I dig the fact that Azaelia Banks still sounds British. Like, she didn’t swap her sound once American media picked her up. Her shit is still dope. And when I mean “British”, I’m talking about her music- its still dance music. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ve heard a few UK hip hop acts rap over straight dance beats- dance and club music seems to permeate the entire music scene over there. And that is something that does not happen over here. You won’t hear an MC spit over a D&B cut, or hear someone rap over a legitimate house track. Not even ‘Ye does that; so that’s one thing I feel artists are uncomfortable to do over here. ‘Cross the pond, it doesn’t seem like that’s a problem at all. So big ups to Banks for sticking to what she does, and shying away from the (rapidly shrinking creatively) world of popular “urban music”. Here in the states artists have to make that decision when it comes to that genre split, and I feel she’s made the right one, so she can go on making music she wants. And hopefully, when the A&Rs and the journalists in the “urban music” world finally see that Banks has gotten “urban” America dancing, we might get to see some strange changes in popular hip hop.
Posts tagged electronic music.
I was always frustrated with thedubstep I listen to, that misses thedub.
Checked “Dubstep” wikipedia page for once. Now I’ve found what I’ve been missing. Modern dub plates. Shit is excellent. It’s not post-dubstep, as they say.
I love the mid-range, agressive dubstep, for sure. But as long as its still driven by a good bassline and rhythm. I hate it when music loses its rooting. Probably why I love Sukh Knight so much- he can make those mid-rage, post dubstep era joints, but still have that wonderful bass rooting. For sure.
So nah. Not into brostep. Aggression for the sake of aggression. Much like American metal music, as wikipedia points out. But Flux, Borgore, a good amount of these guys in this post-dubstep era still have a solid bassline in mind. So I enjoy them.
Don’t like Skrillex, don’t like the idea of him. Find him a prick. I always have a sour spot for Americanized, after Britishized Jamaican music- like what America did to Blue Note Ska, and what Blue Note Ska did to Ska. Punk was introduced, then it turned to shit. Then American pop/rock was introduced, then shit turned to shit. Of course there are exceptions, don’t get at me. But I don’t dig the West’s reverse digestion of Jamaican music, for sure.