I’m still alive, don’t worry.

After 2 months without any time to write (school and such), I finally have my march break, giving me time to explain a few things, like what’s going to happen with the blog, what we’ve been up to @ Thehawt lately and when is everything going to happen (you’ll see what I mean).

Don’t forget to check our new writer’s post bellow and also, the Gareth Emery post will be posted in a few days, but the main thing you should know is that it was awesome.

IMG_2252 The first thing I need to mention is about our interview with Super8 and Tab (yes, we’re that awesome). Wei (some asian guy working “backstage”) is presently working on video editing the interview we filmed (a first here!). I don’t have ETA on that, but it’ll be soon enough. The interview was super cool, even though we had a few problems with timing and organization (that were NOT our fault). Let me explain.

So we got to Imperial Room where Super8 and Tab played around 11:30, which was the time their manager told us to be there at. The DJs weren’t there yet and there was a massive line-up with bouncers that were losing their mind because of idiots pushing and drunk girls thinking they could get in without waiting because they have boobs. We talked to the main bouncer and he told us that their “backstage” was really small and that we need to do the interview somewhere else, so he gave us his car keys so we could do the interview in there (it was the Circus Afterhours car, WHAT UP). Guess what? We missed the DJs arrival, so we didn’t get to do an interview in the Circus car! Damn.

I talked to the bouncer again and he told us that they were already inside the club, so he gave us passes and told another bouncer to make us skip lines.

You know that telephone game that we all used to play when we were kids? You know when everyone was in a circle and one person would whisper to the next guy some word and that same guy would then do the same and so on. Well if the word was Passive Menis, it will “transform” into Massive Penis pretty fast. And it’s even worse when there’s a lot of noise and that the word(s) are “They have an interview to do with the DJs, bring them there”. It will probably change to “words words words words words words” and the guy will say “NOOO YOUUU”.

You guessed right… we got inside “faster” than anyone else (we skipped like 5 lines), but it wasn’t fast enough to catch the DJs before their set. They were already playing. I must say, they were amazing. I loved all of the songs they played and all their transitions were neat. They played the “always played song”, On a Metropolis Day, and I like that. Hah.

After a few eargasms, they were done with their set and were heading outside, so we caught them and asked them to do the interview. They looked like they REALLY didn’t want to do it, but they finally told us that we could do the interview in their hotel (Saint-Martin). We told them we would get there when we would get our jackets, but since the club was REALLY unorganized, our friends that were getting our jackets told us that it would take wayyy too long, since girls (fucking idiots.) with boobies were cutting in the fucking line. We decided to take a cab and freeze our balls (it was freezing outside). Blah Blah Blah we got to the Hotel and did the interview. They are super cool guys and they talked a good amount.

After the 15-20 minute interview, we then started debating on the legality of sharing music and how it ruins the scene. We were already thinking about going 90% legal (lol), but they certainly convinced us to make the move now.

A few reasons why I decided to stop sharing music that I don’t own and some explanation will follow after the tracks that were played by Super8 and Tab!Super8 & Tab logo round blackMy favourite song of the night was Sun 2011 (4 Strings Remix), by Slusnik Luna. An amazing build up and an amazing drop makes this song… amazing.

Slusnik Luna – Sun 2011 (4 Strings Remix) -- iTunesBeatport

The first song Super8 and Tab played (I think), was a remix they did of the song Citadel from Gareth Emery, that will be in his upcoming album “Northen Lights – Re-lit”. I can’t wait for it to be out. Great song, too bad it’s a short preview (almost 3 minutes).

Gareth Emery – Citadel (Super8 and Tab Remix) – Out on March 18th

The song that is always played… On a Metropolis Day. Still awesome.

Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery - On a Good Day (Metropolis) – iTunes - Beatport


Explanation of “what the hell” is happening with the blog:

1- When I first created my blog, I wanted to talk about music I liked, music I wanted to promote, shows, random stuff, etc. etc. It doesn’t make sense to promote artists and then steal their music and give it to everyone. I know sharing is caring, but honestly, fuck that.

2- I receive a few emails a week from underground (or not that underground sometimes) producers about their new records and such. I have the right to share their music (download links), and I will. By going legal, I personally think I will get more emails, since I’ll really be promoting artists instead of simply doing piracy.

3- We will still post songs. That doesn’t mean download links to them, that means Youtube or Soundcloud links for example. I PLAN ON BUYING STORAGE SPACE to be able to put STREAMS to songs VERY SOON. That means you will be able to hear the FULL LENGTH high quality track before going on iTunes or Beatport to buy it (We will give links to these as well). Or if you’re a douche, you can just google it and download it, but I hope you die in hell… or you know… somewhere less fun that paradise, because it has angels (girls with boobs) and angels are hot.

4- We talked to a lot of Record Labels and they all said that we could get a lot more interviews if we stopped sharing music in an illegal way. That means a lot of “real content”, like interviews and exclusive news, etc.

5- We’re starting to get more and more Press Passes and free tickets, meaning we’ll be able to cover more events.

6- We don’t plan on removing a lot of the tracks we already posted, because it would take a lot of time to switch all of them to streams, but we will quickly remove ANY SONG that gets a request for removal.

7- While posting tracks are illegal, Podcasts and Live Sets are not. We will be posting more of that.

8- All of this is happening now.

If I forgot something I’ll just add it later.

I hope most of you guys will still be reading our blog and will keep posting comments. I also hope that you guys understand why this is happening; we were at a point where we had to change, because if we didn’t, labels would just stop talking to us and stop giving us interviews and such. Also, our traffic significantly increased in the past months and our “little community” that was downloading has now grown enough to make us “pirates” instead of “people sharing songs we like”. A few songs have over 8000 downloads, and that’s just plain bad. My mediafire account alone has almost 30 000 downloads at the moment, and I don’t post that often.

I must apologize to every artist that’s losing money because of us, and we will make up for it in the upcoming months with more promotion and such. If you think we’re meanies and want us to promote you, just send me an email at thehawt@hotmail.com .


To the people that send me their stuff lately (from november up to now):

It WILL get posted after I sort all of this out. That means that it will be in my next post. Sorry for the delay… Again.

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One Response to “I’m still alive, don’t worry.”

  1. I say you make up for going legal by posting more nudes...