Music is one of the many forms of art that is continuously evolving. Its evolution has spanned over many years, producing a wide variety of genres and subgenres that are enjoyed by millions of people.
The different genres are often played in public or exclusive places to build the mood of the people. Restaurants and hotel lobbies and elevators tend to play classical or jazz music, while pubs and bars play songs that range from pop to rock. A current trend in clubs and raves is electronic dance music or EDM, and among the rising artists in the EDM genre is Chris Padin.
Chris Padin is an independent artist and producer whose musical prodigy was discovered at the tender age of 16. His love for music is not limited to a single genre. Chris enjoys music of different sounds so long as he can ‘feel’ them.
One of the common factors to his music taste is the energy and beat in the songs he listened to. These are the sources of inspiration for the songs he produces. He makes sure that his songs breathe in some life and energy to his listeners.
Most EDM songs sound very generic and repetitive because DJ’s have the same formula of taking either one song or multiple songs and creating a beat to revolve around them. They often only focus on the notes and chords. While Chris practices similar methods on occasions, he can make his sound different from the rest of them.
When listened to carefully, people would be able to notice that the songs Chris make apply teachings from music theory. Namely, he uses a unique chord progression in all of his songs to maintain a smooth flow and to avoid repetitive sound in his songs. He uses triad inversions. Chris is aware that his listeners don’t just want the same melody on a loop, so what he does to keep his songs interesting is he adds voice leading.
For people who don’t often listen to EDM, Chris’s songs may sound a little generic at first. However, when compared to other songs and if listened carefully, they can catch the unique sound in each transition.
Like the music that serves as his source of inspiration, the songs that Chris produces are upbeat and full of life. They often have this almost alien or other-worldly sound that still manages to maintain a high level of energy. Chris’ musical portfolio mainly focuses on deep and progressive house, future bass, and trap.
His kind of music fits perfectly for people who are looking for extra motivation when working out at the gym, exercising at home, or merely partying in clubs, raves, or music festivals. Chris’ latest release, ‘Alpha’, is an example of his innovative and energetic sound that can make listeners feel alive and highly energized. The intense and upbeat sound fills its listeners with a sudden wave of positive energy that’s nearly impossible to keep to themselves.