Electronic Music In The 90’s
Electronic music in the 90’s was defined by the rave scene and artists like The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. But there was also plenty of more chilled out sounds coming out of that decade as well. So let’s explore some of the more ambient and downtempo tracks that came out of the 1990s.
New age, jazz, chillout and lounge all have their roots in the 1990s. This is a time when people were starting to relax and enjoy life a bit more after the excesses of the 80s. With a new decade came a new dawn. An era of chilled out sounds, with artists like The Orb, William Orbit and Leftfield setting the tone for what was to come later in the nineties. This trend continued with bands like Groove Armada making waves in this area too.
“Enigmatic” is how you might describe Enigma’s first album MCMXC a.D.. Released on Virgin Records in 1990 it went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide and became one of the best selling electronic albums ever recorded
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The 90s were a magical time for music. The rise of the internet and computer technology had a huge impact on the music that was made and also how it was distributed. This created a very exciting time for musicians who were experimenting with new gear, software and ideas. This blog is dedicated to celebrating these artists as well as some of the incredible sounds that came out of this era.
There are lots of blogs out there that talk about “electronic music” but many of them focus on more recent artists such as EDM producers like Skrillex or Deadmau5. What I wanted to do here is go back further than those blogs usually do, because I think there was some really interesting stuff happening in the 90s that gets overlooked by many people today (even though it still has influence on today’s music).
I also try not to get too bogged down in technical details about equipment used or production techniques etc – although this may come up occasionally if it seems relevant or interesting enough! For example, if someone was using an analog synthesizer which gave their sound its distinctive character then I would definitely mention that kind of thing.
Electronic music in the 90’s was diverse. This page is an attempt to compile as many of those varied sounds, genres and artists into one place.
Dance music in the 90’s was often defined by a particular sound or style. 90’s dance music, as with most decades, is closely linked to technology advancements. The 80’s were about the birth of electronic music which began using analogue equipment and cheap drum machines to create sounds that were previously impossible to achieve without a large band or orchestra. In the 90’s this technology became more advanced and people began to develop their own unique sounds and styles. Dance music also became popular for its ability to be mixed and remixed by DJs.
This site is dedicated to all things 90’s electronic music, mainly focusing on dance music (although there will be some other stuff from the period). Some people may disagree with certain artists being included here but I am including them because they made important contributions during this decade, even if they started before it or continued after it. There are also a lot of artists who I haven’t included because they only had a small number of releases in the 90’s (like Bjork).
There are a few different genres covered on this site: acid house, ambient, breakbeat hardcore/j
The 90’s were a great time for electronic music. The decade has been considered the “golden age of techno” due to the drastic changes that occurred during that period.
The most common genres of electronic dance music at the time were house, techno, trance, acid house and ambient. Besides these genres, The 90s also saw the birth of many other subgenres such as hard dance, drum & bass, trip hop and gabber.
In this guide you will find all of these different genres represented with some of my favorite tracks from each. So sit back, relax and enjoy this musical journey through the 90s!
This site is dedicated to the sounds and music of the 1990s, a classic era in the history of electronic music. Whilst there was much innovation in music in the 90s, it is also a decade that can be looked at with nostalgia due to the variety and quality of genres.
Often when people speak about electronic music they are discussing what was made over 10 years ago or more, but not recent enough to be considered modern. So it is easy to forget how great this genre was in its prime. Here you will find some of the best electronic sounds from artists who were working at their best during that period.
The first step for any listener is to understand what we mean by electronic music. Although there are many different forms of this, the most common ones include techno, house and trance – all of which have various subgenres of their own. The common factor here is that all these types of music share a reliance on electronically produced sounds as opposed to being created using traditional instruments such as guitars or drums.
Electronic music has been around for decades but it really started to take off in the 1990s when sampling technology became much more accessible and affordable. This meant that musicians could work on their own creating layers and loops of sound which could then be turned into
Electronic music in the 90’s has always been a subject of interest and discussion among many people.
The 90’s is one of the most exciting times in electronic music. The rise of techno as a mainstream form, as well as the emergence of dance music and its influence on other genres like drum n bass, house, and trance are just a few of the developments that have made this era so intriguing.
In this blog we’ll take you through the history of electronic music from the very beginning to today, showing how some genres evolved over time while others remained static. We hope that by reading this information you’ll gain an appreciation for how diverse electronic music really is!
The 90s were a time of incredible change in dance music. The 80s had been dominated by the analogue sounds of Roland synthesizers, but the 90s saw more and more digital synths being released, notably from Korg and Yamaha. These synths all featured a new type of sound, the ROMpler; sampled sounds stored onboard rather than having to be recorded in real-time. These sounds could then be modified with filters, effects and envelopes that made them sound far more convincing than any analogue synth ever could.
Although there are a few exceptions, most of the early 90s was dominated by the piano house movement. This style is typified by simple, catchy piano riffs that loop throughout the song usually only changing when another instrument comes in during the breakdown (House pianos were also hugely influenced by disco). Piano house is extremely catchy and instantly recognisable and became a huge commercial success across Europe (particularly Italy) and North America; songs like Black Box’s Ride On Time or Ultra Nate’s Free helped popularise this genre which would later become known as ‘eurodance’. Although some people think of eurodance as a late 90s phenomenon, its predecessor piano house was huge in the early part of that decade