Are you a music lover who likes to keep up with the latest trends and genres? If so, you're going to love what we have to say. The future of music is incredibly exciting, which means there are some amazing and very different things coming our way. New genres are emerging, old ones are making surprising comebacks, and everything in between is being mashed together in new and unexpected ways. From techno-folk to post-rap, the world of music is changing faster than ever before. Which means that now – more than ever before – it's difficult for listeners to keep track of all these changes. To make things easier for you, we’ve broken down some of the most interesting new subgenres that you can expect to hear a lot more of in the future.
One of the most interesting genres that we can expect to see more of is EDM-fusion. Many people will recognize EDM as the acronym for ‘electronic dance music’. But while EDM is a subgenre of electronic music, it’s also a very specific type of music in its own right. EDM is a type of music that’s been popular for years, especially in nightclubs and at music festivals. That said, it’s not the only kind of electronic music that’s out there. In fact, as it’s evolved over time, EDM itself has been branching out into many different subgenres.
But now, some musicians have taken things one step further. They’ve started fusing EDM with other types of music. That’s what EDM-fusion is. It’s a genre in which EDM influences are blended with other genres, such as pop, rock, and hip-hop.
You might not have heard of it yet, but soon, it’s likely that glitch hop will be one of the most popular genres around. It’s also one of the most intriguing, since it’s a truly new type of music that’s just starting to emerge.
It was initially popular among the dubstep scene, but later expanded to include a variety of other electronic subgenres. Glitch hop is best described as an experimental fusion of glitch, hip-hop, and dubstep, and it's heavily associated with the sound of glitch music. Glitch hop experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years due to the rise of experimental bass music. It's expected to become a dominant subgenre soon, and we can't wait to see what new sounds it brings. Some examples of glitch hop subgenres include: glitch and wonky bass, wonky and experimental bass, glitch dubstep, wonky dubstep, and glitch trap.
Dark electronic is a subgenre of electronic music that emerged in the early 2010s. As you might guess from the name, it's a dark and ominous genre that's associated with ominous, dystopian themes. Dark electronic is a very experimental genre, and it's often difficult to associate it with any specific subgenres. However, it's most commonly heard in the form of dark techno, dark electro-industrial, dark electro, and dark liquid drum and bass. Some examples of dark electronic subgenres include: dark techno, dark electro-industrial, dark electro, and dark liquid drum and bass.
Big beat and breakbeat have been growing in popularity for years, and it's expected that the two genres will combine to form one dominant subgenre in the near future.
Big beat is a style of electronic music that emerged in the late 1990s. It's a fusion of breakbeat, trip hop, and ambient or chillout music. Meanwhile, breakbeat originated in the late 1990s and is a fusion of hip-hop, drum and bass, and ambient or chillout music.
Some examples of big beat and breakbeat subgenres include: breakbeat and trip hop, chillout and hip-hop, and trip hop and breakbeat.
Both Big Beat and Breakbeat use samples from music from a variety of different eras and genres. This allows each subgenre to appeal to a wide audience. People who want something to listen to that is sentimental and nostalgic will enjoy Big Beat. People who want something fresh and new will enjoy Breakbeat because it's more eclectic and experimental.
Electronic drum and bass (or EDM drum and bass) is a subgenre of drum and bass that combines drum and bass with EDM sounds and instruments. Electronic drum and bass emerged in the early 2010s, but it's expected to become even more popular in the coming years. As more and more DJs begin experimenting with the two genres, we can expect to hear a lot more combinations of EDM and drum and bass subgenres. Electronic drum and bass is a genre that's heavily associated with the next-level sound design that comes with mixing electronic and drum and bass subgenres. As such, it's a highly experimental genre that's very different from traditional drum and bass.
Some examples of electronic drum and bass subgenres include: drum and bass-techno, drum and bass-breakbeat, and drum and bass-electro.
These subgenres are throwbacks to the early days of drum and bass, when it was a much more chilled out, ambient genre. The rise of electronic drum and bass has led to the creation of some very new and exciting subgenres, but it also led to a lot of other genres being thrown into the mix. Electronic drum and bass throwbacks are the return of the original chilled out sound, but with new and fresh vibes. As such, it's difficult to associate these throwback subgenres with any other genres.
Some examples of electronic drum and bass throwback subgenres include: drum and bass, drum and atmospheric bass, drum and atmospheric ambient, and drum and ambient.
Although these two genres have been evolving independently for years, they've recently started to form unexpected combinations. Electronic is a style of music that's heavily associated with dance music and the club scene, while drum and bass is a more chilled out, atmospheric genre. However, the two have been combining to form some exciting new subgenres, which are expected to become even more popular in the future.
These subgenres are difficult to describe, but they're associated with the merging of EDM sounds and drum and bass instruments.
Some examples of electronic drum and bass collabs subgenres include: drum and bass-electro and electro-drum and bass, and EDM drum and bass.
We've already seen a rise in neo-soul, but the genre is expected to become even more popular in the future. Neo-soul is a fusion of soul, R&B, and hip-hop, and it's expected to become a dominant genre by 2021. However, neo-soul is a genre that's been gaining popularity since the early 2000s, and it's always been a major part of the music scene.
Meanwhile, jazz covers have been growing in popularity ever since the 2010s. Jazz has been a hugely important part of musical history, and it's often associated with cover songs. However, these cover songs are very different to the originals, as they're usually infused with new elements and themes.
Some examples of neo-soul and jazz covers subgenres include: neo-soul and hip-hop covers, neo-soul and EDM covers, neo-soul and jazz covers, neo-soul and pop covers, and neo-soul and R&B covers.
Electronic dance music is a genre that’s been around since the 1980s. But since then, it has evolved into many different subgenres. These subgenres are all still electronic dance music, but they’re quite different to each other.
We’re going to see a brand new subgenre of electronic dance music: electro-folk. Electro-folk is a combination of electronic music and folk music. It often features synthetic sounds and folk instruments, such as acoustic guitars and flutes. As you can imagine, electro-folk often creates a very futuristic sound. And it’s not just one subgenre: there are actually multiple different types of electro-folk.
Dubstep and trance throwbacks are the return of the original, chilled-out forms of these genres. Both styles have arguably been evolving in an overly commercial direction for a while now, so it's great to see the return of the originals. These throwbacks have emerged as a reaction to the increasing popularity of more commercial subgenres.
Dubstep throwbacks are a return to the more chilled out sound of the early 2000s, while trance throwbacks are a return to the more chilled out sound of the early 2010s. Some examples of dubstep throwback subgenres include: sub-tropical, dubstep, and dubstep-house. Some examples of trance throwback subgenres include: tropical, tropical-trance, and tropical-progressive trance.
Unfortunately, not all genres are going to keep growing. We’re sorry to say that a few old subgenres are going to die out completely. For instance, Soul and RnB are two genres that started in the 1940s and 1950s, respectively. While these genres are still going to be performed, they’re not going to be around in the coming years.
There are lots of subgenres that are on the decline, but we'll only focus on the subgenres that are on the verge of completely disappearing. These subgenres are already approaching the end of their lifespans and are unlikely to be heard again in the ner future. These subgenres are electro-funk, which is a fusion of funk, disco, and hip hop; electro house, which is a fusion of house and techno; and progressive trance, which is a fusion of trance and progressive house.