Benny B

Well-known member
I don't listen to much music nowadays. Most of the time I just put the noise cancelling headphones on to drown out my neighbours, or sometimes one of those nice rainforest sounds albums to get me off to sleep.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I know this is such a dissensus thing to say but I'm curious as to how that Bronx drill sound will influence the UK sound (if at all).

I don't keep up with the UK stuff regularly but it seems to me that the cool nonchalance of that sound, which was what made it unique and powerful, has become tired and mannered, and commercialised. (Or maybe I've just been hearing commercial stuff.)

I don't expect people to get into the Bronx stuff cos it's very abrasive and the rapping is messy but I do think the sheer energy of the beats and flows might stimulate some evolution elsewhere. And we all know from grime how good UK MCs can be at high energy shouting 😅
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Aggression of some sort seems to power the evolution of music, wouldn't you say?

Or at least the sort of evolution that excites us on here. Or is intensification a better word?

Most of us want aggression to be balanced with other qualities, though. We want it to be fun, lively, not grinding. Compare the dissensus appetite for grime vs wobbly dubstep e.g.
 

luka

Well-known member
Aggression of some sort seems to power the evolution of music, wouldn't you say?

Or at least the sort of evolution that excites us on here. Or is intensification a better word?

Most of us want aggression to be balanced with other qualities, though. We want it to be fun, lively, not grinding. Compare the dissensus appetite for grime vs wobbly dubstep e.g.
yeah i agree a bt reductive to say aggression, but certainly passion and intensity as opposed to things like jay-z where the cool projection of imperturbality is the whole point.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
Thought I'd give it one more chance and spent a couple of hours catching up - afaics there's literally nothing worse listening to (unless there's new guys I'm not aware of) Hardly any new tunes from the big names, and what there is isn't worth listening to.

RIP trap dancehall 2019-2022💀
 

mrfaucet

The Ideas Train
Meant to reply before with some new tracks but eerrrr didn't. The levels have definitely gone down but wouldn't say there's nothing worth listening to (although I appreciate Benny is maybe exaggerating for effect).





 

Benny B

Well-known member
Yeah course I'm exaggerating for effect, I've just gone off music full stop since the summer, take no notice of me.

Gonna give this a listen tomorrow with a few beers - Kit Mackintosh's best of 2022

 

Benny B

Well-known member
Yeah course I'm exaggerating for effect, I've just gone off music full stop since the summer, take no notice of me.

Gonna give this a listen tomorrow with a few beers - Kit Mackintosh's best of 2022

Finally got round to listening - brilliantly put together. I've totally lost the pulse by this point but this mix proves loads of good stuff came out this year, though it maybe died off a bit after the summer
 
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