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(The Atlantic Wire)   Top seven obscure musical genres allegedly invented in 2012. "Old Guard music writers are still enthralled with this newfangled dubstep noise, but Beatport lurkers have already moved on to a more brash, hyperactive sound called trap"   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 119
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2012-12-08 12:19:01 AM
Queer Rap? Oh my.
 
2012-12-08 12:22:52 AM
A hundred different names for the same autotuned electronic crap.
 
2012-12-08 12:22:54 AM
"Top seven obscure musical genres allegedly invented in 2012. "Old Guard music writers are still enthralled with this newfangled dubstep noise, but Beatport lurkers have already moved on to a more brash, hyperactive sound called tcrap"

FTFY, subby
 
2012-12-08 12:23:19 AM
Admiral Ackbar nods approvingly.
 
2012-12-08 12:25:51 AM
I have a bunch of really gread dubstep re-mixes of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music.
 
2012-12-08 12:29:02 AM
this is the real avant-garde cutting edge

get hip while you still can!
 
2012-12-08 12:29:55 AM
Genres are stupid, arbitrary, and created in hindsight. I used to work at a paleolithic retail workspace called a record store. It was my belief then as it is now that the only division of recordings should be between classical and everything else. And that division is only because the classical world is usually organized by composer rather than performer.
 
2012-12-08 12:34:35 AM
Drill Drill Drill (Dugga Dugga Dugga)
Link
 
2012-12-08 12:35:56 AM
I guess I'll throw Glitch-hop out there, it's decent. Most of these things are sub-genres though, hip-hop is pretty much the last genre invented, everything else has been a sub genre of something else.
 
2012-12-08 12:37:34 AM
I clicked forward in all of these examples looking for something truly innovative. I look back at the dubstep thing; it's electronica with a drop. And the drop has been done in many ways many times before. Wake me up when someone does something new.

/The art of noise is paranoid.
 
2012-12-08 12:48:42 AM

TheJoe03: I guess I'll throw Glitch-hop out there


It's a sub-genre of glitch which has been around since the mid 90's.

Nothing's really been innovated for some time - what we have now is just mixing and matching of genres to form new sub-genres.
 
2012-12-08 12:51:13 AM
So basically, reinventing 1980s genres with all the levels pushed up to complete flatness.
 
2012-12-08 12:54:00 AM

Snapper Carr: It's a sub-genre of glitch which has been around since the mid 90's.


I know, it's a somewhat new sub-genre though.
 
2012-12-08 12:54:52 AM
Whatever you call it it's spelled "c-r-a-p."
 
2012-12-08 12:58:12 AM
imgs.xkcd.com

/Reminds me of this.
 
2012-12-08 01:06:18 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Wake me up when someone does something new.


Everything is a riff off of something else. Nothing is new.
 
2012-12-08 01:06:24 AM
genre arguments: worse than vinyl/digital arguments.
 
2012-12-08 01:07:20 AM
CHAP HOP FOR THE WIN

MR. B
 
2012-12-08 01:12:23 AM
6 hip hop 1 electronica

Could have been a fun fark thread with something metal.
 
2012-12-08 01:19:53 AM
AH fark it, I like music enough to review what I just head.

Drill: Basically a more proudly ignant version of gangsta rap. It's what would happen if Based God was a thug. Hardly a new sub genre within hip-hop, except that I guess it's a regional thing. Chicago gangsta crunk?

Trap: Hip-hop and EDM have been mixed together from the beginning but this appears to be more about mixing gangsta southern rap with downtempo EDM. I kind of like the song I heard but I always liked downtempo and hip hop influenced EDM.

Hipster House: Oh boy, whatever I just heard sounded very dated, basically just old house. I know hipsters idolize the 80s but that was nothing new at all.

Ratchet: I guess a term created to identify music influenced by hyphy and crunk.

Queer Rap: Gangstalicious come to life or maybe what Lil Wayne really wants to be. Anyway, the song wasn't bad but him being gay was the only reason they would say dude was part of the gay rap genre. It's like saying there is a genre called female rap or something. Good that these guys are breaking that barrier in hip hop though.

Tumblr Wave: The worst thing I've heard in a while. Just awful and there is nothing redeeming about it, well maybe the beat but not really.

Seapunk: Sounds like 90s EDM but I guess the whole point of the genre is that they go on virtual sea journeys or something. Probably requires psychedelics to understand fully.
 
2012-12-08 01:20:47 AM

12349876: Could have been a fun fark thread with something metal.


Well what's happening with metal, and hard rock in general?
 
2012-12-08 01:22:05 AM

TheJoe03: 12349876: Could have been a fun fark thread with something metal.

Well what's happening with metal, and hard rock in general?


There could be a fun debate about djent. I'll let others take the first shot.
 
2012-12-08 01:23:50 AM
Americans probably think K-pop was invented this year. And in a related note, I cannot stop listening to Right Now. Seriously, it's been on repeat for a goddamn hour now. It's an awesome song once you learn what the lyrics supposedly mean.
 
2012-12-08 01:27:38 AM

TheJoe03: 12349876: Could have been a fun fark thread with something metal.

Well what's happening with metal, and hard rock in general?


fat old men in spandex and wigs screaming angry songs about the devil

same as it ever was....same as it ever was
 
2012-12-08 01:29:45 AM
slimepunk isn't real. and trap is just witchhouse in denial.
 
2012-12-08 01:29:55 AM
"Ratchet"? More like racket. Hip hop pollutant.
 
2012-12-08 01:36:01 AM

TheJoe03: Queer Rap? Oh my.


What what?
 
2012-12-08 01:41:01 AM
Sorry, I've already moved onto electroflop ubergarp echolocation gobboblitz. You'd probably never heard of it, it's not mainstream yet.
 
2012-12-08 01:53:03 AM

mome23: Drill Drill Drill (Dugga Dugga Dugga)
Link


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-12-08 01:54:19 AM

JasonOfOrillia: The art of noise is paranoid.


That's what you think.
 
2012-12-08 01:54:25 AM
Dubstep has been around for almost a decade now, it was being made when skrillex was still shiatting his britches.
 
2012-12-08 01:56:40 AM
So when will we have the top 2012 list of top 2012 lists?
 
2012-12-08 02:00:04 AM

TheJoe03: Hipster House: Oh boy, whatever I just heard sounded very dated, basically just old house. I know hipsters idolize the 80s but that was nothing new at all.


That was my take on it, too. Sounded like bog standard house to me.
 
2012-12-08 02:00:04 AM

duffblue: Dubstep has been around for almost a decade now, it was being made when skrillex was still shiatting his britches.


As an American, I didn't hear of it until 2008.
 
2012-12-08 02:00:43 AM

TheJoe03: 12349876: Could have been a fun fark thread with something metal.

Well what's happening with metal, and hard rock in general?


In the metal scene:
Everyone is trying to recreate what made Red Chord so great, while pretending The Red Chord isn't so great.
 
2012-12-08 02:13:24 AM
My favorite genre of music is punk, which was invented by Green Day.
 
2012-12-08 02:32:42 AM
I totally read that headline in Stefon's voice:

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2012-12-08 02:46:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRTB-FTMdk

wheres Chap Hop at?
 
2012-12-08 03:04:29 AM
*turns up Tool, ignores world*
 
2012-12-08 03:28:54 AM
They didn't even link to the craziest Mykki Blanco video
 
2012-12-08 03:41:25 AM
I agree with Billy Joel.

Call it a different name if it makes you feel better, but it's still just rock'n'roll.
 
2012-12-08 03:43:45 AM
Not a word on chap hop? Deplorable.
 
2012-12-08 03:44:58 AM

constantleon29: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRTB-FTMdk

wheres Chap Hop at?


*shakes impotent fist at thee*
 
2012-12-08 04:26:08 AM
Not obscure to me.

But then again, I kinda pay attention to this stuff. It's my thing.

/no, don't ask me about it
//it's coming
///honest
 
2012-12-08 04:39:42 AM
Oh, and the only real genres there are Trap and Seapunk. The rest are just pseudonyms and/or one artist making the stuff and self-designating it (one artist does not a genre make. There has to at least be one label dedicated to making it).

Seapunk is a genre in the Chiptune family that mixes video game chipsets with indie rock/shoegazer (think Crystal Castles, etc.).

Trap is a real thing - it's where all the Bass music guys went (Rick Ross, etc.) when they got sick of Moombahton which replaced Crunk.

There's a logical progression to genres when you break everything down, and any specified genre really only has a lifespan of about 3-5 years, tops, before it evolves into something else or splits off into child genres.
 
2012-12-08 04:42:20 AM

12349876: There could be a fun debate about djent. I'll let others take the first shot.


"Let's turn the distortion all the way up, but then find a way to trick the guitar into sounding clean anyway. For entire albums." -The birth of 'djent'
 
2012-12-08 04:45:32 AM

kingoomieiii: 12349876: There could be a fun debate about djent. I'll let others take the first shot.

"Let's turn the distortion all the way up, but then find a way to trick the guitar into sounding clean anyway. For entire albums." -The birth of 'djent'


You mean like Trent Reznor and his "distortion and feedback as a musical instrument"?
 
2012-12-08 04:45:34 AM

TheJoe03: duffblue: Dubstep has been around for almost a decade now, it was being made when skrillex was still shiatting his britches.

As an American, I didn't hear of it until 2008.


What you know as "Dubstep" is actually "Brostep". White dudes with sideways hats killed actual dubstep and stole its identity.

If there is loud screeching in it, you are listening to brostep.
 
2012-12-08 04:47:35 AM

LonMead: kingoomieiii: 12349876: There could be a fun debate about djent. I'll let others take the first shot.

"Let's turn the distortion all the way up, but then find a way to trick the guitar into sounding clean anyway. For entire albums." -The birth of 'djent'

You mean like Trent Reznor and his "distortion and feedback as a musical instrument"?


Sort of like the opposite of that. Also Wikipedia
 
2012-12-08 04:54:26 AM
How is it "sort of like the opposite of that"?

And yes, I'm familiar with circuit bending. Reznor, in fact, has talked on radio interviews about how he blew out a number of amps and mixer boards experimenting to get his sound.
 
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