A music video that showcases the many different talents and genres of electronic dance music is a great way to attract viewers and gain interest in those artists’ music. Videos like “Poker Face” by Insomnia, “Trap Queen” by Noisemakers, “Reckless Raving Mad” by AWOL, “Wish You Were Here” by Disclosure and more have proven that it can be fun and exciting to branch out into other musical genres as well. If you are looking for a video that will attract an audience and get your foot in the door with the up-and-coming EDM act or bigger name artist, this is the video for you.
As a dance music enthusiast, I have watched a lot of these videos. Many times, I have been intrigued and taken with a new style or sound that a song introduces. But, I’ve also noticed that some of them have been a little boring to me. Why is that? I don’t think it’s the music or the performers. It’s not that they didn’t try or show off.
The most important factor to watching an electronic dance music documentary is that it tells the story. Why? Because without a story, there won’t be any emotion attached to the viewer. They won’t care about what is happening because they aren’t involved in it.
How does that make sense? If you don’t care about the person who is performing, why should they be featured in a documentary about their dance music career? These videos are all about the person and how they created their unique sound and style. How their fans relate to them and how their live shows go down.
For me, a part of the entertainment of seeing videos like “Poker Face” or “Reckless” is the fact that the performer isn’t having to perform. They aren’t sitting behind a monitor or having their face on display for the audience. There is no makeup artists, stage hands or sound technicians. It’s just the person themselves with their electronic dance music.
In addition to these videos being completely un-nerving to some people, they don’t do a complete job of conveying how incredible dance music can be. They might show one or two of a couple songs. They might give you the history of the genre. They might touch upon aspects of production and mixing but that is really all they are doing.
So when you watch these documentaries, don’t get too caught up in them. Instead focus on the person performing. Get as much information as you can from them. This will give you a deeper appreciation of what they are doing and why it is so unique.
You may find that watching an electronic dance music documentary is more engaging than you first imagined. It’s not a boring trip through history. Instead, it is something fun and informative. Plus, you will probably discover things that you hadn’t been aware of before. If nothing else, at least you’ll have something to put back on your digital library!
If you are interested in going on this type of trip, the Internet has a wealth of resources for you. There are websites that provide background information, reviews of bookings and more. You can also read reviews of previous electronic dance music shows that were held. All of this is great for those who want to know more about this genre before heading out.
Of course, a documentary about dance music is only as good as the people behind it. If you can’t get to any of the dancers in person, you will need to rely on their videos and photos posted on various websites. Watching these videos will give you an idea of the type of style that each of the performers bring to the art form.
Watching a documentary isn’t enough to appreciate this type of dance music though. You need to be able to act naturally and engage in conversation with the other patrons of the venue as well. You may be amazed at the responses you get when you engage others in this stimulating activity. It is a lot of fun and very social.
This electronic dance music documentary is a must-see event. Even if you never take up the beat yourself, you will still find this to be a very intriguing and insightful watch. Your only word of caution is to dress appropriately for the subject matter. A light sweater and simple shoes are appropriate for the viewing audience, but you might want to consider dressing a bit more formally if you want to stand out from the crowd.