John Doran, editor and founder of The Quietus, has written a(n) hilarious survey for Vice of the past ten years’ undulating genre-izations in The Music Culture. Wordplay abounds!
Even naysayers would have to admit that new rave was MDMAzing when compared to what we have now: EDM or Electronic Dance Music.
Oh, and you can blame him for “grindie”:
It soon became clear that every single sensible combination of sounds, beats and melodies had just been used up and now the component parts could only be stuck back together in ever more ungainly ways. It was only a matter of time before some gibbous, oxygen-thieving bell end with long hair and a beard would stick the terms indie and grime together to come up with grindie.