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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


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

Sep 23, 2021


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


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


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

Sep 17, 2021


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


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


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


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