Why is the common dichotomy in popular music always ‘rock or pop?’ or ‘rock or rap’? While every genre has its good and batshit artists, these genres are often antiquated by a lack of forward-thinking. If someone were to ask what music sounds like in 2017, the easy answer would be to show them I See You or RTJ3. The right answer would be showing them Chicago house, Detroit house, UK Garage or even the disarming carelessness of dancehall. Even the fertile shores of Durban, South Africa is breeding exciting new sounds, styles and artists. This isn’t about being a music snob, this is about giving credit where credit is due. Electronic music is currently riding on cloud nine (for Melbourne readers, no pun intended). The eternal thump of a club-filling anthem holds truer than ever. Even in times of societal uncertainty, club music and its many, many subgenres provide the perfect escape.
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