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Most music is between e.g. 50 - 200 BPM.

But I guess there are much faster generes. E.g. Slow RNB can be 60 BPM, most hip hop is from 90 - 100BPM.pop about 100 - 120. House and drum and bass and techno even more.

The question is, what is the fastest genere that is listened by people today?

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about music directly and unrelated to production. –  AJ Henderson Jul 19 '13 at 14:33
    
And it wouldn't be on topic over on music.se either as it is open, subjective and may change over time. If I listen to a song at 240bpm is that the fastest? Does it need a minimum number of people to listen to it etc. –  Rory Alsop Jul 20 '13 at 17:41
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According to Wikipedia that would be Speedcore. Citing from the Wiki page:

Speedcore is a form of hardcore techno that is characterized by a high tempo and aggressive themes. The name originates from the genre hardcore techno, and refers to the high tempo found in this genre, which rarely drops below 300 beats per minute (bpm). Earlier speedcore tracks often averaged at about 250 bpm, which could be defined as terrorcore, whereas more recent tracks sometimes exceed 1000 bpm.

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Is this music or is someone recording their failing hard drive? –  AJ Henderson Jul 19 '13 at 14:31
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Recording a failing hard drive could be considered music, as well as source material for further enhancements such as filtering, slowing down, or other manipulations of the sound scape. While you have judged this question as off topic, it may very well be an insight to sound design boundaries regarding BPM. This may be very useful to know for someone considering whether their current production gear is able to meet popular demands. –  filzilla Jul 19 '13 at 17:54
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@filzilla, I don't disagree, but that is a different question. This question, as is, is off-topic. –  JoshP Jul 19 '13 at 22:41
    
@JoshP, I suppose I have stretched the original, however at least you have opened the door for edits so Derfder may still have a valid question somewhere in there. –  filzilla Jul 19 '13 at 22:47
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