- What is EDM? Electronic Dance Music (formerly techno)
- Why EDM? Why not?
I am about 9, my mom takes me to Record Rack (old store in Downtown Little Washington, PA). I choose a record that is surprising to my mom, it’s from Dr. Ice and the Educated Rapper titled Roxanne, Roxanne. I wanted a more racier album, but it was too dirty lol, so I settled for the Dr. Ice one. I’m antiquing myself here…the record had the words “hell” and “damn” bleeped out :). I was so absorbed in it, I had to be told to shut it off. Run DMC, LL Cool J, and N.W.A., The Sugar Hill Gang, Prince, etc.(I could go on and on!) soon followed. It was not the lyrics that got me, so much as the DJ’s mixing that got me. I had a double tape deck and would use it to mix songs from the radio and from my record player, real high tech right? I would see sound boards and scratch tables in my head, seed planted, I grew to appreciate all types of sounds. From metal to bluegrass, I was mixing music all day in my head. Music can be a powerful drug, some people listen and enjoy..I listened and consumed!
Since I made the decision to be a rebellious teenager and had a baby at 17, my dreams were kinda put on a shelf somewhere. I find myself at 36, wondering why I still have no soundboard, no mixes, no concerts.
When you are born to do something and don’t do it, you end up in this dull zone; I liken it to a living purgatory (don’t get offended Catholics). I was called to share music and I feel that somehow.. God will make this possible! If I get my lazy butt up and start moving towards that direction!
This is what I feel Paul meant when he spoke of not getting married in the Bible. It is not wrong to get married and have babies, but it takes you away from God, just a little. You’ve gotta split your devotion a little, kids need nurturing, your significant other also needs you to be as one with them..balance! I give props to anyone out there who has balance! God needs to be first, we’re human/not perfect/we have to struggle to find that balance.
I hope to someday share a blog titled: The EDM festival was successful!
Stay educated and healthy, my brothers and sisters.