No. Not to get all undergrad-y on you, but nothing is “totally new.” All music – both (what is in our view) good and bad – draws on what’s already in the ether. (“Totally new” would literally mean music that has no referent and is thus completely incoherent. We wouldn’t know what to do with it.) Some music stops there (or even short of it, e.g. http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=10780), but some of it pieces musical ideas together more creatively and substantially (e.g. http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/review/leon-vynehall-gold-language-ep/). In my view, “good music” is food for thought: it makes me hear music a little differently than I heard it previously.]]>
You’re not going to get us to vouch for a binary of quality.]]>
Could you please point me in the direction of something truly groundbreaking at the moment?]]>
The conversation I referred to is how every new release, or at least the ones that get any airtime, influences and is influenced by the rest. It’s where trends and movements come from.
And finally, people enjoy dancing to “fun” tracks by David Guetta, Tiesto, et al. If the only requirement for something to be good is that people dance to it, I’ve got a neighborhood polka band you should listen to ASAP.]]>
What “conversation” is this then?
From what i’ve picked up on, they make fun tracks that people enjoy dancing to – but that’s not that point anymore… is it?]]>