That's exactly what I did just the other day. I managed to walk by the prominently displayed music section on the first floor at the Elkhart Main Public Library. Sparked by curiosity, I honestly did not have any expectations of finding of what I was looking for. Which was what exactly? Not yet entirely sure myself, I would only know it, until I came across it. I began casually browsing through the various genres, an assortment of Classical, Blues, Jazz and Pop Music.To my surprise, I stumbled upon a few CDs just awaiting for the next library cardholder, namely:
- Ministry of Sound Presents: Annual 2004
- A State of Trance 2006
- A State of Trance 2007
- A State of Trance 2008
Right there at the touch of my fingertips were not one but three Armin Van Buuren album releases, and a Ministry of Sound album, you know, just chilling. While perhaps I wouldn't go out of my lengths to requisition these older releases today, it was nostalgic to read the track titles on the back CD cover. Sitting here at the library and cataloged under sound recordings this was it.
"Underground dance music?" I contemplated to myself. This was in fact what I was searching for.
This moment suddenly became very insightful, the library becomes a wonderful resource for any aspiring music mixologist. In fact I was grateful to the soul who has gifted the community this share piece of music and culture, so that others may share and experience. I've been inspired to give to my support to sustain and grow the Underground Dance music community in my hometown. I encourage and challenge you to get a library card and see what you find under the Subject: Underground dance music.