Wenn man Sound macht, der nicht so ganz den konventionellen Erwartungen entspricht, können die Reaktionen oft lustig sein. “Da ist was mit dem CD-Player/ der Anlage nicht in Ordnung” ist noch einer der harmloseren Sprüche. Zombieflesheater schaffte es auf einer Party mit Ragga-Floor einmal, vom MC als “Music, that is no Music” gewürdigt zu werden. Nach wie vor kann man bestimmte Musikarten hervorragend dazu benutzen, um extreme Geschmacksirritationen beim Publikum hervorzurufen oder gleich die Party leerzuspielen. Auch gut ist das Interview mit Toecutter auf unvarved:

You mention in the sleevenotes for the “We Topia” double LP that you’ve had some grief off recording engineers and other people – is this common? Why do you think it freaks people out? I remember Scud and Aphasic taking an early Ambush record into a drum ‘n’ bass shop and the guy behind the counter just put the needle on the record for, like, 2 seconds and said “nah mate!” What is the strangest response you’ve had?
Very common. “It’s just not the way music is meant to sound” is the kind of attitude I come across all the time. The sound guys are actually getting more relaxed about distortion than they were when I was playing DHR before the turn of the millennium. I guess one of my favourite responses was in Holland where the guy in the shop listened to my record and just kind of gritted his teeth and said “I’m sorry, we only sell one thing here…” I guess my record wasn’t that one thing! Oh, another great one was “off, off NOW!”

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