Kode9 on Treble & Bass Culture

posted on September 27th, 2009 by in Article


Wayne & Wax has an excellent interview on “Bass Poverty and the Politics of Frequency” with Steve Goodman aka Kode9:

I’m the first person to complain about crap sub bass response on your average club sound system. But I think something much more interesting is going on with kids using the mobile phone speakers as mobile sound systems. The potentials of young people carrying sound reproduction (and increasingly production) devices around with them at all times I think is more significant than the fact that they are trebly … the becoming trebly of mobile culture is perhaps part of the cost of sounds ubiquity – bass is heavy – i.e. its not so portable.

Read the rest of the interview.

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