How to Appreciate House Music

EDMmusic is very famous, especially in urban areas and Europe. Famous clubs hire DJs who play EDM music, because it has a couple of important components, which make it the PERFECT music type for clubs. If you listen to EDM, it might certainly sound like techno or trance in the first place. Here this article will provide some steps how to get in touch with EDM and learn how to appreciate it.

Steps

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    Lay down all your prejudices. Don't even think about what people told you, what you listened to before or what you read about EDM music. Many people have the misconception that dance music - especially house - is associated with drug-taking and other high-risk activities. This is totally untrue.
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    You must understand, that EDM music is pure entertainment. Made for the best clubs, created to let all sub woofers run on maximum and bring people's blood to a fine rhythm. Never expect deep thoughts in lyrics or melody, it is not made to make you think. You may want to look into "Deep EDM" genre for more complex rhythmic patterns and deep melodies.
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    Take EDM music as electronic dance music. And here is what Wikipedia says:
    • EDM music is strongly influenced by elements of soul- and funk-infused varieties of disco. EDM music generally mimics disco's percussion, especially the use of a prominent bass drum on every beat, but may feature a prominent synthesizer bassline, electronic drums, electronic effects, funk and pop samples, and reverb- or delay-enhanced vocals.
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    Remember that house has different varieties. Just like metal, rock and pop, house also has different genres within it. Tropical, progressive, deep and future house are all a part of the house family.
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    Be in a good mood and have the will to move your body. Don't just listen to the track - feel it. This is the key to the appreciation of house.
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    Be relaxed, be comfortable, let it flow.

Tips

  • Go on iTunes and try to listen to a favorite radio channel: "MIXX radio". You can find it under "Dance".
  • You can check out house songs on YouTube or Imeem and especially look for "Club Remixes" by famous DJs:
    • Benny Benassi feat. Lisa Miskovsky - Still Alive
    • Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Laidback Luke (feat. Deborah Cox) - Leave the World Behind
    • Mason - Perfect Exceeder
    • Ida Corr vs. Fedde le Grand - Let Me Think About It
    • Yves La Rock - Rise up
    • David Guetta & Steve Angello - Baby When The Light
    • House Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On
    • Federico Franchi - Cream
    • Mondotek - Alive
    • Ian Olivers - Bucovina
    • Oxia - Domino
    • Armand Van Helden - My My My
    • Samim - Heater (Original Mix)
    • Chris Lake ft. Laura - Changes (Dirty South Radio Remix)
    • Booka Shade - Body Language
    • De Janeiro - R.i.o (s&h Projet Remix)
    • Dj Chus & David Penn pres. Soulground - We Play House
    • Mandy vs Booka Shade - Body Language
    • The Egg - Walking Away
    • Mylo - Freeform Five 'No More Conversations' (Radio Remix)
    • Fedde Le Grand - Put Your Hands Up
    • Robot Needs Oil - Volta (Olivier Giacomotto Remix)
    • Heiko & Maiko - Techno Rock
    • D-Nox & Beckers - Naked Punch (Mashtronic Remix)
    • The Admirals feat. Seraphina - Männer, ihr seit so Scheiße
    • DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Remix - This Time
    • Dennis Christopher vs Tony ChaCha - Do I look like a Slut?
    • Benny Benassi - I Love My Sex
    • Erick Morillo feat. Audio Bullys - Sunshine
    • Exchpoptrue - Discoteca
    • DJ Chus & David Penn pres. Soulground - We Play House
    • Bodyrox - Yeah Yeah
    • Till Westwood & DJ Delicious - Same Man
    • Bon Garcon - Freak you (Full Intention Remix)
    • DJ Antoine - This time (Klass Remix)
    • DJ Antoine vs. Player & Remady feat. Mc Roby Rob - Work
    • Erick E - The Beat is rocking
    • Phunk-A-Delic – Rockin
    • Bob Sinclair - Everybody Movin
    • Johnny Crockett - E for Electro
    • Alibi vs. Rockefeller - Sexual Healing
    • Justice - We Are Your Friends
    • Tocadisco - You're no good for me
    • Dave Spoon - At Night
    • DJ Antoine - Arabian Adventure
    • Michael Mind feat. Manfred Manns Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
    • Armand Van Helden - My My My
    • Sebastien Leger & Chris Lake - Aqualight
    • Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle
    • David Guetta - Love is Gone
    • Audio Bullys - Bang Bang
    • Sebastien Leger - Little Bug
    • DJ Antoine vs. Doc Phatt - Fuck Me On The Dancefloor
    • Chocolate Puma - Always and Forever
    • Eric Prydz - Shadows
    • Daft Punk - Harder, better, faster, stronger
    • Global Deejays feat. Technotronic - Get up (General Electric Version)
    • Fedde Le Grand feat. The Funkerman - Wheels In Motion
    • Michael Mind - Don't Walk Away
    • Michael Gray - Borderline
    • Benny Benassi - Insomnia (Club Remix)
    • The Disco Boys - What You Want
    • The Disco Boys - For You

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