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.'
DJ ShadowJoshua Paul "Josh" Davis (born June 29, 1972), better known by his stage name DJ Shadow, is an American music producer and DJ. He is a prominent figure in the development of instrumental hip hop and first gained notice with the release of his highly acclaimed debut album "Endtroducing.....". He has an exceptionally large personal record collection, with over 60,000 records. He is the cousin of singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen. History Early years Also in 1993, Mo' Wax's James Lavelle contacted Shadow about releasing "In/Flux" on the fledgling imprint. Endtroducing..... Shadow's first full-length work, Endtroducing....., was released in late 1996 to critical acclaim. Preemptive Strike Dark Days The Private Press In Tune and on Time In 2004, Shadow's first feature-length DVD, In Tune and on Time, was released. The Outsider In 2006, he signed a deal with Universal Records. Diminishing Returns The Less You Know, the Better
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
Roger SanchezRoger Sanchez (born on June 1, 1967) is an American (of Dominican descent) house music DJ. He is the eldest of two sons (his younger brother is named Gabriel) born to Angela Almonte and Hugo Rene Sanchez, immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Sanchez graduated from the High School of Art and Design in New York City. He attended Pratt Institute, working towards a degree in architecture, but took his father's advice to take a break from his studies to devote his full energy to DJing and see if he could make a career of it. Eventually he found success and began to play nightclubs in New York City, and later around the world. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records Sanchez placed at number 60. Roger is also the founder of his own label in 2002, Stealth Records. Awards At the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003, Sanchez won his first award for Best Remixed Recording for his remix of No Doubt's "Hella Good". Discography
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
RednexHistory 1994-1999: formation, and Cotton Eye Joe Formation and Rednex name Cotton Eye Joe, and first album Band members (1990s) 2007-2008 Rednex lineup of (left to right) Anders "Maverick" Lundström, Annika "Mary Joe" Ljungberg, and Jens "Snake" Sylsjö. The founding Rednex line-up, featured in the video of Cotton Eye Joe, comprised characters Mary Joe (aka Karin Annika Ljungberg, who sang most of the female vocals on Sex & Violins), Ken Tacky, Bobby Sue, Billy Ray and Mup (aka Pat Reiniz). In 1996, lead female vocalist Mary Joe was sacked, partly due to disagreements with the other band members, and went on to pursue a solo career. Whippy (aka Mia Löfgren) became the new female vocalist in 1998. 2000-2004: band restructure, and new line-ups Second album, and single releases Greatest hits album, and Cotton Eye Joe remix In 2002, the band released a greatest hits album, The Best of the West, including previous hits plus new material. Band members (2000-2004) New management Proposed sale of Rednex
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.
Royal GigolosRoyal Gigolos were a German pumptech duo, formed in late 2003 by the producers DJ Tyson and DJ Kosmonova. The duo released successful dance cover versions of pop rock songs including "California Dreamin'" and "No Milk Today". Background Both Tyson and Kosmonova were already working on single projects in the early 2000s when they decided to launch an act. At the time both DJs were already widely known in France and Germany. Discography Studio albums Singles Remixes 2004 : DJ Thoka* vs DJ Taylor - "Happy Song"2004 : Dave Armstrong - "Make Your Move"2004 : Bomfunk MC's - "No Way In Hell"2005 : Potatoheadz - "Narcotic"2005 : Mike MH-4 - "Electrica Salsa"2005 : DJ Tyson vs Village People - "YMCA 2005"2006 : Nimbus - "Ritmo De La Noche"2006 : Lazard - "Your Heart Keeps Burning"2007 : P! External links Offizielle Website der Royal Gigolos References
List of popular music genresThis is a list of the commercially relevant genres in modern popular music. Applicable styles are classified in this list using AllMusic genre categorization. Popular music is defined as music with wide appeal. Genres African Marabi Asian East Asian South and southeast Asian Avant-garde Blues Caribbean and Caribbean-influenced Comedy Country Easy listening Electronic Folk Hip hop Jazz Latin Pop R&B and soul Rock Exclusions Genres or styles that are not contemporary or commercially marketed in substantial numbers have been excluded, as follows: References External links Genres of popular music - Interactive relationships diagram Bibliography Borthwick, Stuart, & Moy, Ron (2004) Popular Music Genres: An Introduction.