What are the greatest electronic song that you know? This is our list of 20 greatest electronic songs in history of electronic music:
1. !!! – Me and Giuliani Down By the School Yard (A True Story)
2. 2 Bad Mice – Bombscare
3. 2 Live Crew – Throw the D.
4. 2 Unlimited – Get Ready for This
5. 4Hero – Mr. Kirk’s Nightmare
6. 69 Boyz – Tootsee Roll
7. 808 State – Pacific State
8. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
9. A Number of Names – Sharevari
10. A Split Second – Flesh
11. Acen – Trip II the Moon
12. Adam Beyer – Drum Code I
13. Adam F. – Circles
14. Adamski – Killer
15. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
16. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Looking for the Perfect Beat
17. Afro-Rican – Give It All You Got
18. Age of Love – Age of Love
19. Air – Sexy Boy
20. Alex Reece – Pulp Fiction
In its early development electronic music was associated almost exclusively with Western art music, but from the late 1960s on the availability of affordable music technology, particularly of synthesisers, meant that music produced using electronic means became increasingly common in the popular domain of rock and pop music, resulting in major electronically based sub-genres. After the definition of MIDI in 1982 and the development of digital audio, the creation of purely electronic sounds and their manipulation became much simpler.
As a result synthesizers came to dominate the pop music of the early 1980s. In the late 1980s, dance music records made using only electronic instruments became increasingly popular, resulting in a proliferation of electronic genres, sub-genres and scenes. In the new millennium, as computer technology became even more accessible and music software advanced, interacting with music production technology made it possible to create music that has no relationship to traditional musical performancepractices, leading to further developments and rapidly evolving sub-genres.
Electronic music history timeline
1906 – Thadeus Cahill develops the Telharmonium
1919 – Leon Theremin invents the Theremin
1935 – The Hammond Organ is invented by Laurens Hammond
1955 – The RCA Synthesizer is introduced
1959 – The RCA Mark II Synthesizer is installed at the Columba Princeton Studio
1965 – Robert Moog Develops the analog synthesizer
1968 – Wendy Carlos records Switched onBach
1978 – The Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer is introduced.
1983 – MIDI is introduced
1980s – Digital sampling and multi-timbral instruments become availabe
1990s – Digital format becomes the primary medium for working with audio including
Types of electronic music were primarily created with electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology. A distinction has been made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology.Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar. Purely electronic sound production can be achieved using devices such as the Theremin,sound synthesizer, and computer.
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Intelligent dance music
”Electronic music” generally implies the use of electronic instrumentation to create (synthesize) or to manipulate sound.
In the mid-20th century, the term “electronic” might have meant more; as then music was always acoustic, being performed by live players who bowed or plucked or struck objects in order to make air vibrate. Around 1942 French radio broadcaster Pierre Schaeffer created what is known as the first electronic music studio; using a variety of microphones, phonographs, variable speed tape recorders and records of natural sounds he began creating pieces based on processing pre-recorded sounds (“musique concrete”).
Since then, electronics have become an integral part of most modern music. So today the term “electronic music” only suggests that the quality or character of the music sounds synthetic, processed/manipulated by electronics, as opposed to being performed by acoustic instrumentation.