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Acid House

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Acid house is a sub-genre of house music and had its origins in the dance music culture of Chicago in the mid- to late 1980s. It subsequently achieved far greater popularity in the UK than it enjoyed in the USA. Indeed, it was in the UK...

Daft Punk

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...From within the global vogue of electropop music in the 1990s, Daft Punk emerged to become a force of artistic innovation. Formed in 1992 after a failed foray into rock music with the band Darlin’, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo...

Jump

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jump is a style of electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in 1997 in Belgium, but became known through its first wave of popularity in the late 1990s in northern France and the Netherlands. The music combines hard and deep bass lines...

Zürich

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 336,800 (2002) Zürich is located in the northeast of Switzerland at the north end of Zürichsee (Lake Zurich). It covers an area of 35 sq miles (92 sq km) and has 336,800 inhabitants, which makes...

Kuala Lumpur

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,800,000 (2003) Located midway along the west coast of the Malay Peninsular, Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. It is the administrative, commercial and financial center...

Tecnobrega

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Conceived in the first years of the twenty-first century by music producers, DJs and popular musicians from the periphery areas of Belém (the capital of Pará State, East Amazonia, Brazil), tecnobrega is a type of techno music characterized...

Hardcore Rave

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In early 1990s rave culture, the term hardcore was used to describe the second wave of electronic dance music that developed after the arrival of house and techno in European club culture during the acid house phenomenon. In popular music...

Balearic Beat

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Balearic beat or beats, or simply ‘Balearic,’ is a loose commercial and critical grouping referring to dance musics associated with the club scene of the Balearic island of Ibiza. In its initial usage in the late 1980s the term referred...

French Touch

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Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The association of the term ‘French Touch’ with a house-oriented type of club music originating from France goes back to the early 1990s and to the early days of the short-lived Music-Dance Division of the FNAC company (1991–4), whose...

Gabber

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gabber is the name of a hectic type of computer-­generated dance music with tempos ranging between 180 and 220 bpm. It emerged around 1990 at discotheque Parkzicht in Rotterdam and developed into a craze, reaching its peak in 1993....