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EDM Meets the Orchestra

Electronic music has been taking over these past few years, and a lot of it can be credited to the wonderful world of the Internet; everyone is a producer or DJ now. It’s not to say that everyone making music is actually putting out quality over quantity, but it does leave room open for a lot of creativity. We’ve heard of trance; we’ve heard of trap. We know all about dubstep and we sure know a good house song when we hear one; however, there are still a bunch of underground fusions not too many people know about.

Japanese music producer Tatsuya Oe, who goes under the moniker Dark Model, is one of those people who stepped into that doorway of “creativity”, playing with a new genre categorized as “orchestral electronic music”. His latest self-titled album “Dark Model” takes on an entirely different sound: think of it as Les Miserables meets the “Tron” soundtrack. The dark, symphonic body of work focuses on futuristic, orchestral electronic music that is supposed to give the listener a holistic experience, but we’re not sure if that experience was meant to be pleasant or creepy…

There’s a very fine line between genre bending and genre stretching. It’s still up in the air whether or not the intensified orchestra is a hit, but we wanted to ask our classical and electronic fans what they thought.

So, should we add this new genre into our iTunes list, OR NAH?

Check out some more tracks here!

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