What is EDM (Electronic Dance Music)?

From the title, you can already figure out that EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music. This explains a lot about this music style. But let’s go s little deeper and learn more about EDM.


EDM is basically any kind of electronic music that is suitable for dance. There are a lot of familiar sub-genres to this style. Among them, we can name, Break Dance, Trance and Deep House.


EDM can be defined as the nightclub music. This music contains powerful and electronic percussion and bass elements to shake your body. DJs remixes of their playlists in live actions or studio recordings can be considered EDM.


EDM is also known as dance music, club music or even just dance music. It is a percussive electronic style in music that mostly is being used in night clubs, parties, and festivals.


Here’s the complete list of EDM’s sub-genres:


  • Club / Club Dance

  • Breakcore

  • Breakbeat / Breakstep

- 4-Beat

- Acid Breaks

- Baltimore Club

- Big Beat

- Breakbeat Hardcore

- Broken Beat

- Florida Breaks

- Nu Skool Breaks

  • Brostep

  • Chillstep

  • Deep House

  • Dubstep

  • Electro House

  • Electro Swing

  • Exercise

  • Future Garage

  • Garage

  • Glitch Hop

  • Glitch Pop

  • Grime

  • Hardcore

- Bouncy House

- Bouncy Techno

- Breakcore

- Digital Hardcore

- Doomcore

- Dubstyle

- Gabber

- Happy Hardcore

- Hardstyle

- Jumpstyle

- Makina

- Speedcore

- Terrorcore

- Uk Hardcore

  • Hard Dance

  • Hi-NRG / Eurodance

  • Horrorcore

  • House

- Acid House

- Chicago House

- Deep House

- Diva House

- Dutch House

- Electro House

- Freestyle House

- French House

- Funky House

- Ghetto House

- Hardbag

- Hip House

- Italo House

- Latin House

- Minimal House

- Progressive House

- Rave Music

- Swing House

- Tech HouseTribal House

- UK Hard House

- US Garage

- Vocal House

  • Jackin House

  • Jungle / Drum’n’bass

  • Liquid Dub

  • Regstep

  • Speedcore

  • Techno

- Acid Techno

- Detroit Techno

- Free Tekno

- Ghettotech

- Minimal

- Nortec

- Schranz

- Techno-Dnb

- Technopop

- Tecno Brega

- Toytown Techno

  • Trance

- Acid Trance

- Classic Trance

- Dream Trance

- Goa Trance

- Dark Psytrance

- Full on

- Psybreaks

- Psyprog

- Suomisaundi

- Hard Trance

- Tech Trance

- Uplifting Trance

- Orchestral Uplifting

- Vocal Trance

  • Trap (thx Luke Allfree)


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