TTO - From an auxiliary element in sound engineering, how can EDM (Electronic Dance Music) become a mainstream music with a $6.2 billion industry?
To get a satisfactory answer to the above phenomenon, it is first necessary to understand: What is EDM?
The definition of EDM is briefly included in its name: Electronic Dance Music, ie vibrant music created from electronic devices. This is a genre of music originating from the disco music of the 1970s, often appearing in music festivals and nightclubs.
Made up of electronic instruments such as the Synthersizer, electronic drum and MIDI Sequencer, EDM has crept from the dance floors in the US to become the "trendy" and most loved music genre today.
EDM is divided into many genres, most notably House, Trance, Electro, Techno, Dubstep, Moombathon and Trip Hop.
House music originated in the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA in the 1980s.
After achieving great success in the mid-1990s, House music continued to grow stronger with the introduction of Progessive House, and was widely popularized around the world with the great contribution of DJs. like Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Tiesto.
House is mainly instrumental music with vibrant, mysterious and magical sounds created by pounding drum and bass sounds. The basic point to distinguish House from other music genres is that the tempo is quite fast, the bass and drums are the main beat.
* Enjoy Wake Me Up by Avicii, the "classic" song of the Progressive House branch:
Trance is a genre of music that originated in Germany, then spread throughout Europe. This is a genre of music that emphasizes electronic sounds and lasts until the end of the song.
Basically, Trance music has many similarities with House music, but is said to have a easier melody than other music genres such as Hardhouse, Techno, Hardcore or Drum'n'Bass.
When it comes to DJs bringing Trance music to the public, it's impossible not to mention names like Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond, regarded by fans as "living saints".
* Listen to In and Out of Love performed by Armin Van Buuren and singer Sharron del Adel:
Electro, short for eletro-funk and electro-boogie, is a genre of music mainly performed by the TR-808 electronic drum and other musical instruments. Electro usually does not use vocals in songs, or if they do, they are distorted voices.
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