The world has danced throughout the history of music and even today they don't mind shaking a leg to African dance music, Israeli dance music, rumba dance music, Mexican dance music, Cuban dance music, tango dance music, waltz dance music and Celtic dance music, traditional Greek dance music and techno dance music.
If you belong to the category of those who always loved dancing to these tunes fasten your seat belts coz here we go to rewind dance music by tracing down the events in its history.
Throughout the ages, efforts were made to combine various forms of music and dance. The product was developments such as baroque dance and classical ballet. This also resulted in the creation of dance music forms like jig, waltz, tango, salsa, electronic, hip-hop and disco.
But when it was time to define dance music it was specified as dance composed and played for social dancing.
Here are some interesting facts about the tunes that defined dance:
Between the riots of 1967 and the downfall of automotive industry, techno emerged from New York and Chicago and reserved its place in the city of Detroit.
The producers Juan Atkins and Derrick May paved the way for techno when electronic music in Europe tried giving a mechanical feel. The new dance sound of Detroit was soon introduced to media through a couple of sources.
When the disco music of Chicago and the sound from warehouse parties came together, it turned out to be the daddy of all music genres.
he House! Disco and House were made for dancing. The eighties witnessed the experiments of Frankie Knuckles to increase the impact of kick drum.
The credit of creating the first house tunes is attributed to Jesse Saunders and Jamie Principle. Attempts were made to characterise house them with piano, strings, bass lines or vocals but that which stood out was the four-four kick drum.
And to refresh your memory at this juncture if you want to try searching for some dance music, they I would suggest you to download "You're the one for me by James "D Train" Williams; "I know you got soul" by Eric B and Rakim; "Back to Life" and "Pump up the Volume" by MARRS.
Now the age of digital music has changed the face of music industry. But the story of dance music has proved that desire to dance is innate. No matter where you are when you hear the tune to which you first danced to, your feet goes tapping!