Monday, 28 October 2013

The Difference Between New Age EDM And The Kronomash

The Kronomash, as I've already defined, is a mashup between EDM and New Age relaxation music. This is different from New Age EDM in a few ways, despite the seemingly similar definitions.

1. The Kronomash is essentially still a mashup, whereas New Age EDM is typically not.

2. The "New Age" title in New Age EDM is used loosely and incredibly variably, and can refer to anything from the fact that EDM itself is a relatively new genre of music to New Age influences in EDM. None of these definitions, however, infringe upon that which is used in the Kronomash. The New Age music of which the Kronomash is comprised follows the definition of New Age music as stated on Wikipedia.

"New Age music is an umbrella term for various downtempo music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is often associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality."

The EDM component of the Kronomash is, on the other hand, any music that is classed as EDM, and includes everything from Jungle to Trance to Electro. Again, the full list is on Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Please note that this definition has now officially been changed. Please find below the new definition of the Kronomash.