The History of EDM Aka Electronic Music
Two phases of electronic music:
1913. Luigi Russolo "Art of Noises"
1977. Giorgio Moroder: Donna Summer's "I Feel Love".
1920's. Electronic instruments. Includes the creation of the Teleharmonium in the early 1900's & the Theremin around 1920.
1977. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express. Includes the creation of the Teleharmonium in the early 1900's & the Theremin around 1920.
1939. John Cage: Electronic Reproduction. Pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments.
Early 1980's. Roland-Bassline Machine Drum. Considered inventors of Techno music by electronic fans and producers.
1950. Pierre Henry. Considered a pioneer of the musique concrete genre of electronic music.
1980's. Born in the early 80's in a club called "The Warehouse" New Wave was mainstream, and Detroit was expanding on the techno sound. Notable artists from the 80's that continue their influence in dance music today
include Depeche Mode, Yaz, New Order, Yello, and Gary Numan.
1964. First moog machine.
1983. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface): Enables a wide variety of digital musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another.
Early 1970's. Bitches Brew not only became a controversial classic of musical innovation, it also became renowned for its pioneering use of studio technology.
1990's. Almost immediately after 1997, the loops and textures of electronica were adopted as the bedrock for Southern hip-hop. Sub-genres in the 1990's including acid house, Goa trance, electro, jungle, and many more.
The rave scene of the late 90's peaked at the turn of the millenium and gave us such great electronic dance music artists such as Rabbit in the Moon, The Crystal Method, The Prodigy were especially notorious, releasing the
quick-to-be-banned video for their single "Smack My Bitch Up".
NY DJ Scratching.
Today. Only in recent years has its audience become big enough to sustain large-scale touring.
- Top 10 earning DJ's today: 1) Tiesto ($22 million); 2) Skrillex ($15 million); 3) Swedish House mafia ($14 million); 4) David Guetta ($13.5 million); 5) Steve Aoki ($12 million); 6) Deadmau5 ($11.5 million); 7) DJ Pauly
D ($11 million); 8) Kaskade ($10 million); 9) Afrojack ($9 million); 10) Avicii ($7 million).
- Today a rave festival The Ultra Music Festival, will bring: 1) roughly 150.000 EDM; 2) fans to Miami - up from 100.000 just two years ago; 3) the Electric daisy Carnival attracted 230.000 people in 2011; 4) in 2012
EDC sold out in 3 hours.
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Sources: http://www.gg.com/entertainment/music/201203/dance-music-electronica-skrillex-bass#ixzz28qhuNtus; http://www.ehow.com/facts_6742097_history-electronic-dance-music.html; The History of Dance Music |
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