What Happens When a Dance Music Subgenre Loses Popularity?: Predicting EDM’s Future

Since 2012, we’ve been hearing that this EDM thing is about to reach a peak. Trend forecasters ended up wrong after festival attendance and record sales surged globally, with North America consuming a greater portion of the market. 2014, however, appears different. It’s not so much that all aspects have [...]

By |2014-04-28T00:00:00-04:00April 28, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

Latest Retro Revival: Return to the ‘90s

As much as dance music claims to go forward, trends sporadically look toward the past. In 2008 through 2010, a handful of acts explored ‘80s synthpop sounds, but with a safer, slicker sound that might have been appropriate for Alphaville but too tame for a Depeche Mode album. Out of [...]

By |2014-03-14T00:00:00-04:00March 14, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

EDM’s Dirty Secret: Progressive House is Just an Evolution of Eurodance

The most important mainstream dance music album is likely one you’re not listening to – Basshunter’s Calling Time. Yes, Basshunter has never been taken seriously in the dance music sphere. He’s a Eurodance artist that survived and produced hits far past the prime of “Dota” and “Boten Anna” (and their [...]

By |2014-03-10T00:00:00-04:00March 10, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , |

Resurrect The Disco

In the second half of the 1980s, Morrissey, still with The Smiths, sang, “Burn down the disco, hang the blessed DJ.” Now, according to a trend piece in the New York Times, disco revival groups – but not nu-disco – want to resurrect it. But acts like Crystal Ark Party [...]

By |2012-12-17T00:00:00-05:00December 17, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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