Slow electronic dance music, sometimes also known as slow jam, is an alternative sub-genre of popular fast electronic music. It has grown out of the commercial popularity of breakcore and is often seen as a reaction to the “sampling” techniques used in breakcore. Slow EDM usually includes drum & bass, breakcore, tribal, hardcore techno, breakneck, minimalism, ambush, and cumbia. The term slow jam is sometimes used interchangeably with “dungeon music”, “dusk” and “dracula”, and is generally used as a description of a unique style of electronic music that uses a very distorted “warm” tone. Other terms commonly used are “doom”,” drone”, “psycho,” “ambient” or “dream.”
Slow jam is an expression of feelings, ideas, and emotions. A slow electronic dance song is usually very slow (some will even say impossible to listen to for more than a few seconds) and may feature a drum ‘zipping’ sound effect. Often, a lead drum beat is heard but not always. The listener is invited to enjoy the song; whether that enjoyment is through hearing the voice of the artist, the distorted beat, or simply the distorted guitar sounds of the song.
A common characteristic of this music is that it is written by DJ’s that have produced slow electronic music for years. There is often a heavy drum presence, with the drum ‘zipping’ as the main theme. A slower tempo is frequently indicated by using the words “dusk” or “sleeping” or similar lyrics. Lyrically, the songs are almost always written in the first person or in the present tense.
The artists most commonly associated with this style of music are Canadian DJs Rob Bailey and Tommy Lee. Their song “Drumsound” is widely played on the radio and has been featured on MTV and other popular radio stations. breakcore is also closely related to drum and bass music, but the two genres have become separate through the work of many producers. Some breakcore artists are also influenced by drum and bass and have their own style and sound. Other breakcore producers have been influenced by drum and bass and have made their own styles and sound.
Slow electronic dance music was most often recorded using a drum machine and a tape recorder, but it can also be recorded using a computer and audio software. In certain cases, live drummers were used for drum programming, but this trend declined in popularity for a variety of reasons. Some producers prefer to record their music this way, because they do not want to spend the time and effort drumming up and down a set that might not sound right.
This music is sometimes considered new age, but breakcore itself has been around for decades. It is one of the few types of electronic music that is both accepted and mainstream by many listeners. The reason for this is that it is difficult to classify. Many new artists choose to use breakcore as a stepping stone into other styles of electronic music, such as techno, but this music has been around for so long, it already has a well established place in the world of modern dance.
Slow electronic dance music is perfect for someone looking for something slower and more tranquil. This type of music makes great listening for those who like listening to quiet and mellow sounds, while at the same time being a great dance track. Breakcore can be a great introduction to other styles of electronic dance if you are not familiar with the genre or looking for a break from the more energetic electronic dance.
If you are looking for a new style of electronic music that is soothing and relaxing, then breakcore might just be what you are looking for. Electronic music can be very calming and soothing, so if you are stressed out over things, this type of music could be what you need. You can also listen to this type of music on your commute into work or during a long stressful day at work. It can really help take your mind off the daily rat race and just relax for a little bit.