electropop

Dance the new Pop?

Posted on 26 January, 2009. Filed under: Dance music, DnB, Drum&Bass, Drum'n'Bass, Electro, Electronic Music, Electronic Music Artists / DJs, Electronic Music Genres, electropop, Music, Music Genre, synthpop |

Today I listened to Triple J’s Hottest 100 – basically an Australian radio show where they play the top 10 “alternative”  songs of the previous year as voted by the public.

Previously, the top 100 was predominately rock and alternative – it was the staple alternative to mainstream commercial radio.

This year, not only were a large number of songs in the top 100 pop, but a large portion of them were electropop or some variation of electro/hip-hop.

For examply, artists that featured (sometimes multiple times) in the top 25 included Cut Copy (electropop), The Presets (technopop), Pnau (electronic/pop), The Herd (electro/hip hop).

Why does there appear to be such an increase in the mainstream/commercial appearance of electronic artists? Have artists like Pendulum and Fat Boy Slim crossed a divide?

Or has the separation between the worlds of commercial and electronic music just been a figment of my imagination? Maybe I’m harboring some sort of elitist ideals when it comes to electronic music and the commercial tainting of it.

Hmmmm – maybe I need to work on that…

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My ‘Simian Mobile Disco’ flashback

Posted on 22 May, 2007. Filed under: Dance music, Disco, DJ, Electro, electro funk, Electronic Music, electropop, Music | Tags: , , |

Has anyone else born in the late ’70s-early 80s experienced random flashback feelings while listening to any of the new stuff by Simian Mobile Disco? Particularly stuff from their “Attack Decay Sustain Release” album?

A few days ago I heard “I Believe” on the radio. I felt like I was listening to Heaven 17 mixed with Kajagoogoo, with a slightly more dancey feel. I suddenly had flashbacks of sitting in the back of my parent’s car with my white Sony walkman (I was so freakin’ cool), clicking STOP, REWIND, PLAY over and over again just so I could listen to my favourite song at the time repeatedly (this was before I learnt how to record the same song over and over again on to one tape).

Yesterday I was driving along, had the radio going (forgot to put CDs back in after cleaning it out) and next thing I know… “down down baby down down the rollercoaster sweet sweet baby I’ll never let you go…!” I remember playing that game in primary school! It was so cool.

Anyway, talk about retro revival! It was like this group was playing out my childhood. This album definately had their target audience in mind. I’d be interested to see the demographics of people who buy this album.

Grandma grandma, sick in bed! Called the doctor and the doctor said!
Let’s get the rhythm of the head Ding-Dong! Let’s get the rhythm of the head Ding-Dong!
Let’s get the rhythm of the hands Clap-Clap! Let’s get the rhythm of the hands Clap-Clap!
Let’s get the rhythm of the feet Stamp-Stamp! Let’s get the rhythm of the feet Stamp-Stamp!
Let’s get the rhythm of the Hoootdog! Let’s get the rhythm of the Hoootdog!
Put ’em all together and what do you get?!?!

DING-DONG CLAP-CLAP STAMP-STAMP HOOOT-DOG!

Track details: Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
Simian Mobile Disco – Hotdog

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