Electronic dance music is not new, but the use of the acronym in popular form is. New to the mainstream or popular music world, EDM encompasses many sub-genres of electronically made music, the most prominent being Dubstep. the reason why it’s dub is simply put, it’s not disco.
It invaded your television through commercials and sports broadcasts but originates from a long line of musical rhythms. Reggae dance hall, Hip Hop, Techno are all major influences to the sound. You should know that the instrumental electronic world has been around since electronic musical instruments were first manufactured. Only since the computer age have al these sounds been woven into software programs for composing. Samples, loops and effects are heavily relied on in the beginning stages of EDM production.
. , . This subgenre of a genre which will do the most morphing and stay mainstream, is Dubstep
In London this sound began underground in the dance clubs, just like Rock n Roll started in the clubs of America, the jook joints and others. Jamaican Reggae, dancehall, dub, rocksteady is the basic rhythmic idea used. It is yet again that syncopated rhythm carrying the accent. the acceleration and deceleration hear in swing music. The accent landing in a pattern on the off beat rather than the down beat.
Dubstep will continue its growth, carrying the same backbeat as Swing, Rock n Roll, Reggae, and Hip Hop.