10 Fun Facts About Electronic Dance Music

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Electronic dance music has been around for decades, but it’s only recently that it has become mainstream. Here are 10 fun facts about this genre of music.

The Origins of EDM

Electronic Dance Music, or EDM for short, is a type of music that is made using electronic instruments. It often has a fast tempo and can be repetitive. EDM is often associated with clubs and parties.

Where did EDM come from?

The origins of EDM are often traced back to the disco era of the late 1970s, when DJs began experimenting with electronic instruments and music. However, the genre really began to take off in the early 1990s, when rave culture became popular in Europe. In the United States, EDM gained traction in the 2000s, thanks to the rise of festivals like Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival. Today, EDM is one of the most popular genres of music in the world, and its influence can be heard in everything from pop to hip-hop.

Who were the pioneers of EDM?

The first electronic dance music was actually created by a jazz musician! In the late 1940s, Raymond Scott created a series of electronic compositions that he called “network music.” These pieces were intended to be used as background music for television and radio programs. Scott’s music was very influential in the development of early electronic dance music, and it’s still possible to hear echoes of his work in modern EDM.

The Different Genres of EDM

Electronic dance music has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1970s. It has evolved into a multi-million dollar industry with festivals and concerts all over the world. While the origin of EDM is unclear, there are many different genres that have emerged over the years. In this article, we will take a look at the different genres of EDM and some of the most popular artists in each genre.

What are the different genres of EDM?

EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, is a broad umbrella term that covers a wide range of sub-genres. From the relentless energy of hardcore and gabber, to the more relaxed vibes of chill-out and ambient, there is an EDM sub-genre to suit every taste. Here are 10 fun facts about some of the most popular EDM genres:

1. Dubstep first emerged in the early 2000s in the UK, and was originally influenced by 2-step garage and grime.
2. Techno has its roots in Detroit in the 1980s, where it was developed by pioneering DJs such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May.
3. House music first originated in Chicago in the 1980s, and was initially influenced by disco and soul music.
4. Drum & bass first developed in the UK in the 1990s, and was originally influenced by jungle and breakbeat music.
5. Trance music first originated in Germany in the early 1990s, and was initially influenced by house and techno music.
6. Hardstyle is a relatively recent genre that first emerged in the early 2000s in the Netherlands, and was originally influenced by gabber and hard trance.
7. Hardcore is one of the earliest EDM genres, emerging in Europe in the late 1980s/early 1990s from influences such as industrial music and acid house.
8. Gabber is a fast-paced sub-genre of hardcore that emerged from Rotterdam in The Netherlands in the early 1990s from influences such as hardcore techno and acid house .
9 . Chill-out is a more relaxed genre that emerged from psychedelic trance and ambient music , with origins in Ibiza’s “chill rooms”in the late 1980s/early 1990s .
10 . Ambient is an atmospheric genre that originated in electronic music circles in London during The 1970 s , with Brian Eno’s “ambient 1: Music for Airports ” album being one of its earliest classics .

There are actually quite a few different genres within EDM, and the music can vary widely from one genre to the next. The four most popular genres are trance, house, techno, and drum & bass.

Trance is characterized by a repeating melody and a powerful beat that encourages listeners to dance. House music is similar to trance but often has a more soulful sound. Techno is generally faster than both trance and house, and often has a bleepy, futuristic sound. Drum & bass is also fast-paced but has a heavier feel than techno.

The EDM Scene Today

Electronic dance music, also known as EDM, is a genre of music that is created for nightclubs, festivals, and raves. The music is characterized by a strong beat and synthesized melodies. EDM has become one of the most popular genres of music in recent years. Here are 10 fun facts about EDM.

Who are the biggest EDM artists today?

In 2018, the global EDM market was worth an estimated $7.4 billion and is expected to reach $9 billion by 2020. The United States is the largest market for EDM, followed by Europe and Asia.

Some of the biggest EDM artists today include:

-Calvin Harris
-David Guetta

There are many different types of EDM festivals, but some of the most popular include Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Ultra Music Festival. These festivals attract millions of people from all over the world each year and feature some of the biggest names in the EDM industry.

The Future of EDM

Electronic dance music has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1970s. Today, EDM is a billion dollar industry with no signs of slowing down. Here are 10 fun facts about EDM that you may not know.

Where is EDM headed?

The future of EDM is shrouded in mystery, but there are a few things we can predict about where the genre is headed. Here are 10 fun facts about electronic dance music:

1. The popularity of EDM is on the rise, with festivals and clubs dedicated to the genre popping up all over the world.

2. The sound of EDM is constantly evolving, with new subgenres and hybrid genres emerging all the time.

3. The popularity of streaming services has made it easier than ever for people to discover new EDM artists and songs.

4. The use of technology in EDM has allowed for some pretty amazing live performances, including 3D projection mapping and laser shows.

5. Some of the biggest names in EDM have started to cross over into the mainstream, with Calvin Harris and Avicii achieving massive global success.

6. As EDM continues to grow in popularity, more and more big name artist are beginning to experiment with the genre, including Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber.

7. Despite its growing popularity, there is still a lot of negativity surrounding EDM, with some people claiming that it’s nothing more than noise pollution.

8. There have been a number of high-profile deaths linked to the use of drugs at EDM events, prompting calls for greater awareness of the dangers of drug use at these events.

9. Some commentators have predicted that EDM will eventually die out as a fad, but others believe that it has enduring appeal and will only continue to grow in popularity.

10. Only time will tell what the future holds for EDM, but one thing is for sure – it’s here to stay!

Who are the up-and-coming EDM artists to watch?

1. Rezz

Born in Niagara Falls, Canada, Rezz is a 21-year-old DJ and producer who has been making waves in the EDM scene with her unique style of dark, industrial techno. After releasing her debut album, Mass Manipulation, in 2017, she has toured with the likes of deadmau5 and Porter Robinson and played at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza.

2. Madeon

Madeon is a 23-year-old French DJ and producer who first gained popularity in 2011 with his viral video “Pop Culture”, which Mashable called “the greatest mashup of all time”. Since then, he has released his debut album Adventure (2015) and collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga, Phoenix, and Porter Robinson. He has also played at major festivals like Coachella, Ultra, and Tomorrowland.

3. Illenium

Illenium is a 27-year-old DJ and producer from Denver, Colorado. He first gained attention with his remixes of songs by artists like Seven Lions and Florence + The Machine, but he really blew up with the release of his debut album Ashes (2016), which reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. He has since toured with EDM heavyweights like Skrillex and Diplo and played at major festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival and Lollapalooza.

4. Seven Lions

Seven Lions is a 32-year-old DJ and producer from Santa Barbara, California. He first made a name for himself with his dubstep track “Fevers”, which was included on Skrillex’s compilation album Bangarang (2011). He has since released two albums – Worlds Apart (2014) and Fractals (Part 1) (2015) – and collaborated with the likes of Above & Beyond, Tritonal,and Krewella. He has also played at major festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival.

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