Edexcel Music Technology Dance Artists 2016

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Who: Josh Wink
What: A Pioneering DJ in the American Rave Scene. A prominent figure of tribal forms of techno and house music. Song: "Higher State of Mind" from the album "Left above the Clouds".
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Who: Avicii
What: Has the worlds largest music collaboration (Over 4,000 artists). Song: "X-you" from the Album: "True".
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Who: Fatboy Slim
What: Helped popularise the big beat genre (1990's to mainstream). Song: "Weapon of Choice" from the album: "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars".
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Who: David Guetta
What: Allowed new artists to be featured on his tracks. Song: "Titanium" from the album "Nothing but the Beat".
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Who: Skrillex
What: Made dubstep more mainstream. Song: "Bangarang" from the album: "Bangarang"
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What is the structure of dance music built on?
The building up and breaking down of textures
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What is a common influence for these songs?
The use of soul inspired vocals and/or sometimes rap
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Who perform these songs? How do they do this?
Often performed a DJ mixing the track with other similar tracks
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How many chords are usually repeated in dance music?
4
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What are often the keys of the songs?
Natural Majors or Minors
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The wide range of effects for dance music include...
Reverb, Delay, Chorus and Phaser
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What would the kick drums be doing in the songs?
A Four to the Floor kick drum beat with offbeat hihats
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Tempos are usually around...
100bpm - 180bpm, dependent on the style
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What type of chords and riffs are used?
Pad Chords and Synth Riffs
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Common use of...
Side-chain Compression; Heavily Compressed; Synth or Piano stabs; Heavily Synthesized intruments
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What: Has the worlds largest music collaboration (Over 4,000 artists). Song: "X-you" from the Album: "True".

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Who: Avicii

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What: Helped popularise the big beat genre (1990's to mainstream). Song: "Weapon of Choice" from the album: "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars".

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What: Allowed new artists to be featured on his tracks. Song: "Titanium" from the album "Nothing but the Beat".

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What: Made dubstep more mainstream. Song: "Bangarang" from the album: "Bangarang"

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