A Quick Guide to the Subgenres of Electronic Music

Electronic music is a genre entirely unique to the twentieth century, where we saw the invention of the synthesizer and computers, two instruments that have greatly impacted the music industry and allowed artists an entirely new universe to explore sound-wise.    Though, if you want to get technical, "electronic" music, in the sense of music…

Intro to Intelligent Dance Music (IDM)

Just in case you don’t know what dance music is, we will first explain that, and then describe its subgenre, intelligent dance music. Dance music, also known as techno, was borne of a generation or two with all this new technology at its fingertips. In the 1970's, we had the synthesizer becoming available to more…

Early Ambient Artists and Their Great Albums

Before you do anything else, bookmark this page and add it to your favourites. Alright. Now we can relax and enjoy some chill sounds.  Everyone needs to have at least one or two great ambient albums in their collection and yes, that includes people who wouldn't otherwise listen to music like this. At the bottom…

Poderimo Rock! Punk and New Wave in Yugoslavia, 1977-1984

Once upon a time, there was in southeastern Europe a federal socialist republic called Yugoslavia. It was led by Tito, a decorated WWII resistance leader, a bon viveur benevolent dictator, who, just 3 years after the end of the war, had the balls to tell Stalin to fuck off.  After all, Yugoslavia liberated itself from…