You likely know that electro swing is a genre of music. One of the most controversial genres at that! If you are wondering what it is, think classic jazz spruced up by a DJ and hit with some electronic funk.
Some love the sound! Others seem to hate it. Where do you fall? You can check out your local music stations for a start. We have lists for them on our site of course!
If you are still curious, we found a great playlist on another post about the topic! Now, if you are like many of us you will find that some of the songs really resonate with you. Don’t be afraid to skip the ones you do not like!
Many electro swing songs have a fast tempo which can be great for your mood. Or for putting you in the mood to move! No doubt, something almost all of us can benefit from.
Another draw of the genre is the electro swing nights! There are 1920’s themed parties. Then, the girls dress in fringed dresses and pearls. The guys in mobsteresque. Not only does this bring back dance moves from the old days, but people can now mix it up with current styles.
The often live element of people playing jazz instruments and sporting gnarly mustaches just adds to the vibe! Don’t be upset though if it isn’t for you. First, many feel the beats are too repetitive. Also, it just isn’t everyone’s favorite sound.
Even if electro swing is not for you, now you can at least appreciate the reasons your friends may love it. If they do, and you do not might we suggest listening to some classic jazz together as some middle ground?
One other thing we have heard from some is that they feel the human element is missing from electro swing due to its electronic additions. Complicated pieces that only a master could play are simplified by the computer. Impromptu, is another thing not so often seen because of all the components going at once time.
Don’t let that get you down though. Many consider it to be everything they need. You might too, just give it a try!