Timeline of Electronic Music Genres
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Timeline of Electronic Music Genres

A timeline of electronic music (:genres:), with a date of origin, the locale of origin, and music samples.

Genre:) Date of origin Locale of origin
Electroacoustic music Early 1940s Egypt (Cairo)
Musique concrète 1940s Egypt (Cairo), France (Paris)
Acousmatic music Late 1940s France (Paris)
Drone music 1960s United States
Dub music Late 1960s Jamaica (Kingston)
Ambient dub Late 1960s-early 1970s
Ambient music Early 1970s Germany, Jamaica, Japan, United Kingdom
Space music Early 1970s Germany, Japan[1][2]
Disco Early 1970s United States (East Coast)
Hip hop music Early 1970s United States (New York)
Electronic rock Early 1970s Europe, Japan, United States
Krautrock Early 1970s West Germany
J-pop 1970s-1980s Japan
Industrial music September 3, 1975 United Kingdom (England)[3]
Electronic dance music Mid-1970s-early 1980s Worldwide
Space disco 1977 Europe
New wave music Late 1970s United Kingdom, United States
Synthpop 1977-1979 Germany, Japan, United Kingdom
Japanoise Late 1970s Japan
Dancehall Late 1970s Jamaica (Kingston)
Euro disco Late 1970s Europe
Industrial rock Late 1970s United Kingdom, United States
Hi-NRG 1977-1980 United States, United Kingdom
South Asian disco Late 1970s-early 1980s India, Pakistan
Chiptune Late 1970s-early 1980s Japan
Post-disco Late 1970s-early 1980s Worldwide
Electronica Late 1970s-1980s Europe, Japan, United States
Electro Early 1980s Japan (Tokyo),[4] United States (New York & Detroit)
Contemporary R&B Early 1980s United States, Canada
Dance-pop Early 1980s United States
Industrial dance Early 1980s Europe, United States
Breakbeat Early 1980s United States
Italo disco Early 1980s Italy, Spain
House music Early 1980s-Mid-1980s India (Bombay),[5][6][7] United States (Chicago)
Chicago house Early 1980s-Mid-1980s United States (Chicago)
Garage house Early 1980s United States (New York & New Jersey)
Arabic pop music 1980s Egypt (Cairo)
Al Jeel
Asian underground 1980s United Kingdom
Bhangra 1980s India, Pakistan, United Kingdom
Modern dancehall Mid-1980s Caribbean
New Beat Mid-1980s Belgium
Acid house Mid-1980s India (Bombay),[5][6][7] United States (Chicago)
Deep house Mid-1980s United States (Chicago)
Techno Mid-1980s United States (Detroit)
Detroit techno
New jack swing Mid-1980s United States
Funky house Mid-1980s United States
French house Late 1980s-early 1990s France
Eurobeat Mid-1980s-late 1980s Italy, Japan, United Kingdom
Eurodance Early To Mid 1990s Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Goa trance Mid 1990s India (Goa)[8][9]
Trance music Late 1980s-early 1990s Germany, India (Goa)[8][9]
Acid trance Early 1990s-mid-1990s
Downtempo Late 1980s United Kingdom
Progressive breaks Early 1990s United Kingdom, United States
Breakbeat hardcore Late 1980s-early 1990s United Kingdom
Ragga jungle Late 1980s-early 1990s United Kingdom (London)
Jungle Early 1990s United Kingdom (London & Bristol), Jamaica
K-pop Late 1980s-1990s South Korea
Bhangragga Early 1990s United Kingdom (Birmingham)
Shibuya-kei Early 1990s Japan
Intelligent dance music Early 1990s Japan, United Kingdom
Dark electro Early 1990s Europe
Rave Early 1990s United States (Chicago & Detroit), United Kingdom (London & Manchester)
Hardcore Early 1990s Netherlands
Ghetto house 1992 United States (Chicago)
Juke Early 1990s United States (Chicago)
UK garage Early 1990s United Kingdom (London)
Trip hop Early 1990s United Kingdom (Bristol)
Progressive house Early 1990s Europe
Drum and bass Early 1990s-mid-1990s United Kingdom (London & Bristol)
Speed garage Early 1990s-mid-1990s United Kingdom (London)
Glitch music 1990s Germany, Japan[10]
Bitpop 1990s-2000s Europe, Japan, United States
Jump-up Mid-1990s United Kingdom (London)
Dub techno Mid-1990s Germany
Psychedelic trance Late 1990s India (Goa)
2-step garage Late 1990s United Kingdom (London)
Electroclash Late 1990s Europe, United States
Futurepop Late 1990s Europe
Dubstep Late 1990s--early 2000s United Kingdom (London)
Hardstyle Late 1990s--early 2000s Netherlands
Footwork Early 2000s United States (Chicago)
Electronicore Early 2000s Japan, North America, United Kingdom
Grime Early 2000s United Kingdom (London)
Jersey Club 1990s-2000s United States (New Jersey)
Trap music 2000s United States (Atlanta)
Synthwave 2000s Worldwide
CEDM 2000s Worldwide
Electro house 2000s Worldwide
UK funky Mid-2000s United Kingdom (London)
Bass music Mid-2000s United Kingdom
Brostep Early 2010s United Kingdom, United States
Dubstyle Early 2010s Netherlands
Tropical house 2010s Latin America
Future house 2010s Europe

See also


  1. ^ Holmes, Thom (2008). "Live Electronic Music and Ambient Music". Electronic and experimental music: technology, music, and culture (3rd ed.). Taylor & Francis. p. 403. ISBN 0-415-95781-8. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Thom Holmes (2015), Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, page 453, Routledge
  3. ^ In this interview at 21:46, Genesis P-Orridge, for the first time, specifies the origin date and origin location of the term Industrial Music - Monte Cazassa and Genesis P-Orridge coined the term Industrial Music on Sept 3, 1975 in a park in The London Borough of Hackney, UK.
  4. ^ David Toop (March 1996), "A-Z Of Electro", The Wire (145), retrieved
  5. ^ a b Pattison, Louis (10 April 2010). "Charanjit Singh, acid house pioneer". The Guardian.
  6. ^ a b Aitken, Stuart (10 May 2011). "Charanjit Singh on how he invented acid house ... by mistake". The Guardian.
  7. ^ a b William Rauscher (12 May 2010). "Charanjit Singh - Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat". Resident Advisor. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b St John, Graham (1 June 2004). "Rave Culture and Religion". Routledge. p. 242. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ a b D'Andrea, Anthony (24 January 2007). "Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza". Routledge. p. 177. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ Christoph Cox & Daniel Warner (2004), Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, page 396, A&C Black

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