The Ultimate Guide To EDM Genres
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    Default The Ultimate Guide To EDM Genres

    I need one. Badly.

    I used to be pretty up to date back in the days when I was mainly into rock, but it seems like I completely missed the boat with EDM. And I'm not just talking about the subgenres only your weird neighbour and some local skank know about.
    This one gig a member of the organisation asked me to play some minimal tunes. I nodded with a straight face (it's minimal after all, who doesn't know minimal?) and had no idea what the hell I was supposed to play. Something without too much in it, was pretty much my only thought.
    Eventually I chose the Tocadisco remix of Body Language, but whether that's minimal or not, I honestly have no clue.

    And at that point I realised it's time to get back to the basics. House, techno, progressive, minimal, breakbeat, dub, elektro, glitch, ... They leave me puzzled. Leave alone the different subgenres.

    How have you learnt the different genres? Just learn it as you go? Reading the entire wikipedia on different EDM genres? Found some awesome guide which you don't mind sharing?(recommended!)
    Or do you simply not give a crap?
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    i like this one: http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

    looks like it was made in the early 2000's, but it gives you pretty good idea of the genres
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    With samples. AWESOME!
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    Well, Ishkur's Guide is a fun site to hang around at (I spent quite a few hours on that page a couple years ago), but it's certainly outdated and always to be taken with a grain of salt (just read the texts and you'll understand).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3heads View Post
    (just read the texts and you'll understand).
    exactly.
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    Well, I think EDM doesn't really mean anything. But here's a list of some genres of music that have been classed as EDM:

    Ambient
    Ambient house
    Ambient techno
    Dark ambient
    Drone music
    Illbient
    Isolationism
    Lowercase
    Psybient
    Breakbeat
    Acid breaks
    Baltimore Club
    Big beat
    Breakbeat hardcore
    Broken beat
    Florida breaks
    Hip hop
    Nu skool breaks
    4-beat
    Chiptune
    Bitpop
    Game Boy music
    Nintendocore
    Video game music
    Disco
    Cosmic disco
    Euro disco
    Hardcore breaks
    Hi-NRG
    New Beat
    Space disco
    Eurobeat
    Europop
    Hard NRG
    Italo disco
    Nu-disco
    Downtempo
    Acid jazz
    Balearic Beat
    Chill out
    Dub music
    Dubtronica
    Ethnic electronica
    Moombahton
    New age music
    Nu jazz
    Trip hop
    Drum and bass
    Clownstep
    Darkcore
    Darkstep
    Drumfunk
    Hardstep
    Intelligent drum and bass
    Jump-Up
    Liquid funk
    Neurofunk
    Oldschool jungle
    Darkside jungle
    Ragga-jungle
    Raggacore
    Sambass
    Techstep
    Trancestep
    DrumStep
    Electro
    Crunk
    Electro backbeat
    Electro-grime
    Electro hop
    Electropop
    Electroacoustic
    Acousmatic music
    Computer music
    Electroacoustic improvisation
    Field recording
    Live electronics
    Live coding
    Musique concrète
    Soundscape composition
    Tape music
    Electronica
    Berlin school
    Dubstyle
    Electronic art music
    Folktronica
    Freestyle music
    IDM
    Glitch
    J-pop
    Laptronica
    Skweee
    Sound art
    Synthpop
    Synthcore
    Electronic rock
    Alternative dance
    Dance-punk
    Dance-rock
    Dark Wave
    Electroclash
    Electropunk
    Ethereal Wave
    Grind
    Indietronica
    New rave
    Nintendocore
    Space rock
    Synthpop
    Synthpunk
    Eurodance
    Bubblegum dance
    Eurotrance
    Italo dance
    Hardcore/Hard dance
    Bouncy house
    Bouncy techno
    Breakcore
    Darkcore
    Digital hardcore
    Doomcore
    Gabber
    Happy hardcore
    Hardstyle
    Jumpstyle
    Makina
    Noisecore
    Speedcore
    Terrorcore
    UK hardcore
    House
    Acid house
    Ambient house
    Chicago house
    Deep house
    Diva house
    Electro house
    Euro house
    Fidget house
    French house
    Freestyle house
    Funky house
    Ghetto house
    Hardbag
    Hard NRG
    Hip house
    Italo house
    Latin house
    Minimal house/Microhouse
    Rave music
    Scouse house
    Swing house
    Tech house
    Tribal house
    UK Hard house
    US garage
    Vocal house
    Industrial
    Aggrotech
    Coldwave
    Cybergrind
    Dark electro
    Death industrial
    Electronic body music
    Electro-Industrial
    Futurepop
    Industrial metal
    Neue Deutsche Härte
    Industrial rock
    Noise
    Japanoise
    Power noise
    Power electronics
    Witch House/Drag
    Post-disco
    Dance-pop
    Chillwave
    Rave breaks
    Progressive
    Progressive breaks
    Progressive drum & bass
    Progressive House/Trance
    Disco house
    Dream house
    Jumpstyle/Jumphouse
    Space house
    Progressive techno
    Techno
    Acid techno
    Detroit techno
    Free tekno
    Ghettotech
    Minimal
    Nortec
    Rave music
    Rotterdam techno
    Schranz / Hardtechno
    Symphonic techno
    Tecno brega
    Techno-DNB
    Techstep
    Toytown Techno
    Yorkshire Techno
    Trance
    Acid trance
    Classic trance
    Dream trance
    Euro-trance
    Goa trance / Psychedelic trance
    Dark psytrance
    Full on
    Psyprog
    Psybient
    Psybreaks
    Suomisaundi
    Hard trance
    Hardstyle
    Neo-trance
    Progressive trance
    Tech trance
    Uplifting trance
    Orchestral Uplifting
    Vocal trance
    UK garage
    2-step
    4x4
    Bassline
    Breakstep
    Dubstep
    Funky
    Grime
    Speed garage

    ...when you've got an in-depth knowledge of all of these you'll understand exactly what EDM is about I guess.
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    ...but if you want a grounding in where all this came from, I'd say read 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life' by Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster. It's a good read, and has plenty of lists of records in the back.
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    First there was disco, then there was house. Sometimes house's cousin techno from across the tracks would come hang out and we would all have fun dancing into the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    First there was disco, then there was house. Sometimes house's cousin techno from across the tracks would come hang out and we would all have fun dancing into the night.
    Wait, then Jack is in between disco and House, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ando View Post
    i like this one: http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

    looks like it was made in the early 2000's, but it gives you pretty good idea of the genres
    Best link ever

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