elec·tron·i·ca | \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-ni-kə \

Definition of electronica 

: dance music featuring extensive use of synthesizers, electronic percussion, and samples of recorded music or sound

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Once the two men emerged behind their laptops and samplers, the sound exploded into a kind of EDM-meets-Grateful Dead drums and space jam, weaving in elements of African high-life guitar, slurry jazz and spacey electronica. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "The National, Feist, Father John Misty & More Rock the Riverfront During Homecoming Fest," 30 Apr. 2018 Their blend of folk, indie pop and electronica kicks off a three-part series of free concerts at Beacon Park. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: Downtown Brown, Amino Acids, AM People, free JR JR show," 14 June 2018 Industrial Revelation, playing above with Skerik last year, can’t quite be defined, combining the rhythmic freneticism of bebop with the dance-ability of electronica and hip-hop. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "The Thailand cave rescue is complete, and more on the Supreme Court | Tuesday Morning Brief, July 10," 10 July 2018 Sarah Barthel’s powerful bass grooves and Josh Carter’s deep, monotone singing voice were both reminiscent of electronica pioneers New Order. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 10: Kip Moore, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Phantogram & more," 7 July 2018 His slowly percolating version of live, moody electronica saw the crowd swell in front of him over the course of his one-hour set. Annabel Ross, Billboard, "Ten Things That Proved Sónar Barcelona Is a Music Festival Unlike Any Other," 21 June 2018 The score paired electronica and minimalist piano by Anna Thorvaldsdottir Sesamol and Angus MacRae. Claudia Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "SF choreographer Amy Seiwert’s risky Sketch lab pays off," 29 June 2018 Beck's eclectic catalog offers a sweeping look at his influences and tastes, which include experimental rock, hip-hop, electronica, folk, funk, country, psychedelia, Latin American music and more. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "Beck to make Birmingham debut this spring at BJCC Concert Hall," 30 Jan. 2018 Raised in Pennsylvania and schooled in New England, Smith has helped program two of the Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox festivals—classical composers together with forms like noise rock, krautrock, and electronica. Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Magazine, "These Venues and Programmers Have Turned L.A. Into a World-Class Performing Arts Town," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of electronica

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electronica

probably from New Electronica, recording label of the British firm Beechwood Music Ltd.

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English Language Learners Definition of electronica

: a kind of popular dance music that is produced using electronic equipment (such as synthesizers)

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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