I feel that with electronic music, we have gotten to the point that technology has become so advanced and so accessible, that those who are truly meant to make music can do so. Of course, this allows people who think they have a talent for making music to clog the airwaves with mediocrity; but at the same time, it enables those with an exceptional knack for composing music to rise to the top and share their talents with the entire world.
People always knock electronic music for lacking the subtlety of “real” music, such as classical, country, jazz, and blues. They assume that electronic music is simply a phase that younger people go through, and is something that one must grow out of. Well after listening to a few remixes from Swedish producer Niva, I challenge anyone to say that his tracks lack the complexity, emotion, and intellectual value of other genres of music. With the dissemination of music-making technologies, we are no longer held captive by the preferences of large record label companies. Now, substantial growth and experimentation with sound can occur on monumental scales never before seen in human history; and I hear that change every time I listen to one of Niva’s tracks. This particular phenomenon doesn’t only apply to electronic music, but all genres of music today. And as a music fan, I simply can’t wait to see what the future has in store.