22 thoughts on “The Axis of Awesome Explains How Dance Music Works

  1. Funny for a while, then the “sterile” and under-produced sound gets really annoying. I guess there’s is some skill involved to produce a dance song. Sounds really under par.
    If the sound was up to dance hit standard I would see this as a parody. This way, I think someone is jealous of others success.

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      • I’m having trouble understanding why my comment seems to rub so many people the wrong way.
        To me this song seems to lack some mixing and mastering skills. Weird Al does it better. And so does Psy.

        It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. You may not agree, but it’s rude and impolite to tell someone to “Don’t ever speak again”. I live in a democracy, don’t you?

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  2. Funny video and all too true. Reminds me of a great Banco De Gaia line… “… and I don’t understand why we all wave our hands without thinking.” I greatly appreciate a lot of simple music, but the dance genre has dumbed it down until many hardcore fans apparently can’t begin to digest anything a little more complex and thought-out. I call any triumph of marketing and glands over substance “Stupidification.” Once a genre becomes its own joke, it may keep shambling around, but its as dead as the Hippie era was the first time someone offered a “hippie wig” next to whoopie cushions in the back of comic books. Less wub, more originality and heart, please.

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    • “… and I don’t understand why we all wave our hands without thinking.”

      Because we Just Don’t Care. Duh.

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  3. I laughed at the DJ mixer fading up the “More Wubs” then I thought about the sorts of features Native Instruments (and others) are now adding to their gear and I got sad.
    Commercial dance music has no integrity.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! Hilarious because it is so sad and true both in the construction of this genre of mysic as well as the culture that it is found. Lol.

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  5. This song and its sly pop plasticity sum up why I have disliked dance music since disco reared its ugly head in 1978. I adore electronic music, even make some in my modest way, but I despise electronic dance music.

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