The rest is noise

The BBC has broached a subject I have moaned about before, although not in one handy place, irksome production fads and tics.  Alongside the usual suspects are the “fry”, “ukeleleitis” and the “dubstep wob” to which I would add the EDM ringmod.  DJ Cliche rolls off the high end to nothing, brings it back (perhaps with some stereo panning) behind a pummeling 16 on the floor bass pulse, stop dead, burst back with main beat and hook.  Cue much waving of glowsticks and pogoing.  I do think slap bass gets a bad rap,  maybe because the problem is that it appeals to proficient over-players who cannot use it sparingly.  Otherwise good call Beeb.


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