Они почти здесь! Победители 7-го ежегодного конкурса среди диджеев.
They’re almost here! Winners of the 7th Annual Dj Contest!
Voila!!! Counting of endless votes and data analysis is finally finished and as a reward we get what we’ve been long waiting for – knowing the names of our dear winners! Plus – we’ve racked up some interesting stats in the process which counts too!
First off, we’ve noticed a highly visible trend – the farther you go to the West (direction Greenwich) – the higher is the passion for the music of a higher bpm and qua genre – the housey East shifts towards the trancey West.
Among the djs and producers, which have submitted their sets for the contest – which became possible courtesy of EYE1 Radio, Flashback Studio Amsterdam and several other heavyweight entities of the dance scene, which preferred to stay in shadow – the majority of participants are working in the house genre (including the subgenres). The favorite genre has not change since the previous year, but there is a clear trend – the sound is getting techier. Good old vibes are coming back in a new jacket. Thus – hello, oldschool!
One of the contest’s purposes was trying to paint the musical face of our planet, based on the results of every participating part of the world.
Starting from faraway and ending up in Europe, here it goes!
South America along with it’s sister – Central America, represents tribal house in one of it’s finest forms, and not only because Hernan Cattaneo was born on this continent, it is the hot and spicy mix of south american culture which produces the tribal atmosphere. Obviously influenced by local traditional music latin american djs favor tribal and rich ethnic sound.
North America stands for vocal house, but there’s a sufficient part which embraces progressive and tech as well, which makes one think that swarms of european djs coming in packs to show off new european trends didn’t go unnoticed.
Asia. It is too big to be plain and simple and it’s too traditional to be radical, but Asia is craving for more and more electronic music nowadays. Mainstream elements of trance and progressive have finally reached this continent and are gaining grown fast, thanks to young and energetic djs and producers. One exception – Japan, it’s one step ahead of its neighbours and EDM is in full swing in this country.
Eastern Europe – which for the most part is occupied by Russia is a very interesting part of the world. It is the part which presented the djs in the widest variety of EDM genres – starting from techno and ending with vocal trance, although many Eastern European djs themselves argue that it is still dominated by pop music and EDM sees no light of the day around these parts.
And last but not the least – the place where it all started – Europe, solid as a rock when it comes to progressive and modern electronic music. Just like the year before, European djs have proved that people need to rock to the fat beats as much as they need to enjoy everything else in their lives and sometimes more. Djs from the European Union demonstrate the victory of EDM in the Old World.
P.S.: The names of the competition winners will be known sooner than you think. Stay tuned.
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24 January 2010 6:28