RockNess 2013 Bluffer's Guide

Guide to the wide array of musical genres present at this year's RockNess

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RockNess Bluffers Guide

Musical genres can be tricky things at the best of times so here’s out cut out a keep guide in case you find yourself out of your depth while chatting to a musical trainspotter

Techno

Do Say:
‘While you have to respect the innovations coming out of the European scene they owe everything to their Detroit forefathers.’

Don’t Say:
‘I think 2 Unlimited really summed up the entire genre on their smash hit No Limit.’

Check Out:
Pan-Pot, Carl Craig, Josh Wink.

Trance

Do Say:
‘It might not be fashionable but these breakdowns are incredibly euphoric and uplifting.’

Don’t Say:
‘I love Danny Boyle.’

Check Out:
Above & Beyond.

House

Do Say:
‘Did you know the term ‘house’ derives from the Warehouse nightclub in Chicago, that first opened its doors in 1977.’

Don’t Say:
‘With the market today it’s almost impossible for first time buyers to even get their first foot on the property ladder.’

Check Out:
Julio Bashmore, Nic Fanciulli, Kerri Chandler.

Indie

Do Say:
‘Despite the commodification of the sound by the major labels you’ll always find the most inventive and interesting music on the independent scene.’

Don’t Say:
‘I just like their whole style, their whole genre is great, they’re kinda, like, very innovative and they’re new’ [when talking about fake band The Obesity Epidemic as seen on Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Witness.

Check Out:
The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, Futureheads.

Hip Hop

Do Say:
‘Finally the home-grown urban scene actually sounds unique and British rather than just churning out cheap carbon copies of their American influences.’

Don’t Say:
Never ever ever use the word ‘hood’ when referring to your home if you actually live in Kelvinside or Morningside.

Check Out:
Plan B.

Dubstep

Do Say:
‘It’s amazing how a British underground dance movement has been taken up by everyone from Korn to Britney Spears.’

Don’t Say:
‘I like the base, base, base, the buttery biscuit base.’

Check Out:
Skream & Benga.

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