I have started this unique trip of being a mentor in dj-ing for Gruia in 2014. He was at that time 7 years old. Starting from basics although he did have this talent of playing piano from 5 and drums from 6, I have built up quickly a very good and strong connectivity with him, […]
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Yep, it’s 2017 and I am listening our latest CWR podcast, with thanks to our podcast manager and resident Dj, Cody. It features music from all our family record labels as it started in 2012. And it started thanks to our podcast manager Jamie, our friend from the very beginning. It’s pretty inspiring, as ocean can be… […]
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It’s been a long while but I am back into writing. What’s inspiring me nowadays is seeing that most of the music migrates from digital download to stream and back to vinyl. Guess most of the mainstream creators are focusing on streaming, while niche music migrates back to vinyl. This, in my opinion, is positive and as long as there are enough music lovers out there to put enough effort and energy into reaching their audience, the digital will sure boost niche record labels into going back to physical products, more or less vinyl printing. From downloading to streaming. From cds to vinyl.
Genre oriented speaking, I would mention dub and minimal sounds like the ones from My First Love Record or the comeback of techno featured on labels such as Consumed Music, O-ccult or Crosstech. Vinyl releases create a better way to interact with the djs that want to play the tunes old school style. You just need to find the right resources for it.
But I wonder if music that isn’t necessary supposed to be played in clubs or festivals by Djs can return to vinyl. Swag Pill Records, I wonder?
You choose what is best for you, there is place for everyone in this world, don’t you think?
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Being active in the music industry for more than 12years now (Chinese would say I am entering another life cycle) made me realise that the word Dj does not represent anymore what we all were familiar with. A Dj does not have to actually disk jockey anymore….as a matter of fact he doesnt even […]
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18 November 2010 Are we doing it right or not? Q2 just passed but accounting and reporting digital sales were still a mystery to us. All we knew is that we needed to release these cool deep-house sounds. A clever idea at that time developed into varying the style into different little CWR platforms, so […]
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Because past has to touch the future, and the way things wonder about makes us rush them more, the next story parts will link each other faster. 15 August 2010 Things were rushing at that time.. “Let’s release a lot of tracks to build an awareness around ourselves until the official launch of our very […]
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Have decided to go back to writing… after several years of mind traveling, awkward wondering, project managing and endless hours of research, I said to myself: “let’s just share a bit of the past to part of my friends & acquaintances” May 14th, 2010 … I kept emailing Graham for my long waiting first release […]
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