We fairly confident that the idea of a localised music scene is a fairly outdated one these days, only used by the likes of the often horrendously out of date NME (the B-Town scene for example) magazine as they desperately try to create the next big indie guitar thing out of a bunch of bands from the same town.
If scenes still exist they’re more likely to be formed by similar genres across the information superhighway. As soon as one smart kid / band has uploaded something mind bogglingly brilliant to the internet, you can be pretty sure that inspiration and imitation will flood across the world wide web quicker than you can say “now that’s what I call music.”
So now let’s contradict our theories a little and say that right now there’s a hell of a lot of good electronic music coming out of Scotland and in particular Glasgow. Is it a scene? Or just a coincidence? Or is it that right now there’s a lot of good electronic music coating the world all over, like a synthtopian dream? But for a city that’s historically hasn’t been known for championing computer based tuneage, it’s doing a rather good job right now. From Hudson Mohawke to Koreless to Prides and of course not forgetting the mighty Chvrches, Glasgow is dancing on its keyboards.
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