Rules and Introduction

Welcome to the rules page of Brainwaves, please read all the way through before asking questions in chat.

  • Hit that thumbs up if you like a track
  • Absolutely no mainstream or top 40 allowed
  • Be friendly, we’re all here for the music not the BS
  • Most of all have fun!

The genres we listen to

We can be strict with the genres that are being played in the room. If you are unsure please check the following accepted genres. Click the play button for a playlist with the selected genre

  • queue_music Bass

    Bass music Stylistic origins Dubstep UK garage 2-step R&B grime IDM house techno UK funky wonky drum and bass hip hop other forms of electronic dance music Cultural origins Mid-2000s (decade) Derivative forms Future bass Other topics Electronic musical instrument sub-bass record labels dance music rave music raves Bassline (music genre) Bass music (also called UK bass or post-dubstep) is an umbrella term for club music that emerged in the United Kingdom during the mid-2000s under the influence of dubstep, UK garage, R&B, wonky, 2-step, house, grime, and other electronic styles that coalesced amongst varied artists.

  • queue_music Deep Soul House

    Deep house is a subgenre of house music. It originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. Deep house tracks generally have a tempo of between 120 and 125 beats per minute (BPM).

  • queue_music Deep Minimal Techno

    Minimal Techno Stylistic origins Detroit techno acid house Cultural origins Early 1990s, Detroit, United States and Berlin, Germany Typical instruments Keyboard synthesizer drum machine sequencer sampler Fusion genres Microhouse tech house big room house Minimal Techno is a minimalist subgenre of techno music. It is characterized by a stripped-down aesthetic that exploits the use of repetition and understated development. Minimal techno is thought to have been originally developed in the early 1990s by Detroit-based producers Robert Hood and Daniel Bell.

  • queue_music Drum & Bass

    Drum and bass Stylistic origins Jungle breakbeat hardcore darkcore techno dub reggae fusion industrial music electronica breakbeat avant-funk Cultural origins Early 1990s, London and Bristol, United Kingdom Typical instruments Synthesizer drum machine sequencer keyboard sampler bass guitar drums personal computer digital audio workstation Derivative forms Dubstep UK garage grime Subgenres Darkstep hardstep funkstep dancefloor jump-up liquid funk neurofunk techstep drumstep technoid Fusion genres Breakcore digital hardcore raggacore Regional scenes Sambass Other topics List of jungle and drum and bass artists drum and bass record labels history of drum and bass junglist breakcore glitch experimental music Drum and bass (also written as "drum 'n' bass" or "drum & bass"; commonly abbreviated as "D&B", "DnB" or "D'n'B"), is a genre and branch of electronic music which emerged from rave and jungle scenes in Britain during the early 1990s. The style is often characterised by fast breakbeats (typically 160–180 beats per minute) with heavy bass and sub-bass lines, sampled sources, and synthesizers.

  • queue_music Electro

    Electro Stylistic origins Electronic synth-pop disco funk boogie hip hop chiptune Cultural origins Early 1980s, U.S. (New York City and Detroit), Japan Typical instruments Synthesizer (keytar) drum machine (Roland TR-808) vocoder talk box sampler Derivative forms Miami bass funk carioca freestyle house techno breakbeat Subgenres Electrocore skweee Fusion genres Electroclash electro house electropop electro swing Electro (or electro-funk) is a genre of electronic music and early hip hop directly influenced by the use of the Roland TR-808 drum machines, and funk. Records in the genre typically feature drum machines and heavy electronic sounds, usually without vocals, although if vocals are present they are delivered in a deadpan manner, often through electronic distortion such as vocoding and talkboxing. This is the main distinction between electro and previously prominent genres such as disco, in which the electronic sound was only part of the instrumentation. It also palpably deviates from its predecessor boogie for being less vocal-oriented and more focused on electronic beats produced by drum machines.

  • queue_music Future Garage

    Future garage Stylistic origins UK garage 2-step garage breakbeat IDM ambient chillout drumstep trip hop grime dubstep techno house Cultural origins Mid-2000s (decade) Typical instruments Computer digital audio workstation synthesizer sampler effects processor vocals audio editor Future garage is a genre of electronic music that incorporates a variety of influences from UK garage and softer elements from 2-step garage, leading to an off-kilter rhythmic style. Characteristic sounds are pitched vocal chops, warm filtered reese basses, dark atmospheres (including synth pads, field recordings and other atmospheric sounds) and vinyl crackle. The tempo usually ranges from 130 to 140 bpm, but can also be slower or faster.

  • queue_music Jungle

    Jungle Stylistic origins Breakbeat hardcore techno hip hop reggae dub dancehall funk house Cultural origins Early 1990s, Bristol and London, England, Jamaica Typical instruments Synthesizer drum machine Music sequencer sampler Derivative forms Drum and bass dubstep grime UK garage Subgenres Ragga jungle darkcore intelligent jungle Fusion genres Artcore Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes. The style is characterized by fast tempos (150 to 200 bpm), breakbeats, dub reggae basslines, heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples, and synthesized effects.

  • queue_music Lo-Fi House

    A common 1980s-era multitrack cassette recorder (Tascam Portastudio 244) A minimal bedroom studio set-up with 1980s–1990s equipment Lo-fi (originally spelled low-fi [from the term "low fidelity"] and alternately called DIY [from "do it yourself"]) is an aesthetic of recorded music in which the sound quality is lower than the usual contemporary standards (the opposite of high fidelity) and imperfections of the recording and production are audible. These standards have evolved throughout the decades, meaning that some older examples of lo-fi may not have been originally recognized as such. Lo-fi only began to be recognized as a style of popular music in the 1990s.

  • queue_music Techno

    Techno Stylistic origins House electro synth-pop Italo disco hi-NRG Chicago house EBM New Beat Detroit techno Cultural origins Mid-1980s, Detroit, United States Derivative forms Alternative dance Subgenres Acid techno ambient techno minimal techno tech house dub techno Fusion genres Electroclash Eurodance ghettotech hardcore techno hardvapour industrial techno IDM techstep techstyle trance Regional scenes Detroit techno Other topics Electronic musical instrument computer music record labels raves free party teknival Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a specific genre of music was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of sub-genres have been built.

  • queue_music Tech House

    Tech house Stylistic origins House techno minimal techno deep house Cultural origins Post-1986, United States and Spain (mainly Detroit, Chicago and Ibiza) Typical instruments Synthesizer keyboard drum machine sequencer sampler Fusion genres Hardcore techno vocal trance electro house trance Other topics Microhouse Tech house is a subgenre of house music that combines stylistic features of techno with house. The term tech house developed as a shorthand record store name for a category of electronic dance music that combined musical aspects of techno, such as "rugged basslines" and "steely beats," with the harmonies and grooves of progressive house. The music originally had a clean and minimal production style that was associated with techno from Detroit and the UK.

Other accepted genres include: BreakBeat/Breaks, Deep Minimal Techno, Detroit Electro, Dub Techno, Future Garage, German Techno, Half-Step/Halftime, Juke/Footwork, Microhouse, Minimal Dub, Minimal Dubstep, Substep, UK Bass, UK Funky, UK Garage, Wonky

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