So if you’ve been looking at your TV screens lately, you’ll have noticed an advert for BBC Radio One, which creates a virtual dystopia where floods of purple plague our eye sockets like a 1984 dystopian version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
A digital Zane Lowe (as if a real one wasn’t enough) is our tyrannous overseer forcing packages of musical snacks into masses of cake holes like no tomorrow, and what is the soundtrack to this novel masterpiece? It is Nero, the equivalent of Jedward attempting to recreate the Prodigy. This might as well be our future as this highlights what BBC Radio One’s music agenda is.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for electronic music but when it gets shoved down your brain as much as a prisoner being bombarded with screens playing Kerry Katona Iceland adverts in attempt to institutionally correct him, it does get a bit tedious. It seems that what they love playing mid evenings include: A) Swedish House Mafia’s One, ironically being the only one track that every casual listener seems to know, where after hearing it so many times in a club, you want to lure it to a toll booth and bombard it with bullets. B) Magnetic Man >who seem to be dubstep’s very own version of Stock, Aitken and Waterman or C) Dubstep, dubstep and dubstep, which (as you probably know already) contains all the intense shattering bass qualities of a pogo stick.