Every once in a while, a genre will rise from the murky musical swamp of sounds and styles and grab you by the short and curlies, and right now, that genre is wave music. Based largely on Soundcloud for now, it contains elements of dubstep, jungle, house, techno and hip-hop, but it has merged into a distinct new genre.
A DIY community born on the internet thatís gradually taking up IRL space across Europe and the US, wave music is on the rise. Chances are itís in your musical DNA already: wave sits in the venn overlap of pretty much all of our electronic and hip hop collections and playlists, yet itís something distinct and special.
The spacy 808 beat swag of trap, the subby rumbles and halftime pace of dubstep, the dense emotion of sad boy rap, the icy melancholy of witch house, the sci-fi savoir faire of instrumental grime, the loose formula-free experimentalism of the LA beat scene and the synthetic aesthetic of vapor waveÖ If any of those genres have touched you, wave will, too.