Seeing as I haven’t posted in a while, and since being at V Festival last week, I thought it would be fitting to post this old(ish) note I scrawled.
I really don’t care who you are, where you’ve come from, what genre you chopped up, filtered, spliced and sellotaped back together again. I don’t care where you get your samples from, who’s style you’ve mirrored or where your beat has developed from.
I couldn’t care less if you’re retro, new-age, post-modern, old skool, electronic, or an all-time veteran of balancing beats and frying them up with a tasty portion of melodic drum-step. I don’t care if you’re fidget, bassline, clown step, hardcore, electro-tech, funk-indie, blues or rock and roll.
Artists change dramaticlly over the course of their careers. Usually, the journey will begin with some underground bedroom production, things will get big, and then beats will be flying out the door faster than double cheese’s at McDaddys.
I’ve seen far too much criticism thrown at artists because of what they look like, who they are, how they’ve produced and where they are heading. How they’ve fucked up and commercialised a genre by simplifying it and shipping it out to the masses. How they’ve ruined the world of music and forced us all to listen to [insert awful chooage here] for the rest of eternity. I think criticism on the internet must be the cool thing to do.
Listen to the beats, decide if you like them or not.
When you go out for a meal do you question the background history and cookery methods of the chef before you decide if you like your meal?
All that other stuff is just fluff by comparison. Stop judging music based on genres, impact and popularity – just listen to it as music and decide if you like it or not. Don’t worry about being cool or down with the kids. It matters not one jot. You like Lady Gaga? Go and dance the roof down to it, have fun!
Too many people take the ‘coolness’ of music far too seriously.
It’s all about the music.
Tudor House is the personal blog of Adam Tudor. It began around two of my interests, Music and Marketing.
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