Questions tagged [electronic-music]

Electronic music refers to music which is produced mainly using electronic instruments and equipment, such as computers (and software), drum machines, synth keyboards, sequencers, and the like. Electronic music does not limit itself to "EDM", but the way the audio is produced.

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What's the difference between house and techno?

Both are considered pillars of electronic dance music, and probably its most known and recognized genres. They are often used interchangeably, sometimes to refer to electronic dance music in general, ...
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How does Skrillex perform live concerts?

I went to a Skrillex concert last year. When Skrillex performs live, what is he doing?
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How do people dance to drum and bass?

I'm getting into DJing. Personally, I really like drum and bass for listening and would like to integrate it into my sets. However, drum and bass is very fast. Most EDM is 110-140 BPM, but most drum ...
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Why did electronic music become popular recently? (America)

I listened to trance around 2003-2006, and it was almost a closet musical enjoyment. I was an American teenager, and I knew very few people who shared my preference for electronic music - it was a ...
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Why is rock music not on the charts anymore? [closed]

The days of bands Pink Floyd and Metallica topping the charts are long gone, and I'm really unsure as to why? When and why did rock music die off in popularity and electronic music take over?
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When did Progressive Trance appear?

While the English Wikipedia talks a bit about progressive trance, the German and Spanish ones are much more complete. But they all miss information about the origin of progressive trance. What was ...
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Identify this genre and performance: DJ with live instruments [closed]

I am trying to identify the correct terminology for a particular performance type (or genre) that has a DJ + musician that makes the music live. For example: Darkside - Live on KEXP Gramatik - Live ...
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Avicii - Stories | Uncredited vocals?

Avicii is well known for not giving credit to the artists that sing in his songs. I am currently looking for the singers featured in his new album: Stories. Here's the tracklist of the album; I'm ...
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Audio sample in Infected Mushroom's “The Shen”

In Infected Mushroom's track The Shen, from their second album Converting Vegetarians, there is an audio sample starting at 3:30 and looping quite a few times that I could never understand. I have ...
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“Saber Wing”… 3/4 or 6/8?

Saber Wing is a song created by TAG, originating in the game Dance Dance Revolution X. It’s the most notable song in the entire franchise that doesn't use a 4/4 time signature, but is it 3/4 or 6/8? ...
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What genre is Futurecop! and Cinnamon Chasers?

There is this growing subgenre of EDM characterised by 80's nostalgic themes and lots of oldschool synths. The most prominent artists I'm aware of are: Futurecop!, Cinnamon Chasers, Anoraak. How do ...
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Music for relaxing mind? [closed]

After several hours work, sometimes a math book to concentrate, sometimes trivial admin stuff, I feel my brain disturbed, seems a voice or many voices is whirling inside. Could you pls recommend some ...
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What is Robyn singing in the music video for Royksopp's Monument?

Robyn visibly sings something inaudible to the listener 52 seconds in to the music video for Royksopp's Monument. It seems to bridge the gap between the official lyrics. What is she saying? https://...
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How do electro-swing artists get that old cracky gramophone voice?

When listening to Electro Swing songs such as Booty Swing by Parov Stelar , I am encountered with the familiar "old voice" in most swing songs that feature a woman singing, but the voice is low ...
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What kind of edm genres specifically did Delia Derbyshire help pioneer?

Ive read quite a lot (on the internet) about how she was a amazing producer (composer/dj) of her era and was wondering what specific genres did she pioneer her wikipedia page says musique concrete and ...
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Tron: Legacy Soundtrack similar

I am in love with the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack by Daft Punk. I like their regular stuff but this soundtrack with orchestra as well as electronic elements is just fantastic! I also love the Portal 2 ...
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Examples of Dulcimer in Electronic Music

I am looking for examples of rhythmic and flowing dulcimer in electronic songs (ideally of the Indietronica sub-variety, but trance or some other form of electronic music would be good). here is an ...
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Identify 90s minimal electro, black and white music video, lyrics are a rhythmic laugh

I'm looking this track and music video as an example of very minimalistic work that can be trending. It sounded like a joke to me back then and I wonder how can this track be popular. The song was ...
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20 year old electronic song including sampled dialog from Star Trek: TNG “Time Squared”

Can anybody tell me any information about this song? Composer? Publisher? Song Name? I have been trying to figure out who made this song for the last 19 years! I have no clue! I know the words are ...
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Danish music similar to singer-songwriter “Coeur de pirate”

I'm a language enthusiast, and enjoy listening to music in the language that I am learning in so I can hear how words flow together. I can almost speak French as well as English, and I want to move on ...
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Any way to decipher Four Tet's “About” page on Spotify?

The electronic music artist Kieran Hebdan, better known by his stage name Four Tet, has an interesting About page on Spotify. It looks to me to be just gibberish, but perhaps there is some way to ...
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Is there a name for this “yawning” effect?

I am wondering if there is a name for an effect I hear in a certain electronic song. Here is the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wNXRkmgd9w&t=180s. (It will automatically load at the time ...
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Gareth Emery's Soldier Lyrics Clarification

So all the lyrics sites seem to say the 2nd verse of Gareth Emery's Soldier as saying: When you're falling down and you're on the fence I will be your shield I will keep you safe However what it ...
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Electronic instrumental music - the album cover is a comic of a woman punching herself in the face

That's all I remember... It's electronic contemporary instrumental music - the album cover is a comic of a woman punching herself in the face, something like Eatlot or Eatlow or Loweat... Lost in ...
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Does “computer manipulated gibberish” have a name?

I'm referring to when, for example, in dubstep, you hear heavily edited voice samples, to the point where there are no recognizable words in it anymore. Examples: Kygo, Selena Gomez - It ain't me ...
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Identify the track playing in the background of this video titled “Water Dragon - Time-lapse”

I’ve got a partial track and I would like to find: producer's name track name It’s a YouTube video: Water Dragon - Time-lapse. Any help is much appreciated. The genre is 'psychedelic dub'.
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Lyrics of *True Faith* by New Order: What is the morning sun?

My morning sun is the drug that brings me near To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear I used to think that the day would never come That my life would depend on the morning sun This is the ...
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Name of band with keyboardist wearing cape and singer with Native American hairstyle

I saw them live on Austin City Limits many years ago (more than 10 years ago). I am seeking the name of band. These are all the details I can remember: Band with 2 members, both men Keyboardist, who ...
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Electronic music inspired by Sci-Fi movies

As many other people I grew up watching science fiction movies and listening to electronic music, to the point that I developed a great passion about them. Recently I found out few songs which are ...
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What's the difference between synthwave and retrowave?

I like both retrowave and synthwave, but there is no much difference between them, so I wonder why does they have different names? What is the difference?
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What album (from before 2007) has on the cover a woman wearing stockings and walking on a city street towards the camera?

I'm looking for an album that predates 2007. Album cover: a woman walking on a city street towards the camera, wearing green or fishnet stockings. She might have had red hair. Genre: Electronic-ish ...
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What other genres or subgenres has Current Value taken on?

I'm a pretty big fan of a drum and bass producer known as Current Value. Easily one of my favourite artists specialising in the darker types of drum & bass. But I've been wondering, has he ever ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

When talking about early electronic music, and the house scene specifically (in contrast with the Techno scene), four styles are always mentioned, and used interchangeably in many contexts (including ...
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End of AVICII's The Nights: Why is the end of the sound wave not centered around zero?

This is the end of AVICII's The Nights (YouTube) viewed in Audacity: Question: Is there a particular purpose for keeping the wave out of the center? I guess it does not change the sound (or at least ...
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What is the style of Moderat (A New Error)?

What is the musical style / direction of deep psychadelic electronic music of the style of A New Error by Moderat?
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Knife Party - Destroy Them With.. Lasers or Lazers?

I'm building a website which builds Spotify playlists from Last.FM data. Knife Party - Destroy Them With Lasers/Lazers is one issue I'm trying to work out.. Last.FM spells Laser with a "z" (and ...
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Genre of two songs

The genre of Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is Dance/Electronic. But the genre of Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott is Pop. They both are a bit sad and go slowly. So why are they considered different ...
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Has Justin Bieber written the 'melody' of any of his songs?

In the album "My World 2.0", Justin Bieber has sung some of the biggest hits such as 'Baby', 'Somebody to Love'. ---Has he written the lyrics of these two songs by himself (without others' help) ? ...
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What do the lyrics of “Juliet” by Cloudnone and Matt Van mean?

There is a song of the genre Future Garage called Juliet by Cloudnone and Matt Van, and the lyrics seem to be about a man building a spaceship to find his lost lover in space, but upon further review, ...
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What are the instruments Miles uses to record “Was he Slow?” in “Baby Driver”?

In the movie Baby Driver, Miles "Baby" records pieces of dialogue and creates his own mixtapes in his home studio which includes various analog equipment. I'm mostly interested in one which was used ...
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Most popular Genre(s) for content creators (e.g. Youtubers, game designers, etc.)

For a school project I am creating a piece of software that uses algorithmic composition to compose a song independently based on certain parameters (key signature, tempo etc.). My tutor informed me ...
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In Far Too Loud's “Doomsday Machine”, where did the dialogue clips come from?

The title says it all. I'm wondering which movie/tv show is being sourced for the audio in Doomsday Machine by Far Too Loud. Link (sample at 1:22).
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90s video: Everything is made out of letters (i.e. T A X I = a taxi)

I'm looking for music video, somewhere in the nineties, where everything is made out of words and characters. So you see a taxi, and it is illustrated by the letters T A X and I as you pass through ...
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Applicants are dancing in club, boy is “rating” them by showing cards

I'm looking for the name of a song I watched recently on Youtube, but whose name I forgot. The music genre is electronic. In the video, a white boy of age 17-20 with curly blonde hair and a gap ...
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What is the genre of “Kiss me (IMSA remix)”?

In the song Kiss me (IMSA remix), the artists are Mr. Brick, DJ Lapin and Anna Miracles. Does this really lazy beat have a name? What genre would this be?
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Looking for the title of an electro/indie song: “We can't be friends”

I'm going crazy searching for an electro / indie song. I remember in the official video song there is a man (drawn) that is running and the title I think (or lyrics) contain "we can't be friends", or "...
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Song with same backing track as Daft Punk's “Something About Us”

This song seems to have the same backing track as Daft Punk's "Something About Us," but it has a different singer, and different lyrics that sound like "It must be here, the day begins, 7:13." I know ...
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What genre is “Morning Dew” by Ryosuke Kojima?

What genre does this music belong to: Morning Dew by Ryosuke Kojima? Recently I heard some music from the anime W'z and I've fallen in love with the music in it. I tried to find most of its music, ...
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Identify two songs from Innova Irish Dance Company at Britain's Got Talent (2014)

Can please someone identify the two instrumental parts of the mix of songs in this Innova Irish Dance Company are the belles of BGT | Britain's Got Talent 2014. That should be semi-final performance ...
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How did people in communist Bulgaria (or other eastern bloc countries) access western music like Depeche Mode and New Order?

Were there record stores that sold this music? Did these bands play in countries behind the iron curtain? Did they get radioplay?