Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music Downloads

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If you’re looking for a guide to downloading electronic music, look no further than Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. This blog has everything you need to know about finding and downloading the best electronic music, from where to find it to how to download it.


In this guide, you will learn about the different types of electronic music and where to find them. I will also provide you with some tips on how to download electronic music.

What is electronic music?

Electronic music is a type of music that is produced using electronic equipment. This equipment can include synthesizers, drum machines, and sequencers. Electronic music often has a futuristic or space-age sound, and it can be created using various electronic instruments or solely with the help of computer software.

The history of electronic music

The roots of electronic music can be traced back to the early 20th century, when composers began experimenting with electronic instruments and sounds. In the 1930s and 1940s, pioneers like Edgar Varèse and Olivier Messiaen created groundbreaking works that incorporated new technologies like the theremin and tape recorder. In the 1950s, composers like Milton Babbitt and Karlheinz Stockhausen pushed the boundaries of what was possible with electronic music, creating complex works that were unlike anything that had come before.

In the 1960s and 1970s, a new generation of composers emerged who were influenced by both the avant-garde traditions of the past and the emerging pop culture of the time. These composers began incorporating elements of rock, jazz, and funk into their music, resulting in a new style known as “electronic rock.” This style would come to dominate the electronic music scene in the 1980s and 1990s, with artists like Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis helping to pioneer a new sound that was both cutting-edge and accessible.

Today, electronic music is more popular than ever before, with a wide range of styles and subgenres to choose from. Whether you’re interested in the latest EDM hits or exploring classic electronica from the 1970s, there’s something out there for everyone.

The Different Genres of Electronic Music

Electronic music is a genre of music that is made using electronic devices and equipment. It is a very broad genre that can be divided into sub-genres. The different genres of electronic music include trance, house, drum and bass, techno, and dubstep. In this guide, we will take a look at the different genres of electronic music and what sets them apart.


Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the late 1980s. It is characterized by a repetitive 4/4 beat and often contains elements of industrial music.


House is a genre of electronic music characterized by a repetitive four-on-the-floor beat and a typical tempo of 120 to 130 beats per minute. It was created by DJs and producers in Chicago in the early 1980s, and was later developed in other cities such as Detroit, New York, and London. House music became popular in clubs and on dance floors around the world in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In the 2010s, house music has experienced a resurgence in popularity. House music tracks typically have simple structure, with repeating verses and choruses, and a strong four-on-the-floor drumbeat. These features are sometimes accompanied by synthesizer melodies, basslines, and vocal samples. House tracks may also include samples of other genres such as disco, acid house, electro, or hip hop.


Trance is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the early 1990s. It is characterized by a tempo of around 140 beats per minute, and is often repetitive and hypnotic in nature. Trance music is generally intended to be experienced as a whole, rather than as individual tracks.


Dubstep is a genre of electronic music that originated in the early 2000s in the United Kingdom. It is characterized by a heavy bass sound with syncopated drum patterns and often features samples from other genres of music, such as hip hop and reggae. Dubstep producers often use genre-mashing and experimental production techniques to create unique sounds.

drum and bass

Drum and bass (also written as “drum ‘n’ bass” or “d&b”) is a type of electronic music which emerged in the mid-1990s. The genre is characterized by fast breakbeats (typically between 150 and 180 beats per minute) with heavy bass and sub-bass lines. Drum and bass began as a fusion of two existing genres, jungle and hardcore techno.

Jungle was a combination of breakbeat, reggae, dub, and hip hop, while hardcore techno was characterised by the use of amen breakbeats, distortion, and other effects to create a harder sound. The breakthrough moment for drum and bass came when Goldie released his 1995 album Timeless, which contained the track “Inner City Life”, featuring vocals from MC GQ. This track went on to become one of the biggest tunes in drum and bass history, helping to propel the genre into the mainstream consciousness.

Since then, drum and bass has continued to evolve, with new subgenres emerging all the time. Some of the most popular subgenres include neurofunk, techstep, liquid funk, jump-up, darkstep, hardstep, ragga jungle, and Drumfunk.

The Top Electronic Music Festivals

The electronic music scene has exploded in recent years, with festivals popping up all over the world. If you’re looking to get into the electronic music scene, or just want to check out some new music, here are some of the top festivals to check out.


Tomorrowland is one of the largest and most well-known electronic music festivals in the world. Held in Belgium, Tomorrowland features some of the biggest names in dance music and attracts people from all over the globe. With a massive main stage and numerous other stages featuring different genres of electronic music, Tomorrowland is a must-attend event for any fan of dance music.

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an annual electronic music festival that takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The festival consists of seven stages with a variety of electronic music genres being represented. Headliners for the festival have included David Guetta, Tiësto, and Calvin Harris.

Ultra Music Festival

The annual Ultra Music Festival is one of the biggest and most popular electronic music festivals in the world, drawing in massive crowds of fans from all over the globe. Held in Miami, Florida, USA,Ultra Music Festival is known for its incredible production values and massive lineup of superstar DJs and producers.

Some of the world’s biggest and most popular electronic acts have played Ultra Music Festival over the years, including Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, Avicii, deadmau5, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Afrojack and many more. In recent years, Ultra Music Festival has also started to include live performances from some of the biggest names in alternative and indie music, such as The Killers, Muse and Arcade Fire.

If you’re a fan of electronic music, then Ultra Music Festival is definitely worth checking out!

How to Download Electronic Music


Assuming you have an iTunes account:
1. Go to the iTunes store
2. Search for the album or song you want to download
3. Click on the album or song to open its page
4. On the album or song’s page, click the “Download” button
5. Your purchase will now start downloading
6. Once the download is complete, you can find your music in your “Purchased” playlist


Amazon has a good digital music section with a lot of good deals on new and old music. Prices are usually lower than iTunes, and there is a lot more choice in terms of file formats. They also have a good selection of free tracks which you can download without even having to create an account.

Creating an account with Amazon is free, and once you have done so you can start buying or downloading tracks immediately. You can pay for tracks using a credit or debit card, or your Amazon account balance if you have one. Once you have purchased a track it will appear in your ‘Your Music’ library, from where you can download it in MP3 format or stream it online.

If you prefer to use a different music player than the standard Amazon Music player, you can download tracks in DRM-free MP3 format instead. These files can be downloaded to any device and added to your personal music library.

Google Play

If you want to download electronic music, one of the best places to start is Google Play. Google Play offers a wide variety of electronic music, from established artists to up-and-coming talents. You can browse by genre, artist, or album, or you can use the search function to find specific tracks.

Once you’ve found an album or track you want to download, simply click the “Buy” button. You’ll be prompted to create a Google account if you don’t already have one, and then you can complete your purchase using a credit or debit card. Once your purchase is complete, the album or track will be added to your Google Play Music library, and you can download it at any time.


I hope you have enjoyed Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music Downloads. Now that you know the basics of downloading electronic music, you can start exploring the vast world of online music. With a little effort, you can find the perfect tunes for any occasion.

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