What Is EDM?

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With electronic dance music and EDM being one of the most popular and fastest growing types of music in the world, many people still dont understand what the word EDM means.

A lot of people wonder today, what is EDM?

Well it’s time to set the record straight…

Why Call It EDM?

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Gianni Kosta DJing at Zig Zag Club Paris

In short, it was a faster way to explain the different types of electronic dance music genres to people who didnt understand all of the individual genres of EDM.

With EDM being the fountainhead of many sub-genres of electronic dance music like techno, dubstep, house, progressive house, drum and bass, trap, trance music, and more, it has become very common for people to just group it all together and say they listen to EDM music.

Which is like saying you listen to electronic dance music music. Huh?

Exactly.

Moving on..

When Did EDM Begin?

EDM or electronic dance music existed since the late 1960’s believe it or not.

Check out this article to see more of some of the first pioneers of electronic music.

Back then EDM then was just called electronic, experimental, or psychedelic music, as those were the most popular and newest genres of electronic music at the time.

Now just about everyone in the world is listening to electronic dance music, and so the acronym EDM has come about.

Likely due to the reason that the newer generation that came up couldn’t recognize the sub genres of electronic music.


 

Some common sub genres of electronic dance music (EDM) are:

  • Big Room,
  • Future bass,
  • Drum and Bass,
  • Hardstyle,
  • Minimal
  • Techno,
  • Trance,
  • Progressive House,
  • House,
  • Trap and
  • Dubstep
  • Tropical house
  • and more..

 

But today all electronic music songs are now classified into one genre category: EDM.

But to say you listen to EDM music is wrong, as some one can ask which type of EDM? Then you must choose from the above list.

Hopefully your not having a conversation with a troll who will argue with you about it.

Then you will need a third opinion.

Armada Understands EDM

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Instead of fighting the world and speaking down on EDM like many have and do, our friends over at Armada Music on the other side have embraced the term EDM.

It just goes to show you that the people who think EDM is just one type of a sound have many more years of listening to do, and also exploring all the individual electronic dance music genres to fully understand it.

EDM RANKS and Armada Music understand EDM.


 

For more of the best EDM check out the EDM RANKS Top 100 EDM Artist Charts, Top 100 Song charts, or Armada Music.

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