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    Amapiano

    i see these guys on instagram looking like they've just stepped off that Chernobyl series. the mid-track tempo slowdown seems to be a recent sonic meme, don't know who started it.
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    Amapiano

    the dark side of amapiano that i was posting videos from before is getting darker and weirder at an insane rate this guy D'Athiz has got so many insane tracks out there. a whole album's worth on 'summer banger'. he's put the album into a mix - worth listening to the whole thing. my favourite is...
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    Words and phrases to cancel

    this is almost out of date to be cancelled now, i feel like its usage crashed with the crypto bubble bursting, but i really hated "gm" as soon as i saw it. it was the essential utterance of the crypto-evangelist/brainwashed, shorthand for "good morning". what i thought was interesting is that...
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    Words and phrases to cancel

    i've seen the "main character" trope a lot in memes and social media recently and it bugs me. fits in with other phrases i've seen used like "arc", "villain origin story" etc.. the idea of narrativising your life, adopting some kind of third person perspective to your "self" is obviously...
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    Twitter style and tone

    , a thread:
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    Twitter style and tone

    heard this on a podcast thought it was a good summary "Twitter looks like short strings of text, but in fact it is mostly relational information - who follows who, who interacts with who. It is a vibe engineering machine, where small communities send vibes to particular signifiers. Vibe...
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    Amapiano

    i would definitely compare the tracks and a lot of amapiano to early dubstep in the way that it's obviously a bass-led genre. these darker tracks are all about the bass manipulation as well, people are competing with each other to use it in the most inventive ways. i'm not so sure what you...
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    Amapiano

    pretty crazy how much amapiano seems to be evolving. some real dark and weird shit out there at the moment, i feel like thabza tee is pretty much creating his own subgenre of it since down the drain. love everything he's involved in, all got a swung, really low-mid punching log drum bassline...
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    Films you've seen recently and would unreservedly recommend:

    i watched Aniara recently. a societal/ecological collapse parable. a load of people get trapped in a spaceship which is knocked off course as it leaves a destroyed planet Earth for a barely-inhabitable Mars. the passengers descend into cultish sex rituals, depression, and an ad hoc dictatorship...
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    Films you've seen recently and would unreservedly recommend:

    i watched this last year when i was doing dry jan and second it as a great film. only lasted 2 weeks of dry jan, don't think it was related. Danish pubs definitely reminded me of English ones the one time that i visited, but Carlsberg actually tastes decent there
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    Films you've seen recently and would unreservedly recommend:

    just watched Bull and enjoyed it. i'm a bit hungover still so i spent the whole film thinking his name was Paul. funny how Neil Maskell has to play that same guy in nearly every film he's in. am filing it next to Kill List, London to Brighton, Down Terrace, which are all really good too.
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    Gqom

    @okzharp may know more on this but my friend who follows a lot of amapiano guys says that everyone is talking about gqom being set for a big comeback this year... maybe it's a bit of ama-fatigue
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    Gqom

    yeh this went viral on tik tok a little while ago cuz of the lyrics. u want to bamba? i heard it around so much i got a bit sick of it tbh. definitely more amapiano than gqom yes, but obviously there's bound to be overlap
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    Jeremy Corbyn

    should have put a bet on this one
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    Gqom

    i put this track in another thread when it was only on a facebook video, maybe it was the afrohouse one, but now it's finally been released love Zvri's stuff. he seems to work with Omagoqa sometimes, they've got a banging recent EP the youtube algo also gave me this the gqom that's...
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    what are you reading now?

    i just finished the dispossessed recently so maybe i should try those recommendations out. i enjoyed the dispossessed but i spose a lot of it felt like ruminations on society, which i enjoyed, but sometimes found them a bit long. couldn't wait to get back to Shevek's present on Urras i've been...
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    mnml/tech house with the sickest, most insane sonics

    I used to listen to a couple of Popof tracks because he was adjacent to Boys Noize and I was into that back in like 2007. This one still seems quite good, not as heavy as that Rubin one but similar vibes.
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    New R&B

    Not sure whether this is RnB either, I guess it's an Alte RnB crossover, but I love Odunsi (The Engine). Sick name. Every release seems really well put together. Cool aesthetic too, reminds me of Ragz who I posted before. Got a similar Belly-influenced thing going on, leather jackets...
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    New R&B

    I like these tracks from Coco Jones's latest EP I feel like I know ICU from a remix, maybe by one of the UK amapiano guys, but I can't find it. I've got a feeling I'll go off these tracks but not really sure why
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    New R&B

    someone posted Erika de Casier earlier, here's some more Danish RnB. dunno if it's RnB really, the rest of the album this is from feels somewhere between RnB and some type of contemporary classical music. none of the rest of the album is as good as this track imo. I've listened to it so many...
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