EXCELLENT article on the global bass scene by Marcus Boon. Succinct historical and critical perspective from the beginnings of a “truly digital style” (Afrika Bambaataa v Kraftwerk circa 1982 #miamibass #electro) to the hyped up global super stars of digital dancehall (#culturalTheft #exoticism debate) to a fantastic selection of present and future emergent sounds of a “new kind of sonic populism”. (e.g. Music For Saharan Cellphones, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Generation Bass, ZZK Records, DJ Rupture, etc).
(Source: Boing Boing)