EDM Articles

This section features articles about the dance music, including histories of many popular dance and electronic music genres.


History of chillout music

Chillout

We trace the history of chillout music from its humble beginnings as music for unwinding during the all-night raves of the early 1990s through to the commercial compilations of the 2000s and beyond, looking at the influences of trip-hop, instrumental electronica and ambient along the way.
Photo by Ben30: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben30/14215189/

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History of trance music

Trance Music

We take a look the development of trance music from its roots in the acid house and European rave scenes through to the Goa explosion of the mid-1990s and the commercial boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, and look at how trance music has influenced the development of contemporary genres of the 2010s such as EDM while continuing to evolve as a dance genre in its own right.
Photo by JAKKMODE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37139993@N05/6498067417/
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History of UK hardcore

UK Hardcore

This article looks at how UK hardcore evolved from the rave scene of the early 1990s, developing from breakbeat techno into happy hardcore and 4-beat before losing the breakbeats and incorporating trance elements to become the hard dance music familiar to ravers in the 21st Century.
Photo by Dominic Simpson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68537341@N00/3984244019/

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History of speed garage

Speed Garage

Speed garage was a short-lived style of dance music popular in the UK during 1996 and 1998. We trace its roots in the drum and bass scene, and its eventual development into the 2-step and UK garage sound popular around the millennium. Written in 1998, this article first appeared on the Frantik Music website.
Photo by Rosa Maria Koolhoven: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21386374@N05/6259865101/

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