by Shelt Garner
One of the highlights of my life to date was when I DJed at a little expat bar in Seoul called Nori. I have greatly romanticize what happened at the bar, but I did realize that I have an ear for music. The bar was very much an “American Bandstand” type place and usually if it had a “beat and you can dance to it” it played well there.
For sometime now, it seems as though a number of artists have been thrashing around, looking for a “New Sound” of some sort. Usually, it just sounds like New Wave. But I think maybe we’ve settled on what the New Sound is going to be — NuHouse.
A number of major artists — Beyonce among them — have come out with Neo-House albums. My favorite song at the moment is Charli XCX’s “Hot In It.” It’s just the type of single that would make people go crazy at Nori during the weekend primetime slot.
It’s got a beat and you can dance to it, as they say. I love it. I have it on heavy repeat on Spotify right now. It will be interesting to see if anyone else comes out with a dance pop rock or NuHouse album.
More of that, please!