EDM: Five Most Annoying Buzzwords

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Whether you like it or not, dance music runs the world and therefore the cultural lexicon. We're going to go ahead and say that's a bad thing.

Our hashtag-driven, buzz-worthy reality is giving us a headache, mostly because you dancing assholes can't stop saying the same shit over and over again. You're like a bad DJ, repeating the hits ad nauseum until it all melts together into a giant, mediocre mess.

You know how you can say a word, like, seven times before it sounds funny to you and loses meaning entirely? The same rule applies for these five dance music terms.

UPDATE Radio-friendly rap is also pretty stupid. And here are the five most annoying buzzwords on the air.

UPDATE #2 How about five more annoying EDM buzzwords?

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"EDM"
Dance music is nothing new. It's been around forever, more specifically in electronic form since the 1970s. However, young Americans seem to think it was invented the day after Britney Spears shaved her head. After a mad scramble to identify this shiny, out-of-the-box new toy, some fucking dick labeled the whole thing "Electronic Dance Music." This accomplished two things; the invention of the most vague and useless genre-name of all time, and the beginning of the end. Ever since, mindless hoards have invaded dance floors and festivals nationwide in search of something they don't understand and refuse to actually respect. "EDM" means never thinking twice about what you're listening to, and never caring as long as it "bangs."

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Tony Amp
Tony Amp

Turn Up is another annoying buzzword.

Bri001
Bri001

All these dumbass comments are from typical Miami losers who will be raving and "popping mollies" until they're 50. Try going to school and actually FINISHING a degree and making something of yourself.


I especially like the PLUR comment.  You are so right...so many of these people promoting this are fake as fuck...some of the sheisty-est motherfuckers I've ever met.  But then again I haven't met many drug dealers who weren't sheisty.

stufoster2002
stufoster2002

A refreshing article from an American source for once. Thank you!

wiltrahan
wiltrahan

this article is hilarious...lighten up kids.

dancarter
dancarter

Question: An example of dated, immature and frankly slack 'journalism' aimed at a cultural movement the writer simply doesn't get OR can't be fucked to understand past the headline speculation. Answer: This piece of shit article. Disappointing from a journalist 'on the front-lines of the blogging revolution', Bein. 

SammyDubs
SammyDubs

Looks like someones still pissed they didn't get all access for Ultra

Hoss
Hoss

I. Love. You. for this article. There are many like us.

Thanks,

Actual music lovers

Lauren Kathryn
Lauren Kathryn

The New Times is really bipolar....one minute obsessed with talking about how great EDM is because WMC week makes them money...next minute talking shit about it just to relate to ppl who dont like EDM. Typical.

maria.lopez22
maria.lopez22

Not one thing was justified in this article. This is present day culture, embrace it, don't hate it. I'd expect better from the New Times...they obviously ran out of creative things to write about.

maria.lopez22
maria.lopez22

Not one thing was justified in this article. This is present day culture, embrace it, don't hate it. I'd expect better from the New Times...

maria.lopez22
maria.lopez22

Not one thing was justified in this article. This is present day culture, embrace it, don't hate it. I'd expect better from the New Times...

p.beck
p.beck

not 1 of these is annoying. awful

JesseSwift
JesseSwift

Anyone that was around before it was commercialized is ashamed of what it has become. Call us old and jaded... You wouldn't be lying. There was a time when the only time you could hear EDM being broadcasted was by listening to an obscure college station at 1 am or sometimes an alternative station after midnight. Now it's every third station. For awhile I figured if was a South Florida thing but then went home to DC and realized it had invaded there as well.

Ashpot
Ashpot

U guys need to stop complaining about the article... It played great music while making me laugh ... Anybody that luvs EDM and the scene could give 2 ****'s about wut someone else has to say about it... Anyway the article wuz probably written by by someone that also likes EDM and molly but just thinks they're better then everyone else that does lol~

butta
butta

To help with the "progressive" question. The progressive genre is what has become the pop dance music of today. Annoying rhythm drop outs, obnoxious bulid ups, piano stabs of the same 4 cords, and vocals with empty lyrics.. 

jake1aguilera
jake1aguilera

Hahaha love it, really to the point, but very true, fuck i came to the events and festivals to dance, be with friends, and make new ones lmao

Ronnie_M
Ronnie_M

The term "EDM" has been around a long-ass time, long before all these little kids jumping on the bandwagon who call themselves so-called "house music-lovers" caught wind of it. Back when people were so ignorant, they were referring to all types of EDM as "techno", which is even worse

Andrew J. Herrero
Andrew J. Herrero

Hey you know what's more annoying then hearing these buzzwords being used by another person? Reading about them.

evan133
evan133

basically none of these words are AT ALL current to dance music. These only pertain to 16 year olds with backpacks. "future" over "progressive" for example would have made more sense. prog house is dead

semisvetik85
semisvetik85

Most stupid article I ever read...wasting time!

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Maybe the intended meaning of "Mollies" is in reference to a group of EDM girls that are high on it ? Like Australians call women Sheilas, EDM folk can call the girls Mollies that take the drug and attend Ultra ?

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

Another stupid article by new times, it never fails...other music genres like hiphop have also annoying buzzwords, stop picking on edm, hip hop has way more annoying buzzwords

bibi
bibi

oh man shut up! how many drugs have been consumed during all sort of concerts? 

hotties4jesus
hotties4jesus

@SammyDubs I would not go to Ultra if i was paid to do so

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