In today's world of music, if you don't do something different, you're out of the scene even before you can drop that bass. Reason why producers, artistes and bands are trying to evolve their music and give their fans a new and refreshing experience with every single or album.
So what's the latest fad in the ever-evolving music world? It's FUSION!
People love experimenting with music and enjoy broadening their horizons by trying out new artistes and genres. But when one single band, artiste or DJ can give them an assortment of different genres in one set why look any further. EDM and PsyTrance no longer makes the cut. If you haven't heard of terms like Electronicore and Psybient, this article is just about to educate you. Read on for a list of successful Fusion experiments from the music Gods that you can add to your playlist.
Everyone's favourite childhood band - Linkin Park, has always given us some crazy hits to remember them by. But an interesting addition to Chester's high-pitched shrieks has been some well-timed turntable scratches that still continue to adorn their songs. Did you ever notice this? Give One Step Closer, Papercut, Numb and Faint a listen. You'll know what I'm talking about!
An exemplary psychedelic music project named Shpongle have gone beyond your everyday psychedelic sounds and added the ambient sounds of nature and trance into their music; dubbing them as Psybient. They also use hang drums in their music which sets them apart. If you like morning trance, you will love this genre too. Divine Moments of Truth, Are You Shpongled? and Nothing Is Something Worth Doing are the must-have songs on your playlist.
Nothing Is Something Worth Doing
An interesting Indian DJ named Kohra is a renowned underground dance music genius due to the various genres of music he experiments with. Psychedelic, progressive, trance, techno and dub are just a few of them. One of his mind-boggling experiments have been working in some retro Bollywood dialogues seamlessly into his sets that leave the audience spell-bound. The live shows are always worth a watch especially when he plays with BLOT! My favourite track though would still be Malgudi Daze.
Also following suit is a dubstep artiste named Bobby Friction, who loves the Bollywood of yesteryears like Rafi, RD Burman. He interweaves their music with some sick dub beats. Even though dubstep is an acquired taste, Bobby Friction knows how to keep the audience swaying and dancing to something they would have never heard of. Try any track from the FRICTION LAB DUBPLATE, you'll surely not know when the drop hits you.
Friction Lab Dubplate
An interesting English metalcore band named Asking Alexandria ends most of their songs with an Electronic dance tune dubbing this band as Electronicore. What's interesting is that you don't even realize what you've been listening to is a dance track as the beats slowly reveal themselves, transforming your listening experience 2 minutes into the song. The Final Episode is a personal favourite and definitely worth a listen.
Armin Van Buuren
The Trance God Armin Van Buuren has topped DJ Mag's top 100 list 3 years in a row. From his superb weekly radio show A State of Trance to his brilliant singles, every song has a different feel to it. How? This top ranking DJ doesn't only stick to the console but also uses guitar and violin solos in his singles. This truly sets him apart in the electronica era. Listen to Intense and Mirage to know what I'm talking about.
While psychedelic trance is Skazi's forte, his signature music style is playing the guitar live on stage and mixing it in with the trance beats; giving gig-goers the amazing experience of enjoying music made live, right in front of them. Hit and Run is just one of the fine examples of his brilliance.
Hit and Run
As EDM is on the rise today, artistes like Hardwell, Zedd, Swedish House Mafia and many more take crowd favourites from rock and pop and remix it with their crazy beats giving us something we haven't experienced till date. If you haven't heard 'em, it's time you gave them a listen!
Swedish House Mafia
So now that you have a nice big list to experience fusion, why not give it a shot and tell us what you think.
Article by - Neville Mathews
Neville Mathews is a twenty something year old working professional, an avid reader and a regular festival goer. You may see him in the mosh pit dressed in black and military shorts. Do stop by to say Hi!
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