Just last week we had some beers with our friend Tobi aka Jean Blanc and he – like many others – seemed pretty desperate about the whole Soundcloud situation. Step by step the major labels are putting down all the good remixes, edits, mixtapes and mash ups which incorporate originals owned by them. You can open an endless conversation about the political or philosophical background here. For people like us – who think copyright laws are generally flawed and antique and who started in a time before “this” internet got popular – this whole conversation is ridiculous. Our YUM YUM account got striked and deleted too and the years of effort to get a couple of thousand of followers are just gone with one click. Over and out. Of course this makes us sad too but at the same time this turn has been forseeable. Same with Reddit, or actually any closed system online. When you are nerdy like us and you follow all the articles and discussions you can see how Reddit becomes more and more a corrupting thing used by the big one corporations and online profiteers who sell their souls to the highest bidder. Independency is used and abused like Starbucks uses the phrase “fair trade”.
Anyway, let’s come back to Jean Blanc and the beers (see, we had more than one ;)). Besides all this moaning we still believe that chaos and opportunity are the same thing (ok that’s actually stolen by the chinese Daoists but as I said before – we don’t take copyright that seriously). And so do many other people around us. This world won’t stop turning and something new will show up after Soundcloud has imploded as has happened before. So let’s not waste our time with complaining. Instead let’s focus on the beautiful things in life. Like this song for example. For us it’s a pleasure to see artists like Jean Blanc evolving and following their creative path. “Dear Blue Sea” is his 1st official release ever and will be out on the 17th of July. Sadly enough it’s just a snippet which the copyright authorities on top allow us to hear – a 90 sec snippet – and still we are already loving it. I will hear this on many mixtapes to come and I am truly thankful for emotional music at this time, where everybody has a hipster or a corporate state of mind.
Stay curious, stay free and have your own mind in this crazy world we live in. Or don’t have any opinion or nothing to say. Then just close your eyes and listen to this beauty. It’s worth it :)