The magic of Jam Bands and electronic dance music (EDM) is taking the world by storm. In the search for music to be experienced not music to be just listened to, the genre music electronic dance music (EDM) and jam bands festivals experiment with all sort of musical instruments, They play drums, synths, and guitars and they also use drum machines, samplers and sequencers to create those seemly atmosphere of surrealism where thousands of people just dance to the rhythms they mark.
The following has grown so fast that when the music sounds the line between the audience and artist just disappear.
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and Jam Bands Festivals
“The music pumps and pulses while tens of thousands of fans all tune into the vibe, dancing, becoming one organism where the line between artist and audience blurs. Each set is different, created for the time and place, taking advantage of the collective mindset of moment. Electronic Dance Music has quickly become the most exciting new music genre, and it’s happened mostly outside of mainstream media.
EDM festivals that frequently draw more than 100,000 fans include Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, and Ultra Music Festival and the artists that play them like Avicii, deadmau5, David Guetta, Skrillex, and Tiesto, hugely popular with EDM fans, are largely unknown outside of their fan base. Emerging from underground raves in the 1990s, EDM’s tremendous growth has largely been fueled by social networks.
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“What’s interesting is that this isn’t the first time that improvisational music has emerged from the underground, fueled by live shows and word of mouth rather than record labels and radio airplay. The same phenomenon drove the music of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and others in the emerging jam band scene of the 1960s. Unlike acts that play the same songs in the same order night after night, jam bands create a unique experience each show. It is all about the live performance and like-minded people coming together to dance and have fun. Recorded music doesn’t capture the essence of what the music is about. You have to experience it live.
And now there’s crossover. At music festivals like Gathering of the Vibes, held this past weekend at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, all surviving members of the Grateful Dead played sets with their bands, while EDM was included in the late night offering. “Both EDM and jam bands are explorative,” says Ken Hays, Gathering of the Vibes founder. “The Grateful Dead took the music to extremes in so many ways and the same goes for the EDM scene. The musical exploration is real and engaging and has rope to pull in the fans.”
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Here on this site we had been almost predicting the ever growing advents of electronic dance music (EDM) and jam bands festivals and all the like as the forms of music which is drawing more public and fans than ever. We had mentioned the future of EDM which is bright in this article: http://www.electricdrumsetstars.com/2012/05/28/the-future-of-electric-drum-set-electronic-dance-music/
We had expressed our appreciation for this positive growing movement of Love, Respect, Peace and Unity which is the motto used in the EDM circles.
Electronic dance music and all types of genre music which search to make people experience music instead is the future of music, the 25 century music which has come far ahead of its time in today’s realms.
Pretty soon all musicians will have to know how to use a beat making machine. That is the reality whether we like or not.
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