What is Witch Step / Witch House? | Secret & Underground Music
Let me start off by saying…”WTF”! Who would name a genre of music after women that were burned at the stake for practicing occult rituals and praising satan? Apparently, a group of musical geniuses would do that.
Witch Step / Witch House is a new music genre that has risen from the grime and is sneaking itself into underground EDM clubs and parties around the country. Bushwick Brooklyn, the home of the NYC EDM scene, is now embracing the “Witch movement” and creating a new wave of EDM fans that are hard set on expressing themselves. Witch Step / Witch House music and artist are hard to find on the internet because of the occult themed unicode symbols used in their names. It is strictly underground. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Here is a short explanation of Witch House from Wikipedia:
“Witch house is an occult-themed dark electronic music genre and visual aesthetic that emerged in the late 2000s. The music is heavily influenced by chopped and screwed hip-hop, dark ambient soundscapes, industrial and noise experimentation, and features use of synthesizers, drum machines, obscure samples, droning repetition and heavily altered, ethereal, indiscernible vocals. The witch house visual aesthetic includes occult, witchcraft, shamanismandhorror-inspiredartworks,collagesandphotographsaswellas significant use of typographic elements such as Unicode symbols. Many works by witch house visual artists incorporate themes from 60s, 70s and 80s cult and obscure horror movies, the television series Twin Peaks, and mainstream pop culture celebrities. Common typographic elements in artist and track names include triangles, crosses, and other Unicode symbols, which are seen by some as a method of keeping the scene underground and harder to search for on the Internet.”
Common typographic elements in artist and track names include triangles, crosses, and other Unicode symbols, which are seen by some as a method of keeping the scene underground and harder to search for on the Internet.”
If you want a good example of Witch Step/ Witch house , listen to “Die at Your Door” by Bruxa .