From Skeptic to Enthusiast: How I Found My Groove in the World of EDM
Can you believe that not too long ago, I wasn't a fan of EDM? I never understood why people would spend $200+ to go to a music festival to listen to something they can at home. To me, seemed like an endless loop of monotonous beats. So I used to pass on every time my friends would invite me to an EDM party. However, curiosity eventually got the best of me, and my friends convinced me to go to my first EDM music festival in 2022, which is when I've learned the point of this genre.
As a dancer, I found it too repetitive, and thus, boring. But little did I know that EDM is not about dancing to impress; it's about dancing for yourself.
The Power of the Beat
Grooving to the pulsating and rhythmic beats of EDM gives you a rush of energy and motivation, as it synchronizes with your body's natural rhythm – your heartbeat. It was as if the music had a life of its own, resonating with the very core of my being. Grooving to this electrifying symphony of sound, I experienced a rush of energy and motivation like never before.
An Escape from Reality
One of the most captivating aspects of EDM is its ability to transport you to another dimension. The thumping basslines and mesmerizing melodies create an alternate reality where everyday worries fade into the background. It's a mental teleportation that allows you to break free from the constraints of daily life and immerse yourself in a world of pure bliss. The beats of EDM synchronized seamlessly with my body's natural rhythm - my heartbeat. It was a visceral connection that I hadn't anticipated. This wasn't just music; it was a sonic journey that transcended the ordinary
It's an Individual Yet Social Dance
While EDM might seem like a solitary dance experience at first, it's surprisingly social. On the dance floor, everyone moves to their own rhythm, yet there's an unspoken connection that binds everyone together. It's an environment that fosters camaraderie and openness. EDM events are more enjoyable when shared with energetic and uplifting friends, and they also provide a fantastic opportunity to make new connections.
The Journey into the Mind
As I continued to explore the EDM scene, something fascinating started happening. The rhythmic patterns of the music began to tickle my brain in ways I couldn't explain. I found myself thinking less and feeling more. It was a dance of emotions, a cathartic release of pent-up energy, and a profound connection with the music. I started thinking less and feeling more, and that's when I understood the point of this music genre.
Each Subgenre Hits Differently
What truly surprised me was the diversity within the EDM world. Different subgenres of EDM hit differently, each offering a unique emotional experience. It's like a buffet of emotions where you can choose your flavor of the day.
From the euphoria of Progressive House to the transcendence of Trance, the adrenaline of Dubstep, the hypnotism of Techno, the exhilaration of Drum and Bass, the unity of House, and the empowerment of Trap, EDM offers a spectrum of emotions waiting to be explored.
What surprised me even more was how different subgenres of EDM hit differently. It often feels like the changing tempos, buildups, drops, and anthemic melodies take the entire crowd on a thrilling ride together.
A Feast for the Senses
One aspect of EDM that I initially underestimated was the live performances. EDM artists are known for putting on visually stunning and immersive live performances. The combination of mesmerizing light displays, jaw-dropping stage productions, and even fireworks creates a sensory overload that elevates the music to new heights. It's a sensory feast that leaves you awe-inspired and craving for more.
Healing Through Sound
But perhaps the most remarkable discovery on my EDM journey was its ability to connect with your emotions and body, and the power to heal. EDM isn't just about dancing; it's about connecting with your emotions and body. Frequencies and vibrations are manipulated to evoke emotion, resonate, and ripple energy through your body, helping you release stress, heal from past traumas, and find inner peace. It's like active sound healing, and you participate by dancing. As you move, you release the energy stored within, facilitating your own healing journey. It's a powerful and transformative experience that EDM offers to its listeners.
My journey from an EDM skeptic to an enthusiast was a revelation. I learned that EDM is not just music; it's a way to connect with yourself, find joy in the present moment, and even heal from within. So, if you haven't given EDM a chance, I encourage you to do so. Allow yourself to tap into your emotions, connect with your body, and let the music carry you away on a journey of self-discovery and pure bliss. It's a world waiting to be explored, and the dance floor is your canvas to paint your emotions in vibrant, rhythmic strokes.