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Best of Electronic Music 2017

Best of Electronic Music 2017



Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music,[3] club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. EDM is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs) who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another.[4] EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA. In Europe, EDM is more commonly called 'dance music' or simply 'dance'.[5]

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of raving, pirate radio, and an upsurge of interest in club culture, EDM acquired mainstream popularity in Europe. In the United States at that time acceptance of dance culture was not universal, and although both Electro and Chicago house music were hugely influential both in Europe and the USA, mainstream media outlets, and the record industry, remained hostile to EDM. There was also a perceived association between EDM and drug culture which led governments at state and city level to enact laws and policies intended to halt the spread of rave culture.[2]

Subsequently, in the new millennium, the popularity of EDM increased globally, including the United States. By the early 2010s, the term "electronic dance music" and the initialism "EDM" was being pushed by the United States music industry and music press in an effort to rebrand American rave culture.[2] Despite the industry's attempt to create a specific EDM brand, the initialism remains in use as an umbrella term for multiple genres, including house, techno, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, and their respective subgenres.[6][7][8][9]

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Alan Olav Walker (born 24 August 1997), occasionally known as DJ Walkzz, is a Norwegian record producer and DJ.

He is best known for the 2015 single "Faded", which received platinum certifications in over 10 different countries. He was ranked 55th on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list of 2016.[2]

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Ultra Music Festival 2018 Lineup Released
  –  December 21, 2017
"Having welcomed over one million fans to 45 events internationally in 2017, the world's largest, most international and most successful remaining independent electronic music festival brand is just three months away from its biggest show ever," organizers ...
The 10 worst albums of 2017
  –  December 21, 2017
"Recorded in the same studio as Dopethrone, the music, lyrics and even songtitles suggest an uninspired ... it suffocates under uninspired beats and off-the-peg electronic elements that aim for the experimental but too frequently land at sub-Top 40 cheese."
Top albums of 2017: Kate Wilson
  –  December 21, 2017
Video of Neil Quigley - The Sky Calls to Us Neil Quigley, "The Sky Calls to Us" Anjunadeep’s latest collection should be prescribed listening for those who suggest that electronic music has no soul. Label stalwarts Jody Wisternoff and James Grant have ...
The Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2017
  –  December 21, 2017
On “Virtue,” the sample serves as a kind of parallel beat, working in tandem with the electronic backdrop ... in the service of beautiful music. “Oh Baby” is celestial, and it’s my song of the year for 2017. Berny Belvedere is a professor of ...
So long, 2017! Area venues plan shindigs to welcome in the new year
  –  December 21, 2017
What a year 2017 has been, and as of this writing ... The International, 940 Blackstock Drive in Knoxville’s Warehouse District: It’s a night of EDM (electronic dance music) featuring Huglife, Raft Funk, Magmablood, KwikFlip and Psychonaut on The ...
Spotify Releases “Best Of 2017” Electronic Music Playlist With 100 Songs
  –  December 20, 2017
Literally everyone is pushing their year-end content right now, and it’s finally time for Spotify’s mint playlist to release their Best of 2017 with 100 of the top dance and electronic songs on Spotify.
Home automation tops technology Christmas gifts for 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
“Smart home” technology connects disparate electronic devices to one control ... a verbal command can control lights, music, temperature, appliances, sprinklers, security and other home functions. Sales of those control systems exploded this year ...
Weighing in with the Best Albums of 2017 💿
  –  December 20, 2017
To anyone who reads this, please SHARE ONE ALBUM FROM 2017 (not on the list ... studio album came at just the right time, with more electronic artists venturing into ambient and experimental music while hipster culture brings about a resurgence of shoegaze ...
Spotify Releases Best Electronic Music of 2017 Playlist
  –  December 20, 2017
What do Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Skrillex & Poo Bear, Skrillex, Above & Beyond, Martin Garrix, Alan Walker, The Chainsmokers, Illenium, Marshmello and Mat Zo have in common? They all made Spotify's Best of 2017 electronic music playlist. Ever since Spotify ...
The Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
Lil B's influence was strongly felt in 2017, not least on the scrappy eccentricity of ... Cube, the moniker of Oakland artist Adam Keith, makes electronic music out of what sound like the dregs, rough drafts, and pulp of other songs: snippets of synth ...
Fat bands Lillingtons, Western Addiction & Good Riddance list their top LPs of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
Now that the year is coming to a close, we asked some Fat bands what their favorite albums of 2017 were ... Ministry but less electronic and more black crust. They are from Alabama and I feel the complete desperation that makes music great.
What we know about music festivals headed to Iowa in 2018
  –  December 20, 2017
To make your daydreaming a bit easier, here’s a list of what we know about Iowa music festivals — from country-filled camping trips to all-night electronic parties ... Festival (Feb. 15-17): Launched in 2017, GAS Fest returns to clubs and venues ...
Here Are the Music Trends to Listen For In 2018
  –  December 20, 2017
While 2017 brought us music from pop and rap heavyweights like ... The past few years saw plenty of dancehall and Caribbean rhythms in pop and electronic music, but the rise—and return—of artists like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma indicate that ...
Indy had some classical music gems in 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
However, not everything was terrible, and a shining gem can be found in 2017 in the form of the bustling classical music scene here in Indianapolis ... vocal soloists, sitar, electronic musical media and video imagery richly deserved it.
1 dead, 3 injured after winds topple music festival stage
  –  December 20, 2017
2017, 8:00 PM - One person is dead and three are injured after violent winds toppled a stage during the Brazil Atmosphere Festival on December 17. Horrified witnesses watched as the stage toppled to the ground during a storm. The electronic music festival ...
The music moments that moved us in 2017
  –  December 19, 2017
The release show for the record was on September 11, and there’s nowhere in the world I would have rather been on that day — especially in 2017, when fear and intolerance ... a three-day electronic music takeover of a summer campsite in upstate New ...
Terrada Music Score Launches GVIDO Digital Music Score Device and Music Score Service in the U.S. and Canada
  –  December 19, 2017
The GVIDO was designed from scratch as a dedicated electronic paper dual screen music score ... making it an ideal choice for conductors and music librarians. Terrada Music Score will be participating in the 2017 Midwest Clinic (booth #1901), and the ...
Ultra Music Unveils Miami Lineup
  –  December 19, 2017
Organizers said in a statement, “Having welcomed over one million fans to forty-five events internationally in 2017, the world’s largest, most international and most successful remaining independent electronic music festival brand is just three months ...
The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 2017
  –  December 19, 2017
the influence of politics on music and on the public personae of musicians; the state of the streaming economy and possible disruptions on the horizon; and evolutions in various genres, from country to Latin pop to experimental electronic music.
Glass protegee finds music’s emotion in technology
  –  December 19, 2017
Instead, Sasaki slowly made her way to the stage, the electronic sounds and the strings gradually merging ... a repeating motif inspired by Andean folk music played by violin soloist Tim Fain. Glass, addressing the audience after the premiere, described ...


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