Beating the Drop: Gen Y's Obsession with EDM and Instagram

November 6, 2014 3:37 AM

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Beating the Drop: Gen Y's Obsession with EDM and Instagram

For the past few years or so, I've been in a tortured love affair with the two most vociferous presences in my life: music and social media. While the first is proclaimed dying, broken, or simply dead-broke, the latter is gaining ground at a lightning-fast-4G-LTE-triple-play speed. Despite this internal feud, it seems that the two have come to find a common ground in what has become my arch-nemesis -- House Music. I'm not talking nu-age electronica, with subtly recurring beats and distorted melodies. I'm talking predictable, repetitive d-d-d-d-d-drop the bass bangers I hear in clubs and basements all across the eastern seaboard.

Both assert their own legitimacy as the new creative outlet of the 21st century, and not without reason. I'd be lying if I said I'd never decided to take the dogs on a hike partly because I might get that golden-hour Instagram, heralding 50, 60, maybe even 100 seals of approval. House music seems to...

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