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Goldie

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...Born Clifford Prince in 1965 in Walsall, England, Goldie became one of the first stars of England’s jungle-adjacent drum and bass dance music scene. He was put up for adoption by his Scottish-Jamaican parents and spent his childhood moving...

Drum and Bass

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Drum and bass is an electronic dance music genre that emerged from UK rave culture in the early 1990s. Once the style gained in popularity the name ‘drum and bass’ was preferred to the earlier nomenclature, which included ‘jungle,’ ‘ragga...

Electro

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Electro developed initially as an electronic version of hip-hop’s rap and break beat dance music during the early 1980s in New York City, where local radio stations Kiss FM and WBLS played the genre as part of a wider diet of electronic...

Jungle

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jungle is a genre of dance music which evolved in Britain in the early 1990s. It is closely related to drum and bass (see separate entry) and the two terms are often used to refer to two stages of the identical phenomenon, jungle being...

Garage, UK

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The main stylistic precursor of UK garage was an American subgenre of house music associated with New York’s Paradise Garage venue, where the key DJ was Larry Levan. However, the DJ who is credited with defining US garage was Tony Humphries...

Hip-Hop in the UK

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...US hip-hop found its way into the UK through British sound system culture, which had been well established in the country since its introduction from Jamaica in the 1950s. Although perhaps unsurprising, considering the way that sound system...

Curitiba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,600,000 (2000) Curitiba is the capital of the southern state of Paraná. At high altitude (2,980 ft [908 m]), it is one of the coldest cities in a country known for its hot climate. The city is the center...