Skip to content

Welcome To The Modern Dance

Back in the 80s dance (or electronica or club… whatever) was a simple enough thing: stick on a bass, bleed out the rest, and ride em cowboy but digital technology has exploded in the 00s and dance has merged (sometimes!) with hip hop concepts and away we go.




Now there are as many types of dance as there are DJs and producers and try dancing to trip hop, I dare you, you might be able to wave your arms around in a sorta dead hippie daze but…. It is similat to what happened to rock, blues , jazz and r&b, out of the clubs and into your record collection.



In 2009 you can’t cover pop music and not cover dance. How do you write about 09 and not write about David Gueta? You’d have to ignore not just his huge success in the UK but also his remix of Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”. Indeed, how do you the band of the year, Black Eyed Peads, without covering dance You can either cover and cover pop or you don’t and you can’t. The future lies with folks like my great-niece Miriam -she loves music she can interact to whether its MJs moonwalk or Miley’s do-Ce-Do and Miriam may very well find herself listening to a major amount of dance before she’s fifteen years old.




Even more, the Trouble and Bass team produced one of the best concerts of the year at Summerstage this summer and if rock fans don’t get Boys Noize, what do they get? What is the difference between Boys Noize mixing the bass higher and higher and a guitar solo? Where’s the line? 




And more still, Mark Ronson reinvented Dance and the cover song on stuff like Lily Allen’s cover of “Oh My God” and Tigger’s cover of Spears “Toxic” mashed with ODB back in 07. The producers behind the original “Toxic” have formed a band themselves, Miike Small.



Yeah, it’s going round in the other direction as well. Drop The Lime is a BAND aesthetic where they switch the main instrument from the guitar to the bass but haven’t bled all melody out and they are fun fun fun to watch.




I have been saying since February (here since I started Rock NYC) that the story of 09 is dance music and at this rate I will be a liar because dance will be so thoroughly integrated into EVERYTHING from indie rock (hi MGMT) to pop that the only thing left will be country music. To love tmodern music in 09 is to love electronica: you can dance but you can’t hide.

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

UK Top 10 Albums 2-23-24 – 2-29-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2024 |

worse than I remembered it being

Scroll To Top