Kabir, Africa, Bryn discussed on Back To Back

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There's plenty value in both an I well, this is something I talk about a lot and think about a lot idea of lowbrow versus highbrow culture. And what we do. And I think, you know, say techno voice is dubbed step is maybe a greater. Yeah. That because you know, techno has this stereotype, sometimes deservedly, you know, that's where the pretentious snobs are. And you know, that's like the the most evolved. If you had that brain me m- where it's like regular brand shiny brand exploding. Quoting Bryn, Pokemon. Right. After did you? But you know, and so it has that reputation. Whereas dub step is dirty, grimy, whatever, you know, Neanderthal music. Again, these are just the stereotypes I love both. But it's interesting to me because I the way I got into dance music and kind of my mentality. Still is the lowbrow stuff. Like, I was I was a metal head as a kid, which is another scene where you take a lot of pride in like, this is my thing. Fuck everything else. And and then I started with hardcore and happy hardcore and Kabir and that kind of stuff and there's a long time ago. But that's still like it's still in me. It's still in my heart. And I still love stupid simple Bangor music. Like, I love it. And but I also love the the more, you know, cerebral, whatever you wanna call it. And it's interesting to me. Here's the whole point. I was trying to make ten minutes ago. Tell me about the history of your job. I'll stop now. The whole point is that I think there's this weird thing where the highbrow culture looks down on the lowbrow culture. Right. But the low brow culture to me is oftentimes more accepting like, I know a lot of people who like the sort of quote, unquote, uncultured this the simple music, the bangers who love deep techno and weird ambient music and all that. But I don't see the reverse so much, and I want to bring it back to to what you do in journalism in general too. Because I I've always felt like for certain journalistic outlets, if you don't have that kind of cultural perception behind you, it can be easy to feel like you're just counted out. Yeah. And. And I think probably that's a hard line to walk. Right. As far as what do you said light on? What do you wanna talk about? Where is there? Actual culture worth reporting on. Yeah. Yeah. And is that something you've in counter journalistically? Yeah. That culture war. I mean, there's there's a lot to impact there. I think in general the whole genre war. Here's the thing. So for me for my experience, again, kind of going back to what I was saying about how I was given the opportunity to kind of be like the outlier in a lot of rooms really early on in my career, which I think helped me realize that there's value on both ends, right? Because like I started loving like Africa, and I was like front row EC like really partying it out. And then and there's something to be said about artists like that. Or, you know for saying low row like the dub step, which isn't always low. Rob, you know, let's just say that..

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