Hi! This is a blog about getting into dark electronic music as a beginner. I made this because I recently got into the genre and had no idea where to start. I spent many hours researching which artists people recommended, in order to compile my first playlist. Now I want to save you guys that time!
If you’re not a beginner, then you’ve probably heard of all these artists before. But if you are, then this blog will be very useful. Just like me, you probably don’t know where to start. So let’s get started!
This blog post is split up into four sections: Ambient, House & Disco, Synthwave, and Techno/Trance/Hardstyle. Each section contains a list of artists that are recommended by people more experienced than us (and some by me). These lists will be in no particular order: meaning they are not ranked in any way. All of them are just as great as each other!
What you have to do is listen through each artist from top to bottom and make your own judgement of them. If an artist does not appeal to you, then simply move on! Don’t waste your time listening to something that doesn’t click with you; there are tons of other artists out there
Dark electronic music is a broad genre encompassing all of the more sinister, creepy and downright depraved music created with electronic instruments.
It’s a wide genre that encompasses many different styles. This can make it difficult to know where to start listening as a beginner.
In this blog I will share some of my favorite dark electronic tracks, artists and albums in the hopes that you will be able to enjoy them too.
Dark electronic is a subgenre of electronic music that incorporates elements and qualities of darkwave, industrial, gothic, and noise. It’s often quite experimental in nature, with an emphasis on instrumentation like synthesizers and drum machines.
Dark electronic songs tend to have eerie, bleak, or ominous qualities to them. They are often minor key-based and brooding in tone. The atmosphere of the music varies from artist to artist – some are aggressive and abrasive, while others are more introspective or atmospheric.
If you’re new to dark electronic music, it may be hard to get into at first due to its experimental nature. Dark electronic music is not usually something you can casually listen to on the radio or stream on Spotify – you have to actively seek it out. Due to its relatively niche status, it’s also not something that many people at large are familiar with. Many people who aren’t already acquainted with darkwave or industrial music will dismiss dark electronic as “noise”, as it can be difficult for an unprepared listener to appreciate the subtleties of the genre.
I hope this guide will help you focus your listening if you’re just starting out with dark electronic music!
The phrase “dark electronic music” could refer to a lot of different things. If you’re looking for the industrial-techno scene that was popular in clubs and warehouses in the ’90s, you want “dark wave,” not “dark electronic.” If you’re looking for black metal or harsh noise, there are other places for that. But if you’re looking for a mix of experimental dance music and aggressive pop music, then this is probably the place for you.
In my experience, people who have been listening to electronic music for years have an easier time getting into dark electronic than people who grew up on rock and pop. There haven’t been huge pop stars in this genre yet, so some of these artists are still pretty underground. It took me several years to find some of these artists myself. But since I love them so much, I want to share them with others! So here’s a list of artists I recommend to people who are new to the genre.
The goal here is to give you enough songs to explore new sounds without overwhelming you with too many choices at first. So if you like the songs on this list, I’ll give you more recommendations at the end!
Dark electronic music is for everyone. No matter your age, gender, race, or income bracket, there’s something here that can be enjoyed by everyone. But with so many different genres and subgenres to choose from, it may seem impossible to find the best fit for you. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best dark electronic music that you can use as a starting point.
Before we get started, it’s important to note that what makes a song “dark” is subjective. To some people, dark electronic music may be defined as anything with a slow tempo and deep bass sounds. To others, it may mean a heavy use of synthesizers. No matter how you define it, you’re sure to find something here that will appeal to your tastes.
If you’re new to the world of dark electronic music, I highly recommend starting with these songs:
Dark Electronic Music has had a huge growth in popularity over the last few years, with many producers and artists making a name for themselves in the genre. However, it can be hard to navigate which artists are worth your time to listen to, because there is such a wide variety of sounds within this broad category.
This article will go through some of my personal favorite songs in Dark Electronic to give you an idea of what you should start listening to if you have never heard the genre before.
So, you want to get into dark electronic music. Maybe you’ve been listening to a lot of classical or contemporary classical music lately and want to branch out into something more modern. Maybe you like dance music, but want something darker and weirder. Perhaps you like the idea of dance music with dissonance, or maybe you’re just looking for new music that’s energetic and intense without being “heavy.” Or maybe you’re just looking for some cool background music for your next D&D session! Whatever the reason, dark electronic is a huge genre with lots of variety and something for everyone. This guide aims to provide a basic introduction to the genre, as well as tips on how to find new artists (and which artists are good starting points) based on your existing interests.
What Is Dark Electronic Music?
Dark electronic is an umbrella term covering a wide range of styles within electronic music that share certain characteristics in common: an emphasis on dissonance, complex rhythmic patterns, and/or extreme timbres (e.g., low-frequency rumbles or piercing high pitches.) The term is often applied retroactively to older electronic works such as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kontakte (1960) or György Ligeti