Allmusic categorises electronica asa top-level genre on their main page, where they state that electronica includes danceable grooves to music for headphones and chillout areas.
Electronica has grown toinfluence mainstream crossover recordings. Electronic sounds began to form the basis of a wide array of popular music in the late 1970s, and became key to the mainstream pop and rocksounds of the 1980s. Since the adoption of "electronica" in the 1990s to describe more underground music with an electronic aesthetic, elements of modern electronica have been adoptedby many popular artists in mainstream music.
Electronic Dance Music Culture, a contemporary subculture centered on raves, is a global phenomenon that has been attracting theinterest of scholars across the globe. Originating from "Acid House" parties in Ibiza, Spain, and "Psychedelic Trance" dance parties in Goa, India (Goa trance), raves became the mostdynamic digital counterculture of the 1990s. First in Europe and Goa, then in the US, and then all over the world, raves have become associated with peace-and-love idealism,community, an embrace of technology, and psychedelic consciousness, though they have been criticized for their acceptance of drug usage and sexual practices that are of questionable safety.