Dear Dr. Goa,
I’m messed up, I can’t differentiate Psytrance music styles. Sometimes the frontier between them is quite blurry, but sometimes is not. The easiest for me to differentiate is between Forest and Dark, but what clearly seems one style is sometimes tagged by the DJs as the other one, which confuses me even more. Sometimes a session is tagged as Fullon, but it is just Psy.
How can I learn to differentiate them?
If you really want to differentiate all these different genres, you have to wander on the path of the music nerd. It’s a long way that leads through many lonely nights in the internet, but eventually you will be a total smartass when it comes to the sub-genres of Psytrance. You will tell Dark from Psy just by recognizing the sample library used in a particular track, or by the loudness of a hi hat track. There’s a price though: You won’t be able to become one with the music anymore, as you will always analyze and rationalize what you hear. Your friends won’t be in the middle of the dance floor, but with their hands in their pockets somewhere around the bar. By the way: Being a music nerd goes perfect with being a sound system nerd. If you’re both, it’s practically guaranteed that you won’t have a single night out where everything is just perfect.
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