Electronic dance music, or EDM, is a popular genre of music that has taken the nightclub scene by storm all over the world. It’s characterized by its blending of various music genres such as dubstep and techno and began as early as the 1980s.
Early electronic music began in the ‘60s and ‘70s, with bands such as Pink Floyd and The Beatles using synthesizers and other new instruments to create experimental music. Disco was the first genre that incorporated these experimental styles and futuristic sounds to create a club style of music.
In the ’80s, electronic music paved its way into warehouse party scenes, bringing about new dance genres, such as industrial, freestyle, and techno. German bands such as Kraftwerk combined classic rock music with a vocoder, sequencer, and synthesizer instruments. In the ‘90s, computers took over the jobs of recording and editing equipment, so EDM became computer-based.
At that time, EDM artists compose and create music through their computers, and DJs were responsible for playing it live in front of audiences in dance clubs. As the scene evolved, DJs moved into the back and forefront of the genre, producing their own music and remixing other tracks to create new material. You can hear EDM in a wide range of venues, including your local dance club, warehouse raves, and mainstream festivals.
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