Hipsters were an integral part of the hardcore continuum. In many respects the hardcore continuum was working class whites and black people seeing what they could do with the stimuli offered by hipsters. When hipsters are written out of the picture, that's how you end up with road rap. It loses its futurist edge.
oh some of it is undoubtedly great music, pev, girl unit, early pangaea, ramadanman, 2562, etc.
The problem was when it became its own thing so you'd have post-dubstep/future garage producers who would reference other post-dubstep producers and it would become a circlejerk. A bit like what happened with idm when it got big in the US, people listening to Autechre without out knowing about Man Parrish or Juan Atkins.
This is why i always went to nights that were kinda on the outer edges of that scene like Colony, who would play banging techno, pan sonic type harsh noise bits, and book jungle purists like Equinox sci wax amongst the UK bass mutations.
Is the disinterest in "post dubstep" (or "post-step" as my ex said folks called it at her school) the reason for no engagement in the current UK Techno stuff, or the Hard Drum type stuff?
Or have i just missed these threads?