Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music by Matthew Collin
How does an artist create a track on an international level? How does a DJ keep the party going on a nightly basis? And how does an artist to break through such a mass of potential competitors that have created a level playing field for most artists? These are the questions posed to Matthew Collin and his internationally renowned production partner Aaron Spectre in their newly-released CD Breakbot Vs The Machine.
Electronic dance music has once again been the Utopian frontier of popular culture. But three years ago, it has effectively gone from underground culture to the worldwide mainstream. Music channels like BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag have become household names. DJs and producers from all over the world travel to clubs across the globe to experience the new live music experience.
So what’s behind the rise of electronic music and why are rave parties so appealing? Some music experts suggest that the appeal of rave music is the “change” it represents. Instead of modern trends, rave parties feature musical ideas that date back to classical music – which some experts believe are some of the origins of rave. It’s also believed that the “new age” mentality that stems from these music roots creates a more individual experience for its followers.
Electronic dance music is also fast-paced and highly skilled. Producers like Matt Collin have the technical knowledge to create a wide range of sounds that have been originally utilized in classical music. The use of sample CD’s and looping techniques gives modern electronic music a unique sound that cannot be duplicated by using traditional instruments and sounds. This results in unique music that’s impossible to recreate anywhere else in the world. In fact, experts estimate that a perfect track can take up to 40 minutes to complete. This creates long breaks during which participants can chill out or engage in other activities – perfect for a Global Vacation in Electronic Dance Music.
The travel aspect of electronic music is what drew many to it. There are now rave nights out there that take place at major hotels and clubs throughout the world. These events are usually organized by a traveling DJ who is known as a “rodeo” (or rhythm guitarist). They play upbeat music and provide dance lessons to guests who want to learn the ropes. If you’re interested in this type of electronic music, you may want to consider taking a class. Most of the dancers in these classes are able to perform, sometimes better than famous dancers from the U.S. and Europe.
A rave party can take place indoors or outdoors; the choice is up to you. What’s important is that you come prepared with your own equipment. As far as equipment goes, a good set of speakers, a mixer, a set of headphones and speakers, a portable laptop, and an iPod are the basic requirements. With the proper gear, you’ll be ready to have some fun with friends in the world of rave.
Being exposed to such an incredible music culture will open your mind to new possibilities and experiences that you never thought possible. You’ll learn about the different styles of music and dance that make up the global rave scene. This experience will also introduce you to people from all over the world, ensuring that you’ll have fun with them and making connections that could help you in your future travels.
In case you’ve never experienced a rave party before, you should really go out and give it a shot. Even if you don’t think you have what it takes to be a successful dj, you may end up at a studio or hotel that does have weekly or monthly raves. You never know – I may just inspire you to go on to become a successful electronic musician. Raves can last for hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to practice and perfect your moves before your next big gig. They’re truly a marvelous experience and one that you can take home with you when you leave the studio.