I’m specifically making this post with the hope that someone can help me find an internet “white whale” of mine, and hopefully, it leads to a fun discussion too. Thank you in advance!
I was on the old version of the forum from about 2008-2012ish.
Here is my question (with a lot of exposition to help orient it in time):
Somewhere out there is an article written by either N-type, Distance, or Pinch. It came about after the dubstep wave had fully broken against the coastline of the states, and foundational producers were starting to take a breather and explore genres that had less press at the time. I saw UK producers begin experimenting with footwork/juke, minimal, funky, etc.
During this same time, young amateur producers, deeply struck by the impact of electronic music that swept through internet platforms a few years earlier, flooded Soundcloud with a ton of music that didn’t fit the standard time signatures, structural formatting, or bpm of dance music that DJs in the scene had been accustom to encountering. We take it as a fact of life now, but this was a rather new phenomena at the time; Soundcloud wasn’t that old or popular of a site, and it was being absolutely inundated.
The author (one of those 3 above) was receiving these tracks in their inbox in ever-greater frequency, and actually had an admiration/interest in the new crop of non-traditional tracks. He wrote about the phenomenon, and even gave this new music a name – a name that didn’t stick, thus titling a genre that never really was. He even made a mix to showcase some tracks and illustrate his designation.
Can anyone help me find this article??
It’s online somewhere, and I just can’t track it down.
While we’re at it, what other genres just never were?