Here’s a quick list of things I learned from this video.

  • Nothing.

But that doesn’t mean you might not learn something!! Well, no, actually, it probably means exactly that. Hmm. Yeah, this thing is legitimately terrible.

Man, that 90s hip hop drum beat it so fucking dated and, frankly, offensive. Every time I hear it, I also hear some dude’s voice saying, “Fellows! Have you heard this urban music the kids are making in the cities?! Let’s tone it down and rip it off for EVERYTHING and it will be hip and neat!” It makes me wonder how the whomp whomp of dubstep is going to sound in 20 years. Oh, no. It doesn’t. It’s going to sound exactly like this.

You know, I think it sounds like I talk a lot of shit about dubstep here, which is weird because I actually like the stuff, but its oversaturation has become evident. Britney’s brostep passage in “Till The World Ends” is a perfect example of what I mean. It’s disappointing but obvious. The people who make that stuff are people in the know and want to incorporate what they like. It happens. I’ve said it before and it’s still true: pop music of now is the watered down, digestible version of good electronic music 10 years ago. Ever since Afrika Bambataa sampled Kraftwerk’s “Trans Europa Express” and “Numern” for his “Don’t Stop Planet Rock” effectively creating all of modern hip hop music, we’ve seen the same thing. Early 90s house and trance became late 90s/early 00s boy-band backing tracks. I even hear EBM/Industrial influences in Lady Gaga’s newest record. There’s no getting away from it.

Wait, what was I talking about at the beginning of this post?