Welcome to Part I of The Weekly Show’s Artists You Need to Know! In this segment I will feature music by highly talented, often little-known artists from a sampling of genres. The goal is to provide you all with some great music while giving these artists the exposure they deserve. As always, please like, share, and subscribe if you enjoy these posts, and feel free to leave artists you like in the comments section below! This week’s genre is Electronic Dance Music.
A concert to remember.
Electronic dance music: isn’t that them newfangled computer sounds?
Today dance giants such as David Guetta and Avicii dominate the charts, but electronic dance music (EDM) has come a long way since its inception. From obscure beginnings in regional nightclubs and raves in the 1970s, synthesized music broke into mainstream culture around the turn of the century. While most EDM builds off of traditional scale patterns and chords, more unconventional tones and pitches (think drops and screeches) remain rather polarizing among listeners. If you are unfamiliar with the genre, give it a listen and see what you think! Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
Currently a senior at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, KapSlap’s name is quickly spreading across college campuses. He is popular for his remixes and mashups, and he plans to release his first album after he graduates. I find his music great for the gym or going on long runs. You can download many of his songs for free on his SoundCloud page.