Electronic Dance Music world or EDM in short is a formula world.Many formulas actually.Are you familiar with this formulas ? let’s take a look.Here’s an extensive list of genres as indicated by wikipedia.Here’s another one.Do you want to actually listen to the formulas ? Beatport – one of the leading EDM portals would be a good place to start.Pick your formula (genres menu top left) & enjoy the ride.In fact formula influence is so strong that many musicians have the desire to imitate their idols so they can ‘master’ the formula & become ‘leaders’ of the formula.The result is countless EDM clones of Electro-House/Psytrance/Dubstep/Pick your favorite formula.
If you’re an EDM enthusiast you can stop reading right now.This blog is NOT for you.If on the other hand you’re looking for genre-defying music with a fresh & unique attitude towards sound, composition, arrangement & production then I believe you’re going to enjoy this post.Welcome to non formula electronic music world.Sometimes also called IDM (whatever that means) or experimental electronic music or simply electronica.Here we can find the musicians who consistently push the envelope further, explore new sonic territories & redefine our musical experience. (more…)