Check Out The Origins Of Your Favourite Genre Names

Posted at May 8th, 2017 | by Yash Vikram Singh | in Entertainment, Featured

There are boatloads of genres in flying around, and the extensive sub-genres. And a lot of these have really weird names, it’s almost like the guys in charge of getting these names up & running were home schooled. Some are fine and dandy but some making absolutely no freaking sense. Either way there’s a story behind all of them.

 

House

Way back when when House music was burgeoning in the bowels of Chicago there was this club called “The Warehouse” where people got their dose of a certain type of electronic music. The place shut down in 1983 but the name stuck, people went around asking for house music CDs at stores and house music to be played in clubs.

Dubstep

Dubstep’s conception was rather recent when stacked next to the others. It came to fruition in 2002. It’s roots are nestled completely in the UK drum n’ bass/garage scene and when it came out the only thing that segregated these two genres were darker, heavier basslines.

Drum n’ Bass

Good ol’ DnB was a thing back in the 80s but it officially came to be known as Drum n’ Bass only in the early 90s. That was the time when people in the UK were moving on from bland techno to rediscover their wilder side with raggae-ish sounds of jungle and everything it entails. Still not a finished product they threw in a jazz/pallete of sounds and voila.

Techno

Techno is one of the most defining genres of dance music if not the most. Everything we put under the “Dance Music” bracket originated from techno. It was coined by Juan Atkins as he termed it as the meeting of the machine and mind.

Trap

Trap is actually not that ‘Dance Music’ as people think. It actually has a lot more to do with the Rap world. This 808-heavy sound was first envisioned by southern rappers like Rick Ross, it then got out to the dance music world. Flosstradamus’ remix of Original Don was one of the first tracks that laid foundation for this genre.

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