DJing is emerging as a trending profession among the youth of India after seeing so many successful stories. Traditionally in India, off-beat careers are still frowned upon. In spite of that, there are many successful DJs who followed their passion and are known for the art.
Here is the list of top 6 Genres that you will hear in pubs and nightclubs.
Electronic Dance Music, more commonly known as EDM is a genre of music that has its roots in the USA and Europe. In the early 1980s, electro emerged as a fusion of funk and New York boogie.
Some notable EDM stars are Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Nucleya.
#2. Trap Music
Trap music is a sub-genre of Southern Hip-hop in the southern US. It employs rhythmic snares, double and triple time and similarly divided hi-hats. Since it traces its roots in southern US cities like Houston, Atlanta and Memphis the music portrays hardships, in the "trap," street life, poverty, violence and harsh experiences in urban inner city surroundings.
Some notable artists for Trap Music are RL Glime, Diplo, and DJ Snake.
#3. Hip Hop
Hip Hop music is a genre that was the United States in the 1970s. It consists of rhythmic music and rhyming speech. It has 4 key stylistic elements namely: MCing/rapping, DJing/Scratching, Break Dancing and graffiti writing. It is accompanied by Rapping and has its cultural origins in The Bronx, New York City.
Some notable hip-hop artists are Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Jay-Z.
Trance is a sub-genre of EDM. It traces its roots from Germany in the 1990s. One distinctive factor of trance music is it has 125-150 BPM that makes it a suitable choice for DJs in nightclubs and pubs. Trance music has portrayed the mixing of layers with distinctly foreshadowed build-up and release.
Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, ATB, and Solarstone are some of the artists who had made trance music famous.
House music is a genre of electronic music that was originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. This genre of music became famous by the likes of Madonna, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul who incorporated the genre into their work in the 1990s.
So next time when you go clubbing and hear these terms you can recall this information and show off a little in front of your buddies.
by Ragini Arora
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