The music of this genre is mostly electronic. It has high tempo content minus the strong funk. It is called as energy music because it induces movement, thus leading its listeners to a high energy state. Simply put, it could make a person dance and go with the groove. With electronic timbres integrated into the music, this genre is predominantly used on discos and at the dance floor.
To produce such a kind of music a synthesizer sound is needed. Of course, the energized sounds and staccato are necessary as well. Bass is used along with the resonant notes that could raise the tempo of the music. Drum machines are utilized and pre-recorded clap sounds are usually included.
It's melodic music and straight forward, which makes it very much different from funk. There are bass twangs and slamming tunes integrated to it, which are very crucial to meet this genre's music requirements.
Donna Summer is one of the more popular energy music singers, especially with her hit song "I Feel Love" released in 1977. This genre was very popular in the European region before it traveled to the American shores. San Francisco and New York where the first ones to experience this music, improve it, and share it with the rest of the nation.
Energy music has flourished up until the early 1990's. Its peak was of course, in the 1980's when people are lead to the disco houses and into the dance floor. With the energy music's decline in popularity over the years, this genre can be enjoyed through prior recordings, compilations, and albums dedicated to its kind.