By Andrea Caccese
Electronic Dance Music is an ocean formed by a multitude of drops. As soon as you think you have it all figured it out, a new sub-genre will pop up in the form of a new definition you have never heard before.
A bit of confusion is understandable, particularly If you are getting closer to EDM coming from different genres, such as hip-hop.
Here we'll share a few articles that will shed some light on the vast network of sub genres and influences that live at the core of EDM.
A quick start with some of the most common genres:
The most common evolution of disco, focusing on straightforward melodies and catchy hooks.
Heavier and thicker, with slower tempos and massive breakdowns, as made famous by artists such as Skrillex.
A lovechild between rap and dubstep.
A lush and atmospheric take on EDM.
Cold, precise, metallic electronic music with a heavy focus on drum machines, synths and pads.
Drill deeper with these complete guides:
Complex: A Beginner's Guide to EDM from a Rap Fan's Perspective
Complex: An Idiot's Guide to EDM Genres
Pigeonandplanes: Introduction to Electronic Dance Music: Breaking Down the Genres
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