The First Noel: An Electronic Dance Music Playlist

Looking for a festive way to get into the holiday spirit? Check out our latest playlist, The First Noel: An Electronic Dance Music Playlist. From classics like “Last Christmas” to modern bangers like “All I Want for Christmas is You,” we’ve got you covered. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate the season!

The First Noel

The first Noel, the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

What is Electronic Dance Music?

Electronic dance music is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. EDM is generally produced for playback by DJs who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another.

Its History

The history of electronic dance music is long and convoluted, with its origins dating back to the early 1970s. electronic dance music (EDM) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

The first EDM genre to achieve mainstream success was techno, which developed in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. Techno was followed by house, a related genre that became popular in Chicago in the mid-1980s. House wasn’t the only form of EDM to come out of Chicago – acid house, a subgenre characterized by the use of synthetic acid basslines, also emerged in the city in the late 1980s.

In the 1990s, EDM spread to Europe, where it found a home in the UK rave scene. UK garage, a form of two-step that incorporated elements of house and hip-hop, was particularly popular in this period. In the early 2000s, dubstep – a dark and often aggressive style of electronica – also gained popularity in the UK.

By the mid-2000s, EDM had gone global, with its biggest stars including Swedish DJ Avicii and French duo Daft Punk. In recent years, trap – a subgenre that blends elements of hip-hop and EDM – has also become increasingly popular.

Its Different Genres

Electronic dance music, also known as EDM, is a genre of music that is made using electronic equipment. This equipment includes various sound synthesizers, drum machines, and computer programs. The genre emerged in the early 1980s, and it has since become one of the most popular genres in the world.

There are many different subgenres of EDM, and each one has its own distinct sound. The most popular subgenres include techno, house, trance, bass music, and drum & bass. EDM is often played at nightclubs, festivals, and concerts. It is also heard on the radio and streaming services like Spotify.

The term “EDM” encompasses a wide range of styles that were all created with electronic equipment. As a result, it can be difficult to define what exactly EDM is. However, there are some common elements that are often found in EDM songs. These elements include a heavy focus on rhythm and beats, the use of synthesizers and drum machines to create catchy melodies, and the use of samples from other songs or sounds to create new tracks.

The Best Electronic Dance Music of 2020

This year has been a whirlwind, to say the least. From a global pandemic to political unrest, it’s been a lot to handle. But through it all, music has been a constant source of joy. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite electronic dance tracks of 2020. These are the ones that have brought me joy and helped me get through tough times. I hope they do the same for you.

The Best Songs

“The First Noel”
by The Angel Voices

“Away in a Manger”
by Little Isidore and the Inquisitors

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
by Trike feat. Jona Selle

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
by DJ Wesley & The Wesleyation

“O Holy Night”
by David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey

The Best Albums

It’s hard to pinpoint the best albums of 2020, because unlike other years, everything feels so scattered. It feels like there are a million different subgenres, and artists are no longer afraid to experiment. That being said, here are the best albums of 2020 (in no particular order).

1) “Chroma” by Neon Indian
2) “Planet’ by Eric Prydz
3) “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk
4) “III” by Justice
5) “Tales of Us” by Goldfrapp
6) “Settle” by Disclosure
7) “Atlas” by Rufus du Sol
8) “A Moment Apart” by Odesza
9) “Migration” by Bonobo


In conclusion, this playlist is a great way to get into the holiday spirit while still getting your groove on. Whether you’re looking for some classic songs with a twist or some brand new tracks, this playlist has you covered. So put on your dancing shoes, crank up the volume, and enjoy!

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