Afro House Is Becoming More And More Popular

Afro House is becoming more and more popular in the EDM world, especially with artists such as DJ Snake, who debuted his own Afro House mix called “Get Low” at Coachella 2018, as well as promoting his mix on his Instagram. Other EDM artists such as Martin Garrix have incorporated this genre into their songs like “Scared to be Lonely” and “In the Name of Love” with Bebe Rexha, which can be found on their official YouTube channel.

What is Afro House?

This genre has a strong foundation in techno, with many artists adding a fusion of house music to their songs. Although it may seem like this genre blends several different genres into one, it actually has clear-cut definitions that separate it from other music. One way to recognize these songs on your favorite radio station is by looking for hard-hitting bass drums or tribal beats. The tempo ranges from 120 BPM to 130 BPM, which makes it slower than most EDM but faster than standard house music tracks. One thing that makes this genre unique among most EDM sub-genres is its usage of instruments such as saxophones and marimbas; whereas most EDM only uses synthesizers for horns.

The rise of Afro House


Although Afro house has been around for quite some time, it was not until recent years that Afro house has started to make waves in America’s music scene. However, with many American DJs now incorporating Afro beats into their playlists there are still a lot of people out there who don’t know what this genre is exactly or how it differs from other genres. For example, if you have never heard of this genre before then you may have listened to wavy beats or songs that sound like deep mix songs but yet feature different styles including Latino beats mixed with trap and pop. If so, these songs were most likely an example of this genre because these wavy beats as they are known come straight from South Africa where they originated and thus represent just one small style within a very wide genre.

Are there any differences between this style and other genres?
DJ Snake


Afro house music has a more mainstream sound than other EDM genres, but it’s still very underground. There are some major labels that have recognized this genre and have started to sign artists in Africa. This bodes well for this genre and also adds to its overall legitimacy in terms of being a true genre of EDM music. The biggest difference between afro house and other genres of EDM is that afro house is often incorporating African drumming into their songs, which gives them a unique feel among all of the different types of EDM. In addition, artists have had much success with creating remixes using American songs such as “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.

Artists with Afro House influence
Tiesto


Tiesto, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, DJ Snake and Major Lazer. Many other EDM artists such as Martin Garrix have incorporated Afro House beats into their music. These Afro-influenced tracks are known as Pony in EDM lingo. Listen to these songs to see how much of an impact this genre has on them! Enjoy!

The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Denmark

Tinderbox Festival

Denmark is one of the most beautiful and fun countries in Europe, so it’s no surprise that it also boasts some of the best music festivals in the world. With so many amazing festivals to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down which ones you want to attend, but this list will help you decide. Here are the top five music festivals in Denmark!

1) Roskilde Festival

This is a music festival located in Roskilde, Denmark. The festival began in 1971 and has grown over time. It’s one of Europe’s most famous music festivals and every year artists from around the world come to participate. If you love music, there is no better place than Roskilde Festival to see your favorite artists perform. In previous years, artists on the lineup included Vampire Weekend, Eminem, Kygo, and many more.

2) Copenhagen Jazz Festival

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is an annual three-day event celebrating jazz in Copenhagen and is one of Europe’s biggest jazz festivals. The festival features both internationally and nationally known performers and draws more than 60,000 attendees each year. All ages are welcome at this free festival. Additionally, an all-night shuttle runs from downtown and Nørreport Station throughout all three days of the festival to allow music lovers to see as many performances as possible.

3) Smukfest

This one is known as Denmark’s most famous festival. Smukfest takes place in Skanderborg and attracts over 70,000 people. It started in 1998 and has featured performances by jazz pianist Chick Corea, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, indie rocker Jens Lekman, poet Saul Williams and more. Other big names on previous lineups include Alesso and DJ Snake. Furthermore, one of its most popular events is a series of film screenings that are open to anyone who wants to attend.

4) NorthSide Festival

This popular annual event takes place in Aarhus. It is situated in mid-June and lasts three days. The event was first started in 2011, and it has been a big hit ever since. The festival features various performances by both local and international artists, such as Solange Knowles, The Black Keys, and many more. People come to NorthSide Festival for the music of course, but also for an amazing atmosphere. In fact, visitors have fun on all sorts of rides and activities such as zip-lining.

5) Tinderbox

Tinderbox is a music festival located in Odense, Denmark. It is famous for its electronic, folk and jazz acts. Dating back to 1998, it has continued to produce outstanding performances year after year. For example, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, and The Chainsmokers have all performed in prior years. If you’re looking for live music, Tinderbox can’t be missed!

Conclusion

This country has it all, from music to street fairs. Anyone interested in experiencing a festival in Denmark should definitely add these top five to their list. Whether you want to hear some great music or just dance with a bunch of strangers, you are sure to have a blast at one of these Danish festivals. Definitely take note of these festivals if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience!

Photos by Copenhagen Jazz Festival, NorthSide Festival, Roskilde Festival, Smukfest, Tinderbox

The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Australia

Splendour In The Grass

If you are looking to experience something unique and exciting that Australia has to offer, then attending one of their music festivals should be at the top of your list! These events have become extremely popular over the years. In fact, they have attracted people from all over the world and they are growing every year. Music festivals in Australia bring together locals and tourists from many different countries to celebrate art, music, and dance with like-minded individuals. If you plan on traveling to one of these events, read on for more information about the top five music festivals in Australia!

Splendour In The Grass

1) Splendour In The Grass

As one of Australia’s oldest music festivals, Splendour In The Grass has been running for over 18 years. This three-day-long event takes place every July at Byron Bay in New South Wales. In fact, the festival is located in various locations around Byron Bay and features a range of hip-hop and rock bands from all over Australia. Furthermore, international performers are featured like Dillon Francis, Channel Tres, and Dom Dolla.

Stereosonic

2) Stereosonic

Stereosonic is an electronic music festival that was first held in Sydney. It also expanded to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The events are a part of Electronic Groove Magazine’s Stereosonic Tour that started in 1999. Since 2010, more than 20 events have been held all over Australia attracting 250,000 people each year. Artists including Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, and Tiesto have all performed at this festival.

Falls Festival

3) Falls Festival

The Falls Festival takes place over a long weekend at Maroondah Reservoir in Lorne, Victoria. It’s regarded as one of Australia’s best music festivals because it attracts some of music’s biggest names, including Tycho, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.

Laneway Festival

4) Laneway Festival

Laneway Festival is one of Sydney’s most popular and most talked-about music festivals. The event attracts over 40,000 people each year and has made its name by featuring many famous artists. For example, attendees have been able to see Haim and CHVRCHES in past years.

Groovin' The Moo

5) Groovin’ The Moo

Established in 2006, Groovin’ The Moo is a three-day outdoor music festival that draws an audience of over 60,000. It takes place at five locations throughout Australia and features around 100 artists playing across four stages. Additionally, there are comedy acts, art exhibitions, and other attractions at each venue. The event was created by Steve Pavlovic who based it on his experience of attending the Hanging Rock Music Festival as a teenager.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a fun way to experience new music and have an awesome time doing it, then one of these five festivals will be perfect for you. There are other great festivals that take place in Australia, but these five represent some of the best value for money, crowd sizes, music, and art. Whether you’re a local Australian or visiting from abroad, there’s sure to be something for everyone! Which festival do you hope to attend someday?

Photos by Falls Festival, Groovin’ The Moo, Laneway Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Stereosonic

DJ Snake Brings The House Down At Mission Ballroom

With a looming threat of the pandemic, anybody can have their plans cancelled in just a moment’s notice. In the afternoon before the show, Malaa shared a tweet explaining that he was unable to make it into the country due to certain restrictions that were out of his control. Although concert goers were told at the door that Malaa would not be able to appear for a back to back set with DJ Snake as planned, that didn’t stop the venue from filling up with thousands of people who were starving for house music. A hunger that would soon be satiated over the next four and a half hours.

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