Independent Dance Music Unleashed on Our City Radio!
Today’s Top Dance Music from Independent Artists/D.J’s
Dance Music! This genre alone has so many subcategories it’s hard to keep up with them all! Whether it’s mixed or played with a full symphony, dance music has the rare ability to get right into that inner child, sometimes completely destroying inhibitions about dancing in front of people! Those who have embraced it know that dance music, with it’s high energy, can put people in elevated states of mood, and can have positive effects on people in both physical and mental forms. In fact, one of the oldest forms of music in human history is dance! Matching movements of your body to certain rhythm’s and beats is such a complex art form, yet can be expressed simply flailing one’s arms and legs! Exploring Dance, from it’s long and diverse history, to it’s current global state, is what The Our City Radio Dance Channel is all about!
Here is how wikipedia defines dance, but with no exact sources and references cited and so many edits, I have decided to simply do my own research and create our own unique perception of dance music! So even though the task seems daunting and just a little bit scary, I’m going to attempt to give some basic descriptions to some common dance sub-categories. This will be in no way, shape or form a complete list and all complaints or additions to the list can be addressed, just not here! Alright, let’s dance!
Electronic Dance Music
Electronic dance music is a very broad term that began in the 1990′emcompassing disco, house, techno, and hip-hop and is mainly created for use by disc jockey’s to use in sets, or continuous flows of tracks. Like many of today’s regular electronics, electronic music was born in the 80′s, starting in disco’s, growing in warehouse party scene’s and evolving with early rave settings. The following paragraph comes directly from wikipedia’s electronic dance page: By the early 1990s, the presence of electronic dance music in contemporary culture was noted widely and its role in society began to be explored in published historical, cultural and social science academic studies. It is constructed by means of electronic instruments such as synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers, and generally emphasizes the unique sounds of those instruments, even when mimicking traditional acoustic instrumentation. It sometimes encompasses music not primarily meant for dancing, but derived from the dance-oriented styles.
Alright now we are going to get a little more specific and I decided to start with House Music as it’s origin is specifically American, Chicago to be exact circa 1984! It quickly began spreading along American citier and by the mid-1990s, it has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.
Early house music was generally dance-based music characterised by repetitive 4/4 beats and rhythms centred around drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals and synthesized basslines. Whilst house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic, minimalistic, and less structured around the song rather than a repetitive rhythm. House music today, whilst keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies a lot in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmospheric deep house, to the more minimalistic microhouse. House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion subgenres, such as Euro house and tech house.
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