Dance Music


Dance Music

Dance music is where the electronic sound has really taken hold. In fact, it’s now almost impossible to imagine dance music without the synthesizer or other electronic instruments. Dance music producers and DJs simply use electronics in their productions.

Electronic dance music is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. It is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA.

In Europe, EDM is more commonly called ‘dance music’, or simply ‘dance’. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of raving, pirate radios and an upsurge of interest in club culture dance music achieved widespread mainstream popularity in Europe. In the United States at that time it was more commonly called house music. While house displayed several characteristics similar to many of the genres that would be defined as electronic dance music (EDM), trance and techno among them, its roots are more closely tied to earlier forms of popular American dance music such as disco, which

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music. While there exist attestations of the combination of dance and music in ancient times (for example Ancient Greek vases sometimes show dancers accompanied by musicians), the earliest Western dance music that we can still reproduce with a degree of certainty are the surviving medieval dances. In the Baroque period, the major dance styles were noble court dances (see Baroque dance). In the classical music era, the minuet was frequently used as a third movement, although in this context it would not accompany any dancing. The waltz also arose later in the classical era. Both remained part of the romantic music period, which also saw the rise of various other nationalistic dance forms like the barcarolle, ecossaise, polonaise and mazurka in France, Germany, Poland and Russia respectively.

Modern popular dance music initially emerged from late 19th century’s Western ballroom and social dance music. During its rise in popularity during the early 20th century it became increasingly set to a predominantly 8-beat rhythm and split into

Dance Music

Dance music is a type of electronic music that emerged out of the disco era and is widely popular in clubs, bars and raves. Dance music usually has a strong, repetitive bassline and drum beat. The music consists of both live instruments and synthesized sounds. Popular dance songs include: “Lose My Mind,” by Blasterjaxx & DBSTF and “I Could Be The One,” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero.

Electronic dance music (EDM), also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance, is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves and festivals. It is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA. In Europe, EDM is more commonly called ‘dance music’, or simply ‘dance’.

In the United States, EDM was more prominently called ‘club music’ in the early 2000s, when the genre was growing in mainstream popularity. During this time various EDM genres began to emerge such as house and trance. Nonetheless, it should be noted that the term ‘club music’ in the US refers not only to EDM but also other genres of music typically played at nightclubs such as hip hop and rock.

The term “dance music” encompasses many musical styles. Among the most popular are house, techno, trance, drum and bass, club and garage. Most are electronic in nature and heavily influenced by other forms of dance music, jazz and rock music.

The origins of dance music can be traced to disco (and its predecessor the Motown Sound), funk, electronic (or electro) and synthpop. Disco was the first African American-influenced form of dance music to make its way from night clubs into mainstream pop culture. It arose in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a new genre of soul and funk music that was more open and optimistic than earlier African American musical styles.

Disco gave way to other forms of dance music such as techno, house and drum ‘n’ bass in the 1990s; however it is still very popular today particularly in Europe where some of the biggest dance festivals take place annually.

The 3 main types of electronic music are:

*Breakbeat

*House

*Techno

The main difference between each type is the tempo. Breakbeat is usually at around 130-150 beats per minute (bpm), House is around 120bpm and Techno is generally around 140bpm.

The different types of electronic music are:**

Acid House

Acid Jazz

Ambient Techno

Balearic Beat

Breakbeat Hardcore

Breakcore

Breaks

Brostep

Bubblegum Dance

Chicago House

Chillout Music

Chip Tune (8-bit music)

Chopped and Screwed Music

Complextro or (Electro House) is a musical style that started in the late 2000s. The term “Complextro” was first used by Porter Robinson to describe his own music, however the term has now been more widely used to describe this style of music. It is a style which is often characterized by its heavy use of filtering and audio processing, as well as an emphasis on rhythm. Complextro is known for its complex melodic lines, heavily processed and filtered synthesizer sounds, prominent basslines, and heavy use of electro-house elements such as filter sweeps and minimal dubstep influences. Dubstep influences include a prominent sub-bass, skittering drum machine rhythms, and occasional vocal samples. Complextro can be seen as the evolution of glitch hop.*

Darkcore (Darkside Jungle) or Darkcore Jungle is a sub


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