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[quote="Sleep"]The answer at the root of that question doesn't have much to do with graff at all. The problem with aberdeen is that it's far too provincial. Not to say urban culture doesn't exist in the city; it certainly certainly does, rather that it's exposure to the rest of the country and to locals is drastically lower than the rest of Scotland. Considering it's population size and perhaps exaggerated perceived distance from the rest of Scotland the city doesn't garner as much ebb and flow of culture especially modern, "underground," urban or whatever term you want to use, than the Rest of Scotland. This isolation is evident in everyting from hip hop and rap to the rock/clubbing scene. To engage with these things on a quality level even nowadays you have to dig far deeper than in the likes of Edinburgh or Glasgow. Yet again, not in the least to say they don't exist up there rather it's far less popular. A pretty good example of this has been the rise of dubstep, which is arguably a pretty strong example of development in modern uk music. People I know who live in Aberdeen and even those who would consider themselves reasonable up o date and cool, have themselves only very recently started to become aware/interested in this genre which has been going about for years in the rest of the U.K. Not to say plenty of people won't be more than aware of dub from early early days up there, just that "Joe Bloggs" is pretty oblivious to it. He won't hear it in the big clubs, he won't hear it (to an extreme degree) on radio and thus is relatively unaware of it. Bit lengthy but there you go.[/quote]
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