Electronic Dance Music, or EMD, is dance music evolved and revolutionized. Taking the best elements of it’s ancestry – heavy bass driving pure danceable rhythms – and adding an abundance of keyboard melodies and a driving beat seems to keep the dance floors packed all night and into the morning. I know when I attend the occasional rave I often think I should have brought a change of clothes, not only for the the hook-up I might consider when the club closes but just to have something else to wear that isn’t drenched in sweat. Dancing is a workout and there is no better style to do it to than EMD.
Mary Poppin Bottles, the new track from Rayna Zemel, is a prime example of what I’m referring to. It’s a party anthem for a new generation of Techno aficionados. Consider it Big Room House meets Trap, and it’s a quite an accomplishment for the artist who already has a reputation for advanced beats and intricate melodies. It begins in a down-tempo way before the bass and ambient grooves kick in, culminating in one orgasmic musical treat. You’ll want to dance to it. This I promise.
Beyond the music is the artist, Rayna Zemel. Volumes could be written about her. She’s a trailblazer to be sure. A female writer/producer/engineer working in a largely female-driven genre. She isn’t just a pretty face fronting a male-driven enterprise. Rayna adds a feminine touch to a music style popular with women which, in my opinion, makes it a considerably better choice when discovering new music. As mentioned previously, she’s worked with both up and coming artists and Grammy Award winners.