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    Roots of Electronica: Video Game Scores

    Many important strides in electronica have been informed by a commercial purpose. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, for instance, an institution responsible for some of the most enduring and innovative electronic compositions of its age, was not primarily designed as an artistic powerhouse, but rather as a simple factory for sound-effects and television jingles. Since electronic […] More

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    Roots of Electronica: Joy Division

    Even if you have never listened to Joy Division’s 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures, you’re probably still familiar with its iconic cover art: a column of white CP Pulsar 1919 radio waves resembling stylized mountain peaks drifting quietly in the center of a barren black backdrop. Mysterious, bold, sinister, and cool, the pulsar mountains still look, […] More

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    Roots of Electronica: ESG

    In many ways, ESG are like The Ramones of proto-electronica. Upon first listen their music seems intensely, almost humorously simple, repetitive to the point of near-parody. But still undeniably “fun”, in an essential, flesh-less way that couldn’t easily be replicated. Even if anybody could play it. ESG was formed in the late 70’s by four […] More

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    Alex Newell

     Alex Newell, the impressive and multi-talented young artist who’s voice has the power and range to do some serious damage on these everyday internet singers. He has graced the television screen and the dance charts with collaborations including Clean Bandit, Blonde, and The Knocks. His dynamite vocals and strong and confident spirit are just a few of the parts […] More

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    Voices of EDM: Troye Sivan

    YouTube, TV, film and music are all under the belt of the Aussie dream pop star Troye Sivan. A happy little pill of a heartthrob, this young man’s talent, style and bravery shine through his music and career. A hot new single with Martin Garrix (“There For Fou”) breaking into the top of the charts is just one […] More

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    Voices of EDM: Gia Koka

    As one of the go-to vocalist in the electronic music scene, Gia Koka has racked up hot collaborations with the genres leading artist/producers. And let’s face it: what would some tracks be without that vocal that elevates it to its actual potential? Now on the verge of releasing more of her own music, Gia is “flying by night” and […] More

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    Voices of EDM: Dua Lipa

         Fitting her sultry vocal style atop multiple and various sounding genres, Dua Lipa serenades the microphone in our hearts. The soulful young woman has a particular taste and style that span from the likes of Kendrick Lamar all the way to Nelly Furtado. At the young age of 21, she has managed to […] More

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    Roots of Electronica: “Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka”

    Brian Jones, Rolling Stones founder and inaugural member of the 27 Club, was famously incapable of writing songs. Described by Mick Jagger as having “no talent” for songwriting, Jones, the former alpha-dog in the world’s greatest rock and roll band, found himself gradually phased out of his leadership position when the Mick Jagger/Keith Richards partnership […] More

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    Roots of Electronica: Joe Meek

    It’s difficult to listen to Joe Meek’s “I Hear A New World” without a certain thrill of eeriness. Against an intentionally spacey background, warped voices croon about transmissions from a foreign planet (or maybe a foreign plane of thought) and cryptic lines musing, “how can I tell them/what’s in store for me?” tease and fray […] More

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    Roots of Electronica: The Monkees

    Arguments over whether or not The Monkees were a “real” band have pretty much died down by this point, with most retrospective commentators praising the group as a set of talented, ambitious musicians who transcended their artificial roots to become a legitimate act. Tired of being condescended to, Monkees fans have done a lot over […] More

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