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1

What were some characteristics of electronica music?

-Dehumanizing elements formerly associated to disco that were emphasized more and more as dance music progressed throughout the 80's.
-Rhythmic patterns and synthesizer sounds were layered with occasional chanted vocals incorporated into tracks.

2

Some DJ's and producers sought out futuristic elements of the music in the style of European groups such as ___.

Kraftwerk.

3

What is Techno?

A genre that developed out of the seeking out of futuristic elements of the music in the style of European groups.

4

What is House?

A genre that maintains more commonalities with disco than techno.

5

What is the difference between techno and house?

Techno has a faster tempo and emphasis on incorporating elements of noise.

6

___ became an umbrella term for all electronic dance music.

Techno.

7

Numerous branches and subtypes of techno began to emerge. Hardcore emerged in the 1990's in conjunction with the underground ___ scene.

Rave.

8

What are some characteristics of hardcore techno?

-Industrial strength beats.
-Syncopated beat patterns layered over the typical 4 beat group patterns.
-Use of breakbeats from hip hop DJ's.
-Used buildups.

9

What are some characteristics of ambient techno?

-Slower tempo.
-Soft, spacier sounds.
-Inspired by futuristic percussionless music.
-Ambient music.
-Thailand beach.

10

What genre developed out of hardcore techno?

Jungle (Drum N' Bass).

11

What are some characteristics of Jungle?

-Fast tempo (160 vs. 125).
-Sampled from dance-hall and reggae beats, often electronically scrambling them and altering the character of the sound electronically.

12

Where did Jungle originate?

Black British community.

13

Jungle was viewed in a similar way as ___ ___.

Gangsta rap.

14

Why was the term Jungle replaced with Drum N' Bass?

Jungle had certain racial connotations, and as a result, was renamed Drum N' Bass in 1995.