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Crunkcore fused post-hardcore punk and hip-hop into an aggressive, party-hearty sound in the mid-2000s. Learn about its history and major bands here.

Sep 24, 2021

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Deathcore music combines the hardcore punk energy of metalcore with the extreme lyrics and virtuosic playing of death metal.

Sep 23, 2021

deathcore-music-guide

Opera music is usually performed in a theater and set to classical music. For centuries, opera was among the most popular forms of entertainment in Western culture.

Sep 22, 2021

opera-music-guide

Plena blends Latin American and African musical traditions into a uniquely Puerto Rican style. First embraced by working-class people as a way to share their struggles through m...

Sep 21, 2021

plena-music-guide

The fusion of hip-hop and country music has existed in some form since the 1980s.

Sep 17, 2021

country-rap-guide

In the 1980s, DJs with a background in hip-hop, funk, and disco began producing a new kind of dance music based around the Roland TR-808 drum machine. In doing so, they created ...

Sep 15, 2021

electro-funk-guide

The advancement of technology in the mid-twentieth century led avant-garde composers to use electronic devices to alter the sounds of acoustic instruments. This new style of mus...

Sep 15, 2021

electroacoustic-guide

In the United States, the term “electronica” refers to a broad array of electronic music, particularly electronic dance music styles, from the 1990s onward.

Sep 14, 2021

electronica-music-guide

In 1980s Los Angeles, a collective of rock bands revived the psychedelic jangle-pop of the 1960s and created the Paisley Underground scene.

Sep 14, 2021

paisley-underground-guide