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10 No Wave Bands You Should Be Aware Of

No wave is a genre of music and art that came about in 1977 in the Upper East Side of New York City. Taking some inspiration from jazz and post-punk, it has otherwise turned its back on most conventional genres of music to instead produce its own distinct sound of dissonance, disharmony and nihilism.   We've…

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…