Club Dance

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  • Created on: 02-02-16 14:34
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  • Club Dance
    • Instrumentation
      • Vocals
      • Drum Machine
      • Drum /Percussion Samples
      • Synthesisers
      • Samplers
      • Turntables
    • Performance and Arrangement
      • House, Trance and Techno
        • 120-140BPM
        • Designed for clubbing
        • Played by DJs
      • Four-to-the-floor bass drum
      • Hi-hat emphasis on off beat quavers
      • Synth stabs or staccato stabs on piano
      • Bass line synth
      • Synth riffs and pad chords
      • Samples taken from lots of different places
      • Epic feel to songs
        • Often include breakdowns
      • Structure built on changing textures
      • Drum 'n' Bass
        • Frantic syncopated drums used
    • Influences
      • Disco
      • Hip Hop
      • Reggae
      • Dub
      • Synth Pop
      • Soul
      • Funk
      • Jazz
    • Technology and Production
      • Use of sequencers
      • Drum machines or sampled drums
      • Wide use of synthesisers
      • Extensive use of samples
      • A lot of effects used in different ways
    • Main Artists
      • Fatboy Slim
      • Basement Jaxx
      • The Prodigy
      • The Chemical Brothers
      • Daft Punk
      • Bomb The Bass
    • Examples
      • Fatboy Slim - The Rockfeller Skank
      • Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
      • The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
      • The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
    • Key Facts and Terminology
      • In the mid 80s the Chicago house party scene used abandoned warehouses for events
      • It gained popularity in Europe i the late 1980s
      • Most artists are club DJs as well as producers
      • In the late 80s a lot of pop singles were being released as dance mixes (remixes)
      • The house scene in the UK was closely tied to the Indie scene
      • Important venues for Club Dance were clubs in Ibiza

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