Electronic Dance Music

Electronic Dance Music

Electronic dance music ( referred to as EDM) is a set of percussive electronic music genres produced primarily for environments centered in dance-based entertainment, such as nightclub settings or concerts. The music is largely created for use by live Dj’s and is produced with the intention of it being heard in the context of a continuous DJ set; where in the DJ progresses from one song to the next by the means of fading or mixing.

Progressive house is very well-known in EDM by accelerating peaks or build-up’s which leads to a heavy rythmitic bass drop beat, also layering different sounds on top of each other and slowly bringing them in and out of the mix is a key idea behind the progressive movement. ex: Alesso, Avicii, Axwell, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 , Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello.

Electro house is a subgenre of house music. Electro house's origin is obscure, with varying influence attributed to 1980s-electro. electro house found mainstream popularity around 2005. The term has been used to describe the music of many of the world's top DJs such as David Guetta and Tiësto.

Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s in Germany. It is characterized by a tempo of between 110 and 150 beats per minute, repeating melodic phrases and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track. Trance is more melodic and harmonic than any other dance music. It refers to an induced emotional feeling, high, euphoria, chills, and uplifting rush listeners experience. Ex: Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Sander van Doorn

Dutch House is a subgenre of EDM from the Netherlands, originating around 2006 and strongly influenced by British DJs, notably Matt Schwartz. Often referred to as "Dirty Dutch". Tracks are typically made up of complex percussion and drumbeats, dramatic buildups and short riffs of high-pitched sounds. ex: Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Chuckie and Hardwell.

Dubstep is a genre of EDM that originated in South...

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