An electronic music genre that emphasizes the very high and some parts of the upper-mid range of tracks in order to prominently feature the hi-hat sound of a traditional drum kit.
It is in stark contrast to traditional electronic dance music where a pounding bass drum sound is prominently featured, and the bass line is emphasized.
Since the absence of bass doesn't resonate through walls as easy, it is a preferred genre of club night afterhours that take place in residential areas, as it does not bother sleeping neighbors as easily.
It is considered a DJ mix connoisseur's preferred style as it exposes mixing errors more prominently.
Minimal techno was one of the first genres to experience "hi-hat-ification," as it was first featured on Norwegian DJ DJ Kristov Gjesdal's radio show "High Pass Radio."
This DJ has way too much kick drum action--he needs to get with the program and start spinning hi-hat.