At 1/17/13 04:26 PM, camoshark wrote:
I think it's a matter of finding your niche and concentrating on becoming the best in that specific niche, rather than trying to be the best at emulating someone else.
That can be debated. I saw this one guy on Soundcloud the other day that was doing a sorta eptic/Xilent-style wall-of-screaming-synths style - his handle was Rawborg or something - and he absolutely kicked arse at it. My closest mate Guerrilla Warfare is doing a dark and deep dubstep thing, taking cues from a lot of the old dubstep heads back in the day. He's kicking arse. My other close interstate m8 AtomSmasha is doing this Rig-/Noisia-esque neuro shit. He kicks arse at it too.
On the other end of the spectrum, a few of my local mates and myself are founding a genre based around juke, trap and chopped-n-screwed, affectionately titled "scuff" - 96bpm productions crammed with 808s, lovely synth pads, and chopped breaks. While we're all pretty good at doing it, and probably the best at it, it sure as hell isn't getting us famous.
I also have a few friends doing their own take on juke and footwork in their two-man interstate project B.O.O.M.A. They've received quite the bit of local recognition for it, and they've pretty much nailed the hell out of their style.
A few of my friends in the chipthrash scene are doing this blend of chiptune and digital hardcore, which has gathered them a lot of recognition and praise. My mate Juan performs under the handle KOOL SKULL and plays a lot of LA gigs.
The point is this: having a niche of your own is no better or pride-worthy than piggy-backing on another niche's sound. There's no reason to hold one in higher regard than any other!!
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