Genel tabirlerle bahsedecek olsak da 70’lerde doğan bir çok ana akım müzik türü, özellikle son 20 yılda elektronik müziğin desteğiyle yaşanan evrim ile yerini bir çok alt türe bıraktı. Neredeyse tüm müzik tanımlamaları artık alt türler üzerinden yapılıyor ve her gün müzik literatüre garip adlı müzik türleri dahil oluyor.
Gelelim neden böyle bir bilgiyi sizinle paylaştığımıza. Uzun süredir çevrim içi müzik piyasasında lider olan ve bir çok yenilikle Apple Music gibi bir rakibi olmasına rağmen yerini korumaya devam eden Spotify, şimdi de bünyesinde yer alan müzik türlerine hazırladığı liste ile karşımıza çıkıyor. Toplamda 1359 farklı müzik türü ve bu türlere ait playlist’leri barındıran Spotify, aralarından 50 tanesini tanımlayarak genel kültürümüze katkıda bulunda. Bizim favorilerimiz ise; deep discofox, microhouse, vegan straight edge ve vintage swoon oldu.
abstracto: It’s like complextro, but more abstract than rhythmic.
aggrotech: This is electronic music that fuses elements of electronic body music, industrial, noise, trance, and techno. Aggrotech typically features distorted and pitch-shifted vocals, militant lyrics, and a fast, danceable beat.
aussietronica: It’s electronica. From Australia.
beatdown: Beatdown is type of hardcore punk characterized by a more aggressive sound and vocals that are shouted, screamed, or growled. Emerging in the ’80s, beatdown has slow, chugging breakdowns and later influenced the development of metalcore.
black sludge: A combination of black metal and sludge, the music.
brostep: Brostep is a variation of dubstep that some view as “Americanized dubstep.” It emphasizes the middle register sounds as opposed to the sub-bass content that dubstep accentuates. Brostep has more robotic sounds with a “metal-esque” aggression.
bubble trance: Bubble trance is bright, upbeat trance music.
catstep: This particularly-aggressive filthstep variation is promoted most enthusiastically by the label Monstercat.
crustpunk: Crust punk has a fast, dirty sound influenced by anarcho-punk, hardcore punk, and extreme metal. The style evolved in England in the mid-’80s and often has lyrics with a dark perspective on politics and social ills.
deep discofox: An goofily earnest genre featuring slick techno-disco and the occasional video.
deep filthstep: Only the true filthstep fans know their way around these more exploratory, sometimes lesser-known filthstep musicians.
deep liquid bass: Deeper cuts from liquid bass (for the serious enthusiast), which combine the sleek synth lines of liquid genres with the bass from drum and bass.
deep psychobilly: Deeper cuts from the psychobilly genre, which draws heavily on rockabilly and punk.
destroy techno: An invented name for a particularly hard-to-describe experimental techno cluster.
drone folk: It’s like drone music made with traditional folk instruments (guitar, banjo, strings, and possibly hurdy-gurdy).
ebm: Electronic body music combines post-industrial, electronic dance music, and synthpunk. It first came to prominence in Belgium in the early ’80s.
ectofolk: The kind of indie/folky music that the old Ecto mailing list was devoted to.
electrofox: Electro with some of the goofy earnestness of discofox.
fallen angel: Fallen angel is a dark, often-orchestral, form of metal that features female vocals.
fidget house: This variant of electro house features clicky treble and sludgly basslines, with blurry synths and a midrange tempo.
fingerstyle: Fingerstyle refers to music in which musicians pluck the strings of their instruments with their fingertips or fingernails, rather than with a pick. The fingerstyle technique is usually used on steel string guitars, acoustic guitars, and ukuleles, and often appears in folk, blues, and country.
footwork: Footwork is a style of music and street dance from Chicago that involves drum fills and hand claps. By improvising elaborate twists, turns, and movements of their feet, dancers move quickly to the beat of the music and compete against each other.
freak folk: Freak folk is a contemporary style that’s based on elements of traditional folk, especially in the use of acoustic stringed instruments. It also uses elements of experimental and avant-garde rock, psychedelic folk and rock, and jam bands.
freakbeat: Freakbeat is an ’80s name for a ’60s sound, referring to bands that experimented with studio production techniques. Freakbeat music features strong drum beats, loud and frenzied guitar riffs, and a variety of effects.
gauze pop: A descriptive name for a subtly distinct cluster of indie pop, which needed a name.
jerk: Jerk is a hip hop dance and music from Los Angeles. It focuses on a sparse but danceable beat.
jump up: Jump-up is drum and bass music that features robotic bass sounds and energetic, heavy drums. Jump-up began in the early ’90s.
lowercase: Lowercase refers to extreme ambient minimalist music. Lowercase recordings feature very quiet sounds, such as ruffling of papers, and amplifies them to an extreme volume.
mallet: It’s not a new kind of mullet; it’s a kind of music made with mallets.
martial industrial: Martial industrial, also called military pop, originated in late 20th century Europe. It combines traditional marches with influences from industrial, dark ambient, post-punk, neofolk, and neoclassical.
medieval rock: Medieval rock, or medieval folk rock, blends rock music with elements of medieval, renaissance, or baroque music. Medieval rock began in the early ’70s in England and Germany.
microhouse: Microhouse is a blend of house music and minimal techno. With origins in the ’80s and ’90s, microhouse gained popularity in the early 2000s with its minimalist take on house music. Microhouse uses short samples to replace drum machine sounds with clicks, static, or everyday noises.
nerdcore: Nerdcore is hip hop music catered to nerds. Lyrical subject matter may include science fiction and computer games. Most nerdcore features DIY production and uncleared samples.
neurofunk: Neurofunk is drum and bass that emerged in London in the late ’90s. It replaces breakbeats with backbeats and industrial timbres with funk harmonies, juxtaposing hard funk with influences ranging from techno, house, and jazz.
new weird america: New weird America is an indie folk/rock variant descended from the psychedelic folk and rock of the ’60s and ’70s. Its influences are broad and eclectic, including metal, free jazz, electronic music, world music, Latin, noise, and even opera.
ninja: Ninja music either comes from, or sounds like it could have come from, the Ninja Tune label, known for pioneering and championing its own brands of underground electronic dance music since 1990, with strong breakbeat and occasional hip-hop influences.
shimmer pop: Shimmer pop is closely related to indie pop and indietronica. Acoustical elements may include reverberated vocals and guitar, booming choruses, and use of synthesizer, piano, or drum machines.
shiver pop: A descriptive name for a subtly distinct cluster of indie pop, which needed a name.
skwee: The idea with skwee (a.k.a. skweee) music is to “squeeze” the best sounds out of vintage synthesizers.
solipsynthm: Solo laptop experimentalists.
spytrack: This sounds like soundtracks to spy movies.
stomp and flutter: Like stomp and holler, but with airy fluttering instead of earthy hollering.
stomp and whittle: Like stomp and flutter, but with a more traditionalist bent.
swirl psych: A descriptive name for a subtly distinct cluster of indie pop, which needed a name.
unblack metal: This black metal-style music takes the opposite (anti-satanist) view.
vaporwave: Vaporwave consists of samples of corporate muzak and TV commercials from the ’80s and ’90s. The samples used in Vaporwave are often altered in pitch or tempo and manipulated with compression or reverb.
vegan straight edge: Vegan straight edge is hardcore punk that espouses a vegan and drug-free lifestyle. Lyrics feature themes about animal cruelty and clean living.
vintage swoon: Old school heartthrob crooners from the depths of time.
wonky: Wonky is electronic music characterized by synths with unusual time signatures in abstract, hip hop-style beats. Wonky takes cues in its sound from instrumental hip hop and glitch but sets itself apart mainly by its lack of the heavy quantization seen in many electronic genres.