The other day was music day in Paris. Hundreds of free live shows ranging from folk to classical. I went to see one in a 17th century private mansion courtyard.(a palace really). They were doing minimal tech house as a soundtrack to a 1930 b/w silent fim about Paris. the band was from England, and was called swayzak. 2 guys. Instead of showing up with records, they were playing 2 laptops, so the sound was live. It was really good, stretching the limits of house in unlikely areas. sparse, austere, but the groove was definitively there..

- Ella Delaney [Thursday, June 27th, 2002]


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