Are You Missing the Musical Variety Of Underground Electronic Music? Nothing Beats a Listening Session
What was once considered “underground” is now considered mainstream. This phenomenon has been going on for years, and it’s also what’s making electronic music boring. In this article, I will discuss the current state of electronic music, the underground electronic music scene and how to discover new electronic music artists.
Electronic Music – Past, Present and Future
Electronic music has come a long way from its beginnings in the late 60’s and early 70’s with synthesizers altering the sound of popular songs by The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Today, you can’t even turn on the radio without hearing some form of electronic music. Electronic dance music has become so popular that many artists no longer play their own instruments. Instead they use computer software and synthesizers to perform their songs live as a “DJ”. Everything you hear through your car stereo or your favorite radio station is now electronically produced.
For many people this is very exciting because they are now more exposed to different artists than they were before… But are they really? If you turn on any mainstream radio station right now, what do you hear? You’ll hear a lot of overproduced and repetitive sounding songs that all sound very
Are You Missing the Musical Variety Of Underground Electronic Music?
Nothing Beats a Listening Session
Nothing Beats a Listening Session
For anyone who has experienced the sub-genres, there is no argument that electronic music (also known as EDM) is more than just what you hear on the radio. But for those who have not been exposed to the varieties of underground music, it may be hard to understand how this genre can actually be considered “varied.” One of the great things about electronic dance music is that there is so much variety. And I’m not talking about different “styles” or “forms,” but actual genres. The term EDM refers to an array of musical styles that encompass everything from house and techno to trance, drum & bass, and dubstep. But these are only a few of the genres that fall under the umbrella of EDM. And this is why it’s important to go to listening sessions and experience the different sounds firsthand.
Are you a fan of electronic music? Do you enjoy listening to your favorite electronic music artists, but at the same time are you missing the musical variety of underground electronic music? Then nothing beats a listening session!
A listening session is basically an event where people get together and listen to the wonderful sounds of underground electronic music. The best part about it is that a listening session can be organized by anyone, anywhere. There are no rules or restrictions on how to host a listening session. It can be as simple as inviting friends over to have a drink and listen to some tracks together.
The best thing about a listening session is that it allows one to experience new sounds. It’s always fun to make new discoveries, and there’s no better way than in a relaxed setting with good people. Let me tell you what happened last week when I hosted my own listening session at home…
The internet is a great place to discover new music. But it’s also a frustrating place for people who are missing the musical variety of underground electronic music. And if you’re interest in underground electronic music, you’re definitely not alone.
Everyone wants to learn about electronic music and if you’ve ever asked yourself “What is the best electronic music to listen to?”, I’m here to tell you the answer: The music that makes you feel good when you listen to it. It can be anything that gets your heart rate up and makes your brain want to dance. You can find it in every genre. Whether it’s house or trance or techno or dubstep or jungle, there’s a track that will make you move.
But what is the best electronic music? Well, it depends on what type of music you like. For example, if you like slow, melodic tunes like “Deep Blue” by Kaskade, then you should take a look at “Sierra Leone”. It’s one of my favorites because it’s so relaxing and beautiful. But if you like fast-paced, club-oriented tracks like “Pump Up The Volume” by M|A|R|R|S, then you should check out “Elevator Music” by
In my experience, most people I’ve met who say they listen to “electronic music” don’t really know what that means. Their idea of electronic music is either the Top 40 hits on the radio, or some sort of dub-step or techno remix of those same hits.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: there’s a whole world out there of amazing electronic music, and it has nothing to do with what’s on the radio. This is why I feel that the term “electronic music” has become a bit muddied as it gains popularity. It’s like someone who says they love “pop music”, but only listens to whatever is on the radio at any given moment. It’s such a generalization that it means almost nothing anymore.
If you’re someone who genuinely loves electronic music, then there are listeners just like you out there who have been listening to this stuff for years and have been looking for ways to share it with you. Let me explain…
The electronic dance music genre, in all of its many sub-genres, is an extremely popular and commercially viable scene; so much so that many new artists are starting to see the possibility of a career in the industry.
The industry is also becoming more accessible. So, if you want to become an electronic music producer or DJ, you have a lot of options. Some people even think that being able to make great electronic music is enough to succeed as a musician; but it’s not nearly as easy as some would have you believe.
The days of just making beats from samples and loops are long gone, and artists need more than just good technical skills to get noticed. If you’re looking for something more than what your average bedroom producer has to offer, then a career in the music industry might be for you.
A good way to get started is by studying the history of the genre and learning from those who came before you. A lot has changed since the first wave of artists began making electronic music, but it’s still possible to learn about their techniques and methods for creating their own music. The Internet provides a number of resources for this kind of study, including e-books and websites dedicated to researching the history and development of electronic music.
There are so many electronic music artists, labels and genres out there that it can be overwhelming at times. So much to listen to, so little time…
But there is a way to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed by all the music available. Take your time and listen to an album or a track for an entire day or even longer and you will see how enjoyable the experience is. You’ll get the chance to explore new depths of the music that you might not have gotten from a single listen.
So I urge you to try listening to an electronic music album or track for a full day and let me know what your experience was like.
Also, if you need suggestions on what albums/tracks to listen to then please leave me a message and I will provide some recommendations 🙂