The Many Faces of Dance Music
Dance music is one of the biggest genres of music in the world and has a following of millions. The movement itself is astounding to witness. Many top DJ’s can bring in crowds of hundreds of thousands, much rivaling the likes of Rock and Roll greats like AC/DC and Iron Maiden. In many cases, these DJ’s go on year long or mostly year long tours, playing for the masses in huge venues and selling out stadiums. Some of the biggest music festivals in the world revolve around dance music such as Ultra, A State of Trance, EDC and more.
In this series, I will undergo an attempt at explaining the various styles of dance music and how they differ. To the music listener who doesn’t dive into the dance music world, they seem to get focused on a broad image instead of the detail involved within. Similar to seeing a football stadium dome from above. You can see the stadium, but you have no idea what the inside looks like. In the coming weeks, I plan on taking on dance music as a whole. Seeking to explain and showcase each style and genre while providing examples.
I’m mainly doing this because I had such a great response to my “Many Faces of Trance” section on my old website. Maybe this way, the avid non dance music listener can get a greater understanding and view, of how all dance music is different in a sense and maybe, just maybe, become a fan in the process.
I plan on taking on all genres and sub-genres of Dance music. Trance, Techno, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trip Hop and more. I will first be starting with Trance music, moving through various sub-genres. This will also be just basic genre/sub-genre depth. None of this sub-sub-sub genre stuff which seems to make even more people confused.
I hope this series will be of some use and maybe even educational for some of you. Maybe some of you will even walk away with a greater understanding and respect for dance music. So please, follow along and journey with me through the world of dance music.