Early Dance Music From Renaissance To Baroque

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Latin American Dances

Salsa’s and sambas are very syncopated compositions and the drums are very prominent. The dances are mainly held in festivals and carnivals and they’re all extremely happy and lively styles of music. The tango is a very set dance you would picture a lady with a rose in her mouth. The texture of the music is quite thick and the tempo is quite fast also.

Dance music From The Club Scene

Dj-ing is becoming very well known and extremely popular, almost enough to even overtake live shows with real bands. Dj-ing and sampling are used together a lot of the time and the main features used by a dj are a set of turntables or decks with vinyl records and a synthesizer. Synths are quite old technology now but have only started to sound fairly decent during the past 5 years or so. The use of sampling comes in with keyboards or synths as each instrument is digitally and stereo sampled from an acoustic instrument on to the higher quality Synths. Club scene music has been well known by most people now but the only special or decent music happens in the venues in Ibiza. There you can go into huge clubs and see some of the world’s most famous dj’s scratching at their decks. If you want to go out anywhere with your mates this is probably going to be the music played there. The dance style I would say is probably the most undefined and free style because wherever you are, there’s a different style for this music.

Hip-Hop started becoming famous in the 80’s and has started to go slightly out of fashion now with lots of hot R n B artists appearing at every turn.