War, Rave, Wu Tang

 
“In the terrordome of capitalist anarchy, the underclass can only survive by taking on the mobilisation techniques and the psychology of warfare – forming blood-brotherhoods and warrior-clans, and individually, by transforming the self into a fortress, a one-man army on perpetual red alert.” 

What is Simon Reynolds talking about? Ah yes, drum’n’bass, east coast rap and gabba… 

Check out Reynold’s classic article from 1996 published in Frieze.

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