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Quora Answer : Are there artists who make dance music that are bad at dancing?

Feb 7

Well I'm not a successful dance music artist.

And I'm certainly not a good dancer.

But I am enthusiastic about dancing. When I make a beat that I'm feeling I stand up in front of my computer and start dancing around to it.

I'm under no illusions. I'm sure I look like a total idiot.

But I can't imagine making dance beats without my body being involved. I can't imagine someone wanting to.

Quora Answer : Why does modern music so heavily rely on ostinato?

May 9, 2020

Because ... dancing

Serious dancing

We now want to dance longer and faster than musicians can actually play.

So your standard 2 or 3 minute minuetes with a break between each piece doesn't cut it.

We need long continuums of regular pulse for the dancers to really get into.

Not music which is always changing it's pattern of notes or tempo. Or is sliding around from one thing to another so we never know where we are. We want a reliable rhythmic matrix. And that's what ostinato gives us.

Quora Answer : What do you think is the best sub-genre of electronic dance music?

May 13, 2020

Whichever is the newest one.

Electronic dance music genres have a shelf-life of about 3 - 5 years from when they first crystallize as a genre, to when they become a tired formula.

Catch that first wave, whether it's house, techno, acid, jungle, grime, dubstep, big-beat etc. when the genre is still being discovered by the path-finders and innovators ... and it's amazing.

After that the scene is inevitably taken over by "me too" copyists, regurgitating more of the formula that they picked up from the first generation, and it rapidly stops being interesting.

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