EDM, What is it?

EDM or Electronic Dance Music ?

What Is EDM?

EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music, which is a category of Electronic Music which encompasses all sub genres such as, House, Techno, Trance, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Mash-ups, Electro, Glitch, Trap, Hardcore, Jungle, TwoStep, Breaks, IDM, and there are so many other sub-genres that we could just go on for ever....

EDM was commonplace in America since the early 1990's, though the term "dance music" did not catch on until the American music industry with their Dance charts and EDM artist reviews. However, throughout the mid to late 2000's, dance music steadily began to achieve ground within the American Electronic Music Scene and in the mainstream via the music business sphere, it absolutely was around now that the term EDM surfaced on-line. Some users speculate that EDM was a way of "re-branding" the term, "dance music", so listeners could then associate the many different genres and sub-genres which make up all of the category of EDM, instead of just referring to electronic music as just "Techno".

Dance music in Europe has been standard in the use of the term EDM, and people who have discovered the genre within the last decade tend to use the term broadly. While EDM has become the standard term use for electronic dance music in the states, in several components of Europe and on-line other people have opted to stay with the common usage of the term, dance music, or just simply, Dance.

EDM and the Instruments it took to create a genre:

EDM is typically created with the use of electronic instruments developed into up to date designs chiefly because of the MIDI protocol, that enabled computers to speak to one another and to accomplish the complete synchronization of sounds. Electronic music is often composed with computers, synthesizers, drum machines, keyboards and barely has any physical instruments. Instead, this is often replaced by digital or virtual electronic instruments, and prominent 4/4 beat.

EDM Genres include:

Genres of EDM:

  • Drum and Bass
  • Liquid Drum and Bass
  • Dubstep
  • Hardstep
  • Jump-up
  • Techstep
  • Chillstep
  • Drumstep
  • Neurofunk
  • Sambass
  • Bubstep
  • Brostep
  • Hardcore
  • Happy hardcore
  • Gabber
  • Industrial
  • Trance
  • Psychedelic Trance
  • UK Garage
  • IDM
  • Jungle
  • Progressive Breaks
  • Rave Breaks
  • Booty Bass
  • Goa Trance
  • Euro-Drum and Bass
  • Hard Drum and Bass
  • Hardstyle
  • Minimal Drum and Bass
  • Gabber Drum and Bass
  • Breakcore
  • Broken beat
  • Trip Hop
  • Folktronica
  • Glitch
  • Speed Garage
  • Breakstep
  • 2-step
  • Grime
  • UK Funky
  • Downtempo
  • Chillout
  • Nu Jazz
  • Drum and Bass
  • Down Beat
  • Acid Drum and Bass
  • Hard Drum and Bass
  • Funky Drum and Bass
  • Deep Drum and Bass
  • Tribal Drum and Bass
  • Hip Drum and Bass
  • Tech Drum and Bass
  • Techstep
  • Hardstep
  • Jump-up
  • Intelligent DNB
  • Atmospheric DNB
  • Liquid Funk
  • Sambass
  • Drumfunk
  • Neurofunk
  • Ragga Jungle
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