Electronic dance music in Europe – From New Beat to Berlin’s Techno

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Black American electronic music entered Europe especially through the UK, first via Manchester and then through London. However, Europe had its own electronic roots in Belgium and Germany, which gave birth to genres like new beat, EBM, trance, among others. Club culture was born, a never-ending party from Belgian to Valencian roads, with a promised land – Ibiza.

 

Pioneering Women in Electronic Music

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Music avant-gardes hide many women who were true pioneers. From theremin’s instrumentalist par excellence, Clara Rockmore, to the creator of the Oramics technique and member of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, Daphne Oram, her successor Delia Derbyshire, the Danish Elsa Maria Pade, Elianne Radigue, Pauline Oliveiros and the deep listening… A thrilling musical journey.

Chicago vs Detroit. House vs Techno

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La Wind city vs la Motor City. O com el House neix a Chicago intensificant el beat de la música disco amb instruments electrònics com les rolands 303 i 808 fins a crear l’acid house i com paral.lelament a Detroit porten la pista de ball fins a Mart via novament els omnipresents Kraftwerk  i l’electro de New York.

El Fascinant Món de la Música Electrònica

 

Dubevolution in UK – From Jungle to Dubstep

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The power of the bass in the dance floor. Dub has become a virus that has infected 20th century music and given rise to new genres: jungle and drum & bass, grime, dubstep, UK funky and all the bass music in the world.

Techno – From Detroit to UK to Berlin and around the planet

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A new music emerged in the Motor City, what we know today as techno, a genre that was born equally from electro and house. Techno was a space odyssey that reached Germany, where it was reinterpreted in a return journey, in the country where Kraftwerk created their masterworks, and then spread around the world via the UK.

House music – New York, Chicago and Manchester

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The use of new synthesizers – notably the Roland 303, 808 and 909 models – enabled a new dance music genre. House was a hybrid where disco music, electro and electronic pop took new directions. It was born in Chicago, developed in New York and travelled to UK, where it exploded.

Electro and the Galaxy

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Electro is hip-hop’s bastard brother, son of<strong> Kraftwerk</strong>’s fantasies, <strong>George Clinton and Sun Ra</strong>. Drum machines and synthesizers to cook a clearly afrofuturist music. From <strong>New York to Detroit</strong> and then the whole world

The birth of Hip-Hop, take the street!

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Sound recycling from the past to the future. The block parties and the birth of the sampler. Jamaica‘s outdoor party moved to the Bronx and held by African-American and Latino communities. The DJ who converts pieces of forgotten albums into key pieces for the creation of new music while the MC rhymes you will rhyme!

 

Dance floor and Disco Music

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A music genre genetically designed to make you dance, where remixes are the key to develop the studio work. A kick drum that conquered the world, but which hides a much more cosmic and underground side.

Jamaica and the Dub

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In a little Caribbean island, what we know today as remix (“version” in the Jamaican jargon) was invented. The Jamaican pioneers used the mixing table as the essential instrument with which they created a whole new genre. They called it dub, and it was a new way of looking, listening and dancing to music.

 

First Electronic Music

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A review of the first electronic music from the beginning of the 20th century, and from 1950, of the use of new electronic instruments – intonarumori, theremin, moog, buchla – in cinema, TV and radio. Artists that take us in a journey to the future, music from the 21st century right in the 20th century.

Diego Armando Dj