I don’t know if you can hear me…or if you even care.
Why would you ever listen to a trance girl’s prayer?
Okay no more jokes. I’m serious. This letter is penned out of nothing but love and respect. I want to thank you for your 90s pop hit Blue. I want to thank you for introducing me to what would be one of my favorite songs and first experience with techno. I want to thank you for being one of the first songs I ever listened to that my family didn’t like or understood; you’ll be happy to know that I still sing in languages that my family doesn’t understand and listen to songs my family doesn’t like. I want to thank you for bringing me into a world full of House, Trance, Ambient, Drum and Bass. I also want to thank you on behalf of all the DJs that owe you for their success. Skrillex, Madeon, Zedd, Darude, Avicii, Basshunter, Calvin Harris, Cascada, Daft Punk, deadmau5, Yelle, Steve Aoki, Stromae and the so many more I’m not listing.
Thank you from all of them.
Thank you for Coachella. For Bonnaroo. For day raves, warehouse parties, industrial hangouts and sleazy night dances. Thank you for all of my glowsticks and bracelets that I’ve saved. Thank you for my bright colored skirts and shirts. Thank you for the raves I was “never at” and thank you for modern EDM culture. Thank you for all the disco naps and times I’ve had cake thrown at me and walked out of a club covered in glitter. Thank you for one of the most famous hooks in all of music history. Before Darude’s Scandinavian sandstorm and and the upbeat techno Doki Doki tones from Nihon there was Blue. Thank you for writing a song that started a genre. Thank you for all that you were and are now.
I want to thank you for the marvelous techno-filled life I get to have because of your song. I don’t think you get the credit you deserve for defining a generation and a musical genre.
Amanda (A Reformed Rave Girl)