Influences and precursors Rachel Cain, co-founder of an influential Trax Records, was previously involved in the burgeoning punk scene and cites industrial (another Chicago originating music creation) and post-punk record store Wax Trax! Records as an important connection between the ever-changing underground sounds of Chicago. As most proto-house DJs were primarily stuck to playing their conventional ensamble of dance records, Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy, two influential pioneers of house music, were known for their out-of-bounds behavior. The former, credited as "the Godfather of House," worked primarily with early disco music with a hint of new and different music (whether it was post-punk or post-disco) but still enjoying a variety of music, while the latter produced unconventional DIY mixtapes which he later played straight-on in the music club Muzic Box, boiling with raw energy. Origins (1980s) Chicago house Main article: Chicago house Chip E.'
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Electronic dance musicElectronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced primarily for dance-based entertainment environments such as nightclubs, raves, and festivals. The music is largely produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs) and is generally used in the context of a live DJ mixes where the DJ creates a seamless selection of tracks by segueing from one recording to the next. The term "electronic dance music" and the acronym "EDM" was adopted by the U.S. music industry and music press as a buzzword to describe the increasingly commercial American electronic music scene that developed in the 2000s. In this context, EDM does not refer to a specific genre, but is an umbrella term for a number of popular genres, including house, dubstep, trance, and trap. History Acid house and Rave North American commercialization of EDM Criticism of commercial EDM Terminology
Common (rapper)with Mos Def 1999 As documented by hip hop journalist Raquel Cepeda, in the liner notes for the album, this event had a profound spiritual and mental effect on Common and enabled him to grow musically while becoming more responsible as an artist. She writes: Rashid found out that he was going to become a daddy in about 8 months. Common addresses family ethics several times on One Day..., and the album sleeve is decorated with old family photos, illustrating the rapper's childhood, as well a quote from 1 Corinthians 13:11, which summarizes the path to manhood: Performing at Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2007.
Music genreA music genre is a conventional category that identifies pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably.[not in citation given] Among the criteria often used to classify musical genres are: the trichotomy of art, popular, and traditional; time period; regional and national origins; technique and instrumentation; fusional origins; and social function. The art/popular/traditional distinction Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of 'folk', 'art' and 'popular' musics". He explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. Art music Popular music Main article: Popular music Traditional music Critics of the axiomatic triangle See also
DetroitDetroit /dɨˈtrɔɪt/ is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is also the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state and the largest city on the United States-Canada border. It is a primary business, cultural, financial and transportation center in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people, and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. It was founded on July 24, 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. The Detroit area emerged as a significant metropolitan region within the United States as construction of a regional freeway system was completed in the 1950s and 1960s. History The region's fur trade was an important economic activity. During the French and Indian War (1760), British troops gained control and shortened the name to Detroit. From 1805 to 1847, Detroit was the capital of Michigan. 20th century
: Urge Overkill :Fat Freddy's DropFat Freddy’s Drop are a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical style has been characterised as any combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno. Originally a jam band formed in the late 1990s by musicians from other bands in Wellington, Fat Freddy’s Drop gradually became its members' sole focus. Band members continued playing with their other respective groups—The Black Seeds, TrinityRoots, Bongmaster, and others—for much of their 13-year career. History Formation: 1999–2001 That same year, Faiumu founded the independent music label The Drop with the help of his partner Nicole, and money from private investors. The group organised several informal jam sessions in 2000, inviting local musicians to play with them at Faiumu's home. Live at the Matterhorn and singles: 2001–2004 The now seven-member Fat Freddy’s Drop, sometimes calling themselves the "seven headed soul monster", continued to play live at clubs and festivals.
House danceCharacteristics "House Dance is an amalgamation of the post-disco era. A lot of their movements and what took place in certain key places, the Jack and a number of clubs after that. It was a community based dance so vocal points were surrounded by music and DJs, but many of the dancers who were not looking to create, ended up becoming a part of that dance vocabulary. The major source in house dance movement steams directly from the music and the elements within the music such as jazz, African, Latin, soul, R&B, funk, hip hop, etc. In house dancing there is an emphasis on the subtle rhythms and riffs of the music, and the footwork follows them closely. In the early progressions of the dance, there were hundreds of phenomenal dancers that were key in its progression in this social dance scene. References Reynolds, Simon. Notes External links Competitions and festivals:
TeklifeFreebie from the Teklife family. To mark the release of a new compilation, Chicago-based footwork collective Teklife have offered up a freebie in the shape of 'Luchini VIP'. Veterans DJ Rash [...] Teklife’s DJ Earl drops the restrained Ambient EP The brand new five-tracker is out today on Footwork Frenzy.