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So, does it always neccessarily have to be "band-wagon jumping and deperate" when artists who are longer in the game collaborate with more contemporary and recent artists? I don't think so. It could or might look this way, but that needn't necessarily be the case. It depends on how the collaboration is handled and brought about. I, for one, wouldn't say no to a collab with Tracey, but on the other hand I'd also appreciate a get together with Years & Years - and if it's only to see how that works. Ideally, older and newer generations of listeners learn from each other and get to know new music. And I don't even talk about becoming fans... Neil "recently" wore a Maison Kitsune sweathirt in the IV video clips accompanying the release of the Nightlife, Release and Fundamntal FLs. There's pleny of excellent music released on that label. I'd surely appreciate them working with Maison Kitsune and at least in my humble opionion that would be way more interesting than a collab with Tracey as it's not that much foreseeable. Just to give you one example. If it was up to me (which clearly is not the case, I know) they'd leave the comfort zone of Berlin, Price etc. and move on to make a Cologne-scene inspired record. At least if it comes to Germany the most exciting new electronic music comes from Cologne. PSB working with Coma or Roosevelt as collabs or even producers would be a dream come true. Then again I'm endlessly waiting for that dark, truly minimal electronic record PSB have been talking about for ages. I'd love that. Just go ahead. Maybe if that's about to happen Trentemoller would be an interesting choice. I don't mind PSB getting back to Tracey, Sumner, Marr etc. but apart from writing about music and culture I'm a contemporary music listener so collabs with more recent artists just seem more interesting to me. At the end of the day my words won't matter at all as they will do things their way as they've always done - which is part of the reason why I still love them. Unfortunately, "their way" has been quite boring for quite some time now. So: Move on.ArtHist wrote: ↑Sat 15 Dec 2018, 4:02 pmI always think that's a bit band-wagon jumping and desperate. Older established acts such as the Boys getting involved with Years & Years is like Madonna hitching her wagon to the latest twentysomething rapper or r'n'b artist- desperate. A Tracey Thorn and PSB collab sounds like a meeting of minds rather than bank balances.
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