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3 “Huh?” Moments in EDM Last Week

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Tokimonsta poses for a portrait at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles, CA, USA on 17 September 2014.

There’s a request out for music made at a ludicrously low tempo, an artist shared an incredibly inspirational and personal story featuring brain surgery, and another artist had their show canceled due to hotel booking issues with the venue. Huh?

Finding the proper response to much of the news finding its way into our social media feeds is becoming a tougher task every day. Nothing is surprising, and there’s always more to the story. Leaving us with one reply: “huh?”.

Last week, G-Bop Orchestra founding member Greta Eacott put out the call for music made at 10 beats-per-minute for a special club night in Copenhagen later this month. Meanwhile, TOKiMONSTA shared details about a frightening recent battle with her health, subsequently making Jeremy Underground’s feud regarding hotels with UK nightclub Abstrakt seem silly.

The reason “huh?”, in its various forms, is such a quality reply is simple. The word is as versatile as a response gets, and while it may require some explanation, “huh?” is sometimes the only way to react to the news of today. Defined by Merriam-Webster as an interjection that’s “used to express surprise, disbelief, or confusion, or as an inquiry inviting affirmative reply”, “huh” or “huh?” can mean a lot of different things.

Despite some of the follies of human evolution (see: Martin Shkreli), the development and growth of “huh” is something we should embrace. To be the change we want to see in the world, here are a few EDM stories last week that made us go “huh?”.

The call for 10 bpm music has been made

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Coming up with a new theme for an upcoming club night, Greta Eacott is calling for artists to submit their most danceable tunes at 10 beats per minute. Huh?

One of the founding members of the experimental percussive ensemble G-Bop Orchestra, Eacott made the request on Tumblr, asking for anything made at 10 bpm. The goal of the request is to obtain, and play, as much 10 bpm music as danceably possible later this month at a club in Copenhagen. The experiment is weird, and kinda goofy on the surface, and we can’t help but be interested.

Artists are encouraged to submit songs that are of any length, and they don’t necessarily have to be finished, either. Instead, there is one restriction: keep it to 10 bpm. The night will last “as long as we have music for,” so if you’d like to send in your tune, or to get more info, you can email Eacott at onetakerecordshq@gmail.com.

For a taste, here’s some 10 bpm music.

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