on it's own it's too linear and specific, hides too much. it's massively overused. in last year's burial thread i was arguing that if you followed a thread defined by feminine pressure rather than 'what all the boys are into right now,' you'd come up with a radically different looking 'nuum.'
Completely on point
But even if you stick to it strictly defined then it seems to me that there is a very obvious point of comparison... the emergence of UK garage. the injection of gospel and soul via house and garage (positive, uplifting music) into a scene dominated by darker forms?
Granted I like the US house and garage which I understand influenced the early guys quite a bit more than the stuff im hearing now, but still as a point of comparison it seems incredibly close... and think how much grime has changed the face of UK dance! I for one have considerable hope in where this stuff might go, musically at least.