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Drum and Bass is a genre of electronic dance music House Music - A Fast Developing Trend inside Music business - House Music: A Synthesized Electronic Dance Genre House is a synthesized electronic dance genre that emerged in the mid-1980s. It originated in Chicago, where it was first produced by DJs in local clubs, drawing inspiration from a variety of music styles such as funk, dance, and disco. The origin of the name "house music" is… that emerged from the London B52 - Wade Crawley is back with a great B52 concert review! If you remember, Wade wrote for us Punk music in the late seventies. Now read his new exclusive article for ManuelMarino.com! The B52’s, London Roundhouse It was on a hot and very sweaty summer night in London’s trendy Camden and a packed audience of all… Club scene in the mid-1990s. It is characterized by its fast and furious breakbeats, typically ranging between 160 and 190 BPM (beats per minute), and its thick bass lines. The genre is also known as “drum ‘n’ bass,” “D&B” or “DnB,” and “Jungle.”

Characteristics of Drum and Bass Music

Drum and Bass music has undergone various changes since its inception and has given rise to numerous sub-genres, but it maintains three significant and commonly used features:

  1. Emphasis on drum and bass line elements: The bass line, which is a deep sub-bass musical arrangement, is incredibly powerful and can be physically felt when played on powerful sound systems. The bass line is a prominent and defining feature of Drum and Bass music.
  2. Tempo: Drum and Bass typically maintains a tempo between 160 and 190 BPM, unlike other backbeat genres that range from 130 to 140 BPM. In 1991, Drum and Bass had a BPM of 130, which then increased to 160 by 1993. From 1996 onwards, Drum and Bass was commonly played between 170 and 180 BPM. It’s important to note that BPM may fluctuate during a live concert due to factors like the energetic atmosphere, exertion, interactive settings, etc.
  3. Sound effects Music in Sound Design - Music in Sound Design Music offers numerous ways to convey various emotions and settings in the realm of sound design. For instance, specific melodies and instruments can transport listeners to distinct geographical locations: tribal drums and vocals evoke Africa, majestic horns and flutes suggest the Andes mountains, and traditional oriental instruments bring Asia to mind.… : Many Drum and Bass tracks utilize sound effects on their bass lines, including compression, flanger, overdrive, timestretched beats, equalization, “Resse Bass,” and more.
  4. Setting: Drum and Bass is best experienced in clubs Trance Music - Free Flowing Electronica - Have you ever found yourself dancing in a club, utterly absorbed in the melody, feeling as if the trance music is flowing through you and guiding your body's movements? This is an experience I've had numerous times during carefree nights at local techno clubs I've often wondered which type of techno generates this unforgettable sensation… , as its full frequency response is most appreciated on sophisticated sound systems that can handle low frequencies. Drum and Bass parties are known to be quite loud, like other forms of electronic dance music. However, there are also many Drum and Bass albums that are designed for individual listening, either at home or while in the car.

Impact of Drum and Bass

Drum and Bass has a powerful impact when you are exposed to it unexpectedly. Once you develop a liking for the sound, it draws you into the club scene. However, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you want to give it a try, bring your friends and hit the dance floor to enjoy the genre. Alternatively, you can explore Drum and Bass mixes to get acquainted with the style before heading to the club. Here is a list of excellent Drum and Bass albums that can either get you started or get you grooving on the dance floor: “Earthling” by David Bowie, “Jungle – Sound of the Underground” (Various Artists), “So Far” by Alex Recce, and “Timeless” by Goldie.

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