When it comes to music, most people know what they like. We’re not overly concerned with genres and sub-genres and labels and such. As kids used to predictably say on the legendary pop culture show American Bandstand when asked why they like a certain record, ‘it has a good beat and you can dance to it.’ This singular and oft-repeated statement says it all. Rock, rap, R&B, Disco, pop, country, whatever. If the song is good, it’s good. Who cares what label people hang on it? But from a purely academic standpoint – if appreciation of music can ever be academic – I give you Brostep, a sub-genre of Dubstep.
Originating in South London, Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music with tight productions, intense bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals. Brostep is an edgier version of dubstep less reliant on bass with more emphasis on metal-like elements. Enter Randy Ichinose, an up and coming brostep producer blazing new trails in electronica. At the tender age of 19, her already has 7 years of experience producing his music.
What’s the music like? To put is simply, it ‘has a good beat and you can dance to it.’ More to the point, it’s the kind of music that sets dance floors on fire at raves. Both tightly produced and alternately unpredictable, the tracks Randy Ichinose is laying down might quickly become part of the soundtrack to your late Saturday night clubbing (or, in some cases, early Sunday morning!) Take a quick listen to this Italian marvel and see if you can sit still for it: