By Andrea Caccese
We all know that the United States and the United Kingdom pretty much dominate large percentages of the electronic music market, but the genre does not only thrive in English-speaking countries. On the contrary, electronica is alive and well in other countries, and local artists actually set the bar higher, blending their own regional influence with the global sounds we all know and love. Here are some of our favorite electronic-loving countries.
India: India is a huge country where the local electronic music scene thrives and enjoys incredible popularity. Local DJs are growing more and more popular across the world, and there's an ongoing trend of blending the sounds of electronica with local melodies and traditional Indian folk music. Artists such as Punjabi MC are paving the way to sonic contamination.
Italy: The clubbing scene is so diverse in the southern European country that a whole house sub genre has been named after it: "Italo"
Sweden: Home of talents such as Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso or Avicii, Sweden is on the forefront when it comes to catchy commercial house music. The Scandinavian country is also home to a very innovative underground scene, represented by artists such as The Knife or I Break Horses, among others.
Iceland: This isolated country in the middle of the northern Atlantic ocean is actually home to one of the most diverse and eclectic music scene in the world: electronic music thrives here and there are so many different expressions of it, ranging from gigantic celebrities such as Björk to ambient acts the likes of MuM and dance producers such as Retro Stefson.
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