5 WRONG THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT EDM.


You have heard this before and this is what we thing about it:
“David Guetta can’t actually mix”

With their massive lightshows, perfectly synced sets and gimmicky props, it’s pretty easy to write off superstar artists as lazy millionaires who just press play. Especially when they admit that they pre-programme performances so that all the big drops and explosions go off in time. But there’s a reason why they got to the top (well, apart from major label marketing schemes) and that’s because they do know their shit. Guetta played underground parties for years and Deadmau5 recently went back-to-back with Richie Hawtin, which ain’t no mean feat. So think twice before you slag off the big boys for the wrong reason.

“Ibiza was better back in the day”

We’ve heard it all before. The hippies, the open-air terraces, the never-ending parties, the incendiary sets from Luciano and Paul van Dyk before they got uber famous, the pure, uncut drugs and the free love. Sure, Ibiza back in the day probably wasn’t teeming with lager boys and intense, sleep-deprived flyer girls, but it’s still really fucking fun. This year saw quality new parties from tINI, Guy Gerber and Solomun and top clubs like Space bringing a mammoth range of DJs to the island. Plus, our resident Ibiza boy Callum assures us that villa parties, cave raves and beach-bound adventures are rife, despite what you might have read about the commercialisation of the island. Anyone who slates the White Isle is probably too boring to go on a rave holiday anyway.

“That track is a deep house”

Do you really know about deep house?

Deep House commonly appeared as a genre in the early 90s, describing a more melodic, stylish sound with influences from soul, jazz and African beats, with many of the earlier tracks being sampled chords and beats. The jazzy sound became more apparent due to the favoured use of electronic pianos such as the Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hammond B3 organ.

Deep house is a subgenre of house music, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. The lengths of the tracks are usually around 6 and 10 minutes, with tempos usually in the range of 120 to 130 BPM. This style of house music can often have an acoustic feeling. Deep house has gained popularity over the years according to Traxsource being one of its top sellers among genres.

"Digital DJing"

So what exactly is Digital DJing? Digital DJing is a technology that allows a DJ to control their music via control records, an audio interface, a computer, and DJing software. The DJ is able to access their music through an audio interface that connects the turntables or CD players to their computer. From here, records that have “control signals” recorded to them allow the DJ to have complete control of their mp3 catalog. There are several brands out there to choose from, all pretty much doing the same thing at the end of the day, but some have defining features that sat them apart from the others. The main intention for Digital DJing setups is pretty cut and dry…it’s all about convenience and mobility.

"Commercial music is the music played in most of the clubs"

What's Beatport's best selling genre? (One of the top websites selling Dance Music), these are the best selling EDM genre:

1- Deep House

2-Techouse

3-Techno

4-House

5-Electro

6-Progressive House

7-Trance

8-Drum & Bass

9-Breaks

10-Dubstep


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