Darkstep

Drum and Bass evolved into a more complex, upbeat sound known as Darkstep in the late ’90s. The subgenre first emerged in several countries across Europe and the United States. It combines elements of Darkcore with breakbeats at faster speeds and ambient sounds...

Darkcore

Darkcore  (Darkside Hardcore) is an electronic dance music subgenre of breakbeat hardcore originating in the early 1990s UK rave scene. It specifically took off in late 1992. Many acknowledge it as one of the primary forerunners of the drum and bass subgenre of music....

The Vibraphone – Orchestral Percussions

The most recent addition to the repertoire of orchestral percussion instruments is the vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or vibes), with its early origins dating back to the vaudeville era of the 1920s. The onomatopoeic name vibraphone refers to the vibrating...

The Glockenspiel – Orchestral Mallets

The name glockenspiel means “bell play” in German. It refers to the sound of small bells. Indeed, the very first instruments to bear this name consisted of a set of exactly that. They were either played by a group of musicians, a style which is called...

Drum and Bass

Drum and Bass ( DnB, D&B, Drum n Bass) is an electronic music genre. It started in the UK rave scene (and its derivatives are darkcore and hardcore jungle). The genre eventually became one of the most well-known subgenres of electronic dance music. It also spread...

The Xylophone – Orchestral Mallets

The term xylophone derives from two ancient Greek words which mean wood and tone. Its name has been in use for decades. A series of wooden bars of different lengths arranged according to pitch and struck with mallets essentially comprise this instrument. Nowadays, the...