Tips to update your music library

Tomasz Augustyniak, A & E Columnis

Is your music library getting stale?  Is mainstream music disappointing you lately?  Wish you could find something upbeat and fun, without any of the bullshit jargon Miley Cyrus spills all over her songs?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I’m here to help.  I am a music enthusiast and musician alike and I know enough about music to turn your music library upside down (think of me as your own personal Pandora channel). Let’s get started on updating your music library.
Until recently, rap, hip-hop and pop have been the most popular music genres of this century followed by some of your favorite rock and roll artists. Other genres have come and gone, briefly making it into the Billboard top 100 ranks, such as dubstep, indie rock, punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, metal, etc.
Yet, one genre has not only withstood the test of time, but also is steadily making headlines and earning spots in the top charts. That genre is dance music. Dance music has always been popular, but until more recently many sub-genres of dance music have been undiscovered and untouched by the media. You just don’t hear this type of music often. These sub-genres deserve a moment of your time.
The sub-genres include House Music, Electro-House, Electro, Hard style, Euro-House, Trance and Progressive. This music is fun and upbeat, has very little vulgarity, doesn’t promote violence and gives you a genuine sense of happiness and overall euphoria when listened to.
Many songs are great to listen to casually with friends. Some are better for your next party or get together. Either way, go out and listen to one of the sub-genres.
And , in case you are not sure where to start searching, here are a few tracks to get you started. Thank me later.
Krewella – “Live for the Night” (Dash Berlin Remix)
Kaskade – “Atmosphere” (original mix)
Steve Aoki & Chris Lake & Tujamo – “Boneless” (original mix)
Alesso vs. One Republic – “If I Lose Myself” (Alesso Remix)

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