Sunday 29 November 2009

WE NEED YOU, KID. [Closed]

That's right, the time has come to appoint some new stuff. HUT HUT. You think you can handle it, chump? I THINK NOT. (actually I do)

We have lost two writers due to sheer busy-ness, and I'm now looking for two talented writers that can pick up where the old ones left off. We need more activity so our fans don't get pissed at us for having more slumps.
So what does this mean?
Simply put, I'm looking for the best of the best. If you feel you have a substantially large knowledge of dance music, and you can write well, apply. There is no downside to applying except filling out applications.
What's in it for me?
Ilictronix has a fanbase well in the thousands, and these are not your average stumbleupon readers, but instead a vast community of music geeks like you. Your music WILL be listened to, and your words will be read. To be honest, it's quite thrilling know people appreciate what you do.
Who can apply?
Anyone. Your age, location, race, and even gender will not affect your chances to become a writer. The only thing that matters is how savage your music library is, and how well you can engage our readers to come back for more.
What will my duties be?
You will be required to post once a week, but I want you to take the initiative to post more if things become slow. If you're busy from time to time, I understand. I want the staff to have fun, so I'm not gonna play bad cop. Writing for ilictronix is a great experience, and I want you to get something out of it.
What will you be looking at?
I want to know what kind of music you listen to, where you live, your age, and other basic info. Ilictronix has a vast variety of cultures, so it would be nice if you can contribute something. If you're a middle-class white male living in the states - like me, don't fret. My decisions will not be affected by affirmative action - I'm just looking to be entertained.
Alright Prez, so how can I apply?
Applying is easy, you simply email me with the follow info...
- Name
- Primary Email
- Age
- Location
- A few sentences on your background info
- Do I know you? (explain who you are on the internet)
- Your favorite songs, artists, etc. - Previous experience (it's cool if you don't have any)
- How often you will be available (aka "how much do you spend on the computer?")
- How much music you have (give me an amount of songs, total size "GB", or just a rough estimate)
- A few sentences on why you are qualified to write for ilictronix (include anything you find impressive about yourself)
- Your skill with computers, including experience
Feel free to include anything you think I'll find impressive. This includes a myspace, maybe some songs, other places on the internet you've contributed to, even your job. Don't hold back, your task is to impress me and convince me you are well qualified.
Do not lie.
So get applying! I expect to get a bunch of applications - so competition is likely to be stiff. I'll let you know whether or not you've made the team in a matter of weeks, probably only like 1 or 2 depending on how busy I am.
I will most likely reply to your application with some questions, I'm pretty personal - we'll chat.
Phew, that was a lot. I should've proofread :)

Sunday 15 November 2009

The Ilictronix guide to Dubstep, part 1: Skream

I've been listening to quite a lot of dubstep recently, so I thought I'd share some of my collection with you all. Over the next few weeks, I'll be featuring some of my favourite dubstep artists in a mini series.

It seemed logical to kick off with perhaps the best known name in dubstep, genre pioneer Skream. His track "Midnight Request Line" was an underground smash back in 2006, and now he's back with two new singles, old skool jungle cut "Burnin' Up" and reverb-drenched stomper "Memories of Third Base". That's not to say he's not been busy during that big three-year gap though, delivering 5 installments of his "Skreamizm" EP series and powerful remixes for the likes of Klaxons, Distance, Bat For Lashes and, of course, La Roux. Here are a selection of my favourite Skream cuts.

Keep it funky, Joe