• Eastern Europe,  Pop,  Russia

    Russian Beats

    What is Russian music like? It’s great dancing music if you find the right song. It’s deep and it’s steady. I like to play Russian music when I’m working on writing articles and essays for school assignments. The language is very sharp so even if a song is slower paced, the language keeps it exciting and moving. You can’t help but bob your head along the music. It’s enchanting. Music in Russia is a lot like Poland’s but I must admit that it’s higher quality. It gets its influence from Soviet Disco Pop which is where all Slavic music gets its sound from. It uses a lot of synthetic instrumentations…

  • By Region,  Eastern Europe,  Italy,  Mediterranean,  Pop

    Reasons for Listening to European Music

    Someone once told me that listening to music that wasn’t in English was a worthless pursuit. You can’t understand the words, let alone the emotion behind it. While the person was right to state that everything sounded like gibberish to me, they were absolutely wrong in saying I can’t get anything out of it. Since when did the classical music need words to sing the praises of God? Since when did jazz music need coherent sentences to communicate the African-American experience? Since when did electronic, dubstep, “wub-wub,” or whatever need lyrics to make people dance?   Music is About the Experience The experience starts when you plug in your headphones and…