HASHTAGS - Don’t Call it #postdubstep

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The very competent RBMA crew say that:’H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.’ Whatever it is, it’s most definitely worth a watch.

In this, the second episode of the documentary, ‘Don’t Call it #postdubstep’ the Academy investigate the morphing bass / garage / dubstep continuum and the role the Internet has played in its develoment and omnipresent global reach.

Artists like Mount Kimbie, Praveen Sharma and Machinedrum of Sepalcure, Bondax and Deadboy give their two cents on the matter alongside Dave Hayes of Soundcloud, Thristian bPM of Boiler Room and a range of noteworthy journalists and bloggers.

Funnily enough, one commentator notes that the ‘post’ prefix can give the whole thing an academic vibe and we guess it is sort of surprising to see how well-educated, eloquent and mild-mannered most of the movers and shakers within this supposedly underground scene appear to be. That’s not to say it isn’t dope, though. If you’re even the slightest bit interested in contemporary dance music, this thoroughly researched snapshot of a vibrant scene should not be slept on.

Big up the RBMA crew.