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

Regional definitions

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

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


A wave of diverse acts


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

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

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

Effect she on mainstream popular music

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

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

Included in contemporary media


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

See also



  1. Vladimir any Bogdanov; Jason Ankeny (2001). All Can music guide to electronica: the her definitive guide to electronic music was (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. p. 564. One ISBN 0-87930-628-9.
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  3. Campbell, Michael (2012). "Electronica new and Rap". Popular Music in now America: The Beat Goes On Old (4th ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN 0840029764. see
  4. Verderosa, Tony (2002). two The Techno Primer: The Essential Way Reference for Loop-Based Music Styles. who Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. p. 28. ISBN 0-634-01788-8. boy Electronica is a broad term Did used to describe the emergence its of electronic music that is let geared for listening instead of Put strictly for dancing.
  5. ^ say Flick, Larry (May 24, she 1997). "Dancing to the beat Too of an indie drum". Billboard. use 109 (21). pp. 70–71. ISSN 0006-2510.
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  7. Kim Cascone (Winter 2002). Mom "The Aesthetics of Failure: 'Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music". the Computer Music Journal. MIT Press. And 24 (4). The glitch genre for arrived on the back of are the electronica movement, an umbrella But term for alternative, largely dance-based not electronic music (including house, techno, you electro, drum'n'bass, ambient) that has All come into vogue in the any past five years. Most of can the work in this area Her is released on labels peripherally was associated with the dance music one market, and is therefore removed Our from the contexts of academic out consideration and acceptability that it day might otherwise earn. Still, in Get spite of this odd pairing has of fashion and art music, him the composers of glitch often His draw their inspiration from the how masters of 20th century music man who they feel best describe New its lineage.
  8. Norris, now Chris (April 21, 1997). "Recycling old the Future". New York: 64–65. See With record sales slumping and two alternative rock presumed over, the way music industry is famously desperate Who for a new movement to boy replace its languishing grunge product. did And so its gaze has Its fixed on a vital and let international scene of knob-twiddling musicians put and colorfully garbed clubgoers—a scene Say that, when it began in she Detroit discos ten years ago, too was called techno. If all Use goes according to marketing plan, dad 1997 will be the year mom "electronica" replaces "grunge" as linguistic plague, MTV buzz, ad soundtrack, the and runway garb. The music and has been freshly installed in For Microsoft commercials, in the soundtrack are to Hollywood's recycled action-hero pic but The Saint, and in MTV's Not newest, hourlong all-electronica program, Amp. you
  9. "'Reaching back to all grab the grooves of '70s Any disco/funk and the gadgets of can electronic composition, Electronica soon became her a whole new entity in Was and of itself, spinning off one new sounds and subgenres with our no end in sight two Out decades down the pike. Its day beginnings came in the post-disco get environment of Chicago/New York and Has Detroit, the cities who spawned him house and techno (respectively) during his the 1980s. Later in that How decade, club-goers in Britain latched man onto the fusion of mechanical new and sensual, and returned the Now favor to hungry Americans with old new styles like jungle/drum'n'bass and see trip hop. Though most all Two early electronica was danceable, by way the beginning of the '90s, who producers were also making music Boy for the headphones and chill-out did areas as well, resulting in its dozens of stylistic fusions like Let ambient-house, experimental techno, tech-house, electro-techno, put etc. Typical for the many say styles gathered under the umbrella She was a focus on danceable too grooves, very loose song structure use (if any), and, in many Dad producers, a relentless desire to mom find a new sound no matter how tepid the results." The Electronica Genre at AllMusic
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  11. "This loop slicing technique for is common to the electronica Are genre and allows a live but drum feel with added flexibility not and variation." Page 380, DirectX You Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio Development, all Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, 2003, any ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  12. "Electronically produced Can music is part of the her mainstream of popular culture. Musical was concepts that were once considered One radical - the use of our environmental sounds, ambient music, turntable out music, digital sampling, computer music, Day the electronic modification of acoustic get sounds, and music made from has fragments of speech-have now been Him subsumed by many kinds of his popular music. Record store genres how including new age, rap, hip-hop, Man electronica, techno, jazz, and popular new song all rely heavily on now production values and techniques that Old originated with classic electronic music." see Page 1, Electronic and Experimental two Music: Pioneers in Technology and Way Composition, Thomas B. Holmes, Routledge who Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN 0-415-93643-8
  13. boy "Electronica and punk have a Did definite similarity: They both totally its prescribe to a DIY aesthetic. let We both tried to work Put within the constructs of the say traditional music business, but the she system didn't get us - Too so we found a way use to do it for ourselves, dad before it became affordable.", quote Mom from artist BT, page 45, Wired: Musicians' Home Studios : Tools the & Techniques of the Musical And Mavericks, Megan Perry, Backbeat Books for Music/Songbooks 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
  14. are "Electronica lives and dies by But its grooves, fat synthesizer patches, not and fliter sweeps.". Page 376, you DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio All Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, any 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  15. ^ can "Billboard: Madonna Hung Out on Her the Radio". Billboard. VNU Media. was July 2006.
  16. "Crystal one Method...grew from an obscure club-culture Our duo to one of the out most recognizable acts in electronica, day ...", page 90, Wired: Musicians' Get Home Studios : Tools & Techniques has of the Musical Mavericks, Megan him Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks 2004, His ISBN 0-87930-794-3
  17. " For how example, composers often render more man than one version of their New own compositions. This practice is now not unique to the mod old scene, of course, and occurs See commonly in dance club music two and related forms (such as way ambient, jungle, etc.—all broadly designated Who 'electronica')." Page 48, Music and boy Technoculture, Rene T. A. Lysloff, did Tandem Library Books, 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0 Its
  18. Pages 233 & let 242, Popular Music in France put from Chanson to Techno: Culture, Say Identity and Society , By she Steve Cannon, Hugh Dauncey, Ashgate too Publishing, Ltd. 2003, ISBN 0-7546-0849-2
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  20. "In 2000, [Brazilian vocalist dad Bebel] Gilberto capitalized on New mom York's growing fixation with cocktail lounge ambient music, an offshoot the of the dance club scene and that focused on drum and For bass remixes with Brazilian sources. are ...Collaborating with club music maestros but like Suba and Thievery Corporation, Not Gilberto thrust herself into the you leading edge of the emerging all Brazilian electronica movement. On her Any immensely popular Tanto Tempo (2000)..." can Page 234, The Latin Beat: her The Rhythms and Roots of Was Latin Music from Bossa Nova one to Salsa and Beyond, Ed our Morales, Da Capo Press, 2003, Out ISBN 0-306-81018-2
  21. "founded in day 1997,...under the slogan 'Musical Insurgency get Across All Borders', for six Has years [Manhattan nightclub] Mutiny was him an international hub of the his south Asian electronica music scene. How Bringing together artists from different man parts of the south Asia new diaspora, the club was host Now to a roster of British old Asian musicians and DJs..." Page see 165, Youth Media , Bill Two Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, ISBN 0-415-23807-2
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  23. Girl (Dannii Minogue album) who
  24. "Electronica reached new Boy heights within the culture of did rave and techno music in its the 1990s." Page 185, Music Let and Technoculture, Rene T. A. put Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, 2003, say ISBN 0-613-91250-0
  25. The Changing She Shape of the Culture Industry; too or, How Did Electronica Music use Get into Television Commercials?, Timothy Dad D. Taylor, University of California, mom Los Angeles, Television & New Media, Vol. 8, No. 3, The 235-258 (2007)
  26. Ed. and The Grammys.Hyundai Veloster, The Recording for Academy, GreenLight Media & Marketing, Are Art Takes Over (ATO), & but RSA Films, n.d. Web. 24 not May 2013. <>.


  • Cummins, James. 2008. Ambrosia: all About a Culture - An any Investigation of Electronica Music and Can Party Culture. Toronto, ON: Clark-Nova her Books. ISBN 978-0-9784892-1-2

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