When someone mentions EDM, some people might think “trash” while others think “world’s best genre.”
Electronic dance music or EDM has gained popularity in the last couple of years, but I think people are not aware of what they are truly listening to.
When you think of electronic dance music, some of the first sounds that come to mind are over-driven synths, female vocals, and a whole lot of bass.
That description of EDM might fill the main-stream music we listen to on the radio, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The majority of listeners are not aware of how much work actually goes into writing and composing electronic music.
I’ve spent the last five years of my life playing in a band and learned a lot about writing music.
I saw how valuable the creativeness of another person was.
When a producer is writing and composing electronic music they don’t have the creative minds of other members.
All the parts in the song have to be written by that one person.
In a band the writing process is often a team effort. Members in a band write the music and record at a studio with another team.
Then the songs are mixed and mastered by someone else or another team.
The single producer has all that work on their plate.
Although some might have another producer master their work, everything else is the work of one person.
It is also a common misconception that all electronic music is made strictly with a computer.
Although it is recorded, mixed, and mastered though a computer, it takes special skills to be able to produce the music.
The producer needs software that can run past $800 and they still need the instruments and controllers used for the writing process.
It is really easy to underestimate the work that goes into creating electronic dance music.
Not just anyone can do it, a producer needs knowledge about music and it’s those crucial things that people tend to oversee.
Next time you hear EDM take the time to really listen to the music and think about the countless hours spent to create that modern form of art.