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A Guide to the Different Techno Sub-Genres

A Guide to the Different Techno Sub-Genres

When Inner City’s track “Big Fun” was released as part of the compilation “Techno! The New Sound Of Detroit” in 1988, little did they and the other artists on the record know how the release would pave the way for a whole new genre and shape the course of electronic music as we know it today. If you’re looking to ...

Genre vs Style in Music – What’s The Difference?

Genre vs Style in Music – What’s The Difference?

In music, a genre is when we broadly categorize different music pieces which have the same conventions and traditions. On the other hand, the style often refers to specific elements found either in a piece of music or across similar genres. What Is A Genre? Genre is defined by the common song structures, ...

15 Different Types of Jazz Music

15 Different Types of Jazz Music

Louis Armstrong once famously quoted, “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” And for the most part, it is true. Throughout its history, Jazz has had a flaky definition, mostly referred to as a genre of soul and feeling. It’s one of the reasons why it became so huge in the 1900s. Jazz in itself is a ...

A Guide to the Different Punk SubGenres

A Guide to the Different Punk SubGenres

Over the years, punk music has evolved into a plethora of styles that were influenced by cultural, musical, and political factors.  If you’re new to punk, you’d be surprised with how diverse the punk scene has become. Not to mention, telling the difference between 2 punk subgenres can be pretty tricky for ...

What Genre are the Arctic Monkeys?

What Genre are the Arctic Monkeys?

The Arctic Monkeys' music is classified as Indie rock, Indie pop, post-punk revival, garage rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, and recently space pop and glam rock genres. They are an English rock band that was formed in 2002 and are considered to be one of the earliest bands that gained their popularity ...

Is Pop a Genre?

Is Pop a Genre?

Pop is a genre of music that’s characterized by catchy melodies and repeated choruses. It also places a significant emphasis on rhythm.  Pop is certainly a genre of music, but it's a very broad one. Continue reading to find out more about pop music, why people like it, some different forms of it, and the reason ...

The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Music Genres

The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Music Genres

Electronic music comes in so many forms. Each of these genres have their own unique sound and style and often include many diverse sub-genres within them. Let's take a look at some of the most popular electronic music genres and what makes them so radically different from one another.  1. Techno One of the ...

30 Different Types of Rock Music (Rock Subgenres)

30 Different Types of Rock Music (Rock Subgenres)

Rock music has matured and diversified dramatically over the years. This article delves into 30 of the most popular types of rock music. From acid rock to alternative rock and indie rock, it’s one of the most diverse music genres out there. But how do these subgenres differ from each other, and what makes each of ...

12 Different Styles of House Music

12 Different Styles of House Music

House is a genre of electronic dance music that is characterized by a steady four-on-the-floor beat that usually lies somewhere between 120-130 beats per minute (bpm). House tracks are often structured in standard song arrangements which consist of an intro, verses, a signature chorus, an interlude, and an outro. ...

15 Different Types of Songs Everyone Should Listen To

15 Different Types of Songs Everyone Should Listen To

The beauty of music is that there’s something for everyone. There’s always a type of song for you, no matter what mood, style, or theme you prefer. And because I believe that exploring new music can be so vast, here are 15 different types of songs so you can narrow down your research a bit. 1. Pop Pop is ...

What Is IDM Music?

What Is IDM Music?

IDM stands for “Intelligent Dance Music”, a subgenre of electronic music that came to life in the early ’90s. It’s characterized by exotic tones, experimental sounds, and low frequencies. IDM is music to listen to rather than dance. In other words, it’s the type of music to listen to when you’re relaxing at home ...

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