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Old 23-05-2010, 06:54 PM   #8
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Re: What is Electro?

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Originally Posted by Stay'n Alive View Post
the old electro, pioneered by Afrika Bambaataa's Planet Rock.
It really started with Kraftwerk, they called their stuff "techno" and "techno-pop" at the time, but they were really inventing electro. It was picked up in the US in the early '80s, which is when you get stuff like Planet Rock and Rockit. That kind of stuff is a big part of what got me into electronic music, I still love that old shit.

Basically, it's funk with electronic instruments. The percussion is usually artificial-sounding, and overall it doesn't have the warm soulful feel of house, it's deliberately artificial and futuristic.

Early hip-hop and techno were deeply rooted in electro. In a way, early hip-hop *was* electro, before the MCs pushed the DJs aside and made it all about them.

Electro is fucking awesome.








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