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Eh, it's alright but it seems to be
just kinda rummaging through the bag
of old amen-jungle tricks for inspir-
ation. In hip-hop the high pitched
vocal was bold, cocky and firmly cheeky.
Here, we're treated to skittering perc
and some interesting ideas that never
go anywhere.
I understand the hypocrisy of bringing
up amen jungle (something which hasn't
changed in around a millennia) to contrast something reasonably young like dubstep, but
this is about the point in dnb's infancy that it plateaued something fierce.
The last thing I was excited for was the caspa remix of "moments in love", if only for the unlikeliness of it and the apparent reverence with which it was done. Since then it's been a glut of burial-alikes (with critics stoking the flames) and grime-y whale songs.
Thanks for acknowledging the "seriousness" with which everyone seems to coat dubstep in though.

-j

Posted by a kid | September 4, 2008 10:12 PM
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this would be a fantastic instrumental for an american emcee, but it doesn't really come across as dubstep's new direction in the making to me.

also, while i agree that dubstep takes its self far too seriously in the same way that killed interest in drum and bass numerous times; gimmicky tracks and irreverence also signifies electronic music genres reaching their plateau. ultimately, a bunch of people who doesn't know what they were doing will emulate a gimmicky style to cash in and drive it in to the ground. it's not any fault of this producer, but i think at this point the genre has to be cognizant of self-mockery - both in trying hard to keep it street or trying to make it appeal to everyone.

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