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Electronic Music History and Today’s Best Modern Proponents!

ultramax | 4 listopada 2020

Electronic music history pre-dates the rock and roll era by decades. Most of us were not even on this planet when it began its often obscure, under-appreciated and misunderstood development. Today, this 'other worldly’ body of sound which began close to a century ago, may no longer appear strange and unique as new generations have accepted much of it as mainstream, but it’s had a bumpy road and, in finding mass audience acceptance, a slow one.

Many musicians – the modern proponents of electronic music – developed a passion for analogue synthesizers in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s with signature songs like Gary Numan’s breakthrough, 'Are Friends Electric?’. It was in this era that these devices became smaller, more accessible, more user friendly and more affordable for many of us. In this article I will attempt to trace this history in easily digestible chapters and offer examples of today’s best modern proponents.

To my mind, this was the beginning of a new epoch. To create electronic music, it was no longer necessary to have access to a roomful of technology in a studio or live. Hitherto, this was solely the domain of artists the likes of Kraftwerk, whose arsenal of electronic instruments and custom built gadgetry the rest of us could only have dreamed of, even if we could understand the logistics of their functioning. Having said this, at the time I was growing up in the 60’s & 70’s, I nevertheless had little knowledge of the complexity of work that had set a standard in previous decades to arrive at this point.

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    01. ERA
    Alexander Popov

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    01. ODIN (KOSMONOVA REMIX)
    BEAM , KOSMONOVA

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    02. ODIN (KOSMONOVA EDIT)
    BEAM , KOSMONOVA

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    03. Odin (Chris SX Radio Edit )
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    04. Odin ( Chris SX Remix )
    Beam , Chris SX

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    05. ODIN (VIDEO MIX)(REMASTERED 2021)
    BEAM

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    06. ODIN (MICHAEL URGACZ VS SEAN TYAS EDIT)(REMASTERED 2021)
    BEAM , MICHAEL URGACZ VS SEAN TYAS

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    07. ODIN (ORIGINAL VOCAL EXODUS)(REMASTERED 2021)
    BEAM

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    08. ODIN (MICHAEL URGACZ VS SEAN TYAS REMIX) (REMASTERED 2021)
    BEAM , MICHAEL URGACZ VS SEAN TYAS

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    09. ODIN (BEN VAN GOSH x DJ WEICHEI REMIX RADIO)
    BEAM , BEN VAN GOSH x DJ WEICHEI

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    10. ODIN (BEN VAN GOSH x DJ WEICHEI REMIX)
    BEAM , BEN VAN GOSH x DJ WEICHEI

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    11. ODIN (RUESCHE x BOOTMASTERS REMIX)
    BEAM , RUESCHE x BOOTMASTERS

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    Next DJ pres. We Love Trance 453
    Next DJ

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    BERNARD DRAGO WARSAW BY NIGHT PROGRESSIVE
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    The Prestige – Defect Mind 2020 mix one
    The Prestige

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    Future Sound Of Egypt 650 – The Phoenix (CD 2 )
    The Phoenix

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    Future Sound Of Egypt 650 – The Phoenix (CD 1)
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    Paul Kalkbrenner – Øostil – OIBAF&WALLEN – Fabrication ◆ Judgement Day (Electro Junkiee Mix)

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    ARMADA CHRISTMAS DINNER MIX
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