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An Emerging Subgenre: Bounce
Over the years I’ve heard a lot of different styles of electro, house, etc., and I still remember the not-so-long-ago days when dubstep was emerging into the EDM scene. Before it was famous, it seemed like just a wobbly sound some DJs incorporated into their sets and productions. But after it became popularized by artists like Deadmau5, it blew up. I’m not at all saying that Deadmau5 created what we know today as dubstep, because he didn’t. But, he played a pivotal role in introducing wobbly synths and dubstep styles to people that had never heard that sort of music before. Recently, my friend Alex Krashinsky showed me some songs with a very distinct and specific sound that seem like they very well could be a new subgenre of house…. and we’re calling it ‘Bounce’.
It’s a very subtle, sort of hollow, yet bouncy sound. I wanna say it sounds a bit tribal, but it’s closer to miminal with a tech-house influence. The bass usually has a more prominent role in the foreground of the track rather than accompanying the synths. There’s usually a combination of bass drums and hi-hats in the background typical of regular, unadulterated house. But what’s interesting to me is that this type of sound can produce minimal tracks like ‘Devotion’ (posted below), and it can also produce eargasmic bangers like the Mike Candys & Jack Holiday ‘One More Time’ remix (also posted below). So its versatile. I actually dropped the One More Time remix in a set I was spinning at a party over the weekend and people went nuts. It’s something most people haven’t heard too much of because the artists that produce it aren’t really that big. Yeah, Bingo Players got some fame for the song ‘Cry’, but the majority of the music they produce is not that same style they’re getting attention for. I would love to see some famous DJs’ takes on this style, because it’s all I’ve been listening to since I first heard it. As with any other quality tunes, play these loud, wait for the drop, and then change your underwear, for full effect.
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