History Of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

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Aug 222016
 

This is a brief history of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) from its origin till date.

 

What Is Electronic Dance Music Or EDM?

EDM is a genre of music that is mainly played in clubs, music festivals and raves. It has many sub genres such as Tencho, Dubstep, Trance etc.

EDM DJs At Music Festivals

EDM DJs At Music Festivals

 

History Of Electronic Dance Music.

EDM first came into being during the 1970’s, when a few DJs started experimenting and mixed a few dance records together. Little did they know that it would result in a genre of music that changed, still changes, and will continue to change the lives and hearts of many. DJs In Older Times

House music also originated in a similar way, a DJ who played by the name Frankie Knuckles decided to experiment with a few tracks by mixing them together.

Both these genres first came into being when musicians started mixing tracks together.

Evolution Of EDM

Music, especially electronic music, has evolved greatly over the years. From mixing a few tracks together to now using software to produce music, a lot has changed.

Even instruments are now being replaced by software and plug-ins that produce sounds exactly like them.

As technology has evolved, music has too.

Top 10 EDM Artists (DJ Mag)

 

1. Dimitri Vegas And Like Mike – Belgium, Europe

 

Dimitri Vegas And Like MIke

Dimitri Vegas And Like Mike

2.  Hardwell – Netherlands, Europe

DJ Hardwell

Hardwell

3. Martin Garrix – Netherlands, Europe

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix

4. Armin Van Buuren – Netherlands, Europe

Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Buuren

5. Tiesto – Netherlands, Europe

 

DJ Tiesto
DJ Tiesto

6.  David Guetta – France, Europe

David Guetta

David Guetta

7. Avicii – Sweden, Europe

Avicii

Avicii

8. Afrojack – Netherlands, Europe

Afrojack

Afrojack

9. Skrillex – California, United States Of America

Skrillex

Skrillex

 

10. Steve Aoki – Florida, United States Of America

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki

 

Software Used To Produce EDM

  • Ableton Live – Used by Deadmau5, Diplo, Daft Punk, Armin Van Buuren
  • Fruity Loops Studio – Used by Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Avicii, Oliver Heldens
  • Logic Pro X (Mac) – Used by Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Alesso, Above And Beyond

 

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