Thursday, July 29, 2010

Letter to the paper on Dubstep.

Linked to this post.


Dear Editor,

There is a tendency to look for bricks and mortar examples when conveying what is good about Croydon. In your article (Councillor backs town in ‘Kyle’ row), Councillor Steve O’Connell refers to the shops and restaurants. Others would point to Fairfield Halls.

Our senior councillors (no pun intended) are probably not aware of developments in the dance music scene that are attributable to Croydon.

‘Dubstep’ is a new bass driven genre which has taken the world by storm, and its roots are in Croydon. Local artists such as Oliver ‘Skream’ Jones are appearing on the cover of magazines in Europe and USA. This follows a rich history of musicians from our borough producing much-lauded electronic music.

Identifying dubstep as an example of Croydon culture may not be the conventional way to describe this borough, but that does not mean it should be ignored. The next time Councillor O’Connell is at some international municipal conference or on the radio, could he show he's in tune with what's going on in the whole of Croydon.

Yours sincerely

Shasha Khan

Croydon Green Party

Tags ,

1 comment:

Shasha Khan said...

This letter is filthier than the Gulf of Mexico

Standing up for what matters