Dark dance music that says quarter life crisis
March 21, 2014 3:31 PM Subscribe
I am looking for modern, dark, forward thinking, dance music which preferably somehow reflects on the theme of a quarter life crisis. Overly exacting specifications inside.
posted by Erberus to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to make a themed mix based around a character who is a 20 something DJ failing to make it in the New York underground scene. Unfortunately I don't know enough about dance music to actually find the tracks.
I'm looking for music that could conceivably be played in a modern club or radio DJ mix. The themes I'm trying to hit are the feelings of loneliness, listlessness, failure and falseness arising from your typical American quarter life crisis episode.
Bonus points for:
- Very specifically hitting the themes in lyrics. Suggestions which just 'sound like' or produce the same emotions also fine.
- Club music but forward thinking/progressive/underground.
- A diverse range of genres (i.e. not all techno).
- A range of tempos.
- New York references.
- But a strongly London influenced sound. Think Fade To Mind.
The kind of artists I'm considering:
Burial (maybe NYC or Loner)
Kelela (can't decide which track really fits though)