Cool Electronic Music: A blog sharing various electronic music artists and soundclouds you can listen to and more.
Why would people want to read about what I’ve been listening to? Well, there is a lot of amazing new music being made, but much of it never makes it into the mainstream. Some of these artists have thousands of listeners on soundcloud, some of them just a few hundred. There are always new artists that are beginning to break through and gain popularity. This blog aims to share with you a diverse selection of different styles and sounds from around the world, as well as tracks from some more established artists that you may not have heard before.
I am by no means an expert in music production or djing, but I’m passionate about finding new music and sharing it with my friends. To put it simply, I listen to electronic music constantly throughout the day, so I will always have something new to share with you!
Cool Electronic Music is a blog sharing various electronic music artists and soundclouds you can listen to and more.
I will ask five questions that you can answer in the comment section if you like. The questions will get harder as we go along. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comment section as well!
Question 1: What is your favorite type of electronic music?
Question 2: What do you think is the most important component of an electronic music track?
Question 3: What are some of your favorite artists in the genre? (Feel free to include any youtube links or soundcloud links)
Question 4: Are there any good blogs about electronic music that you know of? (Feel free to include any links)
What do you think about this site Cool Electronic Music? (Please be honest, I really want to know what needs improvement)
Cool Electronic Music started in April of 2012. A blog sharing various electronic music artists and soundclouds you can listen to. We also share videos of shows we go to, show flyers and other random stuff to do with electronic music.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to grow this blog.
I’m going to try and make this as simple as possible. The best way to understand music is to listen to it. This post is not a rant or anything, but I wanted to get a few things out there that have been bothering me lately.
“I don’t like electronic music” — I’ve heard people say this a lot lately. It makes me sad when I hear people say this because they are missing out on so much good music just because they can’t figure out the scene. There are so many different genres of electronic music that if you say you don’t like it, you are saying you don’t like everything from Beethoven to Skrillex. The reason for the wide variety is because there are infinite possibilities when producing electronic music, so in turn creating infinite genres of sound.
There seems to be a lot of confusion with what falls under the umbrella of “Electronic Music”. Techno, Dubstep, Electro House, DnB, Chillstep, etc.. These are all sub-genres of Electronic Music. Electronic Music is any music made with the help of synthesizers or machines that manipulate sound electronically. That’s it!
I’ll break down some general categories into sub-genres which should give you an idea of
Electronic music is the most broad of genre terms, and can include everything from experimental noise to popular dance music. It is difficult to label a musician as an “electronic musician” or “experimental musician” without knowing what they sound like first. However, there are some traits that generally link these musicians together.
Most people who make electronic music use computers in their set-up. This can range anywhere from a laptop with Ableton Live to a house full of hardware synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, effects units, and more. Electronic artists tend to be more interested in the sound design and production side of music making than live performance or songwriting, although many are capable of all three.
Electronic music is a music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means (electroacoustic music), and that produced using electronics only.
Electronic music was once associated almost exclusively with Western art music but from the late 1960s on the availability of affordable music technology meant that music produced using electronic means became increasingly common in the popular domain. Today electronic music includes many varieties and ranges from experimental art music to popular forms such as electronic dance music.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means (electroacoustic music), and that produced using electronics only.
Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.
The first electronic devices for performing music were developed at the end of the 19th century, and shortly afterward Italian futurists explored sounds that had not been considered musical. During the 1920s and 1930s, electronic instruments were introduced and the first compositions for electronic instruments were made. By the 1940s, magnetic audio tape allowed musicians to tape sounds and then modify them by changing the tape speed or direction, leading to the development of electroacoustic tape music in the 1940s, in Egypt and France. Musique concrète recordings