EDM / Drum & Bass ?

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by Dagz, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Dagz

    Dagz Well-Known Member

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    So im forever seeing drum & bass being put under the EDM category so my question is,

    Is Drum & Bass, Electronic Dance Music (EDM)?
     
  2. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    Technically yes of course but the reality is highly subjective.

    For me, EDM is any heavily compressed synth led euphoric music, be it D&B, dubstep, house, drumstep or whatever aimed at the US market (I think that's where the term EDM comes from..) with a commercial purpose in mind, whereas most D&B doesn't fall into this category.

    I'd say some artists do crossover - probably for commercial reasons - but best not to pigeonhole anyone just because they might have made an EDM track at some point in the past..
     
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  3. Vanden

    Vanden -nieuwenhuysen

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    Yeh I would say EDM is a style of music regardless of tempo. That's sort of how I view techno - it's a style of music that isn't bound by bpm. I would say a lot of the Samurai Horo, Ruffhouse, Clarity etc. stuff is techno as well as being Drum & Bass.
     
  4. Dagz

    Dagz Well-Known Member

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    Ok

    I just feel like they put the EDM tag an all sorts of music they choose really. Im not able to recognise whats EDM and whats not at the moment.
     
  5. deaneg

    deaneg Active Member

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    For me EDM isn't a genre or style of music. It's just a stupid generalising term and weird American culture. I wonder how many DnB artists would actually consider themselves to be EDM producers?
     
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  6. Dagz

    Dagz Well-Known Member

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    I was quite happy to ignore the term EDM but its popping up everywhere you just cant ignore it now. Id just like to understand it though
     
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  7. Large Marge

    Large Marge garbage truck

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    wouldnt worry too much about it imo. Anyone who says EDM to describe what kind of music theyre into is automatically a cretin . Its as bad a term as 'intelligent drum n bass' was.
     
  8. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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  9. Saftstein

    Saftstein Active Member

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    Before this term was able to reach the masses, it was used as a summary word for all electronic music genres.

    I even counted genres like IDM or the old Glitch Hop (edIT, Flashbulb) to this category, because EDM didn't stand for anything bad.

    Meanwhile a majority if people understand EDM as big room or in general heavy compressed synth bullshit (as someone above already mentioned). I clearly saw that the term is completely misunderstood as i saw local 'EDM - Partys' around here. What should a special 1 hour EDM set supposed to be? A mix of 50 different sub genres?

    Conclusion is, that i completely stopped using the term EDM, because there are no reasons to do so. I produce Drum&bass, that's pretty much all that counts for me
     
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    bn14 Well-Known Member

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    EDM - electronic dance music - wshats not to understand lol
     
  11. lan_music

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    I think EDM is two things.

    The first meaning of EDM is a category for almost every electronic produced music. May it be House, Drum and Bass or something else.

    The second meaning of EDM is actually a music genre. The music Martin Garrix etc.. make. It is also known as Big Room House.

    But I'm not sure about it.
     
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    EDM - American rave lol Regardless of Genre.. I hate saying "EDM" though fuck that
     
  14. DeeGun

    DeeGun Church of Krust

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    EDM means shit music, plain and simple.

    Nobody ever used that term, it was always just Dance.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Bass Music is cool EDM sucks balls