... electro...


... all I know is, and you can ask anyone.. if it sounds good.. I'm fucking jamming... if it sucks, even if it sounds 'artsy' or 'trendy'.. fuck it, .. I'm gonna stand there like a potato and make sure the dj sees me and my funk.

it's all about what 'YOU' like, as an individual... fuck what people push or say is 'in'.. it's all about what sounds good to 'YOU'.

Kenny Glasgow, on occasion, has had me stand still, ... not so much 'disliking' his at-the-moment selection, but puzzled, confused at what I'm hearing..lol.. but it's all good... I take it in stride.. cuz I know Kenny keeps the fire burning in Toronto.



just don't expect fattyp to start sporting a mullet, well... unless BBB gets one too.


;)


fattyp©2002
 

terrawrist III

TRIBE Member
kenny's actually got an article in URB!

it's a quick little glimpse into what he's up to now with touring and getting his name out as the face of toronto techno and OUR ambassador DJ

congrats on the coverage because I would have never known had he not been in URB
 
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Nesta

TRIBE Member
alls i know is that kenny is the man and he's done a great deal to put toronto on the map.

he is one of the best djs i've ever seen/heard, and he deserves all the success coming his way.
 

Straight Up D Shit

TRIBE Member
Kenny doesn't spin pure Electro though, he mixes it up with house & techno tracks
& u have to admit:
- underground or populist?
- come back or always been around?
- who cares!
Electro has added some funk and fun to the Techno community; that minimal stuff was turning us into chin scratching zombies

peaced out
:D:
 

Adam Duke

TRIBE Member
Electro has added some funk and fun to the Techno community; that minimal stuff was turning us into chin scratching zombies

werd. Fun is good! It's definitely breathing some more life into the techno & breaks communities, creating a nice plateform for people to crossover between genres.

Elelctro is going to have a small lifespan in the limelight with people like International Dj Gigolos at the forefront of pushing it though....way too 'song' structure based. By locking itself into a song-based formula, it limits itself as a forward-thinking medium....unlike techno which has been used as a blanket terminology for years to descibe a constantly evolving form of music.

my .02 cents.

@m.
 

oddmyth

TRIBE Member
International DJ Gigolo's is great, but in reality they've only been pushing their new wave electro'ish sound for the past two years and it didn't catch on until just last year.

Many others have been pushing Electro forward far before IDG stepped up to the plate, and as Ricky Bionix once foretold "2001 will be the year of Electro". Damn he was right on that one.

I don't think IDG is at the forefront of electro; Viewlexx/Bunker/Ersatz Audio, those labels represent some of the leading cutting edge electro soundz. There is an unbelieveable diversity to the electro sound. Disco, retro and glam trash electro with deadpan german vocals are only the flavours of the moment.

As for permanence in the limelight, I think electro will be here for a while longer. While the spotlight may not shine as brightly on it as it did last year, there will be a wealth of electro that gets bought and played. Now that electro has burst upon the scene again, and that there are some very dedicated people working to keep it strong [Destro et al.] it will be hard to keep it down.

Speaking of electro, when the hell are we going to see some TWO LONE SWORDSMEN action in the tdot!! These guys have been my favs for over 8 years and still no dice!

CHeers
[odd]?[io]
 
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Adam Duke

TRIBE Member
I don't think IDG is at the forefront of electro;

They're definitely the most publicly recognized figures in commercial electro (well, commercial as far as Europe and it's exports go anyways). Ersatz is more of a dj's big electro label, no?

Regardless, I'm totally down with the electro flavours and attitude. I love listening to the 'song-based' electro stylings, but as a dj, they just don't inspire me much as the tracks are meant to stand on their own too much and not as tools from creating, layering when your up there. Maybe if I was ghetto-teching it, i could, but alas, ghettotech isn't my forte....

@m.
 

Destro Sanchez

TRIBE Member
ERSATZ AUDIO is tha shizznit!!

IDG is a great label for the humor...but some material is VERY questionable (the NY electropunk crap)

electro has always had the structure from traditional (pop) songs

my fear, and Im already seein it, is that the more dj friendly(mixable) that electro becomes the more diluted it becomes...(much the same way hard techno is for me)

one of the greatest things about electro is the way that a certain track can move you...not the way that a dj layers 30 tracks to move you (but both are great ways to get this dirty boy dancin)

Destro
 

jeffpayne

TRIBE Member
Regardless, I'm totally down with the electro flavours and attitude. I love listening to the 'song-based' electro stylings, but as a dj, they just don't inspire me much as the tracks are meant to stand on their own too much and not as tools from creating, layering when your up there. Maybe if I was ghetto-teching it, i could, but alas, ghettotech isn't my forte....

I don't spin electro for that same reason. I like it enough but I don't "feel" it enough to play it
 

Straight Up D Shit

TRIBE Member
U guys (& i don't claim to be on the same expert level as @m & destro), but isn't electro like any other style, where the stand on their own songs are a lot more accessible to the peeps our there & therefore more popular? Like a house track...let's say that track a while ago "music sounds better with u"...shit track, i hate it, but it reached my jaded techno ears & it stuck there. That doesn't mean that all electo is a depesh mode remake, sovjet excluded;), but not everyone can handle autechre freakiness

And by the way Fisherspooner's Emerge rocks! (sorry Mat) I would give anything to see those guys, NY punk, 80s hair & all
 

seeker

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by hardtekfunk

By locking itself into a song-based formula, it limits itself as a forward-thinking medium....unlike techno which has been used as a blanket terminology for years to descibe a constantly evolving form of music.

my .02 cents.

@m.

i'll accept your two cents, @m, but i have to disagree. 'song' based electronic music is as relevant as any other -- just in different ways. there's a great deal of house out there that relies heavily on a song based format, and you must agree that house is still kicking 15+ yrs on. early techno was the same way (of course, the parallels between early techno and today's electro are numerous and most likely obvious to many listeners).

i see electro as a genre that can be used in perfect conjunction with other styles in a set to achieve certain goals. build build build with layered techno, break it down with tasty electro. switch from house to tech via electro, or dnb to tech, or pretty much any other combo you can think of.

it's all tech kids, just in a different fashion. i, for one, am happy to hear all these genres converging again under the guise of electro. we look back, combine and rework, and then move forward. :)

(note: i'm drunk)
 
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