The Era of Electronica

Electronica Music

What generation do you belong? Are you among the old generation? Or do you belong to the new generation? If you belong to the new generation, you are familiar with electronica music for sure. But what is Electronic music?

Electronica is a wide range type classification of a music genre. It encompasses contemporary electronic music designed for a wind range use. This includes “small” form of dancing that carries danceable stuff. Forms of genres such as house, edm, jazz, trance, acid, tri-hop, idm, jungle, drum and other sub genres are obscured genres that are stuffed into electronica.  This is known before as “techno”, which you can commonly hear in disco houses or bars.

The first wave of electronic music was incidentally called techno and was driven into the ground beyond all sense of meaning. This is the newer generation of 70s disco hits but this has been traced in the 1900s. During that time however, it was not yet known as electronica.

Who and where this started is not known, many DJs and artists in the US, Germany, France and the UK before have been a help in the evolution  of this music since the late 60s and 70s when it attracted many listeners.

Instruments Used

This genre uses electronic instrument. Examples of these are synthesizers and software program which create idiosyncratic sound. What these electronic instruments do is that they replicate an acoustic sound by employing what are called samples.

Basically, music sampling is when a sound engineer records a brief sample or snapshot of an acoustic instrument and then plays it back and manipulates the sound to account for all subsequent pitches. Techno music, which falls under the larger genre of electronic music or electronica, is known for its repetitious drum rhythms and general instrumental nature.

Famous Top Artists

Famous artists in this genre known worldwide are Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Red Snapper, Alpha, Goldie, Fink, Morcheeba, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Tricky, The Prodigy, Underworld, Primal Scream, Paul Oakenfold, Squarepusher, Daft Punk, Tensnake, Gotye, Plaid, GusGus, Chicane, Buscemi, Jet Scott and many more.

Famous Albums Made

There are a lot of albums made that fall under this genre. I will name that famous ones that are new. These are:

  • Moon Safari by Air
  • The Fat of the Land by The Prodigy
  • Brotherhood by The  Chemical Brothers
  • Homogenic and Debut  by Bjork
  • Tron: Legacy by Daft Punk
  • Head First by Goldfrapp
  • Blue Lines and Protection  by Massive Attack
  • Play by Moby
  • Love 2 by Air
  • Timeless by Goldie
  • Giants by Chicane
  • Big Calm by Morcheeba
  • Overstep by Autechre
  • 1992-2002 by Underworld
  • Let it b by Blackmill
  • Just Girly Things by Gawin
  • Dancing on my own by Robyn
  • Memories by David Guetta

Most Listened Songs

  • Weekend by Skrillex
  • All Invaders Must Die by The Prodigy
  • Satisfaction by Benny Benassi
  • This is What it Feels Like by Armin Van Buuren
  • Sexy Boy by Air
  • Bad Kingdom by DJ Koze
  • Promises by Nero
  • Sunrise by Slaptop
  • Sea of Voices by Porter Robinson
  • Jealous by Chromeo
  • Lifeline by Imogen Heap
  • Let Go by RAC
  • All Under One Roof by Raving by JamieXX
  • Typeface by Akkord
  • Midnight by John Hopkins
  • Duals by Bonobo
  • Woven Ancestry by Max Cooper
  • Heads above by Who Made Who

Places Electronica Music is Played

You can usually hear this genre being played in bars, disco houses, nightclubs, modeling background music, restaurants, coffee shops and festivals.

The young people love to listen to this genre especially when partying because this pushes them to dance. The beat of the song just simply increases your soul.  It makes you more alive. In clubs, this is played frequently because it invites people to party.


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