Timeline of electronic music genres

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A timeline of electronic music genres , with a date of origin, the locale of origin, and music samples.

GenreDate of originLocale of origin
Electroacoustic music Early 1940s Egypt (Cairo)
Musique concrète 1940sEgypt (Cairo), France (Paris)
Acousmatic music Late 1940sFrance (Paris)
Drone 1960s United States
Dub Late 1960s Jamaica (Kingston)
Ambient Late 1960s – early 1970s Germany, Jamaica, Japan, United Kingdom
Electronic rock Late 1960s – early 1970s Europe, Japan, United States
Krautrock Late 1960s – early 1970s West Germany
Space music Early 1970sGermany, Japan [1] [2]
Bhangra Early 1970sIndia, Pakistan, United Kingdom
Disco Early 1970sUnited States (East Coast)
Hip hop Early 1970sUnited States (New York)
Industrial 1975 (3 September)United Kingdom (England), [3] United States, Germany
Electronic dance music Mid-to-late 1970sWorldwide
Eurodisco Mid-to-late 1970sEurope
New wave Mid-to-late 1970sUnited Kingdom, United States
Space disco Mid-to-late 1970sEurope
Synthpop 1977–1980Germany, Japan, United Kingdom
Dancehall Late 1970sJamaica (Kingston)
Japanoise Late 1970sJapan
Industrial rock Late 1970sUnited States
Hi-NRG Late 1970sUnited States
Post-disco 1977Worldwide
Chiptune Late 1970s – early 1980sJapan
Dance-pop Late 1970s – early 1980sUnited States, United Kingdom
Italo disco Late 1970s – early 1980s Italy, Spain
Electro Early 1980sJapan (Tokyo), [4] United States (New York & Detroit)
Electronic body music (EBM) Early 1980sGermany, Belgium
House 1983United States (Chicago)
Garage house 1983United States (New York & New Jersey)
Chicago house 1983United States (Chicago)
Deep house 1985United States (Chicago)
Acid house Mid-1980sUnited States (Chicago)
Techno Mid-1980sUnited States (Detroit), Germany
Detroit techno Mid-1980sUnited States (Detroit)
Downtempo Mid-to-late 1980sUnited Kingdom
Eurobeat Mid-to-late 1980sItaly, Japan, United Kingdom
Hip house Mid-to-late 1980sUnited States (Chicago, New York City, & Detroit), United Kingdom
Latin house Mid-to-late 1980sUnited States (New York City & Chicago)
New beat Mid-to-late 1980sBelgium
Acid techno Late 1980sUnited Kingdom, United States
Balearic beat Late 1980sSpain (Ibiza)
Breakbeat Late 1980sUnited Kingdom, United States
Eurodance Late 1980sBelgium, Germany, Netherlands
Funky house Late 1980sUnited States
Ghetto house Late 1980sUnited States (Chicago)
Italo house Late 1980sItaly
Kwaito Late 1980s South Africa (Johannesburg)
Tech house Late 1980sUnited States, Spain (Ibiza)
Tribal house Late 1980sUnited States
Trip hop 1988United Kingdom (Bristol)
Ambient house 1989United Kingdom, Japan
Ambient techno Late 1980s – early 1990sUnited Kingdom, United States
Breakbeat hardcore Late 1980s – early 1990sUnited Kingdom (London, Stafford, Manchester, Coventry)
Hardcore Late 1980s – early 1990sNetherlands, United Kingdom
Trance Late 1980s – early 1990sUnited Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands
Dark electro 1990Europe
Industrial techno 1990United Kingdom
Progressive house 1990Europe
Acid trance 1991Europe
Ambient dub 1991United Kingdom (London)
Baltimore club 1991United States (Baltimore)
Glitch 1991Germany, Japan [5]
Goa trance 1991India (Goa) [6] [7]
Intelligent dance music (IDM) 1991Japan, United Kingdom
Psychedelic trance 1991India (Goa)
Psydub 1991United Kingdom (London)
UK hard house 1991United Kingdom
Balearic trance 1992Spain (Ibiza)
Big beat 1992United Kingdom (London)
Dream trance 1992Italy
Electronica 1992United Kingdom
Gabber 1992Netherlands (Rotterdam)
Jungle 1992United Kingdom (London & Bristol), Jamaica
Hard trance 1992Germany
Illbient 1992United States (New York City)
Progressive breaks 1992United Kingdom, United States
Progressive trance 1992Europe
Ragga jungle 1992United Kingdom (London)
Tech trance 1992Europe
Bitpop 1993Europe, Japan, United States
Bouncy techno 1993United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany
Dub techno 1993United Kingdom, Germany
Drum and bass 1993United Kingdom (London & Bristol)
Free tekno 1993Europe
Minimal techno 1993United States (Detroit), Germany (Berlin)
Indietronica 1994United Kingdom
Speed garage 1994United Kingdom (London)
UK garage 1994United Kingdom (London)
French house 1995France
Funky breaks 1995United Kingdom
Ghettotech 1995United States (Detroit & Chicago)
Breakcore Mid-1990sUnited Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands
Jump-up Mid-1990sUnited Kingdom (London)
Hardstep Mid-1990sUnited Kingdom
Nu-disco Mid-1990sUnited Kingdom
Suomisaundi Mid-1990s Finland
Techstep Mid-1990sUnited Kingdom
Vocal trance Mid-1990sEurope
Darkstep Mid-to-late 1990sUnited Kingdom
Drill 'n' bass Mid-to-late 1990sUnited Kingdom
Futurepop Mid-to-late 1990sEurope
Hardtechno Mid-to-late 1990sEurope
Microhouse Mid-to-late 1990sEurope
Nitzhonot Mid-to-late 1990s Israel
Asian underground 1997United Kingdom
Broken beat 1997United Kingdom (London)
2-step garage Late 1990sUnited Kingdom (London)
Electroclash Late 1990sUnited States (New York City & Detroit), Germany, Netherlands
Jersey club Late 1990sUnited States (New Jersey)
Juke Late 1990sUnited States (Chicago)
Uplifting trance Late 1990sGermany
Dubstep 1998United Kingdom (London)
Liquid funk 1999United Kingdom
Bass music (EDM) Late 1990s – early 2000sUnited Kingdom
Bassline Late 1990s – early 2000sUnited Kingdom (Sheffield & Leeds)
Breakstep Late 1990s – early 2000sUnited Kingdom (London)
Dark psy Late 1990s – early 2000sEurope, Russia
Electro house Late 1990s – early 2000sWorldwide
Footwork Late 1990s – early 2000sUnited States (Chicago)
Full-on Late 1990s – early 2000sEurope
Hardstyle Late 1990s – early 2000sNetherlands
Progressive psytrance Late 1990s – early 2000sEurope
Jumpstyle 2000Belgium, Netherlands
Grime 2000United Kingdom (London)
Hands up 2000Germany
Electronicore Early 2000sJapan, North America, United Kingdom
Hardbass Early 2000sRussia
Nortec Early 2000s Mexico (Tijuana)
Tecno brega Early 2000s Brazil (Belém)
Funktronica Early-to-mid 2000sUnited States
Fidget house 2005Europe
Future garage 2005United Kingdom (London)
Synthwave 2006France [8]
UK funky 2006United Kingdom (London)
Wonky 2006United Kingdom
Balearica 2007Europe
Brostep 2007United States
Chillwave 2007United States
Dutch house 2007Netherlands
UK bass 2007United Kingdom
Witch house 2007United States, Japan
Big room house 2008Europe
Complextro 2008United States
Drumstep 2008United Kingdom
Dubstyle 2009Netherlands
Future bass 2009United Kingdom, United States
Moombahton 2009United States
Post-dubstep 2009United Kingdom
Melbourne Bounce Early 2010s Australia (Melbourne)
Outsider house 2010United States
Trap (EDM) 2010United States
Moombahcore 2011United States
Future funk 2012Worldwide
Jungle terror 2012Netherlands, Netherlands
Tropical house 2012Europe
Future house 2013Europe
Gqom 2013South Africa (Durban)
Hardvapour 2015Worldwide
Amapiano 2016South Africa
Hyperpop 2016United Kingdom, United States
Future bass 2016Europe
Slap house Late 2010s – early 2020sEurope
Future rave Early 2020sFrance, Denmark

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