It used to be that any house music club worth the name was pumping deep bass by 9 pm, and the crowds would lough through the doors all night. When I was clubbing in London, and later in New York, the feel was hot and the music was electronically created and merged by talented and compelled DJs who knew multiple instruments and were putting them together in new and unique ways to create sounds that had never been heard by human ears.
But today’s club music is made up of the newer generations who have less of an appreciation for the work that goes into composing great music, and more of a knack for developing software and writing their way into fame.
The electronic DJ scene is awash in people whose pretensions are more extreme than their talent for creating sounds and effects and experiences.
Without the cultural push of the underground music scene to make sure the clubs produce the best and most innovative music, there was a gradual destruction of the community that allowed the very coolest and hippest music to be made.
The new movements in the e-music scene are more synthetic, less organic and of course, more dramatic and adopted by the younger generations.
The at-home electronic music scene is now becoming the best place to find new and inspiring artists who are worth following, and the house music that became famous at clubs is now returning to its roots at house parties.
Groups of composers are of house music get together to enjoy each others’ company, but individual composers are also breaking ground with new designer instrumentation that add depth and drama to old arrangements…