For some time now, people have started talking about the EDM music scene. This music has made the covers of specialized magazines and is setting trends on both sides of the ocean. However, what is EDM music?
What is EDM music?
EDM is nothing more than the acronym for Electronic Dance Music. It is worth clarifying that it is not a musical genre in itself, so you will not be able to find the records cataloged under this label in any store, at least for the moment.
However, EDM music already has great representatives, such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Skrillex. Under this term, different musical styles are included: hip hop, house music, and rave. Some claim that with this amalgam, each musical genre’s richness is lost, and it may be true, but it is no less true that the resulting sound conquers the general public with simplicity and catchy rhythms.
Therefore, it is not surprising that some DJs charge a lot more than most singers and musicians. Thanks to Forbes magazine, we have been able to verify it, at the top of the list of the highest-paid DJs in the world is Tiesto, with annual earnings of about 22 million dollars, followed by Skrillex with about 15 million and Swedish House Mafia, now separated, with 14 million. David Guetta is in fourth place with $ 13.5 million and Steve Aoki is fifth with his $ 12 million.
Given these figures, it is not surprising that EDM music captivates many who come like bees to honey when they look for easy money. Paris Hilton and Fonsi Nieto have tried their luck in the DJ booths.
EDM music is not electronic music
EDM music is designed basically to dance and spread to the masses and although it is related to electronic music, it cannot be equated. Many people mistakenly think that electronic music is the same as EDM music.
However, electronic music is a much broader genre that includes breakbeat, dubstep, dance, and hardcore, among other styles. The genre’s purists affirm that EDM music does not represent electronic music but that it is a phenomenon behind which a big business hides, nothing more.
The classics of EDM music
Over the past decade, dance music has been revolutionized by songs that have redefined the pop soundtrack of our time. Here they are in a dedicated playlist:
Skrillex: “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” In 2010, a very young emo-punk rocker named Skrillex bursts onto the electronic scene. The way he revisits dubstep sound is devastating and groundbreaking. Millions of very young people abandon guitars to switch to electronics. Dj and producer with an unmistakable look, Skrillex is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of the new millennium.
Avicii: “Levels” Created in a Stockholm room by a blond nerd named Tim Bergling with one of the most intuitive software in circulation (Fruity Loops) that of “Levels” is the most famous synthesizer round of contemporary dance music. However, this was not exactly the ambition of Avicii, who last year announced his retirement at the age of only 26.
Rihanna: “We Found Love” feat. According to Forbes, Calvin Harris Calvin Harris is the richest DJ in the world, but he is the prototype of the modern electronic musician. Everything he touches becomes gold, thanks to an infinite talent that he makes available to fantastic singers, as in this case.
Paul Kalkbrenner: “Sky and Sand” The image of modern electronic music. A minimal masterpiece of disarming simplicity. Emotional in the composition, exciting in the text. To be listened to over and over with eyes closed.
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