Tuesday, March 8, 2011
ELECTRO-HOP TAKING OVER THE AIRWAVES!!!
I am not a fan of trance or techno music that is all the rage nowadays...what happened to the club scenes where hip-hop was dominant in the scene? Now they usually play it doing the early hours, then when everyone is heavily inebriated, techno comes on and brings its cult following.
But lately I have been into ELECTRO-HOP which is the fusion of mostly techno and hip-hop. The movement was pioneered by Kraftwerk and further developed by Afrika Bambaataa. This style of hip-hop began underground in Southern Cali then has gained popularity universally. Electro hop features harsher synthesizer sounds than other hip-hop styles, using heavily distorted lead and bass sounds. When hearing this style of music, it transports you in a world full of color and lights that can last forever making you want to groove to every song.
The group that made me really interested in this style was LMFAO. Their songs are not only catchy but very danceable and have a great beat. Artists today that use this beat are the Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Far East Movement, Pharell Williams, Kid Cudi, David Guetta, even Kanye West. It's obvious this is the type of sound that is selling and becoming very popular amongst the masses because of it's fusion of many types of styles that people can relate to. Every mainstream radio station will play Electro-Hop, and the biggest names in music are putting out songs fitted in this category. ELECTRO-HOP PROMOTES PARTYING ALL DAY LONG!!!
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
ET - Katy Perry f/ Kanye West
Shut It Down - Pitbull f/ Akon
Bass Down Low - Dev f/ The Cataracts
Club Can't Handle Me - David Guetta f/ Flo Rida
Take Over Control - Afrojack f/ Eva Simmons
Getting Over You - David Guetta f/ Fergie, LMFAO, & Chris Willis
Hey Baby - Pitbull f/ T-Pain
Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5 f/ Rob Swire
You Just Do You, Imma Do Me