It has been a whirlwind of a month, and I apologize for not posting as consistently. However, starting today and maybe even for the rest of my life, Electronic Tuesdays will stay strong. The theme of this electronic Tuesday is SUMMER. No excuses, you’re gonna go to the pool and jam out to these.
Finals are coming up, the college world is a mess, and we’re all trying to make it in this rat race. So! Without further ado (read: before I go to the library!)…
Last night, I went to a Wolfgang Gartner concert, an American producer and DJ who was actually nominated for a Grammy! I was pleasantly surprised at his opening acts. Of course, Hot Pink Delorean has been an up and coming name (a dance music trio from Boston), but there were other DJs who threw down. In honor of them and the producers trying to make it in this world, I present the following…
As for some other producers making names for themselves, Jamie XX is all over the internet. He’s got more a chill, relaxed sound, but his remixes are very clean and always interesting to listen to. Also, Dan Castro has made it onto the Beatport Top 10 (Beatport is the HOME to all electronica EDM music).
A lot of people don’t really “get” dubstep. It’s mostly written off as a genre of electronic music..but that’s really not at all what I consider it to be. Dubstep is essentially drum and bass. Its tempo is nearly always in the range of 138-142bpm, and it also nearly always has an extended bass note, often called a wobble. There’s also that thing that people call a “drop”…what is that, you ask? Well, it involves a pause (the percussion stops), and then the track resumes with intensity and often with a completely hardcore sub-bass that adds to the original. It really did start in the UK. It’s raw, visceral, and intense. Not for the lighthearted.
Noisia is a really underrated dubstep artist…I myself didn’t really get into his music only because it seemed so far out. The original stuff was very space-y house music. That being said, now that I’ve really put some time into listening to Noisia, pretty good stuff indeed.
Steve Angello and Alex Metric have a song that has been so overlooked. The new video teaser is above and the DL for the full song below. Really exciting stuff, personally. It’s called “Open Your Eyes”. Open Your Eyes (Original Mix)
And then this Afrojack track was released earlier this week and it’s got his name written all over it: happy synths against a strong bassline, pretty basic in some places and complex in others. Check out “Doing It Right”: Doing It Right (Original Mix)
Finally, the brand new Justice song! Totally electronic, and absolutely smashing, all about “Civilization”, and it’s pretty damn unique. Civilization
I love Avicii. Easily my favorite DJ. I wish I could marry him and just hug him forever. He remixed Tiesto‘s “Escape Me” and called it the “Avicii’s Remix at Night”: Escape Me (Avicii’s Remix At Night)
Hey guys. I’m Sarah, from ChinUp Music over yonder in the blog-o-sphere. I’ll be giving you your Electronic Tuesdays hype up. A great way to start the week, in my opinion. And don’t worry, I’ll always give you a heads up on before the jump. For this first post, I’m going to introduce you to the classic electronic/house artists out there.
I’m going to do 3 artists per post so as not to overwhelm anyone (or myself). I’m not going to go through the first. original, influential ones from the 80s – house music has come such a long way that they almost don’t fit into house anymore. They were DJs who experimented with a certain style of beats to create a genre that would eventually branch out into Dubstep, Trance, Techno, Electronica, and more. Today, those artists include Deadmau5, Benny Benassi and Paul Oakenfold (King of Trance).
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