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These dance music words really should be added to the Oxford English Dictionary

These essential components of the clubland vocab deserve recognition

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 14 July 2017
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Pinging

No word quite captures that fizzing thrill of euphoric intoxication quite like ‘pinging’. It’s powerfully evocative, bringing to mind pogo sticks, twanging springs, serotonin shooting through your veins like water gushing over the edge of Niagara Falls. Expressing that whirlwind of overwhelming in-club experiences so succinctly, so elegantly, so absolutely, makes it a compulsory word for any dictionary striving for dance music representation. Maybe keep it out of the primary school editions, though.

Clanger

Hey, not all dance music words are positive. ‘The scene’ are a fickle bunch, and love to get stuck into a little sniping and in-fighting when they get the chance. For example, when a DJ drops a ‘clanger’, aka a dodgy mix, they love to guffaw and whisper said word to their guffawing pals. It’s a key term on the lips of dance music snobs across the world. So go on then OED, get it in there, see if we can make them happy for once.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter for discussion about percys and bangers

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