Adam Rothstein on the new mexican music style that fuses pointy shoes, big hats, cyberpunk glasses, traditional and glitch/8-bit house music.
“There’s no name for what is happening here, except the self-instigated proliferation of culture. Styles are copied, modified, remixed, synthesized, and hacked. Thanks to the internet and the impetus of people to record themselves doing strange things and put it on Youtube, we can get a view on the elaboration of this tendency. We can collect these taxonomic nodes, and bob along in our seats to the high BPM, watch in satisfaction as others do things that we have never seen anyone do before. It used to be that there was an authenticity to being “in” the scene. You were “there”, because you knew to people who did it first, and you saw it all happen. Now, there is no there–or there are multiple topographies of mutating authenticity. Multiple cities, different crews, all doing different things with the same music, or making different music, by doing the same thing.”
(via culture hack node taxonomy: 3ball)
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