Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Friends don't let friends New Rave

Why does New Rave (err, Nu Rave) keep gaining momentum outside of London? Maybe it's the drab overcast London Sky or the puddle strewn, cobblestoned streets of SoHo that were calling out for a color (err, Colour) revolution but I never thought that Nu Rave would have survived this long. Disturbing? Yes. Surprising? No. With all street trends loosely linked to local music scenes and party venues, Nu Rave seems to have grown out of London like the virus from 28 Days Later and consumed scenesters from Williamsburg to Fergie Ferg, striking first the impressionable readers of NME and Nylon before sending a neon tsunami to the U.S. and Asia. All it takes is one generation removed for a complete loss of 80's irony.