Electronic Dance Music or EDM is a term that has a lot of overlap with other music genres such as techno and hip hop but also describes certain styles. EDM is primarily electronic dance music, which is mainly created for the purpose of use in nightclubs, concerts, raves, clubs, or any other venue that is based around dance-based music.
In terms of how it began, it’s hard to pin down exactly where it came from. In fact, it started in Japan with the first big hit being a club track “Take Me Away” by DJ Kool Herc. This track was used in nightclubs all over the world and the rest is history. Today, EDM has been embraced by people all over the globe as the perfect way to enjoy a good night of dance. So where does EDM come from and how did it get its start?
EDM was developed during the 1980s as a response to the sounds of techno and hip hop that were dominating dancefloors worldwide. The DJs that came up with the tracks were trying to get a response from the music industry by taking the beats to new levels and creating unique, modern versions of these tracks. With the popularity of the genre increasing, these DJs found themselves in demand for their work and eventually started to promote their own music as well. This gave rise to an industry and culture that would take off into the next decade. DJs that were already popular began to sign new artists to their roster so they could distribute their music and reap the profits that came with it.
In the end, the genre evolved in many different ways from one DJ to the next. However, it stayed true to its roots and was most often associated with new artists that were very talented but didn’t have the name recognition that major DJs had.
There are several different ways to describe electronic dance music. The first is to describe it as a mixture of rap, jazz, bass, techno, reggae, and hip hop. The second would be to describe it as a specific sound or style that was taken from the original sources and then reworked. The third would be to describe it as something completely new.
While the majority of the music that has been made was done so using some of these popular styles, it doesn’t mean that they weren’t mixed. Some artists went to such lengths as to totally re-record songs from different genres just to change the tone of the music. However, there are many songs that were created using only one sound or style and then used a variety of effects to bring out the unique character of the tracks. Some DJs are even known for their signature style of the music they play, such as DJs such as Eric Prydz, Kaskade, and David Guetta, or for their ability to mix live tracks together to create a smooth, laid back feel. There are also tracks that incorporate several genres together in one single song, such as Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond, who combine techno, hip hop and reggae in the same song.
Electronic music is a great way to get people on the dance floor because it’s so versatile. You can choose a style that works well with the type of crowd you’re in. For example, if you’re in the club, you’re more likely to be looking for a certain type of sound to dance to than if you’re at home listening to the radio. DJs will have a wide range of beats to choose from so you can choose your own mood to dance to. There are also plenty of genres for people who want to take things slow or high.
One of the great things about electronic dance music is that it doesn’t have any hard boundaries and is something that anyone can appreciate. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, black, white or Asian – there are thousands of styles, sounds, and textures to choose from. As long as you enjoy music, there’s something for everyone.