Dubstep. The word that sends a shudder down most peoples spines. The thought of a "lads on tour" crew chanting the synth bridge to "Jahova" by Rusko. Everyone listening to Burial and saying "It's just garage". "Future garage". Arguements about who created it. Ever changing trends. A number 5 pop album. The list is endless, and boring.
Producers that reach out a little bit and produce something "different" are the only type that seem to get recognition these days. But is stripping back the hefty subs, dropping the tempo and making a Deep House track really that fresh? Is making a UK Funky track that original? I dont know if im honest. I like the more housey stuff Ramadanman and the like are producing. I like it alot, but... I don't know. There is a but in there somewhere but I don't know where the next trend arguement is coming from. Give it 6 months and there will be a new sub-genre to put this under for everyone to deconstuct and ultimately hate.
Anyway, rant over. Debstep/ techno/ future house artist James Blake has covered a Feist song. "The Reminder" is up there in my 10 favourite albums, and I think this cover is fantastic. All his other stuff is cool too, and giving back some credibility to the awesome, and legendary techno label, R&S Records (have a peek at their vast back catalogue here).