Bloody hell, it's all kicking off in here. Kode 9 is on Benji B's show tonight playing forthcoming Hyperdub tunes including the new Burial - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v4tv3
Thing is, people are getting in a froth about what is quite an offhand blog post. He's already written in-depth on this subject and arguably exhausted it for himself long ago. He pretty much laid out his entire position in Energy Flash and in pieces he wrote when the Hardcore Continuum debate flared up again a while back. Since then he just fires off the odd shot in the debate, like that last post he made. I'd recommend that producers and DJs shouldn't read it and just get on with making music.
Tangential point, but has anyone else noticed the lack of overt jamaican influence on this stuff? Obviously the obvious rootsiness of dubstep's gone, but there's not much dancehall or ragga in there either. Hip hop's a much bigger presence than it has been for a while, too...
Came in here looking for music just so you know.
I got Champion - Lighter / Lighter VIP test presses in my bedroom right now if that means anything to anyone.
Anyone else making stuff like that atm?
I didn't mean that as a criticism per se, by the way, just an observation. Continued uncoiling of the twisted threads of the nuum.
But it's not just about the lack of samples of people saying 'jah' - it feels like the structure and the vibe and so on are also about as far from either roots or dancehall as they've ever been...
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