From all of my studies as a music major, I remember how important it was to stay true to the roots of a particular style of music. For example, Baroque music was really popular in the 18th century, I mean REALLY popular. It was written to be played in a small chamber or room for private audiences. The instruments had a particular sound like the harpsichord and the lute (a really old guitar, google it). Even the violins we see today were a bit different. To play baroque music with any other instrument would have been highly regarded as an ear sore. But for those who got to sit and listen to the real thing by the people who wrote it, the experience would have been priceless.
Today, EDM stands out in just about the same way. We use our instruments that consist of high end software, computers, LFOs, Envelope Packages, amplifiers and sub woofers that combine to give us the greatest feeling that we’ve ever heard. All of these components work together produce the most elaborate and unique use of sound waves in the universe.
My point is that we only get to hear all of these traditional instruments when we see them live alongside hundreds or even thousands of other people. For those who have only listened to EDM on the radio or through speakers and headphones; it’s almost like you listen to a mere interpretation of what Dubstep or Trance or House actually is. For someone who attends shows as much as I try, EDM is the acoustical resonance that is heard and felt with 10,000 others who are feeling it with you. It’s a beautiful thing.