EDM: Five More Annoying Buzzwords

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Alright, ravers.

Last time we here at Crossfade ran through our list of the five most annoying buzzwords, reactions were mixed. Some of you thought we were the most evil, hate-mongering, misinformed monsters to ever walk the Earth. Others gave us so many virtual high-fives that our e-hand is still tingly.

There were even who asked, "How come you didn't put ______ on the list?" Well, we're going to buck the haters (it's hella ironic being told to "burn in hell" by someone who thinks they're PLUR) and give it another go.

Are you ready?

See also:
-Hip-Hop: Five Most Annoying Buzzwords
-EDM: Five Most Annoying Buzzwords

"Banger"
This word reared its ugly head sometime around 2008 or '09. The rise of American dubstep stoked its buzz-iness. And by 2010, it was everywhere. Now it's like every song on the planet is described as a "banger." Knife Party just released an EP of bangers, much like their last EP of bangers. Lady Gaga goes on tour and Zedd opens with "bangers." Shit, that new-ish Justin Bieber song is a "banger." We're starting to feel the underground reject the entire "banger" culture, but go to Ultra Music Festival, and it feels like nothing will ever change. How about you bang your head against a wall, slip into a coma, and call it a day.


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Frank Castle
Frank Castle

KAT BEIN is the worst reporter at new times

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

hip hop has way more annoying buzzwords..............

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

Youre not a raver. ravers died a long time ago. Ultra and all the ED Festivals are NOT RAVES. Raves are illegal, so please stop associating people who go to one Electronica show a year as ravers. Raves are underground warehouse parties WITHOUT THE BIGGEST "DJs" in world usually set up in an illegal manner with no security or licenses or permits. Raves died when the Rave Act was passed condemning raves as "crack houses". Thats why Ultra doesnt call it a rave cause if they did it would be illegal. You dont have the right to call yourself a raver if youve never gone to an actual rave...

sblake2
sblake2

also the  term "EDM" only americans use it

sblake2
sblake2

how about "sick" ?  if I go FB page and lots of posters say that, I know it's not party I'm going to. 

discogurlie
discogurlie

BTW preview is much like a trailer is to a movie, it's promotion. Get a clue. That's been the norm for I don't even know how long. Your article sucks. Yes people who have no idea use the terminology but you're no better. If all the fakin a** people like yourselves would take a seat everything would be fine.

discogurlie
discogurlie

Peven Everett popularized the term bangin with his track which was out in 2006 ish and is when the term became over used. The term banger has been around since at least 2000.

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

This article - I'm OK with it. You channeled my anger and the anger of the community and you did it well. 

Charles Pettigrow
Charles Pettigrow

ahahahhaa dude next to the girl lifting his shades up is looking at the dude with the phone taking a picture of his girl like he wants to knock him the fuck out

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