Having lived in Los Angeles my entire life, I can safely say that this great metropolis is excellent at discovering new artists and fostering new trends. The most recent craze to hit this city: Electronic Dance Music, known to many simply as “EDM.”
Whether it be the ever popular “Massives” (the label given to large-scale parties, often hosting tens of thousands of attendees) or the countless Hollywood shows featuring international DJs, anyone not living under a rock will admit to the genre’s growing popularity. During Welcome Week here at UCLA, the Student Committee for the Arts hosted the first annual Bruin Dance Massive. The event reached capacity faster than anyone of us could have imagined. (Not to mention, the student energy there was beautiful and definitely a sight to remember.)
Electronic music has even made a push into current-day pop music. Tune in to your local pop radio stations and big-name DJs such David Guetta, Tiesto, and Afrojack are surely recognized as collaborators for top songs.
Students interested in getting more involved in the electronic music scene should look in to joining the newly created (UCLA Electronic Music Club.) This past weekend, the club organized a workshop for aspiring producers and DJs looking to learn Ableton, a premier music production software. Many UCLA students, all with a passion for electronic music, came together to share production tips and hear fellow student DJ Zabb give a tutorial on how to create a song using the program. Additionally, the club holds off-campus parties featuring student DJs and coordinates trips to events throughout Los Angeles. Last Saturday, the UCLA Electronic Music Club organized a trip to see Tiesto play at the Home Depot Center. The club, which has weekly meetings, also provides a great forum for students to promote their own music.
Visit their facebook page for more information.
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Student Committee for the Arts