Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rave review

Detroit and Motown, Seattle and grunge, London and Britpop, New York and punk/hip-hop, Liverpool and Merseybeat, Manchester and Madchester, Bristol and trip-hop. Particular cities have long been associated with particular genres of music. But it was nevertheless a surprise to discover that my native north-east, and Newcastle in particular, has a sound and associated subculture all of its own - and amazing to think that something so popular can remain so far under the radar. It's just a shame, though, that the music in question, makina, is "a form of Spanish techno characterised by hard trance synths bouncing along at breakneck speed"...

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