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Sunday, November 23, 2014

What is Dance Music?

I've have been pro House Music since I first moved back to Chicago. How could I not be pro House when I was a Disco head when it was OK to like Disco. This is the crazy thing: The categorization of all things Dance. It's Dance Music, for goodness sakes! If you want to dance when you hear it then it is Dance music. I bring this up because I was on Facebook and one of my associates shared a video of a dancing monkey which made the statement,"We all know somebody who dances like this."  The problem I had with it was the additional statement by the guy that shared the video which was "EDM IS LIKE PUNISHMENT."   

I guess my question is why is there such hatred for EDM from the "Traditional" House Community? Is it because they don't think it's legitimate music? I think it's a combination of things but mostly I think that the traditional House guys are mad that EDM makes all this money and gets all this attention. Do they even know what EDM is? Sometimes i think they just throw a blanket statement over anything that is not traditional Dance and call it EDM. Did you know that, by definition, Acid House is EDM? Half the stuff you guys are spinning today is, by definition, is EDM. (EDM is Electronic Dance Music) Here is my statement to the producers on the issue: IF YOU ARE NOT PLAYING INSTRUMENTS IN A BAND AND RECORDING IT IN A STUDIO THEN YOU ARE EDM, TOO!

Cut out all that hate and get on with the music.

P.S.   The funny thing is some of the EDM producers are starting to produce and play "Deep House" at their EDM shows with the statement that they "love House Music."

P.P.S.  There was a similar hatred shown for Disco from the Rock community saying that Disco wasn't real music which resulted in the "Disco Demolition Day" at Comiskey Park in 1979.  Some say that the event led to the birth of House Music because Disco people had to go underground.

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