Christian electronic dance music

Christian Electronic Music

EDM consists of a collection of subgenres such as House, Drum n Bass, Dub step, Trap, and Hard style. The genre had been dormant in the nightclub scene since the 1980s. In recent years the demand for EDM has taken over commercial music by storm. In the early 20th century, composers began redefining the concept of instruments and organized sound, in turn redefining music, with modernism, futurism, and postmodernism, ultimately leading music into a new era. Delia Derbyshire was arguably the first electronic music producer and synthesis of her time. Her revolutionary “Doctor Who” theme and seminal album of 1969 “An electronic storm” is recognized by many. The bulk of her production material and sound for television and radio programs is still in the BBC Sound archives due to BBC copyright, she was never properly credited for her work. Moving onto the 70s and the birth of Disco, the first wave of club dance music was born. Also known as Euro dance (Euro-trash), Disco saw the mix of Funk, Soul, and smooth jazz-fusion with electronic aspects. There was now demand and popularity that came with clubs employing DJs, as it had turned into a club must-have. Giorgio Moroder contributed to the use of electronic sounds and constant percussive beats that initially started the repetitive rhythms we hear in electronic music today. Electronic artists such as Kraftwerk and Donna Summer incorporated early electro and house, using Roland TR-808s, TR-909 drum machines, and the Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer. In the 80s and 90s, House, industrial, freestyle, and Techno, sub-genres began gaining popularity. Acid house and the early Rave scene were trending in Germany and the UK, and with them came warehouse and underground parties that were dedicated to the growing EDM culture. Club-goers were faced with a 2 a.m. closing time in the UK and would seek after-hours refuge at all-night warehouse parties. In1989, approximately 10,000 people at a time would attend commercially organized underground parties that were eventually labeled as “Raves”. EDM achieved limited exposure in America during the 90s when it was marketed as “electronica”. Electronic music acts from the UK, such as The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Fat boy Slim, became associated with the “American electronica revolution”. In 1998 Madonna’s Ray of Light brought the genre to popular music listeners. Accordingly in the new thousand years, the electronic dance music popularity increased universally, largely in the United States and in Australia. By early 2010 the term of Christian electronic dance music and the CEDM was being pushed by the American music press and music industry to rebrand an American rave culture. Despite the industry’s attempt to create a Specific Electronic dance music brand, The EDM remains in use as an umbrella term for different genres such as dance-pop, techno, house, dub step, trance as well as their respective subgenres. Christian electronic dance music is one of the types of Electronic dance music and Christian music. It is also known as Christian EDM, Christian Dance Music, and Christian electronic music, CDM, or CEDM. Its musical styles closely mirror non-Christian electronic dance music. However, the Culture of Christian electronic dance music is the emphasis of positive lyrics and lack of drug use distinguish it from non-Christian electronic dance music.