It is a topic that has been widely debated in both the scientific and musical community – do cats prefer techno music? Well now it seems that science has the answer.
A recent scientific study claims to have proven that cats have a preference to techno music. Dr Beyer of the ‘Feline Research Centre for Cats That Love Techno’ stated that ‘domestic cats show signs of pleasure when they are subjected to techno music. Their levels of purring and dribbling increase exponentially as both volume and bass increase. In isolated cases cats have also been found to exhibit forms of dancing, particularly when dropping a Drumcode track’.
Critics have been quick to question Dr Beyer’s claims, some citing that there is a clear conflict of interest given that he is the head honcho of the well known techno label, Drumcode.
What these critics cannot deny however is the clear distaste that cats show when subjected to even marginal levels of EDM music. Another study conducted by Dr A Schneider of the research group ‘Scientists Against Terrible Music’ showed a clear correlation between feelings of distress, anger and sadness in kitties when made to listen to EDM music. It is believed that a gene that cats share with certain humans known as the ‘good music taste’ gene is activated when levels of EDM music are detected by the ears and can cause severe discomfort. The study caused controversy however as many animals rights groups claimed that this was a form of animal cruelty. Dr Schnieder was unavailable for comment.
Mr D Guetta who is head of the EDM movement is quoted to have said that he is shocked by the study and that he wasn’t aware of the damage that this music can cause. He is quoted as saying that he is ‘a dog person anyway’.
So there you have it folks. Cats love techno. But we knew that anyway, right?