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A Healthy Approach to EDM
The problem is, EDM has become such a huge complex phenomenon, that describing it with white and black is almost impossible, yet many music fans and journalists are putting it into one of these boxes. The last drop in the glass for me to lay down these words was an article on Electronic Beats titled "Does playing vinyl legitimize EDM DJs?" In order two answer this question, first of all, we have to be crystal about what EDM is. Contrary to the popular belief EDM is not just BigRoom House and Trap. EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music, which covers anything from Synthwave to Dub-Techno. Drum and Bass, Jungle, Goa-Trance and Splittercore are no different as they all fall under the same umbrella. So where all this confusion came from? You can't say that a Transporter is a VW, but a Polo is notIt's simple, people like to believe what they hear, rather than doing a bit of research into the field. So I did. EDM emerged around 2010 when electronic music had really made its foothold in...

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Botnit - Vivid Memories
Botnit is an 80's inspired synthwave producer from Boston. Blending the old and the new, combining warm, nostalgic tones with structure and styles found in today's music. Compared to many other synth albums, Vivid Memories is not an Akira themed Flashoworx-like thing, nor a Drive influenced Action Jackson kind of cocaine filled dream, but a pleasant place to be in, where your car transforms into a DeLorean, all the lights turn into Far Cry Dragon Blood like magenta, and your PC becomes a Tron-like arcade. The vocals also aim to amplify the warm, accepting nature of the album, by dropping topics such as the spread of the video games, CD's and drugs in a peaceful and understanding manner. This voice comes as a long-awaited refresh in the era when each and every piece of content tries to stick out in a controversially attention-seeking, overly exaggerated way. When everyone is shouting, a calm voice always feels good and relaxing, and this is where Botnit nails it. The warm flow goes...

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Videogram - Cobretti:
For those who haven't seen it, it's a classic example of an 80s action movie, where cars blow into bits after a few shots, there's barely any need to reload weapons, the pretty lady gets kidnapped, and the hero beats the hell out of the antagonist after barely escaping his demise. Videogram took the sound and the images of this classic to create a retro-futuristic "EP" lost somewhere between synthwave and dark electro. Taking the sound and the atmosphere into account, the comparison to the recently released Hotline 2 Miami soundtrack is inevitable. These tunes would fit perfectly in an 8bit style game that would feature the pixelated reincarnation of Cobretti. The vibrating noise and the chaotic percussions would create a perfect setting for smashing thugs with their own axes. The clip is okay, and it strengthens the position of the EP as a flashback, but there's hardly any more pros about it. In fact it is barely an EP, since none of the tracks are longer than two and a half...

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Cyber-Synth:
Synthesizers are the backbone of electronic music since the 50's. New tracks still show signs of the sound effects first introduced as features of the MiniMoog back in the 70's. As the synthesizers became popular with the spread of the Minimoog a new genre was born with a distinctive mark of being almost entirely made up of synth sounds. Not surprisingly the style was named as synth. Much creative. Jean Michel Jarre was and still is the first highly popular synth artist. He begun to make a name for himself in the 70's and even to this day he has some pretty amazing concerts all around the globe. (Synthpop came from the same place but as music and sound it became something totally different.) The pulsating vibe creates a perfect set for a retro-futuristic cyberpunk worldSome ten years later the 80's have made its mark on art with blurry Ferrari F-40s', the Knight Rider series, the Back to Future saga, the Blade Runner and a whole bunch of other stuff that formed the era to the shape...

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