|Originally posted by vampirul_18 |
Let's say that they don't remember... do you really think that somebody like Oakenfold personally will go trough hundreds/thousands of white labels to find your "ID" ? Assuming that they still own that vinyls after almost 20 years ?
Of course not. And I'm not saying that.
I'm saying you get the impression that DJ's often don't really care one way or the other should they came across something that listeners, on the other hand, will go to great lengths in order to find (like by going through every goa track they don't recognize in the year of 1999). They're up to their elbows in new music each week, so I get why a lone white label from 1999 doesn't stand out as important to them, but it doesn't make the contrast any less amusing to me.
Sometimes it's even the artist. I remember trawling like mad to dig up a copy of a remix Andy Moor and Mick Park did of Garbage- Stupid Girl back in 2004. It was pressed to only a few copies and given out to a handful of DJ's (like to Oakenfold, from whom I ironically heard it). I got in touch with both of them, and Moor just kind of passively remarked he may have a copy hiding somewhere in storage, and Park just told me to check with Moor. There I was, thinking it was the greatest breaks record I ever heard that I refused to give up on finding, and meanwhile the guys who made the thing couldn't seem to care less that it was apparently lost for good.
And then sometimes it works the other way around. I once had an artist contact *me* through Soundcloud asking for a copy of a bootleg remix he did of Pete Lazonby's 'Sacred Cycles,' as he lost his original and all the project files, and saw that my mix was one of the only places to find it. I dragged my feet on getting back to him, but he was insistent as any other ID hunting fan on ensuring I got around to it.
So yeah, different records mean different things to different people, and their importance is obviously built around the other priorities they have in life.
'He traded sand for skins, skins for gold, gold for life. In the end, he traded life for sand.' Afari, Tales