My name is Anna Butera and this is my website dedicated to reviews and news involving everything dance music! I’ve been in the scene since my early teens and found a family in the warehouses I used to party at in Rochester, New York. I really wanted to create an informative website for people that might not understand the appeal of this music style and community.
Electronic dance music, also known as EDM, has been around since the early 1960’s. Of course, what we know as EDM today has gone through amazing transformations and has broken off into a ton of different sub genres. The rise of disco is what set off the craze and since then it has been unstoppable. Up until recently, EDM had always been underground in a way. It has had many faces over the years, sometimes gaining popularity in mainstream media but mostly it was claimed by the outcasts, the overly flamboyant and the passionate.
I became a DJ later on, playing shows all around New York and neighboring states. In the future, I plan to advertise show dates on here, so keep an eye out for Kaprikillz!
When first experiencing electronic dance music, it can feel a bit overwhelming. There are so many styles, it’s hard to know what is what, especially because each genre is different based on beat per minute. Some of the sub genres around today include: techno, house, dubstep, trance and trap. That isn’t all but those are the more popular ones. A common misconception about EDM is that all electric music is dubstep, which is false but since has become an umbrella term for those less versed in the style of music.
Using computers to generate tunes isn’t as easy as you might think. Every beat, every drop, sample and note is carefully selected and placed. It’s a very tedious task and requires a lot of patience and talent. What I find fascinating about the rise of EDM in popular culture today is how it has influenced pop music. You can’t turn the radio on without hearing some form of electronica in the chorus. New bands, DJ’s and artists like The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Major Lazer, Arjana and Kiiara have all found immense success due to this. It’s amazing actually. Even rappers like Macklemore have found inspiration using this method of music creation.
The computer age is far from over, in fact, it’s only growing and will continue to grow and from that we’re going to see drastic changes in music and culture. We already have! A lot of my friends think that the union of mainstream music and EDM is a bad thing, but I disagree. Hopefully, people will find a place they can relate to and call home like I did and with this expansion, perhaps people like me won’t be looked down on anymore. The world of EDM is more than just a genre, it’s a way of life and escape for so many.
If you’re interested in learning more about my site or are similar minded and want to connect, please reach out.