EDM vs. Dance Music
So I've been reading on a few "famous" artist twitters and I see some are arguing that EDM should be renamed to "Dance Music"
Some arguments are that EDM has a negative tone to it or some "EDM" isn't really EDM, just to name a few .
I personally think that EDM is fine and it kind of feels like these certain artist are trying to force EDM into a mainstream structure instead of letting the mainstream adjust to EDM IMO .
Last edited by Maikky; 02-14-2012 at 07:51 PM.
In the current amalgamation of pop music electronic sounds are starting to prevail. Combined with older pop artists tagging on with some of the up and coming DJs/producers this has created a very bloated sound for the music industry as a whole. Trying to figure out what you will hear when you hear the radio say: "Stay tuned for all the latest dance and club hits!" What kind of music is that? Club means that Hip-Hop, Jazz, EDM, or Top 40 is what you're going to hear. You can dance to anything. In fact I'm pretty sure a Gregorian Chant is the only type of music you shouldn't dance to.
Probably Guetta and his ilk vying for the name change to dance music, since his kind is doing to bloating anyways. It's a bunch of BS. It's EDM for a reason, it would have been confusing to call it just Dance music in the 80's. It'd be more confusing now.
I use them interchangeably.
I'm with Andrew-it's the same thing.
Well some of the "Top" artist don't think so .
I didn't really mind much until I read what some said .
Can you link some of these posts? I guess and ranted off of a baseless generalization, I'd prefer to have a more specialized rant.
The most recent I can think of is Wolfgang Gartner's twitter .
Originally Posted by Abe Linkon
I'd just google it .
Just looked it up. So he's saying electronic music and dance music are different things. And that dubstep and d&b aren't dance music. Whatever, Joey.
He also said he wanted to start a petition to abolish the term EDM .
Originally Posted by Andrew B
And its funny when he says the difference between "Dance Music" and "Electronic Music" is the 4/4 when dnb has 4/4 (I think, I'm right right ?)
Last edited by Maikky; 02-14-2012 at 08:12 PM.