African electronic dance music is truly one of the greatest genres in the planet right now. This is simply because the rhythms of such a style of music possess a very hypnotic effect on people that so many of them can’t stop listening to it. Imagine how many people you know that really love this genre of music and talk about it with everyone they meet. In actuality, aficionados of the music just enjoy it so much that even without the influence of others they will feel like they are having the best time of their lives. The thing about this particular music that makes it so popular though is not the same reason why a lot of people appreciate it. It’s actually due to the hypnotic quality of the rhythm and the melodies which most aficionados cannot get enough of.
If you are wondering what exactly is it that draws aficionados to this kind of music, you probably already know that it involves deep soulful vocals coupled with rhythms that are very melodic. Aside from that, the lyrics are usually addressed to some Higher Power. The melodies are also characteristic of some traditional African instruments such as cymbals, drums, and keyboards. With all of these traits, it’s no surprise why the dj scene in Africa is so huge.
Now, let’s look at how a person can easily get involved in that type of scene. First of all, you need to find an African DJ. There are a lot of DJs in Africa but they are not at all knowledgeable about the true essence of African music genres. If you want to get into the world of a then the first step is to find a good teacher.
To be able to master the art of being, you need to attend workshops or seminars hosted by afro DJs. Once you have attended such a seminar or workshop, you should look for a cover photo selection of a popular DJ in Africa. From that cover photo selection, you will be able to determine if the person is a genuine African DJ. You can also check out the web site of the company or individual in order to verify that the person or company is legit.
Another way to learn more about African electronic dance music is to read online articles or blogs about the subject. Read about how the dj does his job. You should be able to note that styles are common among African DJs and which are less common. Knowing this, you should be able to prepare a rough draft of your own personal African electronic music style.
In your quest to be a credible representative of the African electronic dance music scene, you need to familiarize yourself with the dynamics of the township. The township is the common center of operations in any African country. Most African towns have at least five shops that sell goods, drinks and food within a radius of one square kilometer. The most common shop in the township is usually a general store where the residents of the town come to shop for food, water, fruits and other necessities. A church is also often found in a township so that churchgoers can purchase things such as spiritual books or audio books.
In terms of a typical DJ, he is a male who sells items in the general direction of the township. Since the dj has to go all around the township to find customers, he is referred to as a man DJ. Since more people usually come into contact with the DJ in a rural area, a south African electronic music DJ usually wears traditional clothes. For example, he might wear a salwar kameez with a turban.
A good way to make a few bucks from the township is to offer your services at the djs’ home base. You can charge people by the hour or by the track. You might have to arrange for a truck or a van to bring the equipment from the general store to the home base of the djs. Since the venue at which the electronic dance shows take place may not always be available every time, you could offer to play an extra set at their home base. The best djs are likely to be amenable to all these offers since you are offering a service in the township where they come to perform.