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Promoters, why are we not bringing LTJ Bukem in ??

Nebu kad

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Right now Bukem is touring all over the US doing mad dates. We were supposed to have him a while ago but it got cancelled.
But, promoters, why is he not comming?
 

rentboy

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Originally posted by Nebu kad
Right now Bukem is touring all over the US doing mad dates. We were supposed to have him a while ago but it got cancelled.
But, promoters, why is he not comming?

isn't he touring with a bunch of Good looking Djs like Pfm and Future Engineers?

Yeah, it'll be great to have him back... just a shame that most of T.O.'s jungle crowd don't dig his sound.
 

Vise

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I think it's quite simple... it's because he is really, really, REALLY expensive.

But just wait and we'll see what happens later this year.
 

sauce

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Re: Re: Promoters, why are we not bringing LTJ Bukem in ??

Originally posted by rentboy
just a shame that most of T.O.'s jungle crowd don't dig his sound.

I for one definatly dig his chilled out laid back something "to sit back and smoke a fat ass joint to" d n b. But it is to bad there isn't more of this going round. I'd rather listen to his stuff than top 40 floor smashers.
peace
sauce
 

MC Wizard

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Vise, no, that's wrong. He's not that expensive at all. By himself with MC Conrad, yes but as a part of the Progression Sessions tour, he's quite cheap. But he's NOT any more expensive than say Goldie, Adam F, J Majik, Fabio, Grooverider or DJ Craze, and promoters were able to bring the above guys in.

The reason why he's not able to come here is because Canadian authorities keep denying him the working visa. He's tried 3 times since the last time he was here in 1999 and they keep denying it, based on the previous files.

If someone knows Bukem personally, they can just bring him as a friend for a visit (so he won't have to tell the immigration officers that he's coming over to work). I'm sure that's how the Syndicate guys get some of the UK DJ's over.
Last year I brought Alaska & Paradox of Reinforced and he just told the customs that he's going to stay @ my house and work on music, so they let him in.

As far as Bukem's music goes, if you expect to see the good Bukem of old, don't even bother. The stuff he plays now is pretty much wattered down quazi jazz two step. (just like everyone else). His sets all sound the same, the beats don't change. It's like an hour of "BOOM CHICK tsk tsk BOOM CHICK" with rhodes, horns, saxophones and weak 808 basslines.
He still throws an ocassional atmospheric track or a deep amen roller but compared to what he used to play before, it's not the same. Just listen to Progression Sessions LIVE (the latest) and compare it to Progression Sessions 3 for example. Totally two different things. If you wanna hear real futuristic atmospheric stuff - you should be going to see Future Engineers or Blame when they're over here (and they will be).
Those guys are taking the atmospheric sound to the next level.

Also, come down to Audiowerks this Friday. I'll be throwing down some of the latest atmo bizness with Quasar.

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tamarin

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i have to agree that it is partly the fault of the canadian authorities, but also the last time he tried to come into canada was with conrad who was promplty denied access to the country. it really is a shame cause i love the dude, in ffact i have his whole fucking label....

as well i do believe that not many people really dig his stuff....but me i have to agree with sauce, just sit back smoke a phatty and groove to the tunes
 

Vise

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It's funny that you mentioned Goldie, J Majik, Grooverider etc... cause I'd also say those guys are expensive too! It's all relative man.
 

rentboy

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Originally posted by MC Wizard
you should be going to see Future Engineers or Blame when they're over here (and they will be).
Those guys are taking the atmospheric sound to the next level.

/B]


yep...Blame is phenomenal...one day i smoked a joint, walked into Metropolis...started listening to his Sigma Ep...my mouth just dropped...every other record i listened to that particular day sounded like ass in comparison.

A Good Looking tour would be dope.
 

MC Wizard

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Yeah dude, the Sigma EP is dope. Have you checked out the Firestorm EP? Even better IMO.

Blame is just a game ahead of many producers IMO..Sure his stuff may not be hard and rolling but the level of futurism and innovative ideas in his tunes is second to none!

Blame will be here. mark my words
 

MC Wizard

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Originally posted by tamarin
i have to agree that it is partly the fault of the canadian authorities, but also the last time he tried to come into canada was with conrad who was promplty denied access to the country. it really is a shame cause i love the dude, in ffact i have his whole fucking label....

as well i do believe that not many people really dig his stuff....but me i have to agree with sauce, just sit back smoke a phatty and groove to the tunes

That's not true dude. Conrad was in. The party that was supposed to happen @ Indistry in April of 2000 still happened @ System Soundbar with Blame, Rantoul, MC Conrad & DRS. Bukem is the one who couldn't make it. I spoke to him just a week before when I was in Rochester for Progression Sessions and he said the Canadian Authorities keep denying him the working visa.
 
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rentboy

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Originally posted by MC Wizard
Yeah dude, the Sigma EP is dope. Have you checked out the Firestorm EP? Even better IMO.

Blame is just a game ahead of many producers IMO..Sure his stuff may not be hard and rolling but the level of futurism and innovative ideas in his tunes is second to none!

Blame will be here. mark my words

I don't have Firestorm on vinyl...i downloaded all 4 tunes on MP3 though...solid gear.

I agree with your take on Blame...he has a terrific futuristic feeling that is unmatched.
 

MC Wizard

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You can buy Firestorm on vinyl @ The Pit on Yonge /College. They have 3 copies that have been sitting there for awhile. It's a shame ppl don't open their eyes to some forward thinking stuff. That EP is better than anything else on that wall, including my own Gamma Ray releases hehe ;)
 

rentboy

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Originally posted by MC Wizard
You can buy Firestorm on vinyl @ The Pit on Yonge /College. They have 3 copies that have been sitting there for awhile. It's a shame ppl don't open their eyes to some forward thinking stuff. That EP is better than anything else on that wall, including my own Gamma Ray releases hehe ;)

Nice one...cheers...i'll try and nab one of those.
 

feisty boy

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i'm tired of the toronto resistance to atmo d&b...
wizard, i'll do my best to make it to your night tomorrow - i missed the last one due to work.

as for LTJ, i'm going to new york to see him in a week and a half, with Nookie and DRS :D
they've actually got a GLR residency at a club there.... sigh
 

MC Wizard

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cheers feisty! hope to see ya there!

i've been tired of the resistance towards it for years but i'm trying to do something about it.
 
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CC

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if you tour with a bunch of guys you have to bring them all in. if you're forced to take 2 other djs and an mc the price goes up.

i understand that promoters are more picky these days. they only bring people in when they get a really good deal. in the states djs are making huge cash, so sometimes you have to bid again us cities and we will always lose.

basically all inds of reasons why they are not coming. but if the scene was stronger like it was a few years ago, we'd have huge names all the time

shawn
 

evil homer

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the firestorm EP is absolutely fantastic, best thing on the label in a long time. i'm generally not into glr/lgr

asc is pretty fantastic though and many of the cadence recordings have right up my alley. Blame is top notch though. His mixset on radio one round christmas time was phenomenal.
 
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