This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Electronic Music has, to put it bluntly, changed the world.

Imagine a world without pumping 4-on-the-floor beats, soaring euphoric synths and bathroom-break-inducing basslines.   Sure we’d have sturdier bladders, but at what cost?

I’m Dave – the new recruit here at primeloops and I’ll be blogging twice weekly about all things electronica.   Since this is my first comissioned post, a history of dance music’s progression seems a logical and fun choice!

I’ll even make it a story for you.   Once upon a time, there was a misunderstood little genre called…

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Here at BoyinaBand it’s not all about making music – sometimes it’s about expressing how you feel about it.

People express their opinion in different forms. I’d say about 90% in the form of insulting YouTube comments, but a more creative expression is in the form of dance.

It’s always fascinated me to see what styles of dance people have created to go with which styles of music – so here’s the top 10 dance styles ever for electronic music along with their respective genres and some sweet videos to show off the best they have to offer…

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Thanks to my homeslice Åge, I’ve made a tutorial explaining a bit about some of the awesome less commonly used oscillators and filters work in Thor!

With some futuristic techno as an example, score!

So it’s kind of a techno tutorial.   But not just for techno heads!   Watch it and see :P

Check it out here

I would say that over half of the live bands I have seen that incorporate Electronica have done so with a MicroKORG.   I have a microKORG in my setup, so I know first-hand what it’s like to use live.   This article will cover the pros and cons of  the synth in a live environment.

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Okay.   It is my understanding that Nu Rave comprises traditionally rock/metal elements, such as guitars, bass and drums, with traditionally electronic elements, such as samplers, synths and DJ setups in a well produced contemporary manner.

But hang on – hasn’t this been done before?

I’m not talking about the 80s, when electronica comprised hexagonal electronic percussion and a soundbank not out of place on a childrens keyboard, I’m talking about high quality synth based Rock music.

Lets have a look at some examples.

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Video Tutorial – Building a Trance Loop in Reason

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