There is a new form of DJ and electronic dance music that is taking the world by storm. The sound of hip hop and techno beats combined with Latin percussion has made it a hit for those looking for a more energetic, fun way to enjoy themselves on dance floors. While there are several well-known brands with established reputations in the industry, there are also many upstart electronic dance music companies that are establishing huge reputations.
One of the newest companies to make a name for itself in the DJ and electronic dance music industry is Hospital Records. The label started out in 1992 as a side project of DJ Shadow. They quickly became one of the labels most sought out by other DJs and producers. They offer a wide range of electronic dance music including jazz, Latin, reggaeton, hardstyle, hip-hop and breakbeat.
Another rising star in the world of electronic dance music is Audio Edge. Founded by two German DJs, Audio Edge began producing dance music in the early 90s. They specialize in the production of “futuristic” electronic dance music and have even received accolades from top industry insiders like Dance Magazine.
Other than just releasing music, some electronic dance music companies offer consultancy services. These companies can provide lessons in techniques such as sampling, beat juggling and beat boxing. They can also guide you in what type of equipment to buy. With all the technological aspects of today’s music, the days when a talented DJ could take a simple beat and change it into a medley of instruments and sounds is gone. Today, good mixing skills require a mastery of a variety of software programs.
For those wishing to create their own electronic dance music, the possibilities are endless. While the standard practice is to record the music and then edit it in a digital editing program, more producers are starting to use programs such as Pro Tools. This allows the DJ to drag and drop different elements and mix them together to make their desired track.
One thing that sets electronic dance music apart from traditional music is the amount of creativity and innovation that goes into its creation. In many cases, the creator of an original track will go onto the internet and market it themselves. While this has helped many upstart producers make some sales, it does take a long time for a song to reach the level of popularity required to be heard by mainstream radio.
It takes a long time to become recognized as an expert in an electronic dance music style. While the average DJ can gain mainstream recognition after some years of practice, it is not common for a DJ to hit the big time right away. There are many factors that can influence this, such as how much the average fan knows about the style he or she is favouring. A relatively unknown DJ can simply have a great show, but is not likely to be recognised as an expert right away.
With so many electronic dance music companies in operation today, it should not be too hard to find something that appeals to you. Many will provide sample CD’s for you to listen to and make any final decision on the company and artist. They may also allow you to email them your demos and get responses directly from the staff. Electronic dance music is not solely about the music, but the passion and drive behind the people who make it and these companies are there to support the electronic artists and provide the fans with exactly what they want.