The History of Ska

Fishbone on stage

Ska is truly a Jamaican contribution to the music world, along with rocksteady and reggae, to which it is a precursor.  Ska combines other musical genres, such as Caribbean mento, calypso, American jazz, and rhythm and blues. It distinguishes itself from the different genres because of its “walking” bass lines, accented with … Read more

History of Industrial Music

electro-industrial duo named Front Line Assembly

Industrial music is a music genre that has transgressive, harsh, and proactive themes as well as sounds. Music enthusiasts call this genre the most aggressive and abrasive mix of electronic music and rock with a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments as well as a punk provocation. The name industrial music was made … Read more

History of Trance Music

History of Trance Music

Trance music is a genre of electronic music that came from the British new-age music scene. During the same time, Trance music was developing in Europe, the genre was also gaining followers in the Indian State of Goa. Even if Trance music is a genre of its own, it has influences from … Read more

History of Rockabilly

Rockabilly is considered to be one of the earliest forms of rock music. The genre rose to popularity in the mid-1950s and was introduced by white performers in the American South, its very first practitioners. Rockabilly’s style is often described as a brash and lively mix of blues and country. The term … Read more

Guide to the Top Country Music Artists of the 80s

Alabama

Just like rock and roll, country music stumbled upon crossroads during the 1980s. This is because it was the era where the pop-country genre became an even bigger economic force. Which is why it’s easy to see that the ’80s was a transitional decade for country music. This was a time when … Read more

History of Gangsta Rap

black and white panoramic shot of the famous gangsta group N.W.A

Gangsta rap is a form of hip-hop music which became the genre’s main style during the 1990s. Aside from that, it also became a reflection and product of the violent lifestyle of American inner cities that is affected by poverty along with the dangers of drug dealing and abuse. The romanization of … Read more