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"I'm glad Trance has never gonna mainstream and I dont think it ever will."
you have got to be fucking kidding me...
umm no I'm not "fucking kidding you" songs that average on 6 minutes plus and a community that thrives on creating remixes from artists in multiple labels would be lost if it went mainstream. Radio cuts of elaborate songs almost always are inferior so much is lost in the compression. So I stand by my statement.
Care to elaborate on your stance?
Trance is the most popular genre in the entire electronic music scene. There are fucking gigantic trance shows all over the world and all the biggest djs in the world are all trance djs. It is far bigger then dubstep ever got or will ever get.
Hell they played a few trance songs at my prom 5 years ago.
Sure it's popularity has waned recently but you don't get more mainstream then trance. Unless you are listening to really oldschool stuff:
yeah. there is a subtle difference between "popular" and "mainstream." but trance was encroaching on mainstream back in the 90s. until people realized just what you said: 6+ minutes of super repetitive tones and minimal lyrics isn't radio friendly.
your average joe can tell you the difference between pop, r&b, hip-hop, and rock. heck, they could prolly tell you differences within those genres. ask them to explain the difference between house, d&b, euro, techno, jungle, tribal, ambient, and trance, they'll have no clue.
but alot of this is just semantics. according to some people, hip-hop isn't mainstream, it has its own classification "urban." then some others say everything that is mainstream is "pop." its all over the place, nobody ever agrees with these things.
Love dubstep of the Burial, Skream, SBTRKT, James Blake flavor. There's a time and place for "brostep" as well, preferably in a crowded, steamy place; drunk as fuck with an urge to dance sexy/mosh.
Say what you want about Skrillex but he's created this signature and noteworthy sound whether you like it or not. He's been around for less than two years and he already has a slew of imitators. That says a lot.