I did one of these posts last January about my predictions for 2008. Such a young, naive blogger I was, predicting nothing but making assumptions without trying to step on people's toes. I was right about one thing, Kanye did dominate this year's music scene, especially concerning radio play. He's done for now though, killed it with his award performances that sucked ass. So now that I'm more educated and less concerned about what the hell you think about me, here are my predictions for 2009:
Dubstep is unique to England, really. The best of the best is there, not here. For a decent reading of what dubstep is you can check out this Wiki post, watch the video below, or listen to Mary Ann Hobb's Radio 1 show on BBC. I wouldn't suggest googling "dubstep" because of the crap that comes up when you do, like videos that don't work. But you will find helpful forums where people post their own dubstep mixes or links to others. Besides all of that jargon, I predict a lot to come of dubstep, which has been defined to me as music that is driven by the bass, not the melody. This is true, and that's why youtube's 92kbs videos suck for dubstep because tiny earbuds cannot begin to handle the amount of bass needed to listen to the music. I suggest listening to Skream or Kode 9. I feel like Crookers comes close to dub if they were to tweak themselves a bit, which could be a possibility for the new year, but as of right now they're still electro and still super awesome.
What is fidget house? Music genres are like art styles, hard to explain and runny like eggs. Crookers falls here, and I have high hopes for the Italian duo as I love them so. Herve might fall into this category as well. Think less about the "house" part and more about the "fidget."
The Cool Kids get a spot on a Wheaties Box
Don't get me wrong, these guys are great, and it's not their fault that people love their music, but they've spawned a lot of copy-cats that are no where near the expertise level of The Cool Kids. The Knux is one of those groups that look as if they took out loans to buy ridiculous clothing and wrote raps about payin' their mamas' back. Making money off of somebody else's originality is pretty low.
Posting a list of artist that will have luck in the new year is lame. How am I expected to make a decision like that? I do hope for more art and music related posts, like what you see in videos over at asian man dan. I hope my current university never ever tries to perform Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger," because it was terrible, so terrible. And last, I hope for one more year of blogging, before Google takes us all down.