Thursday, May 5, 2016

40+ Genres that Shaped my Music


As Kazaki, I have been influenced by many types of music in the past, from the 90s up to the rest of the eras and corners of the music world. Here are the 40 genres that shaped my music as an artist.


1. Trance 
  • Tiesto, EXIT Trance, Above and Beyond, Paul Van Dyk, Darude, Zedd, E-Rotic
2. Techno
  • Darude, Benny Benassi
3. Classical and Classical Remixes
  • O2Jam Artists (Pory, BeautifulDay), Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach
4. Neo-Classical, Choral, Gothic and Folk
  • Akiko Shikata,  Enya, Origa, Eiko Shimamiya, Hitomi Kuroishi, See-Saw (Chiaki Ishikawa / Yuki Kajiura), Haruka Shimotsuki, Noriko Mitose, Akira Tsuchiya, Linked Horizon / Sound Horizon / Revo, ALI Project
5. House and French House
  • Daft Punk, Madeon, Swedish House Mafia, Mystery Skulls
6. Eurodance and Eurobeat
  • Naoki Maeda
7. VGM (Video Game Music)
  • Akiko Shikata, Toby Fox, Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura, Laura Shigihara, Akira Tsuchiya, Hideki Naganuma, Bust a Groove/Move, Paca Paca Passion, O2Jam Artists (Pory, BeautifulDay), Naoki Maeda (DDR)
8. Tribal
  • Safri Duo, Rico Blanco
9. EDM (mainstream and non-mainstream)
  • Zedd, David Guetta, deadmau5, she (Lain Trzaska), Madeon, Calvin Harris, RedOne, DJ Tekina/Something, Mystery Skulls
10. Chiptune and 8bit Music
  • she (Lain Trzaska), Toby Fox
11. Commercial Jingles
  • Ariel, McDonalds, Eskinol, Family Rubbing Alcohol
12. Bubblegum Pop and 90's Dance Pop
  • ToyBox, Aqua, Vengaboys, Britney Spears, N*SYNC
13. Ballad
  • Christian Bautista, Josh Groban
14. Ambient 
  • Imagery by Sound, Enya, Enigma
15. Post-Hardcore
  • Alesana, blessthefall
16. Screamo
  • Yuyoyuppe, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
17. Dubstep
18. Avant-Garde and Experimental
  • Bjork
19. Alternative Rock and Indie Rock
  • Lunetia, Urbandub, Jinn
20. Synthpop
  • T.M. Revolution, Lady Gaga, Daisuke Asakura, I've Sound (Kazuya Takase, C.G. Mix, KOTOKO, etc.), FripSide, Simon Curtis
21. Indie pop and Dream pop
  • Owl City, Troye Sivan, Marina and the Diamonds, Melanie Martinez, Halsey, Lana Del Rey, The Neighborhood, The Weeknd
22. Latin and Spanish Classics
  • Santana
23. RNB and Hip-Hop
  • Black Eyed Peas, Billy Crawford, Kyla,
24. Drumstep 
  • Madeon (?), 
25. Gothic Rock
  • Evanescence
26. Punk Rock and similar styles (?)
  • Simple Plan, Sum 41, My Chemical Romance (?), Panic! At the Disco (?)
27. Soundtracks (TV, movies, etc.)
  • Akiko Shikata, various Disney songs
28. J-pop and J-rock
  • Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, T.M. Revolution, KOTOKO, Mell, Kaori Utatsuki, Mami Kawada, Eiko Shimamiya, Crystal Kay, Angela Aki, Hitomi Takahashi, Shouko Nakagawa, Abingdon Boys School, May'n, angela, FripSide, supercell, livetune, Bump of Chicken, Kumi Koda, Mamoru Miyano, savage genius, m-flo, C.G. Mix, Kazuya Takase, Suara, Asian Kung-fu Generation, Orange Range, ALI Project, Lunetia, neko, Yuyoyuppe, Hana-tan, Luschka, mihimaru GT, UVERworld, w-inds., CHEMISTRY, HYDE, L'arc~en~Ciel
29. K-pop
  • Turtles, O2Jam Artists (Pory, Beautiful Day), Super Junior, EXO, U;Nee, BoA, 2NE1, Wonder Girls, BTS, Shinhwa, DBSK
30. C-pop and Mandopop
  • DA Mouth, Luhan, Z.TAO, F4
31. Metal, Rap Metal, and other Metal Variations
  • Alterbridge, Linkin Park, Slapshock, Breaking Benjamin
32. 2000s Pop and OPM
  • Christian Bautista
33. Disco
  • ABBA, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, Bruno Mars, Bee Gees, 
34. 60s, 70s, and 80s Oldies
  • Jose Mari Chan, The Carpenters
35. New Wave
36. Dance
  • Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez
37. Mashups
  • Madeon, Pentatonix, BeautifulDay (O2Jam Artist)
38. Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal
  • Urbandub, Dream Theater, John Petrucci, Queen
39. Rock and Roll
  • Elvis Presley, Izia, Lito Camo
40. Children's Songs
  •  Barney, Blue's Clues, Disney songs, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Sesame Street, Batibot, ATBP
41. DNB and Jungle
  • Break the Silence / Stay Awake

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