Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Right about now, the funk soul brother
I love Big Beat. There, I said it. Oh, man, do I really dig those block rockin' beats. In my younger DJ days, that was my genre of choice. I didn't care that it was looked down upon and deemed "stupid advertising music." House music sucks. It's just not fun like a good Fatboy Slim party-starter. I still love the stuff, although the scene is gone and there's not much new Big Beat being produced nowadays. Stylus Magazine has a nice recent feature reminiscing about those halcyon days in the mid to late 90s. I have six of the eight seminal recordings that they profile. Does that make me a superfan? I may be forward thinking in many areas, but when it comes to dance music, I'm blissfully stuck in the past.