In a question-and-answer on Twitter between the two producers, the debate born in recent years concerning the importance or otherwise of BPM comes up again.
Jono Grant and Ferry Corsten have given birth to a speech that in recent years seems to have become quite fashionable, the one concerning the famous BPM, which for many is an almost determining factor in the creation of a trance musical track. The provocation arises from the leader of Above & Beyond who, with a twitter, specifies that their productions, present and past, have never given importance to the times, which have always turned between 134 and even above 140, in fact we know well the different musical alternatives that the english trio has always proposed that knows how to pass from an excellent progressive, to uplifting up to the no vocal tech.
So, the obsession of the 138, what we call the “new uplifting” and which also saw the birth of a dedicated label by Armin van Buuren, in Armada probably saw us well and understood how these famous 138 could become with time the key message between trance and the world of EDM. Jono presses on and briefly defines this high bpm discourse, good only to make the audience sweat during the live music.
To this tweet it replicates in the same way Ferry Corsten that defines the choice of the BPM one does not rule and that its music has always been defined before through the melodies.
To demonstrate this, the Dutch chooses the best example of the moment and reproduces on the social network his last single together with the Gabriel & Dresden, “I Am You” which, despite its progressive inclination below 130 lines, puts into shows a frightening result with a public in delirium.
— Ferry Corsten (@FerryCorsten) November 22, 2019
So in your opinion how important is the choice of BPM? Is it a fundamental element in creating a production? In your opinion does a 138 BPM song affect the current electronic music scene?