Updated: Aug 5
So why I have decided to use the cultures my ancestors came from as the theme for the music genre I am creating? Because that's who I am, and that's who we are as White Americans and Europeans. Electronic Dance Music with a Celtic twist gives an all-new sensation to the EDM era.
So let's talk about what has inspired me. The music artists that have inspired me the most are Enya and Illitheus. They are both European artists with two different styles of music. I am also a Celtic Grooves fan which is done by various artists. Imagine how amazing this would be combined with Trance? Leah McHenry also combines Celtic with here other chosen genre: heavy metal. Now, I'm not a metal head, but this artist is exceptional. So let's get talking about these artists who have similarity.
1. Enya- The Celtic Music Artist
Enya is a Celtic artist. She does more easily listening, yet powerful music pieces. She uses both traditional and digital music in her songs. They are simply heavenly. She duplicates her voice to make it sound like a choir is singing. Very powerful! Here is a sample of her work. I will definitely be adding this style to my EDM tracks!
2. Illitheus - The Orchestral Trance Producer
Illitheus is a German artist who creates Orchestral Trance music. He is one of the best artists I ever heard. He doesn’t sing, but he does music exceptionally well. He uses orchestral music and gradually goes into the trance sound. It is the most beautiful music I've ever heard aside from the celtic dreams. This gave me an idea how to combine two different genres together. Amazing! Here is a sample of his work. You can also check out all of his musical masterpieces here:
Celtic Trance? What would that sound like?
What cultural settings will I be using? You guess it:
The culture that inspires me the most is the German culture and language. I have already composed songs written in German, and I will be using German style dress and fashion as well as those from Victorian England to signify the cultures my ancestors came from. I am in the process of re-creating my EDM songs into Celtic-Trance songs. This will be the micro-genre that I believe many people will be interested in. I will also be creating this realistic art to showcase along with my original song on my youtube channel. Feel free to check it out! #EDMLove