The invention of a genre in dance music is something that is closely tied to tempo, to the amount of beats you use per minute.
Recently, you can see this in Wen causing a 'Commotion' by fixating on 130BPM, or in Mumdance and Logos ripping out tempos entirely for their weightless sound.
Well, Novelist has ramped up the energy a little. The MC (and producer, don't forget) hosted a Rinse FM show last night (May 12th) and specialised in tracks around the 152 – 160BPM mark.
Essentially an adjunct to his grime work, the movement away from 140BPM causing a number of intriguing ruptures to appear in his music.
Labelled 'Ruff Sound' by the prodigal Lewisham MC, you can tune in below:
Oi I've started a new Genre called Ruff Sound around 152 -160bpm - First ever set > https://t.co/xquMgSaUwC— Novelist (@Novelist) May 12, 2016
RUFF SOUND MOVEMENT - pic.twitter.com/JM6O30q1oV— Novelist (@Novelist) May 13, 2016