Dance music is music composed, played, or
both, specifically to accompany dancing.
It can be either the whole musical piece or
part of a larger musical arrangement. Dance music works usually bear the name of
the corresponding dance, e.g. waltzes, the tango, the bolero, the can-can,
minuets, salsa, various kinds of jigs and the breakdown. Other dance forms
include contradance, the merengue, the cha-cha-cha. Often it is difficult to
know whether the name of the music came first or the name of the dance. Although
dance is often accompanied by music, it can also be presented alone (Postmodern
dance) or provide its own accompaniment (tap dance). Dance presented with music
may or may not be performed in time to the music depending on the style of
dance. Dance performed without music is said to be danced to its own rhythm. An
introduction to classical and modern dance including hip hop dance, what is
dance, and the dance music (electronic music, rock and roll, disco, house,
techno, trance, etc.)
Even though many would refer to such knowledge as being impossible to gain or organize in obvious principles, this book is based on the biography of a famous DJ, Dan Van Casteele, who has been implementing it all his life to make himself and others successful, and reach top word charts dozens of times.
This book talks about experiences in DJing, organizing parties, managing DJs, producing and composing Music, as well as in competing against the best musicians in the world. And, while not referring to mainstream beliefs, it does show how to be the best in these situations. This is, very likely, one of the most complete manuals about how to be successful in the field of electronic music.
The content of this book may shock you, due to its simplicity and direct approach to complex topics related to the music industry. Nevertheless, the quality of the best DJs is measured by their results, and it's the intention of this book to maximize them, by promoting the use of good strategies and creative approaches to music.
A Musician is, above all things, an Artist and a Dreamer, and this is the book that shows how to combine these three characteristics altogether and efficiently. Anyone has the right to become a DJ, but only those that can use their heart to perform with love for music and are able to uplift the heart of others, should have such opportunity, and it’s for them that this book is intended. Here, you'll find the most hidden secrets of the music industry and, if you follow them, your chances of reaching popularity will dramatically increase. It includes descriptions, advices and recommendations about the most vital aspects related to the music career of a DJ.
For 4 years, from 2011 to 2014, this book was classified as a Bestseller on Amazon. So, read it, because nobody will ever tell you about the best kept secrets here exposed!
This book is dedicated to Louise Van de Casteele. May her soul rest in peace! But I would also like to express my gratitude to all the DJs, Producers and Nightclub Managers who collaborated in my projects and made the content here exposed possible.
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During my very rapid ascension into international popularity, I was hated by many, because they couldn’t understand how this was possible for me, and they thought that I was being lucky. In fact, it’s easy to hate someone that is lucky every single time, but also naive and stupid to feel that way. A smart person would wonder what I know that nobody else, with years in music, can understand. A smart person, would buy this book and learn it. But an even smarter person, wouldn’t hate or judge me, but instead improve from what is already known and described here. That’s why this book can change the whole career of those that are still starting in music, by helping them guarantee their path to success. And I openly share these years of secrecy with who is willing to learn them and ready to accept them.
Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture investigates the expansive scope of Electronic Music Dance Culture (EMDC), the rise of Psychedelic Trance culture, and their relationship with new digital platforms. Drawing from perspectives in sociology, anthropology, psychology, aesthetics and the arts, religious studies, information technologies, multimedia communication, shamanism, and ritualism, this book analyzes the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviors in cyberspace. This innovative reference source is ideal for use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and theorists.
Focusing on a variety of topics relating to sub-cultures, human behavior, and popular culture, this title features timely research on alternative culture, electronic music festivals, ethnography, music and religion, psychedelic drugs, Psytrance, rave culture, and trance parties.