Poll: Favorite Electronica genres

Looking for inspiration, and curious if anyone listens to any Electronica genres. It’s probably uncommon, especially if you’re American, but a lot of these genres are likely more popular in Europe, especially the UK. Select ones you listen to, and explain why, or list some examples of songs and artists you enjoy.
(I personally enjoy all of them, so I selected all of them.)

  • Drum and Bass
  • Jungle
  • Eurobeat
  • Synthwave
  • House
  • Progressive
  • Dubstep
  • Techno
  • Trance
  • Chillstep
  • Acid
  • Ambient Downtempo
  • Other

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I figured I would list an example of each, assuming people don’t know what these genres are. Listen to a minute of each song, maybe you’ll find a new genre you like.

° Drum and Bass

(Drum and Bass rock/metal)

° Jungle (Basically freestyle organic DnB)

° Eurobeat

° Synthwave

° House

° Progressive

° Dubstep

(Melodic Dubstep)

° Techno

° Trance

° Chillstep

° Acid (Psychedelic Trance/House)

° Ambient Downtempo


Lofi hip-hop beats to study and relax to? Also a great choice. I also enjoy cafe/lounge/smooth jazz.

I sometimes turn on a little bit of Techno or Progressive

Well this poll isn’t really going anywhere. As for the people that like techno, why? I liked Dance Dance Revolution games, but I wouldn’t listen to the soundtrack for enjoyment. What techno songs are you listening to?

the Darude Sandstorm one. I usually don’t listen to this kind of music for enjoyment, either, but it’s what I prefer over the other options

70% or more of video game music is one of the above genres, but you only like Darude Sandstorm? I would have expected a game development forum to enjoy a wide variety of electronica

Generally, to me, all these music genres sound quite similar. Darude Sandstorm is really the only one I can think of off the top of my head.

That reminds me of all the people that played Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and said “it’s all guitar music so it’s rock”, while technically they are rock, they’re all pretty different sounding song genres.