The year that was never supposed to happen, 2013. New York City has let the world know a new year can begin with it’s ball dropping over our heads and now the mayhem can truly begin. I am sure by now, most of you have already broken your resolutions but that’s alright; I wont judge you for that. Maybe in 2014? For now though, let us examine EDM in the near future.
The mainstreaming of electronic music has opened up the flood gates for crucial observation of the genre as a whole. Bass music has expanded beyond anything that could have ever been predicted. The hybrid of genres that have been created in and are exploding throughout the fan base has started the ball rolling. The momentum for dance music as a whole is unstoppable.
From it’s roots hailing all the way back to Disco in the 1970’s, the electronic movement has reached new peaks of incredible magnitude. “Massive” as Our Lord & Savior, Armin van Buuren would say. Electronic music in 2012 has reached a new height and now we see mastermind behind idiocy, also known as the Jersey Shore trying to cast future “stars” for an EDM Reality show. Anyone that knows me, know I personally hate Jersey Shore or anyone claiming to be from Poughkeepsie when they are in fact not. The success of this low maneuver will be seen; remember, dance music has never needed help from anyone who is connected to Paris Hilton_Popular Productions. Afrojack, we all make mistakes.
As I tweeted the other day, “2013 will be the year of Festivals“. EDM family, you may have thought that 2012 was an explosion of newcomers and huge festivals with overblown ticket prices but this is only the start of something huge. 2013 is already beginning with a $1,000 invested into Holy Ship, booked flight and hotel for WMC in Miami and texts from friends saying they have Electric Zoo passes from Santa. Not to mention the sale of EDC tickets about to explode around us. Tomorrowland? Let’s pretend we are sane for one minute. If you thought 2012 was intense, brace yourself friends. . . Shit is going to get real.
All I can say to you, my EDM family is to be strong. Take each new moment in our electronic, bass filled world with a grain of salt.
Respect the elders, those who braved the desserts and before the club laws drove us underground.
Hold together with your peers, the ones you have been trading Kandi with, sharing water with before they had water sations, the ones you screamed with as the bass dropped the ones you knew in one minute without anything more than a look at the mention of a DJ’s name.
Open up to the newcomers and don’t let them fall victim to Top-40. Remember, friends don’t let friends get their fluffies at Hot Topic.
What do I want to see in 2013?
Trance_I want to see Trance blow up to a new level… and not in the MTV, reality show way. I want to see the trance family grow. I want to see entire festival’s of trance. That’s my hope for the New Year.