EDM: Five Most Annoying Buzzwords
Photo by Ian Witlen
Whether you like it or not, dance music runs the world and therefore the cultural lexicon. We're going to go ahead and say that's a bad thing.
Our hashtag-driven, buzz-worthy reality is giving us a headache, mostly because you dancing assholes can't stop saying the same shit over and over again. You're like a bad DJ, repeating the hits ad nauseum until it all melts together into a giant, mediocre mess.
You know how you can say a word, like, seven times before it sounds funny to you and loses meaning entirely? The same rule applies for these five dance music terms.
Dance music is nothing new. It's been around forever, more specifically in electronic form since the 1970s. However, young Americans seem to think it was invented the day after Britney Spears shaved her head. After a mad scramble to identify this shiny, out-of-the-box new toy, some fucking dick labeled the whole thing "Electronic Dance Music." This accomplished two things; the invention of the most vague and useless genre-name of all time, and the beginning of the end. Ever since, mindless hoards have invaded dance floors and festivals nationwide in search of something they don't understand and refuse to actually respect. "EDM" means never thinking twice about what you're listening to, and never caring as long as it "bangs."Next Page
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