Let’s talk about this new fashion in a DJ- World called BPM.
“Beats Per Minute” – stands for measuring the tempo of the music. . The tempo refers to the music’s speed or pace, and the beat measures the music’s length.
I would say that BPM is like a personal signature to a track.
What's with all that exaggeration and overkill from BPM in sets and eventually at the raves these days…
It seems like the youngsters / newcomers are competing with one another, who's gonna play faster and punchier.
They are setting a big value on BPM; in collection of their playlist you can only hear “hardcore” tracks that are leaning towards heavy industrial sounds. Even though it's not a bad thing, it has its flaws. Personally, I'm a lover of those sounds too.
So far, you can find some similar opinions to yours.
However, I'm gonna share my not-so enjoyable experiences from some parties that I attended, since the clubs are active again. Btw, I can only speak about the situation in southern Germany.
First thing I noticed was how Djs play rough from the start. I mean, literally, the first minute the club opens its doors you can hear only BAM BAM BAM. It's like chill out dude. I didn't even have “that big shit” of the night or manage to grab some water or beer from the bar. After an hour or so you kinda warmed yourself up, through your thoughts goes: “At least it’s gonna be a dirty banging techno night, when the warmup dude plays so fast. Me and my mates are gonna transform into fucking ninja turtles and slaughter the floor.” Well, Surprise Bitchees!!! You are listening to this dude for an hour now and he plays for you like he created a fucking list on YouTube and just pressed auto-play.
- At least you spared us from the advertising ads.
It doesn't appeal to my ears when someone literally plays a track one after another.
It sounds like this the whole time -
Which leads me to the second thing in today's article. Where did the “warm up sets” and the whole story of the night disappear? Nobody looks on the party as a whole piece anymore, one piece like a highway ride where you first enter the road at a medium pace and you slowly but persistently catch that speed. In this new trend, every DJ plays like they have peak time in the night. I get a feeling like they don't much respect their colleagues after them or it is just a new normal thing to do. That tiny thing (personally) affects the atmosphere, we don't function as one anymore, it feels more like you came to the concert to listen to a few acts of the night.
Considering everything that has happened in the last few years and periods without any parties, changes in the community could be sensed. Rough times influenced rough on the artists. New fast sounds are mixed with techno sounds from back in the day😊
I am so thrilled and looking forward to the Techno-Future.