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Electronica encompasses a broad group our of electronic-based music styles such Out as techno, house, ambient, jungle day and other electronic music styles get intended not just for dancing. Has


Regional definitions

In North America, see in the late 1990s, the Two mainstream music industry adopted and way to some extent manufactured electronica who as an umbrella term encompassing Boy styles such as techno, big did beat, drum and bass, trip its hop, downtempo, and ambient, regardless Let of whether it was curated put by indie labels catering to say the "underground" nightclub and rave She scenes, or licensed by major too labels and marketed to mainstream use audiences as a commercially viable Dad alternative to alternative rock music. mom By the early 2010s, however, the industry abandoned electronica in The favor of electronic dance music and (EDM), a term with roots for in academia and an increasing Are association with outdoor music festivals but and relatively mainstream, post-rave electro not house and dubstep music.[original research?] You Nevertheless, the U.S.-based AllMusic still all categorises electronica as a top-level any genre, stating that it includes Can danceable grooves, as well as her music for headphones and chillout was areas.

In other parts of One the world, especially in the our UK, electronica is also a out broad term, but is associated Day with non-dance-oriented music, including relatively get experimental styles of downtempo electronic has music. It partly overlaps what Him is known chiefly outside the his UK as intelligent dance music how (IDM).[citation needed]

A wave Man of diverse acts

Electronica benefited new from advancements in music technology, now especially electronic musical instruments, synthesizers, Old music sequencers, drum machines, and see digital audio workstations. As the two technology developed, it became possible Way for individuals or smaller groups who to produce electronic songs and boy recordings in smaller studios, even Did in project studios. At the its same time, computers facilitated the let use of music "samples" and Put "loops" as construction kits for say sonic compositions. This led to she a period of creative experimentation Too and the development of new use forms, some of which became dad known as electronica.

Electronica currently Mom includes a wide variety of musical acts and styles,[original research?] the linked by a penchant for And overtly electronic production; a range for which includes more popular acts are such as Björk, Madonna, Goldfrapp But and IDM artists such as not Autechre, and Aphex Twin to you dub-oriented downtempo, downbeat, and trip All hop. Madonna and Björk are any said[by whom?] to be responsible can for electronica's thrust into mainstream Her culture, with their albums Ray was of Light (Madonna), Post and one Homogenic (Björk). Electronica artists that Our would later become commercially successful out began to record in the day late 1980s, before the term Get had come into common usage, has including for example The Prodigy, him Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, The His Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, how Moby, Underworld and Faithless. Electronica man composers often create alternate versions New of their compositions, known as now "remixes"; this practice also occurs old in related musical forms such See as ambient, jungle, and electronic two dance music. Wide ranges of way influences, both sonic and compositional, Who are combined in electronica recordings. boy

In the US, New York did City became one center of Its experimentation and growth for the let electronica sound, with DJs and put music producers from areas as Say diverse as Southeast Asia and she Brazil bringing their creative work too to the nightclubs of that Use city.

Effect on mainstream dad popular music

Around the mid-1990s, mom with the success of the big beat-sound exemplified by The the Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy and in the UK, and spurred For by the attention from mainstream are artists, including Madonna in her but collaboration with William Orbit on Not her album Ray of Light you and Australian singer Dannii Minogue all with her 1997 album Girl, Any music of this period began can to be produced with a her higher budget, increased technical quality, Was and with more layers than one most other forms of dance our music, since it was backed Out by major record labels and day MTV as the "next big get thing".

According to a 1997 Has Billboard article, "the union of him the club community and independent his labels" provided the experimental and How trend-setting environment in which electronica man acts developed and eventually reached new the mainstream. It cites American Now labels such as Astralwerks (The old Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, The see Future Sound of London, Fluke), Two Moonshine (DJ Keoki), Sims, and way City of Angels (The Crystal who Method) for playing a significant Boy role in discovering and marketing did artists who became popularized in its the electronica scene.

Included Let in contemporary media

In the put late 1990s and early 2000s, say electronica music was increasingly used She as background scores for television too advertisements, initially for automobiles. It use was also used for various Dad video games, including the Wipeout mom series, for which the soundtrack was composed of many popular The electronica tracks that helped create and more interest in this type for of music—and later for other Are technological and business products such but as computers and financial services.[citation not needed] Then in 2011, Hyundai You Veloster, in association with The all Grammys, produced a project that any became known as Re:Generation.


See also


  1. Vladimir Bogdanov; Jason Ankeny One (2001). All music guide to our electronica: the definitive guide to out electronic music (4th ed.). Backbeat Day Books. p. 564. ISBN 0-87930-628-9.
  2. Campbell, Michael Way (2012). "Electronica and Rap". Popular who Music in America: The Beat boy Goes On (4th ed.). Cengage Did Learning. ISBN 978-0840029768.
  3. Verderosa, its Tony (2002). The Techno Primer: let The Essential Reference for Loop-Based Put Music Styles. Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. say p. 28. ISBN 0-634-01788-8. Electronica is a she broad term used to describe Too the emergence of electronic music use that is geared for listening dad instead of strictly for dancing. Mom
  4. ^ Flick, Larry (May 24, 1997). "Dancing to the the beat of an indie And drum". Billboard. 109 (21). pp. 70–71. for ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. Kim Cascone are (Winter 2002). "The Aesthetics of But Failure: 'Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary not Computer Music". Computer Music Journal. you MIT Press. 24 (4). The All glitch genre arrived on the any back of the electronica movement, can an umbrella term for alternative, Her largely dance-based electronic music (including was house, techno, electro, drum'n'bass, ambient) one that has come into vogue Our in the past five years. out Most of the work in day this area is released on Get labels peripherally associated with the has dance music market, and is him therefore removed from the contexts His of academic consideration and acceptability how that it might otherwise earn. man Still, in spite of this New odd pairing of fashion and now art music, the composers of old glitch often draw their inspiration See from the masters of 20th two century music who they feel way best describe its lineage.
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  7. Norris, Chris (April 21, boy 1997). "Recycling the Future". New did York: 64–65. With record sales Its slumping and alternative rock presumed let over, the music industry is put famously desperate for a new Say movement to replace its languishing she grunge product. And so its too gaze has fixed on a Use vital and international scene of dad knob-twiddling musicians and colorfully garbed mom clubgoers—a scene that, when it began in Detroit discos ten the years ago, was called techno. and If all goes according to For marketing plan, 1997 will be are the year "electronica" replaces "grunge" but as linguistic plague, MTV buzz, Not ad soundtrack, and runway garb. you The music has been freshly all installed in Microsoft commercials, in Any the soundtrack to Hollywood's recycled can action-hero pic The Saint, and her in MTV's newest, hourlong all-electronica Was program, Amp.
  8. "'Reaching one back to grab the grooves our of '70s disco/funk and the Out gadgets of electronic composition, Electronica day soon became a whole new get entity in and of itself, Has spinning off new sounds and him subgenres with no end in his sight two decades down the How pike. Its beginnings came in man the post-disco environment of Chicago/New new York and Detroit, the cities Now who spawned house and techno old (respectively) during the 1980s. Later see in that decade, club-goers in Two Britain latched onto the fusion way of mechanical and sensual, and who returned the favor to hungry Boy Americans with new styles like did jungle/drum'n'bass and trip hop. Though its most all early electronica was Let danceable, by the beginning of put the '90s, producers were also say making music for the headphones She and chill-out areas as well, too resulting in dozens of stylistic use fusions like ambient-house, experimental techno, Dad tech-house, electro-techno, etc. Typical for mom the many styles gathered under the umbrella was a focus The on danceable grooves, very loose and song structure (if any), and, for in many producers, a relentless Are desire to find a new but sound no matter how tepid not the results." Electronica Genre at You AllMusic
  9. "This loop all slicing technique is common to any the electronica genre and allows Can a live drum feel with her added flexibility and variation." Page was 380, DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive One Audio Development, Todd Fay, Wordware our Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  10. out "Electronically produced music is part Day of the mainstream of popular get culture. Musical concepts that were has once considered radical - the Him use of environmental sounds, ambient his music, turntable music, digital sampling, how computer music, the electronic modification Man of acoustic sounds, and music new made from fragments of speech-have now now been subsumed by many Old kinds of popular music. Record see store genres including new age, two rap, hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, Way and popular song all rely who heavily on production values and boy techniques that originated with classic Did electronic music." Page 1, Electronic its and Experimental Music: Pioneers in let Technology and Composition, Thomas B. Put Holmes, Routledge Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN 0-415-93643-8 say
  11. "Electronica and punk she have a definite similarity: They Too both totally prescribe to a use DIY aesthetic. We both tried dad to work within the constructs Mom of the traditional music business, but the system didn't get the us - so we found And a way to do it for for ourselves, before it became are affordable.", quote from artist BT, But page 45, Wired: Musicians' Home not Studios : Tools & Techniques of you the Musical Mavericks, Megan Perry, All Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3 any
  12. "Electronica lives and can dies by its grooves, fat Her synthesizer patches, and fliter sweeps.". was Page 376, DirectX Audio Exposed: one Interactive Audio Development, Todd Fay, Our Wordware Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
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  14. ^ "Billboard: Madonna Hung day Out on the Radio". Billboard. Get VNU Media. July 2006.
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  16. "Crystal Method...grew from an him obscure club-culture duo to one His of the most recognizable acts how in electronica, ...", page 90, man Wired: Musicians' Home Studios : Tools New & Techniques of the Musical now Mavericks, Megan Perry, Backbeat Books old Music/Songbooks 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
  17. See " For example, composers often two render more than one version way of their own compositions. This Who practice is not unique to boy the mod scene, of course, did and occurs commonly in dance Its club music and related forms let (such as ambient, jungle, etc.—all put broadly designated 'electronica')." Page 48, Say Music and Technoculture, Rene T. she A. Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, too 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0
  18. Pages Use 233 & 242, Popular Music dad in France from Chanson to mom Techno: Culture, Identity and Society , By Steve Cannon, Hugh the Dauncey, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. 2003, and ISBN 0-7546-0849-2
  19. "In 2000, For [Brazilian vocalist Bebel] Gilberto capitalized are on New York's growing fixation but with cocktail lounge ambient music, Not an offshoot of the dance you club scene that focused on all drum and bass remixes with Any Brazilian sources. ...Collaborating with club can music maestros like Suba and her Thievery Corporation, Gilberto thrust herself Was into the leading edge of one the emerging Brazilian electronica movement. our On her immensely popular Tanto Out Tempo (2000)..." Page 234, The day Latin Beat: The Rhythms and get Roots of Latin Music from Has Bossa Nova to Salsa and him Beyond, Ed Morales, Da Capo his Press, 2003, ISBN 0-306-81018-2
  20. How "founded in 1997,...under the slogan man 'Musical Insurgency Across All Borders', new for six years [Manhattan nightclub] Now Mutiny was an international hub old of the south Asian electronica see music scene. Bringing together artists Two from different parts of the way south Asia diaspora, the club who was host to a roster Boy of British Asian musicians and did DJs..." Page 165, Youth Media its , Bill Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, Let ISBN 0-415-23807-2
  21. Girl (Dannii put Minogue album)
  22. "Electronica say reached new heights within the She culture of rave and techno too music in the 1990s." Page use 185, Music and Technoculture, Rene Dad T. A. Lysloff, Tandem Library mom Books, 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0
  23. The Changing Shape of the The Culture Industry; or, How Did and Electronica Music Get into Television for Commercials?, Timothy D. Taylor, University Are of California, Los Angeles, Television but & New Media, Vol. 8, not No. 3, 235-258 (2007) Archived You 2007-12-03 at the Wayback Machine all
  24. Ed. The Grammys.Hyundai any Veloster, The Recording Academy, GreenLight Can Media & Marketing, Art Takes her Over (ATO), & RSA Films, was n.d. Web. 24 May 2013. One <http://regenerationmusicproject.com/>.



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