Five Worst EDM Gimmicks

This guy thinks your hardstyle build into that "epic" drop would sounds better with Pryda Snare and squeaky bed springs.
This guy thinks your hardstyle build into that "epic" drop would sounds better with Pryda Snare and squeaky bed springs.
Photo by: George Martinez

Remember when you used to spend all day playing arcade fighting games against your friends, and you had that one buddy who just kept pressing the same attack button, over and over, leaving you no time to gather your thoughts and use your actual skills? That shit was cheap as hell, and it really pissed you off, right?

Well, electronic dance music producers are doing the same damn thing in the studio. They're using the same tired-ass tricks and buttons and filters and drops, and they're getting away with it. They're hitting the same mine as someone else, because they heard that producer struck gold, and they want to make you jump up and down, but they don't want to earn it.

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The "Epic" Drop Ripoff

You know what song totally kicks ass? "Epic" by Sandro Silva and Quintino. You know what songs fucking suck ass? All 300 of the sorry ripoffs that came out since its release in October of 2011. That song had the drop heard round the world, and just like every cable station ruins the legacy of every good show, "Epic" has spawned a million shitty spinoffs, guaranteeing that every crowd at every festival for the rest of history can enjoy that drop without any of the legitimacy or artistic ingenuity for generations to come. Will.i.am ripped it off. Diplo played some crappy D-Rashid track on his latest BBC1 mix that ripped it off. Some douche-canoe named "Sean Finn" ripped it off while also remixing "Show Me Love." That's two cheap tricks for the price of one! Srsly, get off the D with this one, bros. Make your own sick drops.


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