The term Electro is short for Electro House. It also refers to an old style of Hip-Hop from the 80's but that is rarely the way the term is used now. 99% of the time when someone talks about Electro right now they mean the Electro House club music spun in clubs.
Daft Punk, Justice, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Crystal Castles, Benny Benassi, Copy, Polish Ambassador, Stegosaurus Rex, Fischerspooner, Bad Boy Bill, Hyper Crush, LMFAO, Boys Noize, Soulwax, D.I.M., Hystereo, Copy, Digitalism, Felix Da Housecat, Simian Mobile Disco, Padded Cell all produce Electro House
The best genre of EDM as of the late 2000's, which has become so popular that hip hop now fuses the two. Basically once you hear electro house, you better get your body moving!
They partied to electro house all night at the club!
Probably one of the best Electro-hop groups known. Every song they have remixed or made is considered a huge success. Most of their songs are well-known throughout the music industry today.
Some of their singles include: La La La, Yes and I'm In Miami Trick.
They have remixed many songs such as Shooting Star, Love Lockdown and Hot N Cold. Their remixes are just as popular as their singles, if not more.
Person 1: Yoooo do you like electro?
Person 2: Nahh man, i hate it.
Person 1: Well you'll like it once you listen to LMFAO. *makes Person 2 listen to Shooting Star*
Person 2: Woahhh man this is the shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love electro now!
A combination of funky electro house, break beats, hip hop and one hell of a party. Founded by Dallas own Bad Brother Inc. djs Mr.Cooley and Johnny Funk, this mixture of music and phenomenal party goers take nightlife and dance music to the next level.
What type of music will be played there? Hip-hop... techno? Its Elektro Krunk not Electro Crunk! Guaranteed to be a crazy night!
Electro was a style of music derived from hip-hop in the early 1980's to reflect its more electronic sound made using synths, drum machines etc as opposed to the traditional form based on samples, for example from old funk records.
These days, people are using the term electro to either describe "electro-house" (a form of house music that has a lot of fat basslines, 80's influences, etc), or even as a catch-all term for all electronic dance music in the same way some people erronously use "techno". In fact, with the recent wave of 80's influenced fashion and music, it's become trendy for any bar/club to claim they play "electro" meaning just about anything with electronic elements to it.
Afrika Bambaata - Planet Rock is an electro record; it's an early example of a hip-hop groove created with a drum machine and synths.
Bodyrox - Yeah Yeah (D Ramirez Mix) is an electro-house track, it has a beat similar to house and techno along with with a more minimal groove and a big synth line.
CSS, Hot Chip, etc are the kind of stuff that club promoters will palm off as "electro" because they're trendy and somewhat electronic.
Electro is a term used to describe specific styles of electronic music.more...
It was originally used to describe a subgenre of hip-hop that gained popularity in the early 1980's in Germany, England, and the US. Electro was directly influenced by Kraftwerk and Funk, whereas earlier hip-hop was closer to disco. Defining characteristics of this genre were dominating synthesizer lines and rhythm sections comprised of drum machine beats, rather than samples. Vocals were delivered in a robotic, dead pan matter.
As time progressed, many subgenres grew out of electro, as well as a certain fashion sense and attitude. Foremost among these were electroclash (a hybrid of electro, new wave, and Italo disco) and electropop (a form of synthpop characterized by a cold, robotic sound). It is heavily debated among music scholars whether or not these are actual subgenres of electro. Electro is considered synonymous to this day with these two genres.
Electro also spawned more valid, genuine subgenres, including electro funk, electro bass, glitch electro, downtempo electro, and minimal electro. Electro also influenced freestyle music and Miami bass (in turn creating techno bass), and had a significant role in the evolution of ghettotech.
When someone refers to electro in modern times it is not likely they are referring to the original hip-hop style. Electro is commonly used as shorthand for describing music from the electropop revival and electro house scene. Electro was extremely influ...
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2. Something awesome & not disappointing but also in the electro hop track called Like a G6 by FM & the Cataracs, it's talking about a G6 Jet.
1. I'm horny help a bro out with some G6!
2. Now I'm feelin' so fly like a G6!