Sounds from cumbia to Balkan brass have bonded with club beats to birth a global party scene. Is it the future of music?
If you ever find yourself in need of proof that the world has become a very small place, there’s probably a party I can recommend for you.
Whether you are in Los Angeles or London, Melbourne or Hong Kong, there’s a club night you can go to where the DJ will play a set that is utterly untethered by geography. Maybe she’ll start with a 1970s Colombian cumbia banger, then follow up with a Caribbean-scented Bollywood edit before blending into last year’s Ivorian club anthem. You will most likely dance your ass off.