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November 2017

Music Production

Trap Music, The New “BIG THING” In The Music Industry

If popular artists like Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, T.I., fits on the top of your list of music then you must have surely know the term “Trap”. Trap music is the latest genre catching rage in the modern 2013 epoch. Having its origin from the Hip Hop music, Trap is the buzzing trend dazzling teenagers all over the world. But the question is what makes trap music 2013 so popular?

In the recent few years free EDM music downloads are making a boom on the Internet, and this genre has become the first preference all music lovers. Basically music is a blend of elements like Dubstep and Down South Hip Hop. Having a unique style of its own, this genre is hitting top charts of new evolving DJs, producers and artists popping up daily. Therefore there is no surprise in the fact that this genre has outgrown as a rage amongst masses of people that prefers only trap musicout in the parties, clubs and underground gigs. What makes this music genre so unique and so popular is that trap styling are flexible to be injected into any type or style of music thus giving a broader array of choices to music lovers. No wonder how this new budding genre has literally trapped people much faster that already well-known electro and dubstep music styles.

Noticing this emerging popularity every passing day the question that now looms is how long will this craze last? Will it be just like many trends that come and go until the next new thing is invented? Or will it create a strong foothold in the music industry and also amongst the crowd?

However there is a much higher probability seen for trap music 2013 to last longer. Having its roots in hip hop, Trap Music is definitely made up just the way people want it. People can relate to this music style even if they are new listeners. Knowing the fact that the night clubs have been the best way to gauge the potential of every new genre style, has definitely become the favorites of all the DJ’s. So overall an exciting growth is already been witnessed in the present scenario and much likely this music genre is going to stay for very long.

Another thing which is playing a great role in elevating the standards and liking of music among the crowds are the free EDM music downloads offered on the web by many music websites. This has made easier and convenient for all the music lovers to listen to their favorite tracks anytime and anywhere. This is indeed one very big trend that is followed by masses across the globe.

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The Best in EDM Music!

Partying and music festivals in Mumbai has been looking better and better with every passing night. With new clubs, bars and pubs opening all over the city, nightlife has been thriving. The same can be said for DJs and clubs, which seem to be sprouting all over the metropolis we know as Mumbai. With bars and lounges gaining popularity among young individuals in the city, the night time scene in Mumbai has definitely stepped its game up. While the local bars and lounges are all well and good, the music concerts happening in Mumbai are unbelievable. International DJS are flocking to Aamchi Mumbai, owing to the large crowds and the atmosphere of Mumbai. Some big names who have come to Mumbai for concerts include big ticket artists like Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas, Swedish House Mafia, and many more EDM artists.

Another one of Mumbai’s DJS will be seen performing soon, DJ Shiva. Known for his foot tapping Bollywood and Hollywood remixes, the DJ does not stick to the convention when it comes to his brand of music. Effortlessly fusing Hip Hop, mainstream Bollywood, lounge, electro and house music, it makes his repertoire far more versatile than most performing artists. Having worked in the music industry for over a decade, the talented DJ has risen from where he’d begun, 10 years ago. He’s carved a niche for himself, with his hard work, unrelenting dedication and his unbridled passion for music. He has also been awarded with a bevy of accolades for his work with music. Some of his famous remixes include Aaj Phir, fro Hate Story 2, Yaariyaan, Raghupati Raghav, from Krrish 3 and Dil Tu Hi Bata. He’s already performed at more than a few high profile events, some of which include Trikaya at Pune, Flags at Pune with Perizad, IPL Nights, Party Link and many more.

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Club music

The Past & Future of Dance Music Styles

Some say the origin of House music came out of Chicago in 1981. An escape from street and gang life, house music offered temperance to the unsettled consciousness of youth at the time. It allowed them to mingle with peers, while dancing away any of their problems.

Techno music, which some say, came out of Detroit in the early 90’s, may have begun through the evolutionary progress of various new textures, patterns and sounds which were emerging from all over the world.

New electronic music devices were being created while electronic sounds were coming into their own. The kick and snare became the heartbeat of the song. The bass became the backbone driving force. The synthesizer was the melody which brought people into the nightclub doors, and kept them dancing from dusk to dawn.

Over the years, some of the different genres and sub styles which have emerged with this new sound have been called: Deep House, House, Techo, Megabeat, Electro House, Disco House, Funky House, Garage, Techno, Industrial, Electronica, Breakcore, Micro-house, Underground, Trance, Ambient, Breaks, Minimal Techno, and many more.

But in looking at where we are now, it was the music groups from as far back as the 60’s that were the veterans of this new sound. Bands like “The Tornados” created one of the first techno-pop songs entitled Telstar in 1962, which became a Billboard number one hit for the band. The song featured a Clavioline, an instrument like a keyboard with a very distinctive electronic sound. Telstar was the first U.S. number one hit by a British group. The song was originally thought to be just a novelty record intended to make people think about the dawn of the space age. Little did they know at the time how evolutionary their record would become.

Since then, DJ’s and Re-mixers (both male and female) have come on the dance music scene, creating an entirely new sound of the future. With their flair for remixing different sounds, cuts and beats, many DJ’s have created number one dance singles. In doing so, they have developed a new artistry and way for them to be heard by music industry power players. Further, they continue to compete at becoming the best mixers and most popular DJ’s in the clubs. In their own right, they have become the celebrities.

With respect to all forms of music and genres introduced, there is no one sound or genre which now stands alone. Music is as diverse as the creators’ imagination. But groundbreakers, such as The Tornados and Kraftwerk have helped to pave the way.

Stay tuned, because the next groundbreakers are sitting in their studios (or sound proofed bedroom closets) right now creating the hottest ‘new sound’ as we speak. And moving forward toward the future, who knows what those sounds will be entitled. Perhaps you will come up with the next new style yourself. If so, what will it be coined? The world’s audience will definitely be listening.

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Dj Life

Ibiza Dance Music – A History of Dance Music

Music centers can break out in the must unlikely places. Take the small Balearic Island of Ibiza, for example. When people think of island vacations, they likely picture sandy beaches, rolling waves, and drinking cool beverages under the hot sun. In other words, they dream about enjoying the great outdoors.

However, it’s the great indoors, instead, that makes Ibiza a coveted destination for dance music aficionados all over the world.

Much like latter day world explorers, hippies arrived in Ibiza in the ’60s, bringing with them musical styles not yet heard in Spain. And in 1973, Pacha Ibiza, the island’s first pivotal club, began to attract music-loving night owls. Soon after, rising musicians from around the globe were flocking to this sonic melting pot, and eventually many other popular night spots took root, including Es Paradis and Amnesia.

In the ’90s, dance music began to evolve at a rapid rate, similar to the way the internet and personal computers started fast-forwarding our culture into its brave new future. And when the electronic dance movement started to take shape via house, trance, techno and other keyboard and computerized styles, DJs in the Ibiza club scene took on the role of turntablest agents of change. There’s even a genre named after the island, called Balearic Beat, and this indigenous Ibiza music is notable for its strong grooves, which are mixed in with distinctly Spanish influences.

One of Ibiza’s best known performers is Jens Gad, who was featured prominently on Enigma’s recordings. Tiësto, another Ibiza regular, was the first DJ to perform at the Athens Summer Olympic Games in 2004. Paul van Dyk may be from East Berlin, but his electronic dance music always goes over extremely in Ibiza. John Digweed regularly performs at hot spots, such as Space, and hosts his own radio show, Transitions. Other notable DJs include Above and Beyond, who are appreciated for their uplifting trance sounds, also host the radio show Trance Around the World and have had residencies at Cream, A&B, and others. Markus Schulz is also from Germany, and like many of his DJ contemporaries, hosts his own radio show, which is called Global DJ Broadcast.

Ibiza is more than just a DJs paradise, however, as nearly any and all musical varieties are now openly welcomed there. It’s so eclectic in fact many clubs designate rooms solely for certain musical styles, which range from Latin and garage, to R&B and hip-hop. Live music is also alive and well in the Ibiza calendar, as Kaiser Chiefs, The Arctic Monkeys, and Kasabian have all made notable island ventures, brandishing electric guitars, instead of turntables and various electronic wizardry. Much like major creative cities, such as New York, London, and Los Angeles, Ibiza attracts visitors from around the world. These other major metropolises may dwarf the island, size-wise, but Ibiza’s adventurous sense of experimentation makes it just as important as any other music capital. Those with ears to hear that want to explore the great indoors must put Ibiza on their travel itinerary.
This article was written by John McElborough. Find out more about Ibiza and book your room at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel – Ibiza’s number one music hotel for clubbers on loveibiza.net.

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Club music

Has Lady Gaga Brought Back Dance Music

People in general seem to forget that Lady Gaga has surpassed being a “pop icon.” She is an original singer who has an amazing vocal and infectious beats. She keeps getting her new music out there and keeps promoting it, she’s always got something going on, never a dull moment. She sings like a pop artist should and her ‘freakiness’ is just something that makes her better.

Lady Gaga has really revolutionized pop music at the end of decade with her perfect timing and the Fame really brings disco-pop and yes, even electro pop to life. While Pink, Christina, Beyonce and company are releasing their albums and singles, Gaga has already cemented herself as not only one of the fastest emerging female artists in history, but also as a pop culture icon and one of the biggest favorites of disc jockeys.

She is a staple of pop culture continuing come up with new concepts. Gaga sings (live too!), dances, combines music and fashion, designs her own stage, plays an actual instrument (true musician), and most of all, actually writes her own material. Her strengths have produced a million wannabe’s that want to dance like Gaga or sing like Gaga. She’s such incredible entertainer that disc jockeys can’t wait to see what she gives next.

Gaga can tear the house down sitting on a stool with a mic in her hand or do a full out dance routine and knock others dead. What Alexander McQueen did for fashion, Gaga is doing to dance music. The most amazing with Lady Gaga is that she can change style, whether ballad or pop dance which makes her the new Queen Of Pop. Gaga will continue her career the same way Madonna has. She is a marketing machine for her amazing concerts and the disc jockey who need danceable hits to play.

One thing you all have to admit finally is that Lady Gaga really shook up Top 40 into liking electronic/dance music and abandoning the aggressive sounds of hip-hop in the early and mid 2000s.

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Dj Life

House and Electronic Dance Music DJs – Use a Playlist

A Tracklist Will Help You Get Found
Including a tracklist or playlist with your mix sets is an essential part of promoting your career as a performing artist. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, a proper play list is the best way to ensure your mix sets are easily found by house heads worldwide. With each tracklist, you provide Google an opportunity to index key search terms such as song title, artist, remixer, and label. Use this as a tool to be found by fans that follow and support the same style as you. Technically speaking, a playlist will promote your mix even when you’re asleep!

In the world of house music, there are thousands of underground, unsigned, and aspiring artists it’s amazing how much music never makes it to the mainstream market. Even then, what our culture considers “mainstream” is still considered “underground” in the world of major labels. It’s important that your listeners identify where the music is coming from, so that their hard work is in the spotlight as well.

Playlists are an Industry Standard
House and electronic dance music has always been about discovering new music. As a DJ/Artist, it is your duty to educate your fans and audience. Don’t be afraid to include a playlist with all your mixes – It’s an industry standard and without one you can easily be misinterpreted as lazy or holding back.

Minimum format: ARTIST – TITLE
Preferred format: ARTIST – TITLE – REMIXER – LABEL
Example: DJ Smith feat Mary Jones – “It’s getting funky” (Funklord Club Remix) – K1 Music

Show Your Support
It’s rare that you will become a world renown artist based solely on your DJ sets. Most disc jockeys do more than just play music. They often have a combination of elements working for them including a radio show, remix/production, a club residency, promoting their own night/event, or a record label. A natural progression for many DJs is getting into music production or remixing. One day, your music will be a part of someone else’s mix, and you certainly hope they give you proper recognition. Show your support and make sure you acknowledge their talent by including their information on your playlist.

Our Future Depends on You
With a tracklist you are providing a service to the artist or label in the event the listener wants to buy that song/track. Whether you’re a fan or DJ – Think about the all the times you’ve listened to a mix, and NEEDED to buy a certain song. You found out what it was, and you bought it on iTunes, Amazon, Traxsource, Beatport, or your favorite digital music store. With a proper tracklist, you’re saying YES to the future of the digital music industry.

Brian Cabalic has been selecting music for the dance floor since 1989. He graduated from UCSD with a degree in Human Development and currently works as a Network Engineer and DJ. Brian has successfully combined his passion for house music, knack for technology, and knowledge of human behavior as the Webmaster for [http://www.ilovehousemusic.com]. The site is a social network dedicated to the progress of house music culture and electronic dance music through online interaction. Sign up today for a FREE Artist or Fan account to learn more about house music and underground dance culture.

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Electronic music can exite you more than sex

A Tracklist Will Help You Get Found
Including a tracklist or playlist with your mix sets is an essential part of promoting your career as a performing artist. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, a proper play list is the best way to ensure your mix sets are easily found by house heads worldwide. With each tracklist, you provide Google an opportunity to index key search terms such as song title, artist, remixer, and label. Use this as a tool to be found by fans that follow and support the same style as you. Technically speaking, a playlist will promote your mix even when you’re asleep!

In the world of house music, there are thousands of underground, unsigned, and aspiring artists it’s amazing how much music never makes it to the mainstream market. Even then, what our culture considers “mainstream” is still considered “underground” in the world of major labels. It’s important that your listeners identify where the music is coming from, so that their hard work is in the spotlight as well.

Playlists are an Industry Standard
House and electronic dance music has always been about discovering new music. As a DJ/Artist, it is your duty to educate your fans and audience. Don’t be afraid to include a playlist with all your mixes – It’s an industry standard and without one you can easily be misinterpreted as lazy or holding back.

Minimum format: ARTIST – TITLE
Preferred format: ARTIST – TITLE – REMIXER – LABEL
Example: DJ Smith feat Mary Jones – “It’s getting funky” (Funklord Club Remix) – K1 Music

Show Your Support
It’s rare that you will become a world renown artist based solely on your DJ sets. Most disc jockeys do more than just play music. They often have a combination of elements working for them including a radio show, remix/production, a club residency, promoting their own night/event, or a record label. A natural progression for many DJs is getting into music production or remixing. One day, your music will be a part of someone else’s mix, and you certainly hope they give you proper recognition. Show your support and make sure you acknowledge their talent by including their information on your playlist.

Our Future Depends on You
With a tracklist you are providing a service to the artist or label in the event the listener wants to buy that song/track. Whether you’re a fan or DJ – Think about the all the times you’ve listened to a mix, and NEEDED to buy a certain song. You found out what it was, and you bought it on iTunes, Amazon, Traxsource, Beatport, or your favorite digital music store. With a proper tracklist, you’re saying YES to the future of the digital music industry.

Brian Cabalic has been selecting music for the dance floor since 1989. He graduated from UCSD with a degree in Human Development and currently works as a Network Engineer and DJ. Brian has successfully combined his passion for house music, knack for technology, and knowledge of human behavior as the Webmaster for [http://www.ilovehousemusic.com]. The site is a social network dedicated to the progress of house music culture and electronic dance music through online interaction. Sign up today for a FREE Artist or Fan account to learn more about house music and underground dance culture.

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Club music

Roller Skate to 80’s Dance Music For a Fun Exercise Alternative

Did you ever wonder why your gym work out isn’t cutting it right now? Is the thought of seeing that gray old building discouraging you? What about the cost? Well, there is new work out craze that is fun and cost effective. Yet, it isn’t that new. It’s a workout you use to do as a kid. Yet, back then you called it fun. What is this “new” exercise? Roller skating. Roller skating is coming back as a HUGE hit! Why? The 80’s dance music is blaring out the speakers people are enjoying themselves and the cost is so much lower than any gym membership.

80’s dance music is secretly loved by all generation X. And instead of singing off key in your car go sing out load at your local rink You will find more and more 80’s children are flocking back to “Xanadu” experience and you can’t beat your $9 cover charge.

More and more Skating Rinks are opening up “80’s Dance Music” theme nights for adults where you can find everyone young and old coming out and enjoying this favorite pass time of decades gone by. You will find all sorts of characters, with hot pants and retro hello kitty gear. Madonna will be buzzing by you, while Prince and Micheal Jackson are doing there own moves in the middle of the rink.

More and more adults are going out with their kids on church events, birthday parties and get together at the roller skating rinks with 80’s dance music themes surrounding the area.

So, what are you waiting for? Lace up those neon skate laces and head down to your locale Roller Skating rink with your family and get a fantastic workout while doing it! It is so much better than paying those ridiculous prices at the gym!

Jessica Yuwell is an Internet Marketer, Business Coach and Consultant whose passions are based on her history of being a  child of the eighties and loves anything to do with 80’s dance music and films of that era.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2774222

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Club music

Rookie Mistakes That Prevent Enjoying Trance Dance Music

Let’s be frank, this article is not designed for ignorant people who think that Trance Dance Music is as Paul van Dyk satirizes “The sh*ttiest music since country and western.” The whole dilemma that comes with the grounds of overcoming cognitive dissonance is far, far beyond the scope of this article. Instead, if you are a person who has ever heard some mainstream “trance” or “techno” or “rave” music and thought it to be interesting and intriguing, this article will show you some of the ways to develop your inner love for Trance Music by avoiding the most common amateur mistakes when starting out with this genre of music.

1. Keep an open mind – This is by far one of the most idiotic mistakes we all make unconsciously if we’re not careful. Remember any music that you’re not enjoying all that much can be attributed to many things, but most importantly: remember that one bad song does not define the genre or sub-genre.

2. Don’t listen to cheese – Yes this means YOU, yes YOU sitting there wondering if you really have to put down your DJ Sammy, your Ian Van Dahl, your DJ Encore, your Darude – Sandstorm, and the list goes on. I am not going to sit here and tell you which artist to listen to or what not to, but there is DEFINITELY a world of a difference between eating McDonalds every day and having a rotation of quality foods like Japanese-grown Kobe Beef Filet Mignon every night. They may both be loosely labeled “beef” but there is a world of difference in difference in texture, taste, flavors, aromas and such that the person who has never had either will not be able to immediately appreciate on first taste. Remember my fundamental first point? Don’t be one of those people who think it’s cool to go against mainstream music just because it is mainstream. Have your own thought and opinion. Don’t fall victim and prey to social conditioning. I personally love what DJ’s like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, etc. are doing for the EDM and Trance world. Are they mainstream? Yes. Are they utterly good at what they do to promote the genre, contribute POSITIVELY to it, and at the end of the day make millions of people around the world let go of their problems and burdens for the brief time they’re listening to them? That is the ultimate delimiter and deciding factor in a question of this scale. To wrap this point up, I believe a quote by one of the most genius and talented producers of our era Brian Transeau (aka BT) says it all:

“I love what guys like Oliver Lieb and Paul van Dyk do. I hate that ATB and those sorts of people have prostituted this stuff. You listen to an ATB track and then you listen to Sasha, and the difference is as obvious as listening to Led Zeppelin and Rachmaninoff.” – Brian Transeau

3. Don’t listen to low bitrate music – Now we’re starting to get to the heart of how to actually enjoy the music once we have little nuances like ignorance and stereotyping of a genre of music out of the way. Please do yourself a favor and refuse to listen to anything that is at the VERY least 128 kbps when you first start out, and then 192 kbps when you find that your brain and ears can hear the difference in them. The jump from 192 kbps and 320 kbps takes a bit longer to bridge, but I wholly encourage everyone who has the ability to get a 320 rip of whatever their tunes to do so. If you have no idea what bitrate means, in a nutshell the numbers denote how much information is coming through when you are listening. The less information that comes through, the more muffled, low quality, and ultimately un-lifelike the sound will sound.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1994734

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Methods For Making Electronic Dance Music

The sounds are all familiar: From when the Moog synthesizer appeared in the 1960s to the present state of dance-to-pop spillover, electronic dance music is characterized by inhuman sounds. Although, in many cases, the sounds may, in fact, be created by a person, the fact that they do not mirror those of organic instruments (such as strings, piano, or winds) often results in many writing off synthesizers, turntables, and nearly any other device used in dance music as “cold.” But, while synthesizers might not have had the dynamic qualities of a traditional piano until recently, this aspect doesn’t make it or any other device less legitimate in music making.

Take the building blocks for creating music – rhythm, pitches, and melodic aspects. While, in traditional music, they may be created through a symphonic orchestra or a rock band, electronic music often transposes these multi-instrumental aspects into one instrument.

Synthesizers, for example, are truly the first instrument available for making dance music. Although in its early days, it was mainly seen as a novelty device for making strange sounds on film soundtracks, it gradually evolved into a key player in recording music. Polyphonic abilities and sampling capabilities were given to the instrument in the 1980s and, although the need for session players never phased out, a synthesizer could be used as the accompaniment with several sounds to a singer’s vocals.

In more recent electronic dance music, the turntable is a significant component. For many DJs, this device is coupled with a mixing console and other devices needed for on-the-spot production. Nevertheless, from production to scratch DJs, this device has become a necessity for playing the sounds that the DJ then tweaks. To further its reputation as a legitimate instrument, a concerto for turntable that utilized scratching techniques was written earlier this decade.

A computer, preferably a laptop in recent years, has been another device used regularly in electronic dance music. In the earlier days on the genre, sounds were created on a computer, copied onto a disc, and added to a sampling keyboard. In the present, the computer becomes another instrument in a musician’s setup. Programs like Ableton Live and Logic Audio allow sounds to be recorded from the outside, incorporated into the track, and, in a live performance, used directly from the computer. Additionally, a computer is often attached to a turntable or keyboard setup as a source of samples.

Aside from these three main components, additional ones may be added. Nintendo systems and tablet computers have found their way into DJ setups recently. Tape players, similarly, have been added from genres ranging from synth-pop to classical as a source of loops and repetition.

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