29-Sep-12, 10:24am #1
Do ppl realise that EDM is NOT a genre ... this is y everything is sounding the same
I am sick of seeing people talk about how much they all love EDM on blog sites, I am finding it is another American thing… EDM please explain!!!?
What do they think EDM is?
It is NOT a genre … it is stands for Electronic Dance Music, which is a stupid broad term, used by people who are too ignorant to identify different styles or genres of electronic music.
Before Americans became more interested in “raves” and whatever not.. the term EDM was hardly ever used. Now it is all I ever hear! Before people would refer to what it was that they exactly liked, eg: House, Electro, Trance, Hardstyle, dubstep ect. Now thanks to the ignorance of it all, it is sounding like all these genres are all been jumbled into one and just being referred to as EDM. DJ's seem to be guilty of doing this too, with Ferry Corsten quoting "we all just make EDM" ... ah so no longer Trance now hey Ferry?
Each of these electronic music genres are unique in their own way, they are all DIFFERENT for a reason & they should stay true to what they are - not be mixed in with other styles.
I do not understand how people can sit there and claim they are all so damn passionate about "EDM!" I don’t think many people actually appreciate nor understand the difference between the different styles of "EDM"!
In saying this please note that I am NOT saying you can’t like more than one form of electronic music, I am just finding it difficult to understand how you can feel the same listening to completely different styles- when they are all made to make you feel different.
Trance : euphoric, emotional. Made to take you on a journey.
House: Go nuts and party
Dubstep: I don’t even know what you’re meant to feel from that (only because i do not like it)
Hardstyle: louder aggressive fast paced music made to make you want to dance
I am a trance fan, I LOVE my trance. When I go out to events I take in every moment of it, I feel the music, I am moved by it, it sends chills through my body. It takes me off to another world….. and this is why I LOVE trance & have now for many years.
Other styles of “EDM” are not made to do this, so therefore I do not like them as much, I would not say that I do or put it in the same category as trance as they are completely different.
Ignorance and lack of understanding, feeling and PASSION that is claimed to have wouldn't bother me if it was not destroying these individual genres.
I have been noticing a drastic change in Trance over the years, and it all seemed to begin when the focus of electronic music was moved away from Europe over to America.
Lack of appreciation, respect and knowledge of the genre encourages DJs to ruin what was once a beautiful thing by making it more main stream to appeal people… and ofcourse people with no real love give them a positive reaction as they don’t understand any better.
DJs work off the crowd and fan responses and i believe people are giving them the wrong idea.. It is NOT fair. I believe people are attending these massive music festivals in America where all these DJs are playing without any true understanding of the DJs origin, so when a trance DJ drops some common, boring, simplistic mainstream, techy house and/or dubstep beat the crowd love, not knowing any better giving the wrong impression. A trance fan I do not believe would give the same reaction. I understand change is needed to grow and expand and change will always happen... but with the way things are heading now, there will no longer be trance, as these new sounds do not follow any of the basic structure and feeling that makes trance what it is! If DJ's ignore the structure and sounds that makes up their certain genre, then how will we identify the differences... we may aswell just be calling everything that is electronic music EDM!!! I know I do not want that... It is NOT just EDM….. It is trance..!
All I am saying is.. go research your shit, listen its history, find out what the genre REALLY is and appreciate it before proclaiming your 'love' for it.... or if you don’t like it STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM IT and FIND SOMETHING YOU DO LIKE.
A&B lovers, go listen to early above and beyond NOT just group therapy… because their earlier stuff is what trance is!…Then see for yourself how much it has changed! If you don't like their earlier stuff go listen to some house as that is what the new trance is starting to sound like... you may like that more.
Leave the trance to the true fans before it is destroyed by people who wont even care about it in a years time.
DON’T CLAIM TO LOVE SOMETHING YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT AS YOU DO NOT REALISE THE IMPACT YOU ARE HAVING!
Really I do not think it should really have to come to this, but trance is such a unique style of music... not just dance music or electronic music.. but music!
These 'changes' are stripping away the elements, slowly, one by one that make trance the beautiful thing it is till there will be nothing left of it. There are already other genres to cater for these sounds, but if trance DJ's keep insisting on feeding these dull sounds into trance for more popularity ... then it is time for us to take the stand and stop feeding into it. Make them realise that trance will not die, that there are still people out there who love and appreciate it for the pure and beautiful thing it is, and that there are many more new people that can join the trance family who will have that same love and appreciation!!!
Basically.... keep each genre to their own. Realise what makes each different and stop mixing them into one. Keep Trance, Trance .... Not just EDM!
In Trance We Trust <3
Last edited by sweetmiserii: 29-Sep-12 at 10:54am
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