Heading out to Australia soon, cool place many miles away. I have to consider my communication needs when there and how I am going to handle long-distance charges among other mobile broadband functions. I will be on my cell phone quite a lot calling people and also accessing music. That happens when it is a way of life. I will be sending photos to Instagram and Facebook and archiving how Australia tackles drum and bass. Every country has their own kind of would-be artists and fans, the real ones and the hangers on. I am collecting info for myself and to share. Early on, a good mobile broadband plan was a big consideration for me and I looked at the whole gamut. I needed a way to control costs among other things. (When you have a given plan, for example, you might have limits on minutes, data, and text. So if you don’t want to break the bank, also think about a SIM card for international purposes.)
So what am I going to talk or text about while in Australia? Friends know that it will be more than a rundown of sights and people that I meet. It will be without a doubt about the music. I will share my love for drum and bass first and foremost of course, then see what else is on the move. I am avid about finding new expressions and interpretations while on far-reaching trips. While this is not my express purpose this time—I will keep that personal—it is something I want to explore when there and a top priority. Australia as an English speaking country is likely to reflect what is going on in England more than fostering the homegrown talent.
Meanwhile I happen to be listening to Hot Right Now on my phone. I am in the midst of a YouTube video of Rita Ora actually. Dj Fresh is at war! He will not stop until he has conquered your mind in the name of DnB. That’s right! His attack is methodical, first seducing you, then unleashing his sound army in your head. Soft, warm, melodic melodies are used as decoys to enchant and open your well-guarded aural gates. Once you are hypnotized and your mind vulnerable, Fresh begins his sound domination. It’s a blitzkrieg. You can see I am in the zone.
Tight focused drums explode. Each bass hit booms and shakes the ground. A machine gun of snare strikes leaves shattered reverb lying lifeless like shards of glass. Violent synths pillage and plunder while vocal melodies are rhythmically cut into hypnotic splinter cells. Harsh Saw waves and warped delays flank in perfectly aligned harmony to destroy any last resistance. Your equalization scale peaks and valleys have been decimated. The bass thump has caved in your chest. His massive sound army covers your hearing landscape like night covers day. Resistance is futile. Fresh has his domination. There is no more treble, there is no more mid, there is only BASS. There is only…….. Drum and Bass.