Thursday, 30 June 2011
no it really is swayzak as of sometime recently is no longer a prolific production powerhouse ...ie james has decided to call it a day !
in order for sanity , family and an easier life ( all just reasons ) , mr james darkfarmer taylor aka lugano fell has decided enough is enough and at the end of the day its a game of two halfs or 4 quarters . its a bit dangerous allowing me to write on here with no lunch and a double latte but we had the discussion and decided the best way forward was to do it alone , both of us . no ill feelings no malice just end of the line .....
swayzak recordings will continue and 240 volts label is actually back up and running but we are really not going to be a duo ever again . no more mental gigs , no more 3 star hotels with 11am check outs after playing at 5am . no more copious amounts of cash (well that went long ago) no more airport hell weekenders, or wasted punters dribbling in your ear after playing for 3 hours .
its been a interesting journey since 1993 we began making tunes in the bedrooms of london w10 . from meagre beginnings to the massive stages of benicassim, glastonbury and more . the nights in tokyo, istanbul , rome , barcelona , paris , new york ,and of course berlin (where we first played in 1999 WMF club) many many great nights .......
our style was 100% improvised live and we found this often worked better than rehearsing , although sometimes rehearsal might have been better but on the whole - the gigs were fun cos they were random try getting that now with the stale electronic hipsters on hype . all you need is a headband and a cool name !
james will continue with the drone texture noise lugano fell project , and a family business which seems to have taken off rather well .
david aka brun - the moody one shall endevour to release , one final claw on the curtain of hope .the music shall not die without a fight . swayzak shall fight on albeit as a one man band / dj /multi media event /anything for $$$ just not a beatport chart !
also playing occasionally with mr R davis when the moment arises ...
available for weddings , barmitzvahs , funerals (quite a few bookings so far) under 50's disco nights and bingo on acid . call now for a quote 1 - 800 swayzak
thanks james for all the good old days / nights across the globe ! and thanks to our 28 followers
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
greetings followers of the blog keep on following one day we will have something new and interesting to write about but at the moment frankly not much to say ! probably at the end of one's tether (good word that) with the online music biz . now its only tales of sorrow from me :
what with little work and little chance to release its a frustrating time in the underground ! i seem to have gotten into a mess with former friends who dont seem to acknowledge the good things that have been done for them by us , as well as the good things they did for us which i do acknowledge wholeheartedly . some people seem to think its their god given right to feel they have been responsible for the mild success known as swayzak . it has happened two or three times now and frankly i am a bit puzzled ? funny what grade F celebrity dj fame does ! as i see it we did it all ourselves with some help along the way that was handsomely rewarded , many of those who helped think nothing of it but I seem to have fallen out with more people in the music business than i did at school , and the funny thing is they were all so called friends . this business is cruel and unusual , some twists and turns and you are saying goodbye to a friend .
we stuck our neck out for other people and got them involved , releasing their music much of it did not make any returns and would not have been classed a "sound investment" . many of these musicians would not have left their bedrooms and indeed some still have not ......
i personally invested my own money on several projects that are yet to see a return yet i am seen as a user not as a investor ?
but by chance today i find who is my finest friend with a phone call offering to tidy my ageing fathers garden in his spare time . a true friend who is not in the blood sucking music industry , so a gift for him , though he was the drummer in our first band he saw through the crap ! thanks man made my day you know who you are :)