The Best Electronic Music of the 2000s

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A look at the best electronic music of the 2000s. From trance to techno, these are the tracks that defined the decade.

The Rise of Electronic Music

The 2000s saw the rise of electronic music. This was a time when artists like Daft Punk, Skrillex, and Avicii were revolutionizing the music industry. Electronic music has come a long way since then, and it shows no signs of stopping. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best electronic music of the 2000s.

The early 2000s

The early 2000s were a time of transformation for electronic music. The genre began to gain mainstream attention, with artists like Moby and The Prodigy achieving commercial success. This was also a period of experimentation, as new technologies enabled producers to create increasingly complex soundscapes. The following decade would see electronic music become one of the most popular genres in the world, but the 2000s laid the foundations for this success.

The late 2000s

In the late 2000s, producers such as deadmau5, Kaskade, and Wolfgang Gartner helped popularize EDM with mainstream audiences. Along with Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed album Random Access Memories (2013), other EDM artists such as Avicii, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Swedish House Mafia also achieved crossover success in the pop music world. In the 2010s, electronic dance music enjoyed mainstream popularity in nightclubs, festivals, and festivals such as Tomorrowland.

The Evolution of Electronic Music

The early 2000s

The early 2000s saw a rise in popularity of electronic music, with a particular focus on trance and techno. This was partly due to the success of the EDM festival scene, as well as the rise of DJ culture. One of the most iconic electronic tracks of this era is ‘Sandstorm’ by Darude, which was released in 1999 and quickly rose to popularity. Other popular tracks from this era include ‘Alive’ by Daft Punk and ‘In The Zone’ byting Burn.

The late 2000s

By the late 2000s, dubstep had begun to enter the mainstream consciousness in the UK, with artists such as Skream, Benga, and Burial receiving critical acclaim in the mainstream press for their work. In September 2008, Benga’s “Night” was nominated for the Mercury Prize, an annual prize awarded to the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2010, British duo Chase & Status had a number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart with “Blind Faith”, which featured singer Liam Bailey and incorporated elements of dubstep. The following year, another dubstep-influenced track, “Pass Out” by Tinie Tempah, also topped the UK chart. These tracks signalled a shift in electronic music away from the minimalism of early dubstep towards a more pop-oriented sound.

The Popularity of Electronic Music

The 2000s were a decade of change. The world was becoming more and more connected, and music was no exception. Electronic music became more popular than ever before. Artists like Daft Punk, Skrillex, anddeadmau5 changed the sound of music forever. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best electronic music of the 2000s.

The early 2000s

The early 2000s were a time of great change in the music industry. With the rise of digital technology, a new generation of producers and DJs were able to create and perform electronic music with relative ease. This led to a surge in popularity for the genre, and electronic music soon became one of the most popular genres of the 2000s.

While trance and techno were still popular in the early 2000s, new subgenres such as electro house and progressive house began to emerge. These new styles quickly gained popularity, and by the mid-2000s, they were some of the most popular genres of electronic music.

In addition to the rise of new genres, the early 2000s also saw the emergence of some of electronic music’s most iconic artists. Producers such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, and Paul van Dyk dominated the trance scene, while acts like Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, and Fatboy Slim led the way in electro house and breaks. Meanwhile, in progressive house, Swedish duo Swedish House Mafia rose to prominence with their biggest hit, “Don’t You Worry Child.”

The early 2000s were a golden age for electronic music, and it’s no wonder that many people consider this period to be the genre’s heyday.

The late 2000s

In the late 2000s, electronic music became increasingly popular. This coincided with the rise of digital music downloads and streaming services such as iTunes and Spotify. By the end of the decade, electronic music was one of the most popular genres in the world.

The popularity of electronic music can be attributed to several factors. First, it is highly accessible and can be enjoyed without any prior knowledge or experience. Second, it is highly versatile, with sub-genres that cater to almost every taste. Third, it is highly portable, thanks to portable digital devices such as smartphones and MP3 players. Finally, it is relatively inexpensive, particularly when compared to other genres such as rock and pop.

The late 2000s saw the rise of several sub-genres of electronic music, including dubstep, EDM (electronic dance music), and trance. These genres quickly gained popularity among both casual listeners and hardcore fans. By the end of the decade, electronic music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland had become some of the biggest events in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe.

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