When most people think of electronic music, they probably think of about
two of the
hundreds of sub-genres that there are within the Electronic genre.
They either think of Dubstep
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Or they think of Big Room House.
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as you can see by this lovely chart that took me a whopping two hours to make
There are many more genres than Dubstep and Big Room House
Electronic [stutter] main genre.
So in this video, I'm going to be talking about
the origins of electronic music and how many different things there are and can be so
how many different things there are and can be
and can be.
So for all intents and purposes I'm going to start with the two main genres being
World music and Folk music folk music being that of the US and world music
Folk music being that of the U.S.
and World music being that of the "not the U.S."
Now, we're gonna take the most direct route to
Electronic music which will leave out some of the other things
but that's okay...
I'm just gonna ignore that.
I believe that jazz music is the first
step towards Electronic music
I believe Jazz music originates from a World
standpoint rather than a United States standpoint because the African American
influence ahead from from jazz I believe came blues which then derived into rock
From Jazz, I believe, came Blues
Which then derived into Rock
and roll and R&B and Soul
I'm gonna ignore Rock n' Roll for now
and focus on R&B and Soul on our in being soul from R&B and soul gets derived disco and hip hop from
From R&B and Soul comes Disco and Hip-Hop
From disco we finally reached Electronic music.
Some later Disco music is in fact
Electronic music, but for all intents and purposes the beginning of disco was not
entirely electronic after the hip hop genre spawns the
After the Hip-Hop genre spawns the sub-genre Rap
which then takes from Electronic music in order to create the sub-genre of Garage
Now Garage is the beginnings of the four to the floor beat
which encompasses about half of electronic music.
Now Garage descends directly into
House music and now house music is more like a descriptor for
other genres such as trance and Chicago House.
Chicago House was a movement that
began in well Chicago obviously and quickly moved elsewhere which made the
genre change names into such genres as deep house tech house Garage House and
Acid is quite a bit of a jump
Following one of the sub-genres of Chicago House, deep house, we then reach
about I think what is that three more sub-genres:
Techno, Future House, and Big Room House.
Let's follow Big Room House, because you
know that's the cliche thing everyone thinks EDM is.
Big Room House is actually an overarching genre to several more sub-genre
Big Room House descends into Bounce.
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and Tropical House.
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Now both Dutch house and Bounce each have their own sub-genres.
Bounce's sub-genre being Melbourne bounce and Dutch houses sub-genre being
And Dutch House's sub-genre being Festival House.
As you can see from the chart both bounce and Dutch house both
took routes from another sub-genre electro as you can see electro is both a
sub-genre of acid as we mentioned earlier with Chicago House, and trance
which was actually a sub-genre of the original house music.
From Electro, other than Bounce and Dutch house, we get the genres Electro house
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electro swing takes roots from the original swing movement that was you
know back back way win with jazz very long ago very swinging very fun electro
Electro swing takes both electro beats and the swing samples and then puts it into something new
From electro swing we then get the more modern Dance-Pop.
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Now Dance-Pop was definitely becoming popular as of the summer of I think 2017 maybe 2016
and has since kind of died down not really I don't know
as you can see dance pop also has roots in the genre Nu Disco which I am yet to mention...
Here we go time to talk about Nu Disco.
Nu Disco originates from the genre
French touch which is a combination of world music;
I'll give you a hint, it's from France
and disco French touch is basically Daft Punk it was a
French band and is known for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and Get Lucky
but I'm gonna play a different song right now that is neither of those but is French Touch
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French touch other than going into Nu disco descends into French house and Future Funk.
French house obviously takes roots from Chicago House since it has
the word house in it.
Future funk takes roots from funk because as the word funk
in it but that's not in the chart because it starts already too confusing
Alright now that I've told you about Nu disco let's go all the way down to
Electro house. As you can see Electro house takes root
from trance which I have yet to talk about let's go talk about trance now and
ignore electro house for two seconds
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after house music became Chicago House and trance trance a completely different
As I said earlier house music was about 120 BPM to 130 bpm
trance pushed that up to about 140 BPM maybe 150 that was crazy.
Trance then basically went two routes, progressive house and euro trance
progressive house obviously taking roots from house music and some of the
melodies from trance that made it more uplifting and slower euro trance now
took obviously roots from world because euro is not from America
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euro trance then descended into something called Euro house which did
take roots from house because it has the word house in it
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Euro house then took some acid and became Eurobeat
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now let's get back to the direct descendants of euro house hands up hands
up is basically pushing the BPM higher and higher
hands up is about 150 BPM 160 BPM whereas euro house and euro trance were
about 140 - 150
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From Hands-Up we go to Gabber.
Uh, Gabber is insanely fast...
I'm kidding it's not [awkward laugh]
Gabber is about the same BPM about 160 - 170 bpm but it
descends into two main hard genres.
Hard Dance and Hardstyle
hardstyle is known for its very gritty kicks
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and from hard styles lovely distorted kicks comes the 200-plus BPM pushing
The Speedcore genre also takes roots from the hard dance
descendant hardcore music and speed core is basically just seeing how fast things
can get while making people's ears bleed
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from speedcore descends the even worse genre poop core has its name may imply
it sounds like shit
poop core is a relatively new genre and
take samples from old YouTube videos and basically just adds it to speed core
which makes it even worse
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time to go back to hardcore because I don't want to go into any more speedcores
hardcore then descends into two other genres happy hardcore and hard trance
happy hardcore is basically just really happy fast music
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hard trance is basically just trance but but faster
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Hard Trance then Descends into PsyTrance which basically sounds the same but it's a little bit more Psy
not like the Korean pop star but more like psychedelic
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okay that was almost
all of trance another thing trance has a really quick
influence in is the genre dream pop which takes influence from the genre
chill out which we have yet to get to oh boy
now to get to chill out we're gonna have to take the dubstep route of electronic
okay so the beginnings of dubstep comes from garage
which is the same place that house music trance and Chicago House came from so
these all come from basically the same thing garage gets a UK influence becomes
UK garage UK garage then gets mixed with the genre Drum & Bass which is basically
electronic rock and roll and becomes breakbeat / 2-step garage the breakbeat
2-step garage gets mixed with Chicago House to get garage house which I've
mentioned earlier break B to step also becomes breaks and industrial music
industrial music taking some roots in metal but not really more just like
harder drum patterns
from industrial music we then reach dubstep yay
dubstep dubstep is also an influencer and the genre breaks which directly
descended from breakbeat now as you can see dubstep goes off in about six or
seven different directions and forms different subgenres let's take the first
and easiest route dubstep mixes with the techno Shondra from house music and
becomes bass house which house slightly has roots in electro house as well but
not as much as it does in dubstep or metal going down the more modern side of
dubstep we get the genre brostep riddim and x-step why not you head bang
these are all the genres that you hear when people basically are saying EDM is
terrible the other genres that you hear when people say EDM is terrible are the
lovely genre metal step which takes influences from metal hybrid which takes
influences from both metal step and trap
trap being a bass heavy less screeching sound version of dubstep hybrid then
descends into the two subgenres vomit step and kitchen step though sound like
they take serious skill to make
now I promise that we're going to get to the chill-out downtempo genre eventually
by going through the dubstep route don't worry your ears won't bleed down this
way dubstep then mixes with the other
electronics genre ambience to create the genre chill step
chillstep taking another route goes into melodic dubstep
and then melodic dubstep takes influences from trap to create future
bass future bass is basically the genre you heard all of winter 2016 and summer
2017 baby pull me closer No
anyways going the other direction from show step we finally reached chill out
chill out takes roots from house which makes it a little bit more danceable but
still chill enough for you to fall asleep to
chill out as you can see then goes into about four or five different genres
chill out takes more influences from house and becomes mid-tempo music which
has about two different varieties the first of which sounds like a robot made
it and the second version takes influences from electro to make it sound
Shelvin evolves into chil garage which takes roots from brakes in order to
create something like this masterpiece
chill garage then gets an upgrade to drum and bass and becomes liquid drum
and bass which is even more chill and less garage
taking the other side of chill out chill then evolves into the genre IDM which is
basically like house music it describes a lot of different things IDM then
evolves into the genre trip-hop trip-hop then becomes instrumental hip hop an
instrumental hip hop becomes lo-fi hip hop lots of hips in boxing the other
route IDM takes is the glitch genre
glitch first takes the glitch hopparoo
and from glitch hop becomes moombahton
and moombahton taking elements from dubstep in electro house becomes Moomba
core which then becomes jungle which then takes influences from house and
becomes jungle house
the other sub-genre glitch becomes is Nero Nero then takes elements from drum
and bass and becomes Nero step Nero Masha's with glitch hop to become Nero
hop which is it matches with funk to become narrow funk as you can tell I've
skipped a few genres because that'd be longer than five minutes this video is
already a longer than five minutes but you know close enough