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...Few artists have managed to combine a musical genre and community movement to the degree achieved by Afrika Bambaataa. Born in the Bronx borough of New York City in 1957, Bambaataa’s parents were Caribbean immigrants who exposed their son...

Perfume’s GAME

Patrick St. Michel

Patrick St. Michel is a writer in Tokyo focusing on Japanese music and pop culture. He has operated the Japanese music blog Make Believe Melodies since 2009, and his work has appeared in The Japan Times, Pitchfork, The Atlantic, The Fader, MTV, Vice, and The Sydney Morning Herald, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...Released in 2008, J-pop trio Perfume’s GAME shot to the top of Japanese music charts and turned the Hiroshima trio into a household name across the country. It was also a high point for techno-pop, the genre’s biggest album since the heyday...

Marseille

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 797,491 (1999)Marseille, the second-largest city in France, and the oldest, was founded by the Greeks more than 2,600 years ago. It is located in the southeast region of Provence, on the Mediterranean coast. The city’s port...

Electro in Europe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Electro is a generic term applied to differing forms of electronic dance music from the early 1980s to the present day. The term’s usage has tended to shift over time, being employed differentially across separate locations, and has become...

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...

Frankfurt am Main

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 651,261 (2003)Located in the state of Hessen on the River Main, Frankfurt am Main is Germany’s economic and commercial center, being home of the Deutsche Bank, the European Zentralbank, the stock exchange, and the trade fair...

Bleep

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Bleep, also known as bleep ’n’ bass, is a minimalistic, commercially successful genre of UK electronic dance music (EDM) from the period 1989–91. The geographical focus of the genre was Yorkshire, in the North of England, with key artists...

Funk

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Funk music is commonly thought of as a style of energetic dance music, driven by hard, syncopated basslines and drum beats, and accented by any number of instruments involved in rhythmic counterplay, all working toward a ‘groove.’ While...

Hip-Hop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Hip-hop can be defined as a mass cultural movement that emerged among black and Latino youth in New York City during the 1970s and has since spread around the world. It is identified by four key elements – breakdancing (a distinctive style...