where were you when you realized that bubblegum bass was more than a silly mu fad and may be the future of dance/pop music?
what do you mean by trend? i mean pc music has certainly garnered some attention in the underground music scene but i definitely wouldn't venture to say that it's gotten much mainstream recognition yet
bumping with the best bgb release
no one wants to talk about this shit? i think it's kind of exciting. looks like charli's next album may be a collab with sophie which is even further proof that this shit is moving into public attention
it's a huge trend, you'd be blind to not notice how much of an effect it's had on so many popular musicians. not charting top 40 musicians, but musicians with an enormous international following nonetheless.
easy ones: Lido/Trippy Turtle, Hudson Mohawke, etc
what do you guys think about the alleged social/ artistic commentary pc music presents? i think it's much more of a careless appropriation of pop's aesthetics and plastified emotions than a commentary on consumerism or anything like that. I think this article says it pretty well
"The music's pleasurable in the way advertising is designed to be pleasurable, but you never get milked--or not in the way we anticipate."
I've always associated PC music with some sense of existential doom. To me most of their stuff represents the bluing of the lines between the digital and real world, which to me is kinda of a scary concept, moving towards an age where the real is indistinguishable from the computer generated. However it showcases this shift using the hyper pop/cute atheistic giving the whole movement some extremely dark undertones of culture and reality as we know it coming to an end.
That's the best way I can explain how it makes me feel. Let me know if that makes sense.
It's about presenting an image, rather than an idea. I think A.G. Cook says that in an interview somewhere. The starting point is an early 00's pop sensibility, but then taking it and merging it with modern dance.
Any sort of commentary on consumerism is incidental (which doesn't make it any less valid).
>what do you guys think about the alleged social/ artistic commentary pc music presents?
it may be a sham social commentary but it's definitely there in some of their music. hints at technology's influence on contemporary relationships for example.
should have peaked already but good job on the y connections these lads have made to keep it alive. unlike the vaporware scene
music gets boring and annoying fast. Because of this ironic phase were going thru some poor souls will act like this is something supergood
one of my favorite things about this style of music is that it's saccharine. It's like sweet to the point of being disturbing. sophie does a really good job of expanding on this underlying uneasiness with the super agressive percussion and the detuned synths.
opn would probably push the scary aspect of it even further
it's not ironic and it's not good. don't kid yourself
doesn't hold a candle to 90's house
Well I said it's not ironic but I mean in terms of production and overall creativity PC music is definitely on another level then 90's house. However I can't deny that tracks dance-ability.
Although Pc music has some dance bangers you should check out https://soundcloud.com/pcmus/sets/deep-trouble
Is this what Hardcore is? It's like one of the last dance genres I haven't gotten to until Mumdance put out a Hardcore mix on Rinse or something, I forget, but it was fairly dope.