The Most Popular Electronic Music of 2015

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A look at the most popular electronic music of 2015.


When it comes to music, there are a lot of different genres and sub-genres that people can enjoy. Some people like rock, some people like country, and some people like electronic music. Electronic music has become one of the most popular genres of music in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re curious about what the most popular electronic music of 2015 was, then you’ve come to the right place.

What is Electronic Music?

Electronic music is a genre of music that is created with the use of electronic equipment. This can include everything from synthesizers to samplers to computers. Electronic music first became popular in the 1970s, with artists like Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder. It has since become one of the most popular genres of music, with subgenres like house, trance, and techno.

The Different Types of Electronic Music

In 2015, electronic dance music continued to grow in popularity around the world. As the genre became more mainstream, a variety of different subgenres and subcultures developed within the EDM scene. Here is a look at some of the most popular types of electronic music in 2015:

-Trap: Trap music is a subgenre of hip hop that originated in the early 2000s in the Southern United States. Trap music is characterized by its heavy use of 808 drums, syncopated rhythms, and trapdoor snares.

– Drum and Bass: Drum and bass is a type of electronic dance music that originated in England in the early 1990s. Drum and bass is characterized by its fast tempo, breakbeats, and basslines.

– Dubstep: Dubstep is a type of electronic dance music that originated in England in the early 2000s. Dubstep is characterized by its heavy use of wobble basslines and dubstep breakdowns.

– House: House music is a type of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. House music is characterized by its four-on-the-floorbeat and soulful vocals.

– Techno: Techno is a type of electronic dance music that originated in Detroit in the mid-1980s. Techno is characterized by its futuristic soundscapes and sparse arrangements.

2015 was a huge year for electronic music. So many different artists released such amazing music that it was hard to keep up with it all. In this article, we will be discussing the ten most popular electronic songs of 2015. These songs are based on popularity, critic scores, and overall impact.


Dubstep is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the early 2000s. It is characterized by a slow, heavy bass and often features a robotic or computer-like sound.

The genre began to gain popularity in the UK underground scene, and by 2010, it had entered the mainstream with artists such as Skrillex and Nero. In 2015, dubstep continued to be one of the most popular genres of electronic music.


Trap is a subgenre of hip hop music that developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s from Southern hip hop in the United States. It typically features a slow, minimalistic, and heavy bass-laden beat with sparse melodies and occasionally incorporates elements of trap EDM. The name “trap” references a place where drug deals are made. This is likely in reference to drug houses or crack houses, as these places would be full of drug paraphernalia such as scales, powder residue, cash, and firearms.


House is a genre of electronic music that originated in the 1980s in Chicago, United States. It was influenced by elements of electronic and dance music of the time, including soul, funk, disco, and especially synthesizer-based music. House is generally characterized by a repetitive four-on-the-floor beat and a dominant synthesizer melody. The name “house” comes from the warehouse club scene in Chicago in the 1980s. House music was initially popularized in Chicago clubs such as The Warehouse and Trax; it subsequently spread to other American cities such as Detroit, New York City, and San Francisco. By the early 1990s, house music had become popular in Europe as well as in North America.

The style was developed further by Steve “Silk” Hurley, Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Nicky Siano—who contributed acid house—and others in the 1980s and 1990s. In the late 1990s and 2000s (decade), house music enjoyed a renewed wave of popularity around the world, particularly in Australia (where it developed a distinctly local sound) and Europe. House music has also been fused with other genres such as techno, trance, garage, R&B, tribal house (a cross between house music and worldbeat), and hip hop to form subgenres such as jumpstyle (a combination of techno and hardstyle), future garage (a cross between 2-step garage and dubstep), UK bass (a cross between dubstep and grime) , hardcore techno (a cross between trancecore/hardcore techno) , Dutch house , ghettotech , Progressive House .

Drum and Bass

Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to D&B, D+B or simply DnB) is a type of electronic dance music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. The style grew out of breakbeat hardcore (and later jungle) and shares similarities with those genres; however, drum and bass is characterised by much faster breakbeats (usually 150–180 beats per minute).

The popularity of drum and bass at its commercial peak ran parallel to several other homegrown dance styles in the UK including big beat and hard house. Drum and bass incorporates a number of styles including techno, acid house, hip hop and dub. A major influence on jungle and drum and bass was the original Jamaican dub and reggae sound. Another feature of the style is the complex syncopation of the drum tracks’ breakbeat.

Drum and bass subgenres include breakcore, ragga jungle, darkstep, neurofunk, techstep, halftime (or wobbly bass), jump up, hardstep (or rave step), intelligent dance music (IDM), liquid funk (sometimes known as intelligent drum and bass or simply liquid), minimal techno-influenced Drumfunk or clinical neurofunk.


In 2015, trance music continued to be one of the most popular genres of electronic music. Trance artists such as Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, and Above & Beyond continued to dominate the charts with their uplifting and often emotional style of music. Other popular trance artists included Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, and Paul van Dyk.


Techno was one of the most popular genres of electronic music in 2015. It is a type of electronic dance music that is characterized by a repetitive 4/4 beat. This genre originated in Detroit, Michigan in the early 1990s. Techno is typically played in nightclubs, festivals, and raves. Some of the most popular techno artists include Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, and Jeff Mills.


To conclude, the most popular electronic music of 2015 was a mix of old and new artists, with some familiar faces returning to the top spot. There was also a strong showing from up-and-coming artists, with several making their debut in the top 10. Electronic music is clearly still evolving and growing in popularity, and we can expect to see even more exciting new music in the years to come.

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