electronic dance music

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electronic dance music (uncountable)

  1. (music) A field of modern popular music, encompassing house, techno and other genres of percussive dance music produced by a deejay.
    • 2014, William Forde Thompson, Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia
      Some music, such as electronic dance music, is completely produced electronically and new practices have developed such as live coding, circuit bending, and chipmusic.

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  • The term electronic dance music is usually taken to apply only to post-disco genres, despite disco itself being electronic dance music. It thus encompasses styles like deep house, which are not strongly dance-oriented.