That part in dance music, where the music builds and builds and builds and BUILDS before the tension finally, FINALLY, gets relieved? That’s “the drop.” Mike talks about its origin, construction, and application, and tells you what P.L.U.R. means.
(Note: This is almost definitely the first mention of “foam parties” on Infinite Guest.)
Stefan Sagmeister on Storytellers (VIDEO)
“Waiting for the Bass to Drop” by Ragnhild Torvanger Solberg
“Detecting Drops in Electronic Dance Music” by Yadati, et al
The Year in Black Erasure on Pitchfork
Metaphors We Live By on UChicago.edu