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Friday, November 10, 2006


Despite the sudden controversy over NME reporting the birth of 'New Rave', I am hooked on the new acts associated with the ill-fated new genre title.

The thought of such a genre conjures the memory of 'Electroclash' in the early Y2K's. Music snobs around the globe find a subtle terror in the phrasing of a, well, let's face it - a hipster music scene. But for one second, cast all pretentions aside and enjoy the music. New artists like Le Castle Vania, Simian Mobile Disco, Lo-Fi Fnk, Klaxons, The Black Ghosts, Klanguage, and even Brazilian electro-unit CSS are expanding upon electronic music's founding elements to further the sound into the modern atmosphere.

Yes, the term 'New Rave' is nauseating. But the music is solid, fresh, and inspiring. Even more important, it is fucking fun! Let's focus on that. Rather than killing a sound before it gets on its feet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God loves to RAVE. Relive the 90's but with better music.