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Rise of Electronic Music

Eric Liniger

Electronic music was born in the discos and nightclubs nationwide in the early eighties. Today, this genre of music, also known as Electronic Dance Music or EDM is really a music largely developed by disk jockeys having a purpose of creating environment for dance-based entertainment.

EDM soon became probably the most popular music genres all around the world and some of the forms of electronic music are Breakbeat, Dance-punk, Eurodance, Freestyle, House, Techno and Trance. Though the roots of electronic music are located in the disco music which was very popular in the 1970s it was only in 1990s, that this type music was widely accepted and it became one of the contemporary music styles in following years. Electronic music is generally developed by means of electronic equipments and instruments like synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers also it mimics the initial sounds from the traditional instrumentation.

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Aside from electro music genres like trance, techno, house and breakbeat that are primarily meant for dancing. Some genres of electronic music like IDM and trip hop are more related to listening rather than body movements. Trance, also is among the forms of electronic genre of music, is really a combination of techno, house and industrial music. The name is without a doubt associated with perceive the ability of music to induce an altered state of consciousness.

With the growth of computers and music technologies, and reduction in the price of music equipments, numerous upcoming artists and disk jockeys emerged, showcasing their talent and taking electronic music to the next level. Also, using the advent of hard disk drive recording system, it's possible for any computer user to become musician, hence we see a rising trend of bedroom bands where often only single player may be the band himself.

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