Big up fam’!
Today marks the 1 year anniversary for BWS. I’m astounded at the amount of support this little idea has gained (although it may be miniscule relative to other platforms). Going from 1 to nearly 800 supporters with over 20K views in a single year is amazing in my mind, regardless of how jaded the current state of social media would make it seem. I am so thankful for the relationships that have come into being from this website. I’ve connected with various people from all the world, and it’s been really humbling.
A seriously MASSIVE shout out of respect from myself to all of you that have made this page what it is today. I would also like to shout a major thank you to you my best boys Shice and Lowkey, who helped build the foundation of BWS with me last year, although they’re both onto their own paths now. Also, as you may have seen in the last post, there will be some new writers being introduced over the next couple months so be on the look for new flavor/opinions and be sure to make them feel welcome. Ben Grimm was the first to be announced, so expect to see more from ‘Begrim’ on the garage side of things. Let’s see what the next year holds for us, shall we?!
In order to celebrate this oh so monumental milestone I have decided to run a little competition for some free giveaways. I was looking through my crates and came across 3 records that are duplicates because I double ordered them – sadly, on 3 separate occasions too, haha. Anyways, since I’m broke as f*ck this was the best I could come up with. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, however. All of the records are in ‘mint’ condition as they’ve never been played. I will say, though, the Compa remix does have some scuffs along the outer rim, but this was due to manufacturer defect so don’t get pissed about a scuff on the free record you receive. The three records are:
Mavado – Dem A Talk (Compa Remix) [WXWL001]
Razor Rekta – Loko-Motiv / Development [CHST018]
Dark Tantrums – Unborn / Storm [MEDI054]
***Note to the winner: If you’re located outside of the US, I will not be able to cover all the shipping costs, however, I will split them with you. Once we come to that juncture we will figure it out as needed. If you’re in the US, shipping is on me.
This competition is meant for the people that have been supporting during this year, so there is no need to publicly share this competition, unless you prefer to lessen your odds of victory. If you prefer to share it, however, I have no issue with that. All you need to do is answer the following three questions:
1. Which song on his self-titled EP (‘Commodo EP’) did Commodo not want to include?
2. Which artist that interviewed with BWS said these words:
“theres just not enough energy in most of the stuff coming out whereas with these techno influenced rollers with the big relentless kick drum lines and the pounding subs there is just so much natural energy, you move instinctively to the music whether you like it or not because of the sheer physicality of it and the rhythms that have been engrained in us over the past millenia from ancient ‘tribal’ music. “
3. Who was the first artist to record a mix exclusively for BWS?
Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 15th, 2012. YOU MUST ENTER ‘BWS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY’ AS THE SUBJECT LINE OR YOUR RESPONSE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
May the best human win.
To the gods.