Feb 17th 2006: Hip Hop Bling @ Zinc, Guangzhou

Purely Hip Hop and R&B this time, and after a much better sound
check,it sounded as good as I could get it.
I still think that moving to Cd's will be better until I can solve the
laptop sound problem.
It could be the interface just can't match the “blast” of CD's.
Apparently people can't accept a laptop, even though I'd do EXACTLY the
same just with Cds', nuts eh?
Anyway, despite a long powercut, a police visit about the noise, still
managed to turn it round.
I think the crowd and the party would have been around much longer and
I could see were building up for a good night.
Just who stays in a bar after a long break from sounds/power?? Not many
people.
Those who remained enjoyed good quality hip hop and r&b, no cheese. If
anyone asks me for Pussycat frigging dolls again….
But watching them all dance and feeding what I thought they'd respond
to actually worked.
Managers always tend to panic a little when people thin out and go
commercial .
It's a bad idea, you just end up like any number of bars, what sets you
apart?
Quality music and good , credible tunes, that's my guarantee . In my
view that's what makes people come back and follow whatever you do…
Lots of CDs' given away and people signing up to my mailing list.
Looking forward to the next one, when I can expand things further .
I really hope to get hold of some CD/Vinyl decks to practice scratching
and mixing ( my first and oldest musical skill) to make it more
entertaining.
Finances play a part there but have to wait and see………
Paul Bishop
The Ghost That Walks