The Dance Music Genre

Dance music emerged as an outgrowth of Disco in the ’70s and became an industry in its own right during the ’80s, driven by MDMA (Ecstasy), an antidepressant drug which helped elevate audiences’ moods. Berlin served as an incubator of new rave culture that gave rise to breakbeat, Jungle, and Drum and Bass music genres …

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Genres of Electronic Music in Japan

Japan has a proud heritage in electronic music. From techno to J-pop, Japan has played an integral role in shaping this genre’s development. Techno can trace its roots back to Japanese electronics companies such as Roland Corporation, who invented the drum machines and synthesizers that became iconic with the genre. Furthermore, MIDI technology – which …

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