As grime music was slowly diluted in a bid to make it acceptable for the mainstream, the artists who once pioneered this gritty genre turned to electro beats and vacuous female backing singers to sell their records. Grime became confused. The usual jaw rattling bass, rapid snares and angry lyrics had now been replaced with soft synths, pop melodies and soppy lyrical content that made Mills and Boon look savage.
A couple of years ago medical student Emeli Sandé was just like any other student, spending her days writing essays, cramming for exams and dissecting the odd body part.
Any minute now, Dave Holden - laidback, affable, engaging - could leap from his chair and scream: "I told them all, but they laughed at me - and now look!" A few years ago, virtually nobody under the age of 40 in Ireland had any interest in bluegrass, old-time, or any other "Americana" music. Now it's one of Dublin's most vibrant and energetic scenes.
On Monday 12th July, just under two months ago, I saw the advert on the internet. It was posted on a music jobs website, which until then, despite its best efforts and my professional skill as a cellist, had failed to woo me with its offers.
Welcome one and all to another edition of Captain SIB's Fantastic Musical Discoveries. This week we venture into the world of The Psychedelic Freakout.
HuffPost UK Entertainment's Music page has no playlist, no agenda, no restrictions on what's hot, what's not. We simply bring you the latest news on all your favourite performing artists, and support this with videos, pictures and exclusive preview tracks. Have X Factor winners Little Mix got what it takes to be the next Girls Aloud? Here they both are with their latest sounds. Fancy a bit of American rock history? We've got an exclusive listen to Neil Young's latest homage to Bob Dylan. Need a Rolling Stones concert ticket? We can't afford one either, but we'll chart fans' outrage on Twitter. As well as celebrating the biggest sellers today â€“ Ladies Gaga, Rihanna, Katy, we mean you â€“ we have the space to be nostalgic, too. We've taken our camera to Abbey Road Studios, and remembered stars gone by like Andy Williams, Freddie Mercury and Robin Gibb, with their own dedicated playlists. It's not all chart-beaters and big record companies, though. If its good and it's on YouTube, we'll find it and bring it to you. After all, Gangnam Style had to start somewhere.