Today’s House music is great for dancing, it’s true, and the genre has come a long way since private DJs were creating mixes in illicit basement dungeons in the late 1980s. The capability that the smartphone, the portable tablet computer, and the talent base that composes, performs and evangelizes house music can only be described as revolutionary.
What is it that keeps house electronic music in the clubs, and prevents even the strongest enthusiasts from adopting the easy listening, enjoyable musical stylings in the home?
As is so often the case, asking the question answers it. The amazing electronic zither performer, Miguel Farg, has put it so well and so succinctly: “House music enables people to act on emotions they will normally suppress.”
The inhibitions, rules and rhythms of ordinary life are swept away in the heady beats, remixes and orchestrations that our most talented composers bring to the electronica landscape.
Letting these raw and heady emotions loose in the home can result in unfortunate and inexplicable consequences, like the procreation between married Theremin enthusiasts.
The more recent proliferation of live-performance electronica is an advance that the genre has needed, and which will help adjust the tone of electronica and bring it more into the home environment.
Putting the iPhone to work making music that calls on multiple instruments, remixes on the spot and generates a top-quality high definition audio file is something our electronica DJs, composers and performance artists have been longing for.
No matter if you’re dancing in your living room or in your bathroom, enjoying house music you’ve heard in clubs and always admired, or out and about with friends and relatives, enjoying the stylings of a live performance electronica artist, house and electronic are the lifeblood of the growing music industry.