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...
Many parents worry for their children. They fear for their future carrier, they wish to keep them clear of drugs and they want them to have a good life. The question is, what parents should do to guide their children towards an ideal career? If one's familiar with doublethink giving the right drugs to their offspring might very well be a good idea. The question poses, which drugs should be handed over to the kiddo so it won't do harm and even if it does to a certain degree, it will be a warranty for further creative development.
For Guts's mother the question was a no brainer. Music became the drug of choice and the currency to pay for stuff was nothing else but good grades. "I think this is the best drug she gave me" admits Guts. As the time flew by and the record stack grew with each passing minute it was showing much resemblance to what a young black man had in the late 70's somewhere in a rundown apartment of the concrete jungle of the Bronx. "Funk, Bob Marley but the half of it...
Some say he's the EDM star of Transylvania, some just simply love his banging craft and some say that he's selling out.
The question is, what's it like to run a full time career in a place where the vast majority of dance hungry people are toddlers on the fields of electronic music, and the tough core of the dance community consist of unforgiving deep heads, who take music very seriously.
In order to take a look inside his world, we asked him a couple of questions hoping to find out what's it like to be the ball in the Pinball Arcade of the Romanian dance scene. Also, we might get a better understanding of what the ball is made up, and why it behaves the way it does.
• The M-Pill. For those who don't know who's Shiver, Alex, Raul and Ethylen, what's one should know about the man behind the names?
• Shiver: A 10 year old kid in a teenage body dancing even when music's not playing.
• The M-Pill: Where and how did you found the teleport to the universe of music? What made you to return...
As a form of art and as a profession, DJing relies heavily on technological advancements. From the introduction of the first DJ mixer "Rosie", to the latest flagship model of Native Instruments "S8" everything has a huge impact on the DJ-world.
At first it was just two turntables and a mixer. Everything was done manually by the DJ. There was no BPM counter, nor Sync and every DJ was carrying a huge collection weighting a ton to each gig. Compared to that, today we have CDJs, programs and countless controllers with zillions of buttons and options, but the whole stuff can fit in a regular backpack (at least most of the time).
(Please note: The video is not about Funkanomics but showing the heart of the deabte that we're discussing about)
You might ask what's interesting about this as this is only evolution. The tricky part comes with the fast pace of music-related gadget evolution. This pace was so rapid that in 40 something years the industry went from turntables to laptops and...
After an Ultra Miami headliner, Avicii was hospitalized, Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 took his place to rick-roll tens of thousands of people at the main stage. While everyone was expecting BigRoom and "Wake Me Up" the mau5 dropped a heavy parody of Martin Garrix's "Animals". If that wasn't enough he decided to go full techno for his entire set. The set was shared all over and everyone who knows the scene a little, was bursting in tears laughing his ass off. Well played Joel, well played.
2. Dillon Francis invades social media with "clips" that'll make you shit your pants while ROFL. He comes up with the most unexpected outbursts in the most various ways. Even when he sounds serious he ruins it in the last couple of seconds. GEENIUS. (See the best one's on his facebook)
3. Steve Aoki tries to sue Wunderground only to make people laugh harder at him. Wunderground's response to Steve's Lawyer is as hilarious as it could be.
4. Traktor launches its new flagship model the S8....
All physical is just plain impossible and also stupid. From a financial point of view it might sound appealing but just try to imagine the environmental damage that would be done by manufacturing billions of vinyl LP's, cassettes and other physical mediums on a daily basis.
It is also easier for young, upcoming talents to upload their music to Soundcloud or Bandcamp rather than looking for a record label who might or might not agree to release their music for the first time. Digital music is also very easy to reach and almost 100% user friendly. The quality is also decent regardless of what some say about the compression of MP3s. If a 320kbps MP3 is not enough than you can go for FLAC, AIFF or WAV. That's the point where the difference between the quality of digital and analog becomes irrelevant for the majority of us. Not because there's absolutely no difference, but because your average sound system is not enough to make you hear it. It is also important to mention the fact that...
7 years ago (next month to be exact) Radiohead did the same thing with In Rainbows. Screams of "Omg! we're doomed!" began. A year later Nine Inch Nails did the same with The Slip... And certain people took to the streets with their "END IS NEAR" signs... Yet here we still are, enjoying music, and there's plenty of it. Tell me again how vinyl record plants can't keep up with the DEMAND for physical vinyl presses* again?
Ask yourself, who's behind this outcry? Chances are, it's a musician who's music we've forgotten about (and chances are, it wasn't great to begin with.) Others following suit are most likely in shitty bands, that can't get anyone to listen to them... NOT because people don't care about music, but entirely because THEY MAKE SHITTY MUSIC. Stop projecting your creative failure onto the rest of us please, be better at your craft instead.
Great music is still being made, bought and sold, I'd say some of the BEST music I've heard in my life so far has been in the last few...
My musical life took a sudden turn when my aunt who was a teenager at that time moved to us. I was listening to tons of music with her like The Prodigy, Pink Floyd and many others. Jean Michel Jarre became my favorite. I was 3-4 years old. The sounds of his albums had a great impact on me. Then I turned eight and my parents have brought our first TV. From that point I was listening to any commercial music that was on the screen. That was in 1998 – 1999. I was listening to virtually anything except for folk music
Jean Michel Jarre became my favorite. I was 3-4 years old As time was passing by, I was listening to Britney Spears, Eminem, Scooter, Dj Alligator, Dj Bobo etc. Jean Michel Jarre fell out of my view. After finishing elementary school, I started to attend parties and started to drink as well. In my teenage years I just thought that partying is about drinking and getting laid.
Than the day that changed my life forever had arrived. I just turned 19, I have finished High School...
The movie "It's all gone Pete Tong" released in 2004 is the Holy Grail of that feeling. If you haven't seen it yet you got to act fast. It is a basic element of the clubbing culture. Every frame, every word and most importantly every tune underlines that. Where the name Pete Tong is present you have a very big chance to find sweet cherries. This movie is no exception.
Disc 2 is the real deal The soundtrack is divided into two discs. The first disk contains the background music, which is truly meant to be background. It's good but it's not what we're looking for. Disc 2 is the real deal. As you hit play and one track follows the other you will feel the need to get to a pool party at least. Now you might think that house from 2004 is outdated, but you know, good music never gets old. It's like a BMW E30. A couple of years have passed but the stuff still has the rock n' roll in it. In fact it has more. Since you don't really hear house like this a lot nowadays it is quite refreshing....