a monkey that will go ape
tho who's doing the innovation is a different question to whether there is any
I have a theory about thisOne thing I do really like about newness in music is that the people that invent something generally do it best
I don't think you or I or anyone ever could gauge thisits about the rate and impact of innovation
A big aspect of this is also, as Simon pointed out, that it has to be accessible—in other words, it has to have some sort of social mass around it.
perhaps it could be argued that rap went through such fundamental shifts that each one represented almost its own thingI still don't get why hip hop is the exception tho. Like no one would seriously argue that sugarhill gang are better than Biggie or Wu tang. What's going on there?
perhaps it could be argued that rap went through such fundamental shifts that each one represented almost its own thing
of course there isn't. that's not the kind of qualifier I feel like I'd normally have to make here, but consider it made.
if that relationship exists - and any examination of dance music's history will reveal it does, tho the extent is debatable - it's cultural.
and assimilation, or homogenization is, to put it lightly, an ongoing issue in queer culture, which is itself not monolithic
I can't speak to where you are, but where I am there is distinctively queer culture, of various iterations
what I'm talking about wouldn't be in bars anyway, it would be in warehouse parties, on sound/mixcloud, and to some extent in clubs
as I said it's both a stereotype and in my personal experience largely true
not that young queer people will be the only ones innovating by any means, but wherever innovation is they're likely to be found
for again, cultural reasons