This ted talk articulated something that I’ve been thinking for a while, how often we ignore or accept lyrical content that is sexist, racist, homophobic or just plain ignorant because it’s become so normalised to hear it in pop music or simply because it has a killer beat underneath and a groove that we enjoy.
For better or worse, to many people Beatport has become a kind of defacto snapshot of the current state of dance music so it’s undeniably significant when they add a new subgenre to their categories and their most recent addition is entitled ‘Organic House & Downtempo’. They clearly felt it was time to draw a border around an evolving and very exciting subgenre and I for one agree with them on this.
The always reliable Liverpool based production duo CamelPhat are back with a bang! I absolutely love this powerful new track which features atmospheric vocals from Yannis, the lead singer of English indie band The Foals.