Some of the forms of electronic music are Breakbeat, Dance-punk, Eurodance, Freestyle, House, Techno and Trance. The roots of electronic music are based in the disco music which was very popular in the 1970s. By the year 1990, electronic music loops was widely accepted and it became one of the contemporary music styles in following years. Electronic music is created by means of electronic equipments and instruments like synthesizers, drum machines and sequencers. It generally mimicks the unique sounds of the traditional acoustic instrumentation.
Apart from electronic music genres like trance, techno, house and breakbeat which are primarily intended for dancing. Other genres like IDM and trip hop are more associated with listening rather than dancing.
Styles like techno emerged in Detroit, USA during late 1980s and is still seen as a foundation of many other techno subgenres been built. Trance, which is also one of the forms of electronic music, is a combination of techno, house and industrial music loops. The name is undoubtedly linked to perceived the ability of music to induced an altered state of consciousness.
With the growth of computers and music technologies, and reduction in the cost of music equipments, a number of artists and disk jockeys have emerged, showcasing their talent and taking electronic music to the next level. Also, with the advent of hard disk recording system, it is possible for any computer user to become a musician, which is why we see a rising trend of bedroom bands where often only single player is the band himself.