Ben Sims, Techno DJ und Produzent aus London ließ vor ein paar Tagen seinen Gefühlen und Gedanken über das elektronische Musik-Genre Minimal und dessen DJ’s online freien Lauf.

Positives kam ihm dabei nicht über die Lippen bzw. die Finger. Als hartarbeitender und sich treubleibender Techno-DJ kann er es einfach nicht mehr mit ansehen, wie Sync DJ’s aus dem Boden sprießen und sich Techno-DJ’s verkaufen und zu Minimal wechseln, nur der Kohle wegen.

Anscheinend wurden ihm diese Fake-DJ’s jetzt zu viel, sodass er einfach mal drauf los tippte und einen ehrlichen Text im Web raus donnerte..

Wir finden, dass der Text von Ben Sims den Londoner DJ noch sympathischer macht. Elektronische Musik bzw. Techno findet stellenweise einfach in einem Ausverkauf wieder, was Techno-Legenden wie Ben Sims eben nicht so einfach hinnehmen können…

BEN SIMS on FACEBOOK:
TO ALL THE PRODUCERS WHO CHANGED THEIR SOUND TO MATCH CURRENT TRENDS AND ‘HOPEFULLY’ SELL UNITS. WHERE’S YOUR HEART? FUCK YOU!

TO ALL THE DJ’S THAT ‘JUMPED SHIP’ TO MINIMAL FOR FINANCIAL REASONS OR EGO ISSUES, WHERE’S YOUR IDENTITY? WHO ARE YOU REALLY? A JUKEBOX, A WEDDING DJ? DO YOU EVEN KNOW? DO YOU PLAY MUSIC JUST BECAUSE IT’S POPULAR? IF COUNTRY AND WESTERN WAS THE NEXT ‘BIG THING’… WOULD YOU PLAY THAT TOO? FUCK YOU!

TO ALL THE NON HARDWORKING, NON SWEATING DJ’S THAT DON’T REALLY MIX, SCARED TO UP THE INTENSITY AND ENERGY LEVELS, WHO OCCASIONALLY PUNCH THE AIR WITH A SMILE LESS CONVINCING THAN AN AIR STEWARDESS, THAT HAVE 50 ‘FRIENDS’ IN THE DJ BOOTH, DRINKING CHAMPAGNE ‘MINCING’ LIKE FOOTBALLERS WIVES, TAKING MORE DRUGS THAN THE CROWD AND THINKING YOU’RE ‘UBER COOL’, HAVE YOU GOT ANY RESPECT AT ALL FOR THE DANCEFLOOR PAYING YOUR WAGES? FUCK YOU!

TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO FORGOT THE RAW STRIPPED TO THE ESSENTIAL BARE BONES MACHINE FUNK OF HOOD, MILLS ETC.. AND DECIDED TO CALL THIS NEW WEAK ASSED MINDLESS, SOULLESS, GROOVELESS SHIT ‘MINIMAL’. FUCK YOU!

DERRICK MAY ONCE FAMOUSLY SAID THAT TECHNO WAS LIKE ‘GEORGE CLINTON AND KRAFTWERK TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR’, A PERFECT COMBINATION OF FUNK AND ELECTRONICS , HOW DID THE BULK OF NEW SCHOOL ‘MINIMAL TECHNO’ GET IT SOOO WRONG?? THEY DELETED EVERYTHING BUT THE ELEVATOR. EMPTY, LIFELESS AND NO FUN AT ALL.

FUCK YOU AND FUCK ‘YOUR’ MINIMAL!

Ben Sims

10 Responses

  1. tooltech

    okay we can name a style here… but the scene lost their emotions. style is not the main fact of the upper class behavior of some “acts”
    treat them like popstars and they lose their ground. techno was nonverbal communication.. make a set and tell your story

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  2. Anna

    didn’t even realize that minimal was the current “big thing”… that’s so 2010.

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    • chris

      I agree, Minimal a “big thing” – was it in 2009 or 2010? I can’t remember its so far…

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  3. Yago

    chci jen rict ze veskera electronika at je to disco techno drum n bass ci hip hop se zrodili na stejne miste, jedna druhou ovlivnili. spousta djs dnes ustupuje novym vlivum ale co kdyz je to publikem? pokud jste byli v poslednich trech letech na party? klasicke techno ustupuje bud tvrdsim a agresivnejsim stylum nebo jednodusim a cistsim stylum… nebudu tady soudit ani producenty ani djs.. vse je jen konzumni vyber.. djs jako jsou ben sims, ben long, jamie bismire, felix krocher a jini kteri skoumaji veskere vlivy nejsou nepratele spise naopak..jdou za vetsi masou lidi stejne jako kazdy z nas.. patrim mezi ty kteri zazili darecka maye, kevina saundersona, a jine prukopniky, byl jsem tu kdyz zacal minimal, schranz, hardtechno ci progressive o dubstepu ani nemluvim to jsme zaznamenali vsichni.. ale pokud je rec o minimalu: kazdy z nas poslouchal thomase schumachera, elekrochemii LK a jim podobne.. co hitu vydali a vsichni jsme na tyto skladby parili dnes nad nimi spousta z nas ohrnuji nos protoze jim nekdo dal jiny titulek nez se nam libil… zustanu chvili v soucasnosti..minimal je pro me nejcisci styl hudby.. kouknete na paula kalkbrennera lena fakiho a jim podobne.. jednoduchy zvuk a pritom tolik emocni.. samozrejme i me chybi grove, tribal, acid, ale je spousta djs kteri tyto styly hraji dale.. a jak je mi znamo i ti kteri presedlali se nechaji premluvit pokud je to dopredu a s promoterem aby hrali jako za starych casu.. dnes je tolik ruznych stylu ze kazdy z nas si vybere a je na kazdem jakou party podpori ci jaky styl pro nej bude klicovy.. co se tyka bussinesu a vydavatelstvi myslim ze Primate, Pornographix a jine stale vydavaji stare dobre techno jak jsme ho znali pred deseti lety… peju vsem djs plne kluby a spousty hitu..

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  4. Chris

    Dear Yago,
    thank you very much for your text!
    unfortunately my Czech is not the best! So some sentences in German or English would be very nice!! thx!

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  5. 3phase

    thats so 2005 !..where is the guy living? in a techno dungeon and the fog fluid has run out and now he suddenly sees it all clear? I hope he dont suffers a stroke when he learns about all the progressive and blaster bozos..

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  6. Stolf

    LOL…
    I’m telling THIS exactly since music on most party’s went boredom!
    I even call it ‘Elevator-Music’ ! 🙂

    And now, 2 years later…. nothing really changed…well, it got worse… 🙁

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