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Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. This genre of music is loosely referred to as techno. While this is incorrect, techno IS one of the many genre's of electronic music, also known as EDM, electronic dance music. While some consider electronic music to be nerd music, many would be shocked to learn that their beloved hip-hop is actually electronic music, made with computers, synthesizers, and drum machines. While the basis of techno and hip-hop are the same, EDM is a mindblowing musical masterpiece, can sometime sound like a classical symphony with a hard-hitting bassline. Music made a break-through in the 70's with synthesizers, which started a new movement in music. With these synthesizers and digital machines, the way was paved for electronic music. Electronic music, especially in the late 1990s fractured into many genres, styles and sub-styles, too many to list here. Probably one of the most popular forms of EDM is house music. 'Techno' remixes of your favorite pop song, are usually house music. Styles that are primarily intended for dance such as disco, techno, house, trance, electro, breaks, jungle, drum and bass. Others, such as IDM, glitch and trip-hop, are more experimental and tend to be associated more with listening than dancing. Since around the mid-1980s, electronic dance music has enjoyed popularity in many nightclubs, and, as of 2006, is the predominant type of music played in discothèques as well as the rave ...more...
by Jamie007 Nov 9, 2006 add a video