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Old 01-02-2015, 10:37 AM   #41
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Re: So I suck at making dance music

in a similar place. when i started making electronic music 10 years ago, it was liberating to not have to rely on other musicians. the old adage: DJs are frustrated musos. a few years back after seeing The Bays live, i realized wanted to find a balance between the premeditated and the spontaneous: live music over mainly beats and FX, with the ability to improvise at points.

now we're a four-piece 'DJ band' (guitar, clarinet, trumpet, double bass) getting some traction. i would also say i suck at making smoking hot dance music, but along the way i've lost the ambition to do. so look at what you can do. use your skills as a musician first, and supplement them with the albeit limited ability to create dance music. the synthesis will be attractive to those looking for something fresh. watch a live concert called "CARAVAN PALACE IM Karlstor Bahnhof Heidelberg" for inspiration. good luck!

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Re: So I suck at making dance music

If you don't like your dance music, then don't make dance music! Don't narrow yourself when you're creating, just make whatever feels good and in the end come up with a label for it. Hell, you don't even have to label it then.

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Re: So I suck at making dance music

Yeah, I've come to terms with the fact that dance music is not what I make. Whenever I try, I stop myself no matter how far it comes along. I don't like the "dance" stuff I make. Too bad

What I really hate is the notion that something has to be "dancey" to like.. be appealing. Fuck that

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