Electronic dance music is one of the many forms of popular music that are becoming more popular with each passing day. It has been around for a number of years but is only now gaining popularity as a real form in and of itself. The first big breakcore band to gain popularity was the breakdown of the English breakcore scene around the year 1996. Since then breakcore artists have come and gone, but there has always been a few key artists that have made a name for themselves.
There are many electronic dance music derivative forms that are growing in popularity today. The most popular and identifiable form is breakcore. Breakcore involves deep, dark, and heavy techno-rock. It is often characterized by thick, dark noises that echo and drone in the background while the lead vocalist belts out an ever increasing amount of tunes. These songs are usually quite long and incorporate complex vocals that are very hard to decipher even at first listen. One song from this genre can literally take an entire day to perform.
Another of the many electronic dance music derivative forms is industrial music. This form of music generally involves a hard, industrial sound that is meant to be industrial. Most artists who create this sound are heavy metal fans or influenced by heavy techno and heavy rock. Some artists who dabble in this genre do so because they enjoy creating something that has a challenging edge to it. Many artists who create this sound are trying to create something that is more difficult and abstract than is found in mainstream music.
A third form that is growing in popularity is the new hardcore techno movement. Most of the breakcore and industrial music artists create their music with the intention of making it harder and edgy. Some even go as far as to try and make it impossible to dance to. These artists use complex beats and high octane sound to create a sound that is hard to imagine. This style is truly feral and there are not many artists who fall into this category. Some of the pioneers of this style are German techno artists or American hardcore techno artists.
Other electronic dance music production styles are also emerging. One of the most popular and most futuristic music of recent years is IDM. Most artists involved in the electronic music production world of this genre make a point to include IDM alongside other elements such as breakcore, pop, and industrial music. The goal is to create an eclectic blend of various styles to create a futuristic sound that is hard to mistake for anything but futuristic.
Other electronic music production elements that often find their way into breakcore tracks are drum samples and a wide variety of sounds. Many breakcore artists include these sounds in their songs for a cohesive feel that does not lose its uniqueness. Some breakcore artists include electronic instruments such as samplers and samples from classic rock and pop music. Others take sampling from more exotic locations to create new takes on old favorites.
Some breakcore artists break down the genres of electronic dance music into their own individual flavors. Sometimes this is done intentionally through the mix-matching of different styles. Other times the breakcore artist may simply be drawn to a certain form of electronic music production because of the raw power of the sounds they can create. The genre can also be divided into hard core techno and soft techno. Hard techno tends to be aggressive, with complex electronic sounds and rhythms. Soft techno tends to have more laid back characteristics and tends to be a favorite of listeners who prefer a more gentle pace and relaxed listening.
Breakcore is certainly an exciting and fascinating form of electronic dance music production. With the wide range of musical influences it is not uncommon to hear one track that draws you in completely. It has attracted many listeners who enjoy the genre for its diversity and simplicity. There is something for everyone in this wonderful electronic dance music production.