Crisp sorry for my late reply too, thou its nice to see someone who can actually read what someone says without taking it as a direct attack on their person and getting all upset and offensive.
Well I live in Indiana, so I'm pretty used to being around people who
don't like any form of dance music, other than hip-hop (which is actually
produced the same way pretty much all dance music is). I don't take offense
to people saying they don't like my type of music, only when they are insulting
or worse (and more common) both ignorant and insulting. Music is a
personal thing to me. Everyone should listen to what they like and not what
everyone else likes.
That said.. that website was pretty funny. It reminded me of Space Ghost.
If you don't like the thump thump 4/4 beat of trance, techno, house, etc. you
could check out breakbeat or Drum and Bass. Check out LTJ Bukem and his
Good Looking records label. You may find some things you like there.
Dance music has to be either 4/4 or 8/4 (and very rarely 6/4) to be mixable
by DJs. Funky time signatures don't blend very well, so that's why most
dance music sticks to the 4/4 beat. If you don't produce a song that can be
mixed by DJs, guess what? No one will ever hear it unless you're on a major
When it comes to dance music you can either get a complex melody or a
complex beat, but rarely both. Trance is dominated by string and melody
parts, so anything other than a 4/4 beat almost always clashes. There is
some breakbeat trance out there, but it's very dificult to produce. Check
out DJ Tomcraft if you want to try that. He's one of the few producers that's
really good at this.
The most funny thing about being a trance dj in Indiana is everyone complains
about 4/4 beats, but no one can dance to anything BUT a 4/4 beat. It's a
In the end it will be up to those in charge of overseeing the project to determine
what music goes into the official game. The great thing about a project like this
is that there can be different music packs available to people of different
tastes. So then everyone can pick the music he or she likes.