Random Electronica Subgenres: ho ho ho. Actually not very funny because half of them exist. I oscillate between thinking micro-genres are a good thing because they annoy people and a bad thing because debate about the music swiftly dissolves into – to pick an unrandom example from the Pitchfork BBS – name-calling over whether the Chemical Brothers are ‘big beat’ or ‘breaks’. In such cases you work out which of the two arguers seems the bigger fool and side against him. So big beat, then.