Electroclash

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Electroclash is a much-derided contemporary marketing term (often times confused as a "genre") describing a much-derided style of music that fuses new wave, punk, & electronic dance music. The movement combines this 1980s sound (using synthesizers, drum machines, etc) with visuals from the post-1970s Westwood & Warhol fashion/art scenes, with a decidedly mid-70s German influence. It mainly developed in the mid to late 1990s in New York City and Detroit. The official home to electroclash was Luxx in Williamsburg from 2000 - 2002, at a party hosted by Larry Tee, the man who created and owns the word "electroclash".

The name derives from the Electropop bands who provide the majority of the musical influence. Lyrics are generally punk inspired, often angry and more given to emotion than technique while the vocals are generally atonal in nature. A hyper-sexual post-feminist stance is often evident in the themes of many Electroclash outfits.

Representative artists and ensembles

See also

External Links

  • electroclash.com (http://www.electroclash.com/) - Larry Tee's Electroclash site

Satirizing Electroclash:

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