DJ Set vs Live Set?

In the past, stadiums and giant arenas were mainly reserved for rock bands, rappers, orchestras, and popular singers. Yet, as the years have passed by and electronic music’s popularity has soared, DJs have found a way to be a part of these arenas, gaining the following, respect and attention that other major bands and artist have been receiving for decades.

As the electronic music scene has grown, millions of music fans around the world have taken to local nightclubs, festivals and arenas to listen to their favorite DJs. If you are a newcomer to the electronic music dance scene, however, it is possible that there are some terms used around which may be confusing to you, such as when flyers have the words “Live Set” or “DJ Set” next to an artist’s name. What do they mean exactly and what is the difference between the two?

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Why Defining Your Genre Matters

In this day and age, we all want to be classified as unique: we all want to sound like nothing and nobody else, something that nobody has ever heard before. Unfortunately, that is proving to be increasingly more difficult. While we can easily place our music into a specific category, with Beatport recently releasing the Afro House and the Melodic and Leftfield House & Techno categories, there now exist more genres of electronic music than ever before.

Many may argue that music is music and shouldn’t be categorized or defined into one genre but then the same argument poses true to all electronic music being classified as EDM. Although EDM may stand for Electronic Dance Music, we all know that the acronym EDM no longer defines all Electronic Dance Music. If one was to walk into a record store and ask for EDM and then the clerk handed them an Acid House record, they would most likely not be satisfied with that selection.

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How Electronic Music Affects Your Body, Brain and Mood

It is an obvious fact that almost everybody is a fan of some type of electronic music.

In fact, some people have so much love for music that you will find a student failing to submit his term paper in time because he was “held up” at the dance floor, or went to a festival, listening to their favorite music. Smarter college students with music addiction have now resorted to contracting service providers like Edusson to help with academic paper writing service, so that they can have a free weekend to catch up with a concert in town.

So what does music do to your brain, so that you always find yourself leaving everything that would be called important, just to go listen to someone entertaining people in some far away town? Spiritual fundamentalists would call that a spirit, while others will say it is an addiction, but one thing remains a puzzle-how strong is the spirit or addiction, as to make a student opt for the services of a research paper writer, just because he can’t afford to miss it? This is the one question that almost every paper on the topic of music has struggled to explain.

There are several impacts that electronic music will cause on your body, brain and mood.

Amazing Research Findings on Sad Music

There are two types of emotional responses to music, according to research: what is felt and what is perceived. The implication is that though it is perceived, and indeed known that this kind of music belongs to the “sad” category, there is a difference in how it impacts the brains and minds, and therefore bodies of different individuals. As such, you will find people who derive feelings of romance from sad music; even though the general perception is that everything about it is sad.

Music Boosts Endurance

There are times when the going is too tough-the times when you just need more energy to cover the remaining minutes of exercise. These are the times when smart people know how to reap the benefits of listening to music. Research has shown that music actually boosts your urge to continue, even when your energy bank seems to run dry. Music somehow comforts the brain with the feeling of “though it seems to be too tough, there’s something sweet in your company”. Well, that must be very good news to some student somewhere who has a backlog of work to complete within a very short time. Just ensure you don’t enjoy it too much until it pulls you away from the task-but is it gets too tough, you still have the option of finding online research paper writing service if you won’t adjust as much as you may need to.

More Music Means More Active

How can this be? The relationship between your favorite music and the brain can be such an interesting one. There are a lot of ways in which your brain reacts to music. Look at, for example, how willingly your brain memorizes the lyrics and tunes of your favorite electronic music, when it is very difficult for the same brain to memorize the step-by-step process of writing a paper.
Some studies have shown that learning music can help in the development of vocabularies and boost verbal reasoning.

Gottfried Schlaug of Harvard Medical School even says that musicians have different nerve makeup from non-musicians, in that they have more nerve bundles connecting their left and right brains. Have you, for example wondered why music is very instrumental in treating some neurological disorders? It all boils down to one fact: music engages several areas of the brain like the visual, motor and auditory res, all at the same time. So what all this means is that you won’t be surprised to find out that the musician next door always gets it right before you can figure it out!

Music’s Medicinal Effects.

You have seen many people have some soft music playing next to them when they are sick. Well, the medicinal value of music today goes beyond the healing rituals. It is well engrained in scientific corridors that music does something to make the body feel better in times of sickness. Some great scientists like Plato have even suggested the use of music to treat anxiety and weak emotions. Music is also known to inhibit fatigue. Many scientific findings have also linked music to changes in pulse and respiration rates.

What this means is that music can be used to institute some comfort in the sick, which then allows the body to relax and “feel good”, with the overall final outcome of possibly functioning better in terms of fighting disease and responding to medication. However, studies have also shown that very high-pitched music can also cause anxiety and panic, subjecting the body system to immediate strain that can lead to severe health implications. But you could still argue that this just serves to justify the medicinal value of music-doesn’t an overdose of conventional medicine hurt?

Attitudinal Adjustment

In ancient days, music was used to soothe the soul in difficult times. The biblical David was called to play a musical instrument to comfort King Soul whenever he was troubled. In some parts of the world, like Africa, music is used at funerals to comfort the bereaved. Even scientists have confirmed that music is a mood booster. If you are of the ever busy lot, like those who work in the research writing service sector, you will always find some music playing on the background so useful whenever your moods seem to go south.

Music Makes You Alert and Active

Did we say music has health benefits? Research has come to back this by establishing that the there are great health benefits, especially to seniors, of singing out loud. Seniors who live alone with nobody to talk to can count on music to always keep them engaged.

9 Ways To Get New Track Ideas

You’ve likely had that lazy weekend-long feeling or the Sunday-post-hangover feels — the kind that lets you go to work but in autopilot mode as you face your tasks, completely spacing out as you stare blankly at your synthesizer thinking of what kind of music to produce now or how to finish that mix you’ve been working on. No matter how much you love music production and writing song lyrics, there can always come a time where you will just feel stuck. So what do you do? The wrong thing to do is to sit on your ass and watch the clock go “tick-tock, tick-tock”— you have to find inspiration.

Finding inspiration will make you more motivated, making it easier for you to get new track ideas. No matter what field of job you are in, inspiration is a must. It is the stimulus that results in efficient work. If music pays for your living, you cannot afford to waste time. Push yourself and let inspiration find you.

Here are 9 ways that you might finding inspiration to get new ideas for the tracks you are working on:

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Dave Clarke Thinks Tech House is “EDM Light” And Discusses Vinyl-Versus-Digital-Debate

Resident Advisor just published their latest interview with “Techno Barron” Dave Clarke, and it’s full of gems.

The veteran producer and DJ is as outspoken as ever, not holding back on matters that need to be discussed, including subjects such as the widespread mediocrity found in the scene, the similarities between tech house and EDM, the role of journalism in this industry and also his DJ setup, the latter of which he goes into in detail.

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Liam Gallagher of Oasis: ““I’m Not Arsed About Fuckin’ Dance Music”

“I’m not arsed about fuckin’ dance music and reggae. Well, reggae’s alright. But there’s too many so-called rock’n’roll bands in England getting away with fuckin’ murder. They should be ashamed of the shit the put out. They need fuckin’ shooting.”

Controversial Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher spoke up against some of the newer genres commanding the music charts these days during an interview with Noisey. Musician and songwriter Gallagher spoke tot he publication ahead of the release of his debut album as a solo artist, so it comes as no surprise that he took the opportunity to do some of his signature bashing criticism, letting readers know that he doesn’t care about dance music as well as a list of other genres and things.

Specifically, Gallagher is peeved off by the way, he things, dance music acts and other bands use the guitar as a gimmick, rather than taking the instrument seriously.

“They’ve got one foot in the fuckin’ dance world and one foot in the fuckin’ guitar world and they’re just seeing which one fuckin’ bites. They’re there with their fuckin’ keyboards and whistles and shit. If you’re going to do ‘guitar music’ you have to put a fuckin’ guitar on a record. Put the fucker in. Stop wearing it like it’s a fuckin’ necklace.”

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Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell’s New House Music Project Promises to “Turn EDM Away”

A few weeks ago, we wrote about Lollapalooza co-founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell’s known dislike for EDM in an interview on the occasion of Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary.

And with the success the music festival has enjoyed over the last 25 years, Farrell is ready to move on with a new project. One that will showcase great house music and will “turn EDM away.”

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Are Computers Musical Instruments?

Computers have come a long way in the last three decades, constantly evolving and improving their capabilities to unexpected heights. One of those capabilities is the ability to “play” music. Thanks to computers, nowadays, users can virtually play any instrument or create even the most complex of sounds and harmonies without even physically touching any actual instrument usually used to produce those sounds.

With such capabilities now made available and within reach, there is a growing number of musicians and producers who are taking advantage of the technology. Of course those in the electronic music industry have come to be the most heavy users of computers to create their music, but other artists have also adopted the use of this technology in their music production and live set-ups. Read more

International Music Summit’s Ben Turner: “Electronic Dance Music is Experiencing Retraction”

Is the electronic dance music bubble about to burst? International Music Summit’s cofounder Ben Turner does not think so. However, he believes that the EDM scene is experiencing what he calls a “moment of retraction.”

In an interview with Music Week, Turner shared his insight on the current situation of the EDM scene: “It’s having a moment of retraction for sure. In America, it’s definitely had its big moment, there’s no question about it, but I still feel that where the dust has settled is at a much higher position than it’s ever experienced before.”

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LOOPTOPIA Draws Over 32,000 Electronic Music Fans for its Debut Festival in Taiwan

Looptopia debuted in Taiwan last April 12, 2017. It was a jam-packed two-day debut festival that drew a crowd of 32,000 festival-goers and electronic music fans from Taiwan and the entire Asia region.

The multi-million dollar production boasted three stages where more than 50 acts performed for the debut festival. The festival’s success was no doubt a shining reminder of the growing influence within Asia’s dance music market, with Looptopia standing as the very first major EDM festival in the region, introducing fans the genre to the type large scale music experience commonplace in America, Europe and beyond.

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