The world is changing at a furious rate and the music industry is attempting to keep up with these transitions to the best of its ability. Along with these changes is the increased gusto for electric dance music – better yet the EDM scene. With an increased liking for the music genre, music festivals have been happening at an all-time high this summer, generating a huge amount of profit for the hosting cities. This music movement has been dominating the scene over the past year or so, and everyone from David Guetta and Avicii to Pitbull and Usher have been trying really hard to comply with the demand – music you can dance to. My questions are these: Has it been taken too far? Is the “being a “DJ”” fad dead? And most of all, is there still hope for the genre?
I can honestly say that I’ve been lacking some new ED music in my iTunes these past few summer months. It definitely hasn’t been because of a lack of releases. It has been because nothing has really caught my attention as it used to. Everything seems to blend into the same old song – pun seriously intended. It’s not to say that every DJ is throwing out terrible songs, it’s just that majority of them are trying to make it to the peak of the top 40s chart and are forgetting about the music itself. It’s understandable that they’d want to, given the amount of cash money that comes with the territory, but I also believe that these DJs should still remain true to their original fans.
Here is my point exactly. Paris Hilton. The name speaks for itself…
Click Here for a better and summarized version of the set! RIP Paris Hilton.
After watching this video, I’ve concluded. Nope. The genre is heading into the dark hole of oblivion since Paris Hilton lay her grimey little skeletal fingers on it. Let’s just hope that something or someone will save the genre before it becomes nothing but vague, blurry, intoxicated memories.
On a more serious note, good music is still being released. It may be hidden behind closed doors where major record labels have not yet ventured…but it’s still there. If you’re open to different sounds, the possibilities are limitless. As for EDM, there is way too much talent to let a few terrible DJs/songs ruin the genre for you. Keep your eyes peeled for fresh new sounds and classic DJs that will always pump out a good tune. Below I’ve left a few songs that are a bit different and not so well known but that are equally as good if you’re in the mood for a change (and a great new gem from Michael Woods).
Owls & Bodhi “Say My Name”
Kanye West (RL Grime & Salva Remix) ”Mercy”
KDrew ”Last Train to Paradise”
Marina & The Diamonds (Michael Woods Remix) “Power & Control”