and that's why they call it a continuum folks! (part 3974)
[FACT interview with Loefah on his attachment to vinyl and buying old hardcore and jungle 12s]
Q: So hardcore was the real beginning for you.
A: Hardcore was what got me started buying music on vinyl, yeah. And it
was literally ‘cos you couldn’t get it anywhere else. I didn’t have
decks at the time, I couldn’t mix; I was like 11 or 12 years old. But I
used to save my pound lunch money every day, ‘cos the records were a
fiver, and on Fridays I’d go down to Wax City Records in Croydon..... At the
same time I was picking up flyers and it was like the same thing with
that, I started collecting flyers and just….being part of it. Being part
of that hardcore thing... It was all
about, if you’ve got it, then you were hardcore [laughs]. What I try to
do at the moment [with Swamp81] – it’s a similar kind of ethos. The
music’s there on vinyl. If you want to go and get it, you can; I’m not
gonna shout about it, I’m not gonna try to get it into HMV or whatever
the fuck the high street record store is now [laughs], I’m not gonna go
digital, I’m not gonna do all that shit… so it’s like, it’s over here.
If you want to be part of it, you can be, but you’ve got to make a bit
of effort. And that’s kind of what hardcore was about.
If you made the effort to find your local independent record shop,
if you made the effort to get the flyer to go to the rave – ‘cos without
the flyer you literally wouldn’t know about it, there was no internet,
there weren’t many adverts, at least not for the smaller raves – then
you were hardcore. If you did make that effort, then you were accepted,
you were in a kind of gang, a club. It was a special thing, and it was
linked into the record shops, the vinyl, the pirates, the flyers – it
was all this one thing together. That was hardcore for me.
just possibly connected to the whys and wherefores of this being still probably my favorite dubstep tune
along with this one maybe