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The most comprehensive list of of electronic music genres available on the Internet

Music comes in many different types and styles ranging from traditional electronic music to world dance, easy listening and bluegrass. Many genres have a rich history or geographical significance, a cult following or music roots that go far beyond the 20th century.

In its early development electronic music was associated almost exclusively with Western art music, but from the late 1960s on the availability of affordable music technology, particularly of synthesisers, meant that music produced using electronic means became increasingly common in the popular domain of rock and pop music, resulting in major electronically based subgenres.

After the definition of MIDI in 1982 and the development of digital audio, the creation of purely electronic sounds and their manipulation became much simpler. As a result synthesizers came to dominate the pop music of the early 1980s. In the late 1980s, dance music records made using only electronic instruments became increasingly popular, resulting in a proliferation of electronic genres, subgenres and scenes.

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In the new millennium, as computer technology became even more accessible and music software advanced, interacting with music production technology made it possible to create music that has no relationship to traditional musical performance practices, leading to further developments and rapidly evolving subgenres.

A big thank you to the folks who have already sent in suggestions. We haven’t added them all as some are not easily verified or differentiated from our current list (and we get many electronic music subgenres suggestions that are duplicates), however all the subgenres we can research and confirm as valid or derivatives or existing subgenres, we’ve added and have attributed by way of thanks.

Keep them coming!

  • Ambient
    • Ambient dub
    • Ambient industrial
    • Dark ambient
    • Drone music
  • Breakbeat
    • Acid breaks
    • Baltimore club
    • Big beat
    • Broken beat
    • Florida breaks
      • Nu-funk
      • Miami bass
    • Jersey club
    • Nu skool breaks
  • Disco
    • Cosmic disco
    • Disco polo
    • Euro disco
    • Italo disco
    • Space disco
  • Downtempo
    • Acid jazz
    • Chill-out
    • Ethnic electronica
    • New-age music
    • Trip hop
  • Drum and bass
    • Darkstep
    • Drill and bass
    • Drumstep
    • Funkstep
    • Hardstep
    • Jump-up
    • Liquid funk
    • Neurofunk
    • Sambass
    • Techstep
  • Dub
  • Electro music
    • Freestyle music
  • Electroacoustic music
    • Acousmatic music
    • Musique concrète
  • Electronic rock
    • Alternative dance
      • Indietronica
    • Coldwave
    • Dance-punk
    • Dark wave
    • Electroclash
    • Electronicore
    • Electropunk
    • Ethereal wave
    • Krautrock
    • Minimal wave
    • New rave
    • Nu-gaze
    • post punk
    • Space rock
    • Synthpop
  • Electronica
    • Berlin School
    • Chillwave
    • Dubtronica
    • Folktronica
    • Funktronica
    • Laptronica
    • Livetronica
    • Synthwave
    • Vaporwave
  • Hardcore
    • 4-beat
    • Breakbeat hardcore
    • Bouncy techno
    • Breakcore
    • Digital hardcore
    • Darkcore
    • Gabber
    • Happy hardcore
    • Mákina
    • Speedcore
    • Terrorcore
    • UK hardcore
  • Hardstyle
    • Dubstyle
    • Jumpstyle
    • Lento violento
  • Hi-NRG
    • Eurobeat
    • Eurodance
      • Bubblegum dance
      • Italo dance
  • House music
    • Acid house
    • Ambient house
    • Balearic beat
    • Chicago house
    • Deep house
      • Future House
    • Diva house
      • Handbag house
    • Electro house
      • Big room
      • Melbourne bounce
      • Complextro
      • Dutch house
      • Fidget house
      • Moombahton
        • Moombahcore
    • Electro swing
    • French house
    • Funky house
    • Garage house
    • Ghetto house
      • Ghettotech
    • Hardbag
    • Hard house
      • Hard NRG
        • Nu-NRG
    • Hip house
    • Italo house
    • Jazz house
    • Kwaito
    • Latin house
    • Microhouse
    • Minimal house
    • New beat
    • Nu-disco
    • Outsider house
    • Progressive house
    • Tech house
    • Trap
      • Drill
    • Tribal house
    • Tropical house
    • Witch house
  • Industrial music
    • Aggrotech
    • Cybergrind
    • Electro-industrial
    • Dark electro
    • Electronic body music
    • Futurepop
    • Industrial metal
    • Industrial rock
    • Japanoise
    • Neue Deutsche Härte
    • Power electronics
      • Death industrial
    • Power noise
  • IDM
    • Glitch
      • Glitch Hop
    • Wonky
  • Jungle
    • Darkcore jungle
    • Raggacore
    • Ragga-jungle
  • Post-disco
    • Boogie
    • Electropop
    • Dance-pop
    • Dance-rock
  • Techno
    • Acid techno
    • Detroit techno
    • Dub techno
    • Free tekno
    • Hardtechno
    • Minimal techno
  • Trance music
    • Acid trance
    • Balearic trance
    • Dream trance
    • Goa trance
    • Hard trance
    • Psychedelic trance
    • Progressive trance
    • Tech trance
    • Uplifting trance
    • Vocal trance
  • UK garage
    • 2-step garage
      • Dubstep
        • Brostep
    • Breakstep
    • Future garage
    • Grime
      • Grindie
    • Speed garage
      • Bassline
    • UK funky
  • Video game music
    • Chiptune
      • Bitpop
      • Game Boy music
    • Nintendocore
    • Skweee