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Electronic DJs Prank Their Audience With '80s Slow Jam

Jul 9, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
Being a DJ is a lot of fun, but after a while, rocking the crowd and having them go wild each and every time you drop the beat starts to get a little predictable. That's what happened to Australian DJ duo Mashd N Kutcher when they decided to liven things up a little bit by pranking the crowd - after building up the tension during a song and getting the crowd pumped for the beat to drop, they played the chorus from Spandau Ballet's 1983 new-wave synthpop classic "True." You can hear the crowd audibly groaning at the deception, though if you look closely there are definitely a few good sports who enthusiastically start swaying to the new song instead.

Just in case you're not overly familiar with the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene, one of the main aspects of these performances is the "drop," which is the reintroduction of either the bass line or the rhythm/percussion after creating a rising buildup in the song. Reintroducing the low end and percussion provides a sonic release after creating a rising crescendo with the other song elements. A DJ's skill is often judged by how well he/she can create and build said tension, as well as by how long they can extend it before the drop occurs.
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