Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Entertainment

 Let's explore the world of electronic music a bit, shall we?

There are a myriad of subgenres, but I want to focus on House, Trance, and Dubstep. Ok, let's go.

House Music --> This style of music is more for dance parties, clubs, raves, etc.. It is fun and usually upbeat. A good style to explore if you're just getting into electronic music. Swedish House Mafia is one of my favorites. They're song "One" is how I initally fell in love with them. They do a lot of remixes with Knife Party who are more of a House/Dubstep duo. Together Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party create magic. I'm listening to one of their remixes of "Save the World." PLEASE listen to this song. It will literally change your life. Also check out Avicii and Calvin Harris. Both amazing.

Dubstep --> This style is definitely more intense and... LOUD. They're incorporating dubstep more into music you'll hear on the Top 40 list. Can't think of a specific one (not really my genre) but you know it when you hear it. It's heavy bass, metal sound clips, some vocals here and there....and a wee bit of magic. One of the most popular artists is Skrillex. You should check out his remix of "Cinema" by Benny Benassi. It's brilliant. A few others to check out include Flux Pavilion, Rusko, and 12th Planet.

Trance --> If you're more in a chill mood and want to relax, this style is for you. It's characterized by repitive tempos and rising/falling beats with melodic vocals. A few of my personal favorites include Armin Van Buuren, ATB, and DeadMau5. A few good songs to check out? My Saving Grace by ATB, Ghosts N' Stuff by Deadmau5, and Not Giving Up On Love by Armin.

Now, go off and discover a whole new genre tha will brighten up your life. I guarantee it.

More to come.

-K

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