Here’s a little video I put together after randomly shooting some footage at a recent hardcore (of the guitar variety, not of the happy kind) and dubstep gig in Cardiff my mate, Droneboy, put on. My first foray into music as a teenager was as an MC in a hardcore metal band so it was a bit of a memory lane trip for me. It was a somewhat audacious gig to put together, mixing such different genres but there’s clearly a crossover between dubstep and hardcore in terms of the audience and the energy and it went really well. Being basically an outsider now and looking through a lens, it almost felt like I was making a nature documentary and I think this video captures some of the nuances of the sub-cultures, the rituals, the etiquette, the social dynamics.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011