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What Is Trap Music?

November 10, 2017
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If you’ve followed artists such as Young Jeezy, T.I., and Gucci Mane, you’ve heard the term “Trap” used often. Whether it was on Young Jeezy’s track, “Trap or Die”, T.I.’s sophomore ablum “Trap Muzik”, or on Gucci Mane’s mixtape, “Trap God”, the word “Trap” has been around for years in Hip Hop. So what is this recent buzz about type of music?

Over the past year, Trap music has become the fastest growing genre of music. The overall music production of this genre consists of elements taken from predominantly Down South Hip Hop, House and Dubstep. This new style of music has been making quite a buzz in the music industry with new producers, dj’s and artists popping up daily.

This pairing of EDM (electronic dance music) and Hip Hop has turned out to be quite the perfect match. Two genres that had previously been on completely different sides of the spectrum are now working together to bring a new energy and sound to the club scene. We now have Hip Hop producers/artists working with EDM producers creating an exciting new genre of music.

With this sudden surge of this style of production, we have been blessed to hear great new music from artists such as RL Grime, Flosstradamus, and Baauer. As with any new trend, we also have to filter out all the generic “Trap Remixes” and tracks that seem to flood websites such as Soundcloud on a daily basis. I’ve seen well known producers as well as bedroom producers make miserable attempts in creating Trap Music.

The question that now looms for Trap Music is whether it will have any longevity. Is this just another trend that will fade away? Does this genre of music have what it takes to last for years to come?

I feel that Trap Music has the potential to last. I feel this way based off the fact that the genre has roots in Hip Hop. Because of this, there are familiar sounds used in its production that can be recognized by even the newest listeners. Nightclubs are a good way to gauge any given genre of music. Dj’s will play music that keeps the energy levels high in nightclubs. Trap Music might be relatively new in the clubs, but many of the sounds used in its production come from Hip Hop tracks that have been playing in clubs for years.

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Dance Music For the 18th Birthday party

November 10, 2017
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The most enjoyable part of the wedding reception is the dance music. When choosing dance music for your wedding, you need to decide if you want the services of a DJ or a band for your wedding.

For a church wedding, you could sit with the minister to decide on the music for each of the four sections of the wedding ceremony: The Prelude, The Processional, The Signing of the Register and The Recessional.

When you choose music for your wedding, you could decide the choice of music depending on the guests for your wedding and the trend for music. One option is to have an interesting mix of romantic melodies and party numbers as dance music for your wedding.

First the bride and bridegroom traditionally take the dance floor to a waltz. Then they take turns as the bride groom dances with his mother-in-law and then with his mother. The bride dances with her father-in-law and then with her father. The best man dances with the chief bridesmaid. The other bridesmaids join hands with the ushers. They are soon followed by the other guests.

You could have a live band, which are associated and favored for the ‘real music’, alternating with a disc jockey as he plays dance music for your wedding. The live band could play slow music and set the tempo for the fast paced danceable tracks, by the DJ. Hiring a DJ is less expensive than a real live band of professionals.

Listen to the tracks of the DJ or assess the live band before giving them a ‘Yes’ to perform dance music at the wedding reception. Their systems and equipment should be compatible with the venue. You could give a list of tracks which would be desired to be played and also the sequential order if you prefer.

In case the musicians or the Djs have to do an ‘encore’ you want to check to see if there will be any additional charge.

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UK Dance Music in the Early to Mid 90s

November 10, 2017
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A lot of the electronic house music was produced in Chicago over in the USA during the mid 1980’s. Producers andĀ DJ’sĀ introduced the genre in bars and clubs all over the UK and the rest of Europe by the mid and late 1980’s. The UK took house music, Acid house, Electronic Body Music (formed in Belgium) and created UKĀ Hardcore. TheĀ HardcoreĀ sound then incorporated sped up Hip Hop beats, piano strings, dub and sound samples that can only be described as cartoon like. Hardcore opened the door to other similar sounding genres like Happy Hardcore and jungle. Happy Hardcore sped up to between 160Ā BPM– 180Ā BPMĀ and included piano and techno sound samples. Jungle set at around 150Ā BPMĀ to 170Ā BPMĀ to include Reggae vocalist artists and Reggae sound samples and lost the piano and Techno influence. You would now associate original hardcore with ‘OldĀ SkoolĀ Hardcore‘ and a lot of popular songs are still being played out by DJ’s all over the world today in 2013.

By 1992 the Hardcore scene, or also known as the Rave scene was huge and rife all over the UK. Crowds of people in their thousands would flock in to empty warehouses and open land for illegal raves to take drugs and dance to hardcore for up to 10 hours at a time. Of Course there were legal raves such as the famous fantasia which started up 1991 and they in fact counted 30,000 people at One Step Beyond! This really was the beginning of the club and dance scene that we know so much about today. There were so many big name producers such as The Prodigy releasing ‘You Love’ back in 1991 which is one of the biggest dance tracks of all time. Various other big name British producers such as SL2 with ‘Way in my Brain’ and of course one of the most famous acts ‘The Ratpack’ with ‘Searchin’ for My Rizla” who really did bring Hip Hop in to the mix with their vocal and sound samples. Old Skool had become commercial and ‘Searchin for My Rizla’ went straight to number one beating massive acts such as Madonna and Kriss Kross to the number one spot in the charts. Most radio stations didn’t add ‘Searchin for my Rizla’ to their play-list as it was blatantly a song about taking drugs! When dance music finds its way in to the commercial scene it can sometimes mean the end of the underground scene where Hardcore was at the start of the 1990’s and this was evident with the release of Sesame Street – hardcore mix. This Old Skool sound and beat is timeless and still used in today’s dance songs and main steam pop records.

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The Death of Dance Music? Get Over Yourself

November 10, 2017
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Time and Time again, one of my friends will say to me, “You’re still listening to Dance Music? When are you going to grow out of that, there hasn’t been anything new in years?”… Me: “No, you haven’t heard anything new in years”.

“And listen to what?” I always say. “That crap you have in your glove box?”

I run into people and friends all the time that “Used to” listen to Dance Music, and claim knowledge of the most popular and listened genre of music in the world, but in all reality, they just really jumped a bandwagon at the time the radio was playing a lot of C and C Music Factory, Black Box, KLF, Pet Shop Boys, and every Top 40 artist had to have a “Club Mix” and thought that they were in “The scene” for a time period.

Then radio moved on to the “next big thing” and like sheep, they went with it, or reverted back to what they were listening to before. The fact of the matter is, Radio, MTV, and other mainstream outlets play what image they think they can sell you, not what’s really good, or popular. They create popularity. That is their business.

The Death of Dance Music has been predicted by one writer or another over the last 25 years and it always makes me laugh. Some of the same guys, (and gals) that were hitting the clubs in the 90’s, wearing their best Z-Cavaricci’s, Cham’s, Polo’s, Alexander Julian Shirts, Roots Shoes, Baby Doll Mini’s, Coach Bags, and “Jacked up” on enough Cocaine to stimulate the GNP of Bolivia, are now the same writers and “haters” that lost touch with what is going on, had a kid or 2, sobered up, and since it wasn’t on the radio anymore, and assumed that everyone stopped listening, and continued to be force fed the same 40 songs as everyone else in the country, until you heard it enough times, that familiarity tricked you into believing that you liked it.

Nothing, as we all know, nothing could be further from the truth but I always get a kick out of my friends and associates that don’t give any respect to the form, and pull out an old Megadeath, Journey, or Phil Collins TAPE, and say, “See now, this was the good stuff”

I have been listening to House, and Techno/Trance since the beginning, and not only is the old ground breaking stuff still able to hold it’s own on any dance floor, but it has evolved and gotten better over the years and has spread around the world like an infectious plague, and planted a flag firmly in the culture of most every civilized society on the planet. I love it when I play something from “back in the day” and somebody in my car will say, “Hey , I like that new stuff you’re playing…Who is that?”. And I’ll say something like, “Um, that’s Todd Terry with Martha Wash…it’s 10 years old”

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Get Your Dance Music Playing Now!

November 10, 2017
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In whatever area you will want to make yourself wealthy and famed, you need to embody the enthusiasm and patience, the courage and gumption to succeed spectacularly. Or else, you’ll never grow out of being a dreamer.

And with the aggressive rivalry in the dance music business today, your ambition of succeeding will have its adequate share of difficulties. There is no need to worry, though. Examples and tips for success in this kind of industry are available so you may have what all hopeful DJ’s like – people on the groove to their beat and hefty bank accounts. Now, wouldn’t you welcome the thought of that?

Be Seen, Be Heard

Ascertain that you are visible as this is possibly the best method in getting to the top of the heap. Do not just have other people discover you, go to them and flaunt your skills. People must notice you, hear you and sing praises to your music. You can do this by following these simple tips:

Get close to dance music aficionados by enlisting in online groups. With the Internet, you can easily tap the influence of social connections and make this work to your benefit so industry honchos looking for new talent will get to know you.

Be part of events where dance music enthusiasts and producers gather. You can get to know them, emulate them and take advantage of their networks, too.

Take advantage of the freebies that the Internet offers. With the rising popularity of video sites such as YouTube and dropyourtalent.com, you can now easily upload your music videos and ask your network to spread the news. Of course, be accountable for the quality and quantity of your uploaded videos.

Introduce yourself through your very own website. With this, you’ll have the chance to promote your profile, your work and your dance life. Remember, you’re your greatest marketing collateral.

Being recognized worldwide means letting go of shyness and having temerity. This is the only sure shot at taking a chance of the fame and fortune that the business has to offer.

Be You, Be Them

It’s true, the battle is fierce; therefore, you have to stand out. You need to have your own style of music, one that carries your individuality. Otherwise, you might just end up being an imitator.

Tiesto, for example, had to constantly reinvent himself in the earlier years before he became the leading producer of trance and electronic dance music now. He used to be an enthusiast of hardcore tracks, and of acid house music.

You should make your own music, as what the other great DJ’s like Tiesto, Fatboy Slim, Paul van Dyke did. It is important that you “find your own beat.”

But by finding yourself, you must remember that you are playing for others. They want to be “in” and they patronize everything that is “in”, thus, you must ascertain that your music is within the current trends of music. They should also be fun so others will buy it, and they must sound unique and original.

You must be deliberate in everything that you do, though. This means that you need to practice, produce, listen to beats and produce your own mix. This is exactly what DJ-ing is all about so you must do this over and over again, if you need to.

Soon enough, you’ll find yourself at the top of success in dance music!

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Dance Music Is Vital to Your Lifestyle

November 10, 2017
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In performing arts, body posture is the medium to express the artist’s intention to the audience. When done perfectly, then this is appealing to those watching them. The posture of the dancer depends on the dance music that is playing in the background. It is a combination of executing the beat while maintaining the posture or the stance that best relays the message of the dance.

At clubs, the DJs change the beat up to respond to the interest of their listeners. When the music is unrecognized then not a lot of people will dance to the beat that is played. A good club knows the current dance music as well as the remix dance that will get the club goers to their feet the minute that the first few riffs are played from the boombox.

Therefore, DJs should be updated with the current release. They must also be aware of the club goers. It is their responsibility to make the dance floor alive and kicking. Progressive changes on the tracks that they play lead to an increase in movement of the club goers. The dance music that is available for download from various downloading sites are investments for DJs, whether they be club DJs or virtual DJs.

The large clubs encourage club DJs to play the latest dance music that they can get their hands on. As much as possible, the more remixes, the better because it gives the club goers the option. There is interaction in the club. People get to socialize in various clubs all over the country. A club that has lots of goers mean good business for both the owner and the DJ. The owners take note which DJs lure the most number of club goers and offer them more regular gigs. This is because the club goers actually take note of the club DJs that make them dance and have a good time.

Art is everywhere and it is evident in club music. Even the remix of dance music is still considered art. There are people who regard this as noise but it is an art in a different form. An art is a creative outlet that has a creative artist, an art object and an observer or an audience. In this case, in dance music, the creative artist is the DJ and the art object is the music that is remixed. The observer or the audience are the club goers. Therefore it is safe to conclude that club DJs and virtual DJs who turn up the music in the clubs create art.

Dancing is very important. It is a form of escape from a busy schedule. At least with lively dance music and the remixes tha come with it, as provided by club DJs and virtual DJs, club goers can definitely relax from their stressful lives and just dance the night away. Going to the clubs are energizing in that sense. At the same time, club DJs can get a regular gig at the clubs they are playing in – especially if they are the reasons why people check the club out on that specific night.

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How Independent Dance Artists Can Market Dance Music Online in Six Easy Steps

November 10, 2017
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The internet offers countless opportunities for dance artists to market dance music. Only a fraction of those opportunities, however, provide a significant return for the effort.

Knowing where and how to get the best return for your dollar and your time is the key to maximizing exposure and sales. Here are six ways to effectively market your dance music online:

1. Distribution.Ā The first step in marketing music online is making it available for purchase. CD Baby offers one of the easiest, most comprehensive ways of distributing music online. Through their extensive partner network, this site allows everyone from absolute beginners to pros to sell their MP3s everywhere from iTunes to Facebook.

2. Search Engine Marketing.Ā Getting a website online is another key step but not just any site will do. To be effective, a site should incorporate pages that are built around keywords that are commonly searched in the niche market being targeted. For a dance artist, the broadest niche would be “dance music”. This could be subdivided even further to “club music,” “house music,” “electronic dance music,” “electronica,” etc. Sitesell includes all the tools to research a niche market and build a site that organically targets people searching on relevant keywords.

3. Social Media.Ā The biggest social media sites are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and MySpace. Set up artist pages on the sites that are most heavily used by your target market. For music fans, this would likely be Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. Interact with fans on these sites, engage them, and share news of interest. Posts links to the main website and other social media sites.

4. Press Releases.Ā Thanks to the internet, news releases are no longer just for journalists. They can now be used to reach fans directly with news of an upcoming single or show. Find good reasons to send them all the time to keep fans engaged. Use keyword rich copy and link back to the website.

5. Blogging.Ā A blog is a great place to post ideas big and small. Engage fans by commenting on music news of the day, posting career updates, telling insider stories, and sharing photos, videos, and songs. Focus on the dance music niche and label posts with appropriate keywords.

6. Video.Ā Videos are powerful tools for promoting music. YouTube is now the internet’s second most used search engine after Google. Posting to YouTube and other video sharing sites will expose your videos to millions of users. Tag videos using niche relevant keywords for maximum exposure and link directly to your website from the description.

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History of Dance Music

November 10, 2017
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What is Dance Music? The definition of dance music is quite simply- Music composed/ played specifically for dancing to. Dance music includes a whole variety of music from waltz to tango, disco to rock.From the dawn of mankind humans possessed the desire to danceIn accient times, the first purpose of dance was ritual ā€“ to the gods of nature. Dancing is proven to make us feel good. Dancing is used in celebrations. In ancient Greece,after harvesting grapes, the occasion was celebrated in honour of the God of wine, Dionysus, where people danced all night long. Although dance and music can be traced back to prehistoric times, it is unclear which came first. As rhythm and sound go hand in hand and inspire movement.The relationship between the two has always been symbiotic.

Our ears have the fewest sensory cells of any sensory organ–3,500 inner hair cells occupy our ears versus 100 million photoreceptors in our eyes. Yet our mental response to music is amazingly adaptable; even a little study can “retune” the way the brain handles musical inputs.
Itā€™s a well known fact that music is good for you, as it builds neuropathways and stimulates the mind. Recently scientists discovered what makes a tune catchy, after locating the brain area where a song’s “hook” gets caught. Its in the auditory cortex,which handles information from ears.
Dance Music in particular stimulates our brains, as studies found, thus the popular demand for night clubs. An uplifting melody with an uptembo rhythm increases our stimulation in the auditory complex.

In recent times the term ā€œdance musicā€ is more familiarly known as club music, electronic musicā€¦techno, trance, house, eurodance, breakbeat and trance,drum and bass,hip hop,raga.
Electronic dance music evolved in the 1970s. Kraftwerk, Georgio Moroder, Donna Summer and Sylvester are just a few of the artists who started the dance music phenomenon.
From 1988, many terms of dance music evolved
From Acid House to Techno to ambient wave to trance.

Nowadays we have all sorts of dance music from all over the world. We hear it on our radios, Tvs, in our night clubs. A recent survey found dance music is the most popular genre among music tastes, and is growing in popularity even more each day.
I found this interesting web station last week with a nice mix of dance music.

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Electrify Your Senses With Club Dance Music

November 10, 2017
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Belly dancing has been popularized over the years as a joyful woman’s art, and why not, after all it has all the essential ingredients that make it worthy to be cherished at moments of joy or woe. Now days belly dancing is not only practiced by female dancers, even male dancers all over have taken a deep interest in this form of art. This dance form was made popular by the Arabs, who called it raqs sharqi (“oriental dance”). With the passage of time, Belly dance has witnessed several alterations in its form, style, and costume and the same goes for its music.

When it comes to Belly dance music, it’s those grooving beats with their upbeat motions that imparts this dance form its true beauty. The graceful movement of each part of the body with a flickering pulsation of the hips and the hypnotic music forms the awe-inspiring sight to behold.

This music is always associated with Middle Eastern Music. Improvisation of this genre has taken place with the introduction of various instruments, each of which has their own specialty. Nonetheless, This music has to be such that it creates an electrifying and stimulating atmosphere and helps to ignite the fire both within the dancers and the audiences. The traditional Middle Eastern music instruments like tabl beledi, nakara, and a wide assortment of Eastern frame drums multiplies the real flavor of Belly dance.

Along with different “fusions” of belly dance, the music has also fused with different forms and styles of music. The contemporary form of belly dancing has been popularized by Shakira, the Latin America rock star. She brings forth a beautiful blend of Belly dancing along with Latino as well as other modern dance forms. Suhaila Salimpour, (world renowned dancer, performer, and choreographer) has also stepped up in revolutionizing music with her online belly dance mp3 store that features very modern and very classic styles of bellydance music. All for download.

Music stores all across the globe houses Belly dance CDs and DVDs, which can be enjoyed at leisure moments.

Suhailadigitalstore.com offers a wide collection of Belly dance albums and is updated frequently. The variety at this store is sure to enthrall your senses by all means. Before making a purchase you can also listen to a sample playlist absolutely free of cost.

Suhaila Salimpour is a highly acclaimed dance performer, teacher, and choreographer of belly dance. She just opened her online bellydance music store nd her mainĀ belly dance websiteĀ both of which are full of belly dance music and information for belly dancers.

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Ballroom Dance Music – Not Just for Dancing

November 10, 2017
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Ballroom dance music has become popular not only for dancingĀ to, but also as a form of musical entertainment. Great for a relaxing evening at home with a glass of wine, or a night of lively beats at the local pub, the tunes have become a large part of American and European culture and entertainment.Ā  As a result, ballroom dance music can be heard just about everywhere, most often without even realizing that that’s what you’re hearing.

Popular artists are contributing very heavily to the selectionĀ of the genre that is available today. The traditional crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett are still great choices for a lot of the traditional styles of dancing like the Foxtrot. They are now being joined by present artists such as Michael Buble, whose music is used most often for the Rhumba or ChaCha. Even songs by Madonna, Billy Joel, and Christina Aguilera are great for dancing the Jive, not to mention listening to as you are driving down the street or stuck in traffic. This sport has come a long way since the standard classical compositions were considered a standard requirement.

Ballroom dance music in the past was mostlyĀ a choice between one classical composition or another. Prior to the 1900’s most dancing music was specially commissioned by Royal courts or high society to be played by their own private musicians or orchestras for special balls and gatherings. Of course, this is what we would now consider to be songs that fit into the classical genre, but back then, they were brand new and very popular in social circles. Some tunes were even played softly in the background by just a few instruments as a sort of background music for card playing or luncheons, much like out elevator or ‘on hold’ telephone music is today, although the music back then was probably not as annoying when a tune got stuck in your head. The music served not only as tunes to dance to, but also to brighten an environment.

This genre can be found in several different placesĀ and quite easily these days for those who are looking for it. Finding some great danceable and relaxing tunes can be as easy as turning on your computer. A lot of dancing music and information sites also have free downloads of classical, as well as popular and current hits. For new releases, iTunes is a great place to purchase the ballroom dance music that you might be looking for. Of course, you can always simply turn on your radio to find some tunes to dance to or to brighten your mood.

Discover ballroom dancing with helpful videos, articles, andĀ and more at: ballroom dancing fun [http://www.ballroomdancingfun.com]. If you’re interested in dancing lessons, this section will definitely help you to decide on the ballroom dancing lessons that are best for you… so you get the most fun from time.