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This is a list of electronic music genres, sub-genres and styles, though for the latter, not all possess their own article (in which case, see the main genre article). For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ...

Ambient music is a musical genre in which sound is more important than notes. ... Ambient house, a mix between house music and ambient music is a music style that describes itself as dreamy, chill out and quiet music. ... Ambient industrial is a hybrid genre of ambient and industrial music; the term industrial being used in the original experimental sense, rather than in the sense of industrial metal or EBM. Ambient industrial makes use of Industrial principles such as use of anti-music, extra-musical elements and shock tactics... Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise. ... Black Ambient is a musickal forma and direction that is at oft times most difficult to define, a job made harder by those that would profess to be a part of this particular milieu associated by the sparsest of characteristics. ... Dark ambient is a subgenre of ambient music which emerged in the 1980s and 1990s with the introduction of new synthesizer and sampling technology in the electronic music genre and other technical advances in music. ... Drone music, also known as drone-based music, drone ambient or ambient drone, dronescape or dronology, and sometimes simply as drone, is a musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained sounds, notes, or tones-clusters – called drones. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Originally coined by minimal artist Steve Roden, lowercase is an extreme form of ambient minimalism in which very quiet sounds bookend long stretches of silence. ... Psybient, also known as Ambient Psy, Psychedelic Ambient, Ambient Goa, Ambient Psytrance and more commonly within the Goa/psytrance scene as Psychill & Psydub, is a genre of electronic music that combines elements of psychedelic trance, ambient, world music, new age and even ethereal wave. ... This article is about breakbeat, the electronic dance music genre. ... Baltimore club, also called Baltimore breaks, Baltimore house, knucklehead, thump and Dew Doo beat, is a genre of house and dance music. ... Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the work of artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Big beat (also Big Beat, or sometimes chemical breaks) is a term devised in the mid 1990s by the British music press, as a way of describing the work of The Chemical Brothers. ... Florida breaks, also referred to as Florida breakbeat, Funky Breaks, and Tampa Breaks, is a genre of breakbeat music which, as the name suggests, is most popular in the areas around the US state of Florida. ... Nu skool breaks (often abbreviated to nuskool or breaks) is a term used to describe a sub-genre of breakbeat. ... Progressive electronica (sometimes prog) is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Cosmic disco is reference to the Cosmic Disco nightclub in Lazise, a little town near Verona, on Lago di Garda, in northern Italy[1]. Also, Cosmic Disco simultaneously refers to the Cosmic clubs resident dj Danielle Baldelli s signature style of mixing of disco music that was featured there... Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk) is a term for an amalgamation of the conceptual elements of punk rock with the production techniques of dance musics, such as funk, dub, disco, synthpop, house, and techno. ... This article is about a music style. ... The term Euro-Disco first used during the 70s, to describe the non UK based disco productions and artists. ... Hi-NRG (High Energy) is a type of electronic dance music which emerged and then became popular in nightclubs in the early 1980s. ... Italodance, Nu Italo Disco, Nu-Italo or just Italo is a derivate of the eurodance genre which became popular in Europe in the late 1990s to early 2000s. ... Cover of the ZYX Music compilation album. ... Spacesynth, also known as synthdance and spacedance, is a modern U.S.A. term to describe various 1980s music styles of European electronic dance music, emerge from a 70s Eurodisco music style, called Space Disco. ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... Downtempo (or Downbeat) is a laid-back electronic music style similar to Ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove unlike the beatless forms of Ambient music. ... Acid jazz (sometimes groove jazz) is a musical genre that combines jazz influences with elements of soul music, funk, disco and hip hop. ... Balearic Beat is a style of electronic dance music that emerged in the late 1980s and was popular into the mid-1990s. ... Chill out (sometimes chillout), a term derived from a slang injunction to relax, emerged in the early and mid-1990s as a catch-all term for various styles of relatively mellow, slow-tempo music made by contemporary producers in the electronic music scene. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Glitch (also known as Clicks and Cuts from a representative compilation series by the German record label Mille Plateaux) is a genre of electronic music that became popular in the late 1990s with the increasing use of digital signal processing, particularly on computers. ... Nu-jazz (sometimes electro-jazz) was coined in the late 1990s to refer to styles which combine jazz textures and sometimes jazz instrumentation with electronic music. ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... Electronic music has existed, in various forms, for more than a century. ... The Berlin School of electronic music, or just Berlin School, was a development of New Age electronic music in the 1970s, shaped by Berlin-based artists like Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel. ... The terms Electroacoustics and its sub-discipline Electroacoustic music have been used to describe several different sonic and musical genres or musical techniques. ... Electro, short for electro funk (also known as robot hip hop and Electro hop) is an electronic style of hip hop directly influenced by Kraftwerk and funk records (unlike earlier rap records which were closer to disco). ... Dirty Electronic is a style of electronic music produced using distorted/gritty synthesizer and drum machine sounds, while maintaining a lead-vocal-driven pop song structure. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Electropop (also called Technopop) is a form of synth pop music that is made with synthesizers, and which first flourished from 1978 to 1981. ... Originally Electro punk is an umbrella term that describes the combination of electronic music with the attitude of punk. ... Electro rock is a sub-genre of punk. ... This article is about a genre of dance music. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Bitpop is a type of electronic music, where at least part of the music is made using old 8-bit computers, game consoles and little toy instruments. ... MOS 6581 and 8580 Commodore 64 SID chips A Chiptune, or chip music is music written in sound formats where all the sounds are synthesized in realtime by a computer or video game console sound chip, instead of using sample-based synthesis. ... Downtempo (or Downbeat) is a laid-back electronic music style similar to Ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove unlike the beatless forms of Ambient music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synthpop (such as song structure and vocal style) and uplifting trance (grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies). ... Glitch (also known as Clicks and Cuts from a representative compilation series by the German record label Mille Plateaux) (See Clicks & Cuts Series) is a genre of electronic music that became popular in the late 1990s with the increasing use of digital signal processing, particularly on computers. ... Intelligent dance music (commonly IDM) is a genre of electronic music derived from dance music of the 1980s and early 1990s which puts an emphasis on novel processing and sequencing. ... Nu-jazz (sometimes electro-jazz) was coined in the late 1990s to refer to styles which combine jazz textures and sometimes jazz instrumentation with electronic music. ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... Defining characteristics of synthpunk (also known as synth-punk) bands include being founded at the same time (late 1970s) and place (California) as many US punk bands, performing with those same punk bands, in those same punk clubs, with records released on those same punk labels, preferring electronic instruments such... Synth rock is a descriptive phrase applied to the work of a variety of musical artists. ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... UK garage (also known as UKG or just garage) refers to several different varieties of modern electronic dance music generally connected to the evolution of house in the United Kingdom in the mid 1990s. ... 4x4 Garage is a variety of UK garage with a 4/4 time signature and drums consisting of a bass drum on each beat in the bar, similar in style to house music. ... UK garage (also known as UKG or just garage) refers to several different varieties of modern electronic dance music generally connected to the evolution of house in the UK in the mid 1990s. ... 4x4 Garage is a variety of UK garage with a 4/4 time signature and drums consisting of a bass drum on each beat in the bar, similar in style to house music. ... Dubstep is the name given to the largely South London-based dark garage sound that originally came out of productions by El-B (as part of both Groove Chronicles and the Ghost camp), Zed Bias (aka Phuturistix, Maddslinky and more) and Steve Gurley in 1999-2000. ... Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music which has its roots in Londons early 2000s UK garage scene. ... Grime(also known as hip house) is a sub-genre of urban music which first emerged in London in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall and hip hop. ... ... Hardcore (sometimes ardcore) is a term that has been used to describe a variety of related electronic dance music styles over almost two decades. ... Music sample: Matt Ricks - Home Again (2006) ( file info) — Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... 4-beat (also known as hardcore or happy hardcore) is a breakbeat style of music circa 1993, that evolved from breakbeat hardcore emanating from the United Kingdom rave scene. ... Bouncy techno (also known as happy gabber, funcore, tartan techno- see terminology) is a rave hardcore dance music style that developed from around 1992, mostly emanating from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. ... Breakbeat hardcore (popularly known as rave music, originally referred to as simply hardcore in the United Kingdom, with old school hardcore a common term in the 21st century) is a style of electronic music that primarily uses breakbeats for its rhythm lines. ... Breakcore is a genre of electronic dance music which uses rearranged, cut-up breakbeats to create extreme sounds. ... Darkcore is a music genre that became popular in the United Kingdom hardcore rave scene in 1993. ... Digital hardcore is a music genre or style that was first defined by Alec Empire. ... Freeform Hardcore coming from its sister genre happy hardcore was introduced in 1999. ... Gabber, gabba (pronounced gahba or gahbuhr in Dutch), or hardcore, is a subgenre of electronic music that is a subgenre of hardcore techno. ... Happy hardcore is a form of dance music typified by a very fast tempo (usually around 165-180 BPM), often coupled with male or female vocals, and sentimental lyrics. ... Hardstyle, sometimes referred to as hardbass,, is a sub-genre of trance music that is closely related to nu style gabber and hard trance. ... The term Jumpstyle is used both for a musical genre (a subgenre of Techno, recognized by its hard & deep bass) and for a type of dance usually performed to this style of music. ... Mákina, Bakalao, and Poky are electronic music genres originated in Spain, similar in sound to UK Hardcore, but with certain elements of bouncy techno among and other differences. ... Noisecore may refer to: This shouldnt be a disambiguation as it is its own genre Noisegrind Noise Rock A style of Hardcore Techno Category: ... Speedcore is a form of hardcore techno that is typically identified by its high rate of beats per minute and aggressive themes. ... UK Hardcore is a broad term to describe the evolved United Kingdom rave hardcore lineage 4/4-kick drum and breakbeat fueled sound, which emerged there around the start of the 1990s and grew in strength during the 21st century. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... For the 1994 novel by Irvine Welsh, see The Acid House. ... Bubblegum dance (also known as happy house) is a type of Euro House a. ... Chicago house is a style of house music. ... Dark-house is a type of electronic dance music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... French house is a late 1990s form of house music, part of the 90s & 2000s European dance music scene and the latest form of Euro disco. ... Electro house (also known as dirty house, electrotech, and often shortened to electro) is a subgenre of house music that rose to become one of the most prominent genres of electronic dance music in 2004-today. ... French house is a late 1990s form of house music, part of the 1990s & 2000s European dance music scene and the latest form of Euro disco. ... This article needs cleanup. ... New York house, also known as New York garage, US garage or just garage, is a style of house music born in the Paradise Garage nightclub in New York City, USA in the early 1980s. ... Ghetto house, booty house or Juke house is a type of Chicago House which started being recognised in its own right from around 1992 onwards. ... Grind House is a 2007 film that consists of two segments, of which both are feature-length attractions. ... Hi-NRG (High Energy) is a type of electronic dance music which emerged and then became popular in nightclubs in the early 1980s. ... UK Hard House or simply Hard House (not to be confused with Chicago hard house) is a style of House music that emerged in the 1990s. ... Hip house, also known as house rap, is a mixture of house music and hip-hop which arose during the 1980s in New York. ... Italo house (often simply referred to as Italo) is a form of house music popular in Italy, Britain and United States since the late 1980s that fuses house and Italo disco. ... The term Jumpstyle is used both for a musical genre (a subgenre of Techno, recognized by its hard & deep bass) and for a type of dance usually performed to this style of music. ... Kwaito is a music genre that emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa in the early 1990s. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Merenhouse is a style of music developed in the US and Latin America by groups such as Proyecto Uno and Zona 7. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This article is about music. ... Pumpin house is a subgenre of House music. ... Progressive electronica (sometimes prog) is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... Skacid is a genre of house music from 1988-1989 that is a mix of ska and acid house. ... Tribal house is a form of electronic dance music derived from house music but being highly drum-centric and often without a core melody. ... Tech house is a fusion of house and techno music. ... Martial music, also known as military pop and martial industrial, is a music genre originating in late 20th century Europe. ... Neofolk is a form of folk music that emerged from European ideals and post-industrial music circles. ... Post-industrial is a term used to refer to a grouping of music genres related to the original usage of the term Industrial Music by Industrial Records through either influence or direct involvement, such as power noise, power electronics, technoid, types of experimental music and dark ambient. ... Electronic body music (mainly known by its acronym EBM) is a music genre that combines elements of industrial music and electronic punk music. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Industrial Rock. ... Dark Electro was a musical movement of the 1990s, developed in central Europe. ... Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synthpop (such as song structure and vocal style) and uplifting trance (grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies). ... Noise music is music composed of non-traditional musical elements, and lacks the structure associated with Western Music. ... Power noise (also known as powernoise, rhythmic noise, noize and occasionally as distorted beat music) is a fusion genre between Post-Industrial music and IDM, drum & bass, hardcore techno or breakcore, that takes its inspiration from some of the more structured and distorted early industrial acts, such as Esplendor Geometrico. ... Formless by Gridlock Technoid is an electronic music subgenre that takes its inspiration from IDM, experimental techno and noise music. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Clownstep is a pejorative term used to describe a certain type of sound found in the electronic music genre drum and bass. ... Darkstep is a sub-genre of Drum and Bass which became popular in the late 1990s. ... Drill n bass is the popular name for a type of electronic music that emerged from drum n bass in the mid-1990s. ... Drumfunk is a subgenre of drum & bass sometimes referred to as edits or choppage. The term came into widespread use ca. ... Trancestep (sometimes known as Electrostep or Futurestep) is a sub-genre of Drum and Bass music, combining the synthesized melodic elements of Trance and Electro with the drum patterns and basslines of Drum & Bass. ... Hardstep is a drum and bass subgenre which emerged in 1996 and is characterized by fast speed beats, steelhard breaks, and thumping bass lines. ... Intelligent drum and bass (IDB) (a derivation of Intelligent Jungle) is the widespread yet almost universally disliked term for the subgenre of drum and bass emphasising influences from lounge jazz and ambient music. ... Jump-Up is a subgenre of jungle and drum and bass that was popular with fans of drum and bass in the late 1990s and was designed to be played in mainstream nightclubs to get a crowd to jump up and dance. ... Liquid funk is a style of drum and bass. ... Neurofunk (commonly abbreviated neuro) is a sub-genre of drum and bass pioneered by producers Ed Rush, Optical and Matrix,[1][2] during the periods of 1997 & 1998 in London, England as a progression of techstep. ... Ragga jungle is the name given to a substyle of Jungle that emerged circa 1991-1992, with artists such as the Ragga Twins, Rebel MC and Genaside II, and has heavy influences from ragga, roots reggae and dancehall. ... Raggacore is a genre of music resembling breakcore but with ragga or reggae style vocals. ... Techstep (also referred to as tech) is a major subgenre of drum and bass, characterized by a dark, sci-fi mood, near-exclusive use of synthesised or sampled sound sources, and influences from industrial and techno music at the forefront. ... A sub-genre of Drum and Bass Music, trancestep is the combination of riveting drums, deep, rolling basslines, and melodic synth sequences. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... ACID TECHNO RULES Acid techno is the term used to describe a style of techno that originated in the London squat party scene in the mid 1990s. ... For other uses of the acronym IDM, see IDM (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Two of the heavy hitters of the genre DJ Funk (l) DJ Assault (r). ... Intelligent dance music (commonly IDM) is a genre of electronic music derived from dance music of the 1980s and early 1990s which puts an emphasis on novel processing and sequencing. ... JTEK® is a Registered Trademark under JTEK Machinery, Inc Stafford, Texas Sources: http://tarr. ... Minimal techno is a form of electronic dance music (EDM) that is considered a minimalist sub-genre of techno. ... New Beat is a music term that used twice during the 80s. ... Nortec (from the combination of norteño and techno) is an electronic musical genre from Tijuana (a border city in Baja California, Mexico) that first gained popularity in the late 1990s. ... Rave music consists of forms of electronic music for dancing that are associated with the rave scene. ... Schranz [] is the name given to European (especially German) hard techno, a style of techno typically around 140-150 BPM and based around massively bass-heavy kick drums, driving percussion and distorted, looping synth noises. ... Wonky techno is a style of techno music that is based around breaking from a formulaic 4-4 beat structure and experimenting with new sounds and rhythms. ... Trance is a style of electronic music that developed in the 1990s. ... Acid trance is a style of trance music that emerged in the late 80s early 90s focusing on utilising the acid sound. ... Classic trance is the original style of trance music that emerged in the late 80s early 90s, focusing on atmosphere and softer synth-lines compared to the acid trance style that emerged shortly after. ... Dream house (also known as dream trance), was a short-lived dance music style which had a big success on the dance scene between 1995 and 1997. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trance music is a subgenre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. ... Hard Trance originated in Germany in the early to mid-90s and is one of the earliest forms of trance. ... Hardstyle, sometimes referred to as hardbass,, is a sub-genre of trance music that is closely related to nu style gabber and hard trance. ... NU NRG are two Italian DJs, Andrea Ribeca and Giuseppe Ottaviani. ... Progressive electronica is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... Psychedelic trance or psytrance is a form of electronic music that evolved from Goa trance in the early 1990s when it first began hitting the mainstream. ... Goa trance (often referred as Goa or by the number 604) is a form of electronic music and is a style of trance music which originated in the Indian state of Goa, as opposed to most other forms of trance music which appeared in Europe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Goa trance (often referred as Goa or by the number 604) is a form of electronic music and is a style of trance music which originated in the Indian state of Goa, as opposed to most other forms of trance music which appeared in Europe. ... Dark psytrance (often called dark psy or simply dark) is a darker and distorted form of psychedelic trance music that is made mostly in Russia, Germany, Papua New Guinea (predominantly acoustic dark psy) and more & more in other countries worldwide from last years. ... Nitzhonot (Hebrew: נצחונות) is a crossover between Goa trance and uplifting trance, emerged during the mid-late 1990s in Israel. ... Progressive psytrance (also referred to as minimal psytrance, psyprog, or simply prog or minimal) is a style of psychedelic electronica developed in the early 2000s, developed as a sub-genre of psychedelic and Goa trance. ... South African psytrance (sometimes referred as SA trance) is a form of darker psychedelic trance music that started and is produced mostly in South Africa. ... Suomisaundi (sometimes called psy-fi, suomistyge, suomisoundi, forest trance or spugedelic trance) is a style of freeform psychedelic trance, originating from Finland. ... Tech-trance, or Tek-Trance, is a subgenre of trance. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance music. ... For other uses see Space-themed music, Space rock, Space jazz, or Space (disambiguation) Space music typically evokes a sense of spatial imagery and emotion or sensations of floating, cruising, flying. ... New Age music is a style of music originally associated with some New Age beliefs. ... Ethnic electronica (also known as ethno electronica or ethno techno) combines elements of electronic and world music and was developed in the 1990s. ... The term New Wave has been used to describe several movements in art. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ... Ethereal Wave, also called Ethereal Darkwave[1] or Etheric Wave[2]or Heavenly Voices[3] in Europe and simply Ethereal in the US, is a term that describes a subgenre of Dark Wave music. ...

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