For many of us losing weight is the ultimate nightmare, some may find it easy whereas others may find themselves at a point where losing weight is hard. Many feel that cutting back on food helps, it may well do, but could the ultimate secret lie within something people either like or despise? I am talking about electronic music and especially: club, rave, synth and industrial - basically the faster and more danceable, the better.
One would think that due to the inexhaustible beats per minute that some electronic music delivers, if you were to dance to it, you would shed loads. Apparently this is the case.
According to Fit Day "You can lose 10 pounds just by adding dancing to your life", that's probably 10 pounds within a couple of months, but at least it would be a short time frame if taken seriously. So can any type of electronic music achieve this? The answer is simple, no.
Let me explain, there are some electronic music genres that are produced at slow rates, those in perhaps the the more ambient genres are limited to a certain level of beats per minute, therefore songs in the industrial, trance, drum and bass sectors, the ones with around 170 bpm+ will almost certainly get you off your feat and dancing away to the point you master the art of the rave, or dance like a cybergoth, or if done wrongly, end up like your drunk and in that case best go home.
On the other hand, doing too much dancing can put a strain on your muscles so before going to perform any dance movement, flex your muscles - do some warming up i.e. jogging on the spot, stretching before you start otherwise you could damage yourself and we would not want that, not unless you want to dance your way to the hospital (which I might add may become a YouTube sensation within 2 minutes of you moon-walking out the club doors).
For the benefit of the doubt, below you will find a host of artists, bands and projects circumnavigating different electronic styles, check them out and see what you think - you may well find something below that you'll find more use for than just dancing - just forget about doing a rave moshpit, it doesn't work.
N.B. This is music from my library, however click each song genre and find more similar artists on Last.FM
Aggrotech - C/A/T/
Big Beat - Fatboy Slim, Lunatic Calm
Cyber Metal - Desdemona, The Kovenant, Minority Sound, Scorngrain
EBM - Eisenfunk
Electro Industrial - Agapesis, All The Ashes, Angelspit, Ayria, Beati Mortui, Evestus, Ground To Dust, K-Nitrate, Nero Argento, The Rabid Whole, [T.3.R]
Electronica - The Algorithm, Apollo 440, BT, The Chemical Brothers, Rob Dougan, Timo Maas
Electropop - DJ Ötzi, Eva Jade Landon, Lady Gaga
Eurotrance - Darude
Industrial Gothic Metal - The Cyan Velvet Project, D'espairsRay, Deadstar Assembly, Deathstars, Fashion Bomb, Golden Age, Gothminister, Killing Miranda, Neon Synthesis, Omega Lithium, V For Violence, 2 Times Terror
Industrial Metal - Black Light Discipline, Digimortal, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Oomph!, Pain, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Ruoska, Static-X, Velcra, Xe-None
Korean Pop - Psy 'Gangnam Style'
Modern Metal - Dagoba, Sybreed, The Defiled, Black Comedy, Breach The Void, Censura, A Dark Halo, In Flames, Liveevil, Mnemic, Our Last Enemy, Raunchy
Synth pop - Ellie Goulding
Synth rock - The Birthday Massacre, Evarane, Jesus On Extasy, Waves Under Water
Trance - Kipster (ex-Silent Descent)
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