uziq wrote:dubstep was a fucking cultural firestorm of the worst kind. a lot of appropriation/commercialism and then seeing a genuine organic 'scene' become this weird soundtrack to EDM mega-festivals and fratboys moshing. just very strange and sad.
This is why I was somewhat hesitant to check out the American EDM festivals more at first like I was saying in the other thread. It really does seem to be like you said, where America took some original music, honed in on one of arguably the worst but most characteristic aspects of it, commercialized the shit out of that music, and then it took off like wildfire somehow because there are more people than not with such garbage taste in music. And then whenever you mention techno music to most people, dubstep is instantly the first thing to shoot into their head when trying to relate because it's kind of the only techno subgenre that ever went mainstream here without also having to pair up with pre-established mainstream vocal artists, such as what David Guetta has been doing for a while now. It's really kind of disappointing because trance is one of the only genres of just about any kind of music that really genuinely gets me going, and it feels almost impossible to find people that can relate.
I've always just kind of considered myself as not being a "music person" because it seemed like the kind of music I liked was not all that popular past the early 00s and I never went out of my way to search for more, but ever since happening across Tomorrowland and then also its One World Radio streaming app when they released that a couple years ago, I'm finding that I can repeatedly come across all kinds of techno-derived music that I really love over and over for the first time and it's quite a revelation. My local radio station also has an LGBT-dedicated HD Radio subchannel called Pride Radio that plays a lot of EDM music, and that's probably my favorite FM station now when I'm not listening to my hilarious morning show on the rock station.
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