Fri. Oct. 19, 2018

We all like the same kind of music…

No matter what (and like it or not), we all like the same kind of music. Of course, this may sound insane at first sight to a big majority of you. But give it a deeper look and eventually a different consideration… Then things might come up in a different perspective at the end.

We all like the same kind of music...We all like the same kind of music may not mean what a big majority of us might be tempted to think at first sight. And by that, I’m referring to the countless categories we’ve established along with time. Meanwhile givin’ birth to as many micro niches which have contributed to the fragmentation of the art. With most of us not anymore considering it first and foremost in terms of quality as a result. But more of categories. And eventually excluding what per definition doesn’t belong to the aforementioned even though the lines may be (so) thin from one to another. if not totally artificial. Meanwhile pretty much adding to a certain confusion around.

No need to say as to how things have drastically changed since the 70’s. Back then, those of us into Dance Music vibes would get into everything that was groovy, such as sung by The O’Jays on ‘I Love Music’. And that’s how we could be playin’ almost everything in the clubs at the time. Be it Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco. If not Rap, Electro or Rock at times. And we didn’t give a damn neither as to who might have done the piece of music. Be he/she/they Blacks, Whites, Latinos or whoever, as long as the whole was rollin’. This probably explainin’ how Disco became such a phenomena at the time. And probably why some put such an energy to destroy it. With the very worst bein’ the fact that they pretty much succeeded in doin’ so. Beginning with the sadly memorable Disco Demolition Night.

From then on, the damage had been done with everything rated as “Disco” being considered as “suckin'”. Nothing could ever be the same anymore as a matter of fact. With new denominators appearing such as “Boogie” and more and more during the following years. The Brits comin’ up with a new one almost every single week. This resulting in things such as “Trip Hop”, “Speed G”, with the list on Wikipedia pretty much speakin’ for itself! Even though, countless are the categories you couldn’t understand what they’re about at first read! As many things such as Drone Music and Disco… Polo! If not Neurochop, Lento Violento or Vaponwave to name a few!

With that in mind, no doubt as to how some of you might wonder as how to we can ever dare writin’ “we all like the same kind of music” at the end. But just give this a deeper attention, then you’ll realize we said “we all like the same kind of music”. With this not bein’ the same as if we’d come with “we all listen to the same kind of music”, right? And for those of you who might still be confused, let’s not forget the power of interpretation which the language if not the ability to play with words leaves us with on many occasions…

We all like the same kind of music. And by that I just mean these aural delights that transport our hearts and souls. These things that put us in a state of (rare) emotion. The ones that get us to cry at times or want to dance until the morning comes at others. In other words, way above a simple matter of rhythmic consideration or the way its has been produced (acoustic or electronic). Don’t you think so?

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