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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...

Ambient

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ambient music is a term that emerged in the 1970s to describe music designed to enhance environment and has continued to be applied to a number of differing types of primarily electronic musics. Ambient music encompasses a number...

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...

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...