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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: The Genres of Electronic Music

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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

[Virtual Riot & Funtcase - Borg]

Or they think of Big Room House.

[NERVO - Anywhere You Go (feat. Timmy Trumpet) (Audiorockers Remix)]

as you can see by this lovely chart that took me a whopping two hours to make

And research

There are many more genres than Dubstep and Big Room House

in the...

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

name wise...

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.

[Timmy Trumpet - Bleed]

Dutch house

[Armin Van Buuren & W&W - If It Ain't Dutch]

and Tropical House.

[DJ Snake - Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)]

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

[Kai Wachi - Demons (Black Tiger Sex Machine Remix)]


[Au5, Auratic, & I.Y.F.F.E - Sweet]

and electro-swing

[Caravan Palace - Dramophone]

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.

[Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly]

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

[Daft Punk - One More Time]

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

[Porter Robinson - Years of War (feat. Breanne Duren & Sean Caskey) (Rob Mayth Remix)]

euro trance then descended into something called Euro house which did

take roots from house because it has the word house in it

[Cascada - Everytime We Touch]

Euro house then took some acid and became Eurobeat

[Initial D - Running in the 90s]

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

[Aiobahn - Famima]

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

[SCNDL - The Munsta (AlphavibeZ Remix)]

and from hard styles lovely distorted kicks comes the 200-plus BPM pushing

speedcore genre

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

[[The Quick Brown Fox - The Big Black]

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

[Algorithm Dude - I'M AFRAID YOU SAS!]

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

[nanobii - Rainbow Road]

hard trance is basically just trance but but faster

[Zero Hero - Bass Drop]

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

[Timmy Trumpet x Carnage - PSY or DIE]

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

music so

get ready

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

more upbeat

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

The Description of The Genres of Electronic Music