Are DJs making electronic albums or EDM albums? Some may even call it electronic music in the mainstream.
DJs are hitting the charts with their own electronic albums. Alesso recently released his album Forever and Axwell Ingrosso released something more than an album, they called it a debut studio album but fans and critics are calling it a mix tape, They called it More Than You Know EP. Swedish DJ Alesso has been on the EDM scene for over a decade now and is considered one of the best Swedish House DJs in the world. He finally released his debut studio album Forever after 3 years of waiting from fans. The album features artists like One Republic’s frontman Ryan Tedder, Nicky Romero, Tove Lo, Hurts, and many others. The album is diverse but still nostalgic to Alesso’s sound that made him what he is today. The album was released on May 22nd and debuted at
We are living in a time where the biggest DJs in the world are releasing their own albums. Alesso, Axwell Ingrosso, and Gryffin all have recently released albums that were heavily supported by other big DJs. But we live in a generation where music genres are mixed together to create new genres.
These three artists have created electronic albums with songs that are very different from what they would play at a DJ set. Armin van Buuren on his radio show, A State of Trance, has talked about how he likes what these DJs have done but doesn’t like that they made separate albums and not singles because it is more work for them to promote these albums and get them on the radio.
However, some people say that this is good because it brings EDM into the mainstream. And even though they are mixing genres together to create these electronic albums, this can open new doors for the genre to grow.
From the late 1990s and into the 2000s, there was a big boom of electronic dance music (EDM) in the United States. The rise of EDM was due to artists like Daft Punk, Skrillex, David Guetta, and Deadmau5.
The year 2015-2016 saw a huge rise in songs like Alesso’s “Heroes” with Tove Lo and Axwell Ingrosso’s “Sun Is Shining.” I am personally a huge fan of Axwell Ingrosso, who are two Swedish DJs that were previously members of Swedish House Mafia.
The release of Alesso and Axwell Ingrosso’s albums in 2015 were the first electronic albums to really break into mainstream media. The two artists are currently on their respective tours across North America and play at some of the biggest festival stages out there.
But what is an electronic album? Is it just a bunch of EDM tracks that were released by a DJ or is it something more? I think it is something more; it is an album that has taken electronic music to another level.
The release of both albums had everyone talking about them. They were featured in almost every major news outlet and had everyone asking “Is this the next big thing?”
The electronic music group Swedish House Mafia (SHM) broke up in 2013, with Axwell Ingrosso and Alesso going their separate ways. While the two were once partners in the SHM, they have made their own unique mark on the EDM scene. The two have worked together on tracks such as “Reload” and “On My Way,” but it is only now that they can be called true DJ’s.
Axwell Ingrosso is an Italian-born Swedish DJ who was a member of SHM. In 2014, he released his debut album “Alesso,” which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. He has worked with some of the biggest names in EDM, including Calvin Harris, Swanky Tunes, Clean Bandit, and Oliver Heldens. His latest release is titled “Ingrosso.”
Gryffin has been around for over 10 years, but only recently has he become a household name in EDM. He has produced and remixed many popular songs such as “Fingerprints,” “Dance With Me,” and “Heartbeat.” The latter track was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. He also collaborated with Skrillex and Diplo on the track
The Grammys have always been a joke.
The Recording Academy, the organization behind the music awards, has never quite been able to accurately represent the music industry as it exists. This year’s Grammys were no different. As many people have pointed out, it was a particularly egregious example of how outdated and irrelevant the Grammys are.
And then there’s the Electronic Dance Music category, which is a bit of a mess.
In 2011, the category was split into two: Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album. The Recording Academy is still trying to figure out what goes where apparently. The Best Dance Recording award went to Calvin Harris for “Bounce,” while Skrillex won Best Dance/Electronica Album for Bangarang. Bassnectar took home the prize in 2013 with Vava Voom and Zedd won in 2014 with Clarity.
EDM, or electronic dance music, has seen an incredible rise in popularity. What used to be a small movement of underground DJs and artists is now one of the most popular forms of mainstream music in the world. This can be proven by the fact that there are currently two DJ’s, The Chainsmokers, who have held the
As times change and the world evolves, industries along with them. In this case, electronic dance music, or EDM for short has been on the rise ever since its beginning. From artists like Tiesto to Martin Garrix, this genre has only been getting bigger in popularity. The problem with this is that it is not just EDM that is growing; other genres of music are also combining themselves into this fad.
One of these genres is house music. House music was one of the first types of EDM to be created and has a rich history behind it. While house music mainly uses a four-on-the-floor beat, producers are starting to stray away from that as well as other styles that make up what we call house music.
Another genre of music that is starting to be put into EDM albums is techno. Techno was an early type of electronic dance music that was very popular in Detroit and Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. Techno features drum machines and synthesizers which were among the first types of electronic instruments ever created. Techno does not feature vocals as much as other genres but rather focuses more on sound design and melody.
These two genres are just a few examples of how electronic dance music has a wide