Most Popular Music Genres You Need To Listen To

No matter how young or old you are, music will always be considered one of the best thing life can offer. Music has always been a form of entertainment and more. It is not limited to one language and is not bound by place, origin and style. Throughout the years, music continuously evolved and progressed to fit the type of music the year or era needed. We listed down the most popular music genre nowadays and let us know what you think of it.

  • Hip-Hop/Rap

Hip hip/Hip-Hop or rap music is the most popular music genre in 2020 which comprises of adapted cadenced music that usually – but not necessarily required – goes with rapping, a musical and rhyming discourse that is recited and is characterized different components including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks. Hip hop was first heard in the Bronx precinct of New York City during the 1970s from downtown Latino Americans and African Americans. POPSTAR, Old Town Road, The Woo, and Whats Poppin are some examples of Hip hop music.

  • Techno

Techno, some called EDM is a genre of electronic dance music that is usually created for use in a continuous DJ set characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat. The term “techno” originally first heard in the early 1980s in Germany but was adapted as a name for a specific genre of EDM produced in Detroit. To produce this type of music, professionals utilize electronic instruments like sequencers, synthesizers, drum machines, and also digital audio workstations with central rhythm normally in 4/4, and tempo varying typically between 120 and 150 beats per minute (bpm). Some examples of Techno music nowadays is Vigilance by UMEK.

  • R & B

Rhythm and blues or R&B for short nowadays combines itself with elements of funk, pop, hip hop, soul, and electronic music. It features a distinct style in record production, pitch corrected vocals, rhythms that are machine-backed, and a lush, smooth style of vocal arrangement. As a technological era, electronic influences are now a trend and the use of dance-inspired beats are now common in R&B.  

R&B was first heard during 1940s in African American communities and the term was originally used by record companies to market recordings   targeting urban African Americans. Some R&B artists of the century are Beyonce, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

  • Punk

Punk rock or just punk is first established in 1960s as garage rock however punk groups let go of the standard 1970s rock due to its surpluses hence the birth of punk that we know today. Punk music is usually short and quick-paced with hard-edged singing styles and songs commonly rebel and political in tone. Punk bands or groups typically produce their own albums and songs sporting DIY ethics which is then printed out through independent record labels. A famous example of punk music today is Sandcastles by Cable Ties.

Whatever the genre you find yourself listening to on repeat, whether it be hip-hop, punk or such, music will always be a way for people to connect.

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