About the Electronic category

Subsequently, in the new millennium, the popularity of EDM increased globally, largely in Australia and the United States. By the early 2010s, the term “electronic dance music” and the initialism “EDM” was being pushed by the American music industry and music press in an effort to rebrand American rave culture.

Despite the industry’s attempt to create a specific EDM brand, the initialism remains in use as an umbrella term for multiple genres, including dance-pop, house, techno, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, trap and footwork as well as their respective subgenres

All genre and sub-genre lists are only a guideline and not a complete list.

Electronic and electronic sub-genres

  • 2-Step
  • 8bit – aka 8-bit, Bitpop and Chiptune
  • Ambient
    • Ambient Dub
    • Ambient House
    • Ambient Techno
    • Dark Ambient
    • Drone Music
    • Illbient
    • Isolationism
    • Lowercase
  • Asian Underground
  • Bassline
  • Chillwave
  • Chiptune
    • Bitpop
    • Game Boy
    • Nintendocore
    • Video Game Music
    • Yorkshire Bleeps and Bass
  • Crunk
  • Downtempo
    • Acid Jazz
    • Balearic Beat
    • Chill Out
    • Dub Music
    • Dubtronica
    • Ethnic Electronica
    • Moombahton
    • Nu Jazz
    • Trip Hop
  • Drum & Bass
    • Darkcore
    • Darkstep
    • Drumfunk
    • Drumstep
    • Hardstep
    • Intelligent Drum and Bass
    • Jump-Up
    • Liquid Funk
    • Neurofunk
    • Oldschool Jungle:
      • Darkside Jungle
      • Ragga Jungle
    • Raggacore
    • Sambass
    • Techstep
  • Electro
    • Crunk
    • Electro Backbeat
    • Electro-Grime
    • Electropop
  • Electro-swing
  • Electroacoustic
    • Acousmatic Music
    • Computer Music
    • Electroacoustic Improvisation
    • Field Recording
    • Live Coding
    • Live Electronics
    • Soundscape Composition
    • Tape Music
  • Electronica
    • Berlin School
    • Chillwave
    • Electronic Art Music
    • Electronic Dance Music
    • Folktronica
    • Freestyle Music
    • Glitch
    • Idm
    • Laptronica
    • Skweee
    • Sound Art
    • Synthcore
  • Electronic Rock
    • Alternative Dance
      • Baggy
      • Madchester
    • Dance-Punk
    • Dance-Rock
    • Dark Wave
    • Electroclash
    • Electronicore
    • Electropunk
    • Ethereal Wave
    • Indietronica
    • New Rave
    • Space Rock
    • Synthpop
    • Synthpunk
  • Eurodance
    • Bubblegum Dance
    • Italo Dance
    • Turbofolk
  • Hardstyle
  • Hi-Nrg
    • Eurobeat
    • Hard Nrg
    • New Beat
  • IDM/Experimental
  • Industrial
  • Trip Hop
  • UK Garage
    • 2-Step
    • 4×4
    • Bassline
    • Grime
    • Speed Garage