elec·​tron·​i·​ca | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-ni-kə How to pronounce electronica (audio) \

Definition of electronica

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

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Post-punk electronica icons New Order have announced their first U.S. club residency, a four-night set taking place at the Fillmore Miami Beach Jan. 14-15 and Jan. 17-18. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Ticket alert: New Order returning to Fillmore Miami Beach for first U.S. club residency," 24 June 2019 Redfield sat on a concrete bench across from them and started the soundtrack, a jazzy electronica beat that brought two dancers along with it. Alden Woods, azcentral, "Stories of Eastlake Park help a community regain past, look to future," 19 June 2019 Joe Herrera is a trumpeter with a taste for pushing the envelope, including a strong embrace of hip-hop and electronica. Washington Post, "13 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 10 June 2019 The soundtrack was business-class lounge electronica and the clientele mostly suits. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 This cut comes from 2000's Halfway Between The Gutter and the Stars, another absolute classic for electronica enthusiasts generations over. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Fatboy Slim's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 2 July 2018 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

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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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The first known use of electronica was in 1980

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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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