April 2012

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6 THE GUESTLIST NETWORK Issue 38 / APRIL 2012 THE REAL VALUE OF VINYL WHAT'S WHAT... Who's been saying what online this month? We name, fame and shame celebs mouthing off in cyberspace. You are what you tweet. @llcoolj "The key to change... is to let go of fear." Rosanne Cash I followed this advice religiously. Since rugby tackling a speeding 16-wheeler, my life has changed profoundly. @BlackTheRipper Being a gentlemen doesn't make you a pussy... it gets you pussy. Chivalry is not dead! @Dan_Harding Whoever has the name "IN50MN1AK" for their Google account,#gofuckyourself it's my name and has been for the past 5 years. We agree - it's nothing short of theft. Crime never sleeps. @JoeyEssex_ I know it ain't the Summer, but it feels like Summer :)# It's called Spring. @Lisamaffiauk Oh my dayz I need a kebab with chilli and extra salad plssssssssss. Yes Liza, you are the Mafia Don- ner. @MannyNorte When a rubbish truck is holding up a WHOLE road of traffic & won't move until ready...I respect that power. So the job does have its perks. @JoeyEssex_ Lunch time. But what can I have? Will let u no what I get soon!!! Don't keep us in too much suspense, Joey. We're hanging on your every meal. @drdre What would the world be like if Dr Dre was a real doctor? #DETOX Fucked @fucktyler Fart in my fucking mouth We know you love to be outrageous, Ty- ler, but we'd really rather not. Kids' gotta grow up sometime, ey?! COMPETITION RULES 1. By entering a Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules. 2. The Competition is organised by Cash Genie UK Ltd. 3. The Competition is only open to persons over the age of 18 and proof of date of birth may be required before any prize is awarded. 4. The entrant authorises Cash Genie UK Ltd to use any information/comment provided to be used in promotional material whether online, TV, Radio or future publications. 5. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. Cash Genie UK Ltd reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. 6. Unless stated otherwise in the Competition Notice, prize winners will be chosen at random from all correct Entries (for competitions involving answering questions or where entry is by emailing or otherwise providing a name and/or contact details to Cash Genie UK Ltd) or from all submitted entries (where creative or artistic merit or other subjective criteria apply to entries (unless these are being judged as set out in the Competition Notice)), within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Competition Notice. Tie-breakers will be judged by Cash Genie UK Ltd and, if required by law, by an independent adjudicator. In all matters, the decision of the judge(s) and Cash Genie UK Ltd shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. 7. Prize winners will be notified in writing to either their home address or email address. 8. The closing date for this competition is 7th November 2011. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for entry in to the competition. 9. The full Terms and Conditions for this competition can be found on the Cash Genie UK Ltd website at 10. Should you require any further information in relation to this competition please contact us at Cash Genie UK Ltd, Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, LONDON SW19 2RR. Over the past year, more and more DJs have devoted themselves to the digital format. Nowadays you'll rarely find a DJ without a laptop on their table. Massimo Gabella All this can be summed up in one word: convenience. Not only does playing off a laptop mean avoiding all the physical effort of carrying around vinyl, offering a poten- tially unlimited library of music, illegal online file sharing is widespread and the digital op- tion has fast become the cheapest as well. Despite the advantages the digital age has brought, the debate still rages between vinyl and digital. In many circles, only vinyl is seen as 'real' DJ-ing and the word digital is synonymous with lack of skill. Choosing to renounce the convenience of digital is sometimes seen as establishing a higher lev- el of quality control on the music played by the DJ. It can be said that vinyl holds greater value, as digital is such a cheap alternative. It goes without saying this is not necessarily true but the perception still exists. A technology is rarely fully replaced by a newer one, more often it changes it's place in the field. Vinyl's place in DJ'ing today has changed. As scholar Hillegonda C. Rietveld points out, "in the current context of the en- croaching CD and mp3 market, the 12-inch dance single has become a sign of distinc- tion, a limited issue artefact, a mechanically reproduced sonic sculpture that requires connoisseurship"#. Vinyl has become a niche product, a "sign of distinction" com- plete with parties dedicated exclusively to 'vinyl only'. Acetate, the night launched by David Ken- nedy a.k.a. Pearson Sound has seen DJs like Ben UFO, Four Tet and Floating Points grace the decks of The Wire club in Leeds. Or take Loco Dice's current tour, Under 300: that plays in small venues with an intimate crowd. He wanted to "go back to small clubs, play long sets, see people clearly, dance with friends", and "leave all my com- puters behind"#. It is worth noting that both Pearson Sound and Loco Dice normally use laptops in their DJ sets, supporting both formats: Pearson Sound: "I just don't think it should be a big, opposing 'either-or' thing [between vinyl and digital]; you can just use both"#. Take advantage of the convenience of newer technology without stopping ap- preciating older ones. Playing vinyl can now be seen as something special, as a means of differentiation for a DJ. We will see what happens next, but vinyl does not appear to be on it's way to dismissal any time soon.. TWITTERTWATTER

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