Originally Posted by briers
Just listened to your mixes - wow it's moved on so much. It's like party or progressive electro house now. There is no r&b gospel funk influence any more.
I think they just commercialised everything about 6 or 7 years ago. I think it's just this generation. I remember when the shamen and blackbox had songs in the top 10 charts. Happy Mondays, prodigy etc - we get nothing like that these days.
There are two very different sorts of EDM (as the Americans call it) around now.
There is all the commercial stuff, that people like Guetta, Deadmau5, Afrojack, Skrillex, and what they do they do well, but it is very different. For many, seeing them is all about hearing the tunes they are known for, same way you go to a concert you want to here all the classics.
But you also have the 'underground' scene, all about finding rare gems and finding new stuff every week, this is what it was like when we all went to raves and clubs, it was all about hearing something new, something completely different. There is a still that scene out there, but look at where Sasha and Digweed etc. are now on the DJ lists, 90 and 120 or something. The youngsters just want a different sound.
The two both happen to be dance music, just that one is almost the current 'pop music' that will probably drift away in a few years.