The truth is that electronic dance music has actually been around for many years, but it wasn’t formally developed as a definite genre until the late seventies. In fact, people have come up with all kinds of theories as to who invented electronic dance music, especially since so many different types of music had been produced on the dance floor in clubs and other places. But some of these theories still stand up today, so let’s take a look at some of them right now.
So who actually invented electronic music? There are lots of people who contribute to the production of electronic music, but the original creator of the technology may be just as important as any of them. The first inventor may have been a man named Richard Perry, who was a computer expert who created the first electronic musical synthesizer.
The background to how this particular piece of equipment works is quite interesting, too. Basically, it consists of a series of devices that all run together in harmony. Each component has a specific job to do, such as generating the sound or producing the beat. This system was used during the early nineteen hundreds as a way to create an inexpensive music for use in dance clubs. It was originally called “disco music.”
It wasn’t long before other people started coming up with more ways to put the electronic music together. The next thing that happened was chip-based dance music, which was very popular in the United Kingdom and Europe at the time. Then electronic dance music became a worldwide sensation. Many clubs were immediately set up in order to accommodate the growing need for this type of dance music.
Some people will claim that the first real electronic dance song was recorded on a composition entitled “Electronic Dance Music” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Although some sources say that the track wasn’t actually used as the first “real” song to feature the now famous PC synthesizer, many people will agree that it was the first song to feature these types of sounds. Other songs that are considered to have been the first ones to incorporate the PC electronic sound are “I’m a Believer,” “What Do You Need,” and “Synthesizer.”
Who invented electronic music before then? Two names that are commonly associated with this style of music are John Butler and Richardinates. It is believed that John Butler came up with the original idea while working on a research project involving electrical engineering. Richardinates was a student of electronics who worked on the synthesizer that was used in the first British music group called the Monkees.
So who produced the first electronic piece? A fairly obscure performer named James Swan is responsible. It is believed that he was influenced by the Japanese culture when creating his electronic piece, titled “Babylon Sisters.” This piece was very similar to the Japanese music show Hatsune Miku. However, he did not actually use a microphone to record the vocals. Instead, the vocals were recorded onto tape.
The creation of the first commercially successful electronic piece would soon be followed by others. Some of these were actually considered pop/rock hybrids rather than true dance music, but they paved the way for the genre’s development. These early electronic producers helped to shape the foundation that is often associated with this style of music. Thanks to them we have some of the best and most interesting electronic beats ever heard today.
The birth place of modern electronic dance music can be traced back to the late nineteen seventies through the United States. Various producers from both sides of the Atlantic were beginning to develop what we know today as hip-hop and techno music. At this point a producer named Bob Dylan was producing what was called “Bob Dylan styled” tracks. These tracks had a sound very similar to that which is popular today with the Beatles. He also produced electronic dance music using samples of other songs. Prior, to his death his electronic dance music had grown in popularity and he was even signed to a record deal.
The music produced during this period had a new sound that was a blend of rock and roll, pop, metal, and many other styles. It was at this point that producers started to experiment with sampling from a wide range of sources. Sampling from a wider range of sounds, helped to broaden the range of sounds that could be included in electronic dance music. The possibilities that one could achieve by using samples from other songs became increasingly greater as producers began to sample from a wider range of sources. This helped to push the boundaries even further.
In the late eighties electronic dance music started to move away from the traditional musical themes and began to explore new sounds and ideas. By this time rap, techno, and other popular music genres had begun to provide a musical framework for the electronic dance music that was being created. Rap, techno, and other popular music styles have provided a way to incorporate complex beats and lyrics into a dance track without the necessity of hiring a musician. With the invention of MP3 players it was not long before this type of music became available in stores across the country. Today it is possible to buy dance music online and download it straight to your computer.