Re: About waves and bandwagons
bandwagons is not something new i think. any artist that starts something "different" will have a lot of ppl following his steps, even copying their sound. like in metal. theres always one or two bands named the "Pioneers" of some sub-genres, like death metal, black metal, etc.
In electronic music those new waves are something slightly different from what it originated from. get some style of music, put cowbells in it, call it a new genre. thats basically what happens now and when you go and check what's this new thing about, theres nothing really. some people hate it, some people don't understand it, some love it. but is how electronic music is now, is surviving by jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon.
i blame it on big festivals that want a new hit and new sounds every month so they can make millions out of some "next big thing" kind of artists. edm producers care more about exposure and making money and less about their sound. After garrix had his Boom with big room house, he went to another thing called "Deep house", imo deep house has NOTHING different from any other "house" sub-genre, and there's already FUTURE HOUSE (nothing futuristic in the sound), Some other things called TROPICAL HOUSE too, that also has NOTHING different. i think new terms/names/genres/sub-genres are some strategy to get listeners and have some producers following it, then someone is credited as a "pioneer" or something. and thats why sometimes you guys will see threads asking "How to make the skrillex bass" or "how to make <insert mainstream song name here> lead" etc.