Dance music flavors come and go, but you've got to hand it to the dirty Dutch. Heading into the last quarter of 2011, clubs, radio, and your average frozen yogurt joint are all throbbing to the new sounds of Dutch house. The subgenre is instantly recognizable for its fast bpm and penchant for relentlessly crescendoing, minor-key, slightly squeaky synth lines -- oh, and its absolute ubiquity. In the wake of David Guetta's blasting of the boundaries between dance and urban music, Dutch house is slowly beginning to touch nearly every upbeat song on Top 40 radio.
For much of this, credit Surinam-born,... More >>>