Electronic dance music groups are emerging everywhere, but especially in the United States. It seems as if a new form of music is popping up with each and every single day. But who are these people? What type of music is this? What types of influences did they come from? How do they promote themselves and their music?
Electronic dance music groups fall into three basic categories. These categories are: instrumental, hardcore/bedroom style, and hip-hop/breaks. This list includes the top 3 categories of every subcategory within EDM. This list also includes the number of songs in each of these three categories. This should give you a good idea of what you can expect when listening to these electronic dance music groups.
The instrumental, electronic dance music groups tend to be very calm and laid back. Most of the time, they just play slow songs that have a very distorted beat. They tend to be made up of one guitarist and one keyboards. They are usually not complicated or offer many genres. The guitars are mostly sampled sounds that give the song a dirty, distorted sound.
Hardcore/bedroom electronic dance music groups tend to sound similar to what you would get from an old 70’s garage band. The main characteristic they share is a drum beat that really drives home a point. Many times, the bass will be heavy and featured prominently in the music. They will often take samples from different songs and blend them together to form their own unique sound.
Hip-hop and breaks electronic music tends to be loud and fast paced. They make use of sample CDs and other tools to create their music. The bass is prominent in almost every hip-hop and break song.
Club music is the most popular form of electronic dance music. It contains a heavy kick that is used to start many songs. The beat is repetitive and the dancer will sometimes hold their foot over the kick for added effect. There are usually three parts to a club electronic music song; the intro, verse, and chorus.
Swing and fusion styles of electronic dance music include Latin, Brazilian, European, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and fusion styles. The Latin and Brazilian styles of this kind of music tend to be very upbeat with a lot of bass. The Latin music has a unique rhythm that is easy to dance to.
Jazz is a form of electronic dance music that was developed in New Orleans during the early 1900’s. Jazz is similar to modern day pop music in the way that it makes use of drums and bass lines. There tends to be a great deal of improvisation in jazz. The most famous example of this is jazz pop. Jazz is a great style that is becoming more popular as electronic dance music gets older.
Classic rock and roll are another type of electronic dance music that started a long time ago in the 1940’s. This kind of music has a rock type vibe to it. Most people think of this as classic when they consider this genre of electronic dance music. A number of legends have come out of rock and roll, such as Elvis and the Yardbirds.
Industrial dance music is a type of electronic dance that is designed to get people moving. It uses heavy beats and repetitive drum raps. A common misconception is that this kind of dance is made specifically for electronic dance music groups. This is not true, but it can often be difficult to distinguish the two genres. Industrial dance music can be difficult to dance to because it has a constant thumping feel that is hard to shake.
Ambient electronic dance music is another very popular type of electronic dance music. This type is usually slower paced and has an overall feel of being relaxing and tranquil. A lot of people prefer this style to classical because of its smooth feeling. You will often find that people who choose to listen to ambient electronic dance music are people who like to listen to things that will lull them into a state of restful forgetfulness.
A lot of electronic dance music groups focus on certain types of sounds. This can make for a very interesting listening experience. Some people will prefer to hear smooth sounds, while others may want to hear rap and reggaeton. The best way to determine what type of sound you want to hear is by trying each type out. You might even find that one is better than the other.