subgenres

Things can get rather silly with the multitude of subgenres in electronic music today. Subgenres are ok, as long as you don’t overdo it, but that can be said for everything right, from masturbation to voting for the republicans…
Anyway, it’s just plain silly when they start inventing a new subgenre as soon as someone brings out a tune that sounds a bit different from the current main-genre,
like clownstep in drum’n’bass for instance, just because there is this typical triplets beat pattern in it, while some of the tunes are just as techy as anything else labeled techstep…

What I find a pity though, is that the sungenre thing seems to have lead to certain DJs sticking to a single subgenre, and not play any records outside of that genre.
I know some guys who mainly play technoid/techstep, which is cool though, but when I hear sets on jungletrain.net by people like Living Fate, GeorgeT and D-Lux for instance, combining techstep, ragga-jungle, gabber, IDM and breakcore into one set, that really blows my socks off (if I’m wearing socks at that particular moment that is).

Variation is the spice of life my grandmother always says (she doesn’t really, she doesn’t know any English anyway), so bring on as many subgenres and genres as you like, as long as you don’t stick to a single one…

Kato had it right in Total Recall, open your mind! :)

(ps: links to mixes will die in no time, get them while you can)

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