It has all started in 1994, the second greatest year for techno music and the first revolution of electronic music. This music has created a series of underground rave clubs that have become illegal over time because of the high use as well as trafficking of Class A drugs at these events.
However, what is most fascinating about this type of music is that it is what has made most people ‘high’ at these events, the power of possession that it has towards a person is incredible, the way that it makes people move on the rhythm of the music is astonishing. ‘
It has been proven by a research done in 2012 about these rave events that the louder the music would be the easier the audience would get into this mental psychedelic effect or better yet a state of mind.
This has also proven that loud and reckoning music provokes violent behaviour. If you would disturb the person that was on such a mental state they would freak out and become violent just as a person that it tripping (a negative side effect of a drug overdose) and is disturbed can act with negative behaviour.
From a psychological point of view, it is all about the locus of control of every person, the more control over the locus of your brain the less likely you are to be controlled by such music or have a major influence towards negative behaviour.
The raves of 1997 have been proven to be the craziest as the new electronic songs have proven to have hallucinating effects in combination with other drugs.
It wasn’t just the sound of the music but also the powerful bass that was creating a different pattern of the heartbeats based on the rhythm of the song. Many people with a low locus of control have described the experience as taking a drug, not only the feeling it offers but also the addiction it creates.
It has also been described as entering another reality where this genre of music is oxygen for people, at least in the night time where silence would set with the dark night and the music would start bursting from huge speakers.
It is also about the perspective from which this audience that is attracted to such a genre sees music, for some music is a lot more, it lets out the emotions and feelings from people no matter if these are positive or negative.
There is a part in this as well as another factor why raves of this genre have become illegal, the prolonged listening to such loud music would considerably affect not only the hearing of a person but their mental health.
Some cases have even brought up raves being the fault of post-dramatic schizophrenia, keeping in mind that the audience which attended such raves were made up of mostly teenagers and young adults. developing such mental illness at such a young age can be rare therefore this is a reason as to why they blame this type of music.
I know that some would say it is not only the music but also the event, partly true but, from the study that has been conducted in 2012 they found out that most ravers when dancing to the music they close themselves in an imaginary box, they do not interact with no one and they zone of to the point where even if shaken they will not offer back a response.
Therefore, it is all about the music as well as the music being so loud that vocal communication is disabled.
It is more than a skill or an ability to zone off into the music, many may not think so however, not everyone can do it. It takes a special kind of deconcentration but, at the same time concentration of the right cortex of the brain.
This genre of music does not have the same power as it used to have because of various reasons such as the trends that generation z follows and the influence music has today.
I hope that this enlightens you as to the power that music does behold or at least did about 20 years ago.
Have you ever noticed the effect music has on our lives? Sometimes it helps us stay calm and collected, sometimes it energizes us enough to stay up late and dance the night away, and sometimes it brings up old memories and nostalgia. Music also has profound healing power. Undoubtedly, researchers have found that different types of music have varying effects on our brain, releasing certain chemicals that impact our overall mood, emotions, behaviours, and even actions.
Electronic music is generated through synthesizers, samplers, or other electronic devices instead of real musical instruments. It is primarily characterized by heavily rhythmic sounds, beats played on repeat, and the bassline’s rise and drop.
In recent times, electronic music has made a comeback in clubs and music festivals and is also used by corporations like malls, stores, online gaming, etc. Many online gaming platforms use electronic music to affect the players’ minds, energy levels, and actions. Let’s find out how.
Before we delve deeper into how electronic music affects a player, let’s first understand how music affects our brains.
The human brain has many parts that process the music that we listen to. Electronic music, or music in general, has rhythm, pitch, tone, tempo, emotion, and many components processed by different parts of our brain. Music’s tone, pitch, and volume are processed in our brain’s auditory cortex.
This part, then, sends this information to other brain parts like the amygdala, hippocampus, cerebellum, etc. All these parts collectively process different parts of music and create a whole sensory experience that affects the listener’s mood, energy levels, and actions.
When the auditory cortex processes music, its information reaches the amygdala, releasing dopamine. Dopamine is the chemical that makes us feel happy. It’s often called the ‘feel-good hormone’. It increases in our body when anticipating a reward, like winning a game or lottery or feeling a deep emotional connection with someone.
Electronic music has several genres that evoke a range of emotions in the listeners. There’s techno, dubstep, trance, ambient music, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), and many more. Some of these genres can evoke deep emotions of peace, while others can energize crowds on the dance floor.
This quality has been used by corporations and gaming companies, casinos, online casinos, among others. If you go to a mall, supermarket, or even a bar, there’s a strong chance that you’ll find rhythmic techno music being played in the background.
Corporations know that this music has a neurological effect on people, so they carefully choose the music to boost their sales. For example, a specific type of upbeat electronic music can attract many customers inside a casino, while another kind of electronic music might keep them at a poker table.
In online casinos, the background gaming music might play the same role of keeping the player hooked, regulating his/her energy levels through rhythmic beats to play the game more.
One of the most dominant dance music characteristics is repetitive patterns and rhythmically pulsating beats and bass drops. All these traits have a substantial effect on the listener.
Multiple research papers have stated that the rhythms in the human brain and the rhythms in music are deeply related. Electronic music is based on a solid sense of rhythms, often sequenced in loops to be played repeatedly.
The background music in Indian casino sites impacts profits and overall business growth by affecting the players’ minds and decision-making abilities. Here are a few effects that different type of electronic music has on players: