Genres

Drum and Bass Music | The Quintessential British Genre

A quintessentially British genre, drum and bass is the sound of illegal raves, moshpits and really letting yourself go crazy. Beginning in the early 90s and inspired by jungle, Jamaican dub and reggae, breakbeats, big beat and hard house, drum and bass has achieved...

Techno Music | The Purest Dance Sound

Techno Music Definition Techno is the sound of warehouse raves, dimly-lit basements and weekend-long parties. From Germany (Kraftwerk) to Detroit to Germany again, techno is synonymous with post-industrial, post-mechanical landscapes, and a desire to break through the...

House Music | The Genre That Changed Music Forever

“Jack boldly declared "Let There Be House" and House music was born” - Chuck Roberts, 1985 House music is the best of both worlds. While it has undoubtably influenced and altered the pop landscape to a massive effect, it has never lost its edge, still managing to be...

Trance Music | The Sound of Euphoria

With roots in the late 80s UK rave scene, before its true birth in Germany in the early 1990s, trance has quickly developed to be one of the most popular of all dance genres. Seen as a more melodic alternative to both house and techno, it features highly repetitive...

The Vaporwave Aesthetic | Ironic Nostalgia

Of all the micro-genres to spawn out of 2000s chillwave, vaporwave aesthetic has had the most lasting impact. Drawing almost entirely from the music and culture of the 1980s and 1990s, it has a self-aware and nostalgic quality. Sampling sources as diverse as muzak,...

All You Need To Know About Lo Fi Hip Hop

Tracing back its roots to the 1980s, Lo fi corresponds to a “do it yourself” esthetic, the opposite of “high fidelity” and polished sounds. Over the years, Lo-fi has become intermingled with various music genres. However, in reality, Lo fi Hip Hop in itself is more an...

All You Need To Know About Future Bass

If we were almost getting used to techno, house, and linearity in electronic music during the 1990s, our era is characterized by a long-awaited flow of innovative and groundbreaking sub-genres. Future bass is part of them. Drawing inspiration from UK garage and...

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