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‘Dance music’ is a very loose and nebulous term. If I had to define it, I would keep it simple and say, its music that makes you want to dance. That concept has been interpreted many different ways by different artists at different points in history. Dance music has so many forms and permutations that it’s impossible to categorize them all. I’ve tried, here, to list the main genres of electronic music, and explain their historical, cultural and social significance. But, beyond a point, its ridiculous to attach names to sounds. Music is about feelings not taxonomy.
As Armin Van Buuren famously said, “Don’t be a prisoner of your own style.
It first came into prominence in Chicago in the 1980s. It famously developed in Chicago’s gay club and warehouse scene, where it provided the soundtrack to parties at which people felt liberated enough by the music to let go and express themselves. House grew out of disco, which was the sound of the ‘70s. As people began to tire of disco, they began to gravitate towards Continue reading “Music’s the Medicine of the Mind!” »