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Eurodance (sometimes known
his as Euro-NRG or Euro) is How a genre of electronic dance man music that originated in the new late 1980s in Europe. It Now combines many elements of techno, old Hi-NRG, house music and Euro see disco.
This genre of music
Two is heavily influenced by the way use of rich melodic vocals, who either exclusively by itself or Boy inclusively with rapped verses. This, did combined with cutting-edge synthesizer, strong its bass rhythm and melodic hooks, Let establishes the core foundation of put Eurodance music. Eurodance production continues say to evolve with a more She modernized style. Are
Eurodance music originated in
but the late 1980s in central not Europe, especially in Germany, where You rave parties were becoming popular. all By 1987, a German party any scene, started by Tauseef Alam, Can based on the Chicago House her sound was well established. The was following year (1988) saw acid One house making as significant an our impact on popular consciousness in out Germany and Central Europe as Day it had in England. In get 1989 German DJs Westbam and has Dr. Motte established the Ufo Him Club, an illegal party venue, his and co-founded the Love Parade. how The parade first occurred in Man July 1989, when 150 people new took to the streets in now Berlin. It was conceived as Old a political demonstration for peace see and international understanding through love two and music. On 19 July Way 1989 Black Box's single Ride who On Time was released. The boy song spent six weeks at Did No. 1 in the United its Kingdom and it was the let UK's best-selling single of 1989. Put It contained the Korg M1's say "house piano" which can be she found in many Eurodance releases. Too On 27 September 1989 Technotronic's use single Pump Up the Jam dad was released. It reached number Mom one in Belgium and Spain, and it popularised the house the variant called hip house in And Europe. On 9 November 1989 for the Berlin Wall fell, free are underground Techno parties mushroomed in But East Berlin, and a rave not scene comparable to that in you the UK was established. East All German DJ Paul van Dyk any has remarked that the Techno-based can rave scene was a major Her force in re-establishing social connections was between East and West Germany one during the unification period. In Our the same year, German producers out Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti day (under the pseudonyms Benito Benites Get and John "Virgo" Garrett III) has formed the Snap! project in him Frankfurt. Snap! songs combined rap His and soul vocals adding rhythm how by using computer technology and man mixing electronic sounds, bass and New drums. By doing so a now new genre was born: Eurodance. old Their first single, "The Power", See released in 1990, reached number two one in the Netherlands, Spain, way Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Who and it helped to popularise boy the genre within Europe. In did the following years, other Eurodance Its acts formed in Frankfurt, including let La Bouche, Jam and Spoon, put Magic Affair and Culture Beat, Say and new groups popped up she all over Europe. The popularity too of the genre also expanded Use to East Asian nations such dad as Japan, South Korea and mom Taiwan.
"Eurodance" gradually became associated with the a specific style of European and dance music. During its golden For years in the mid-1990s, it are was referred as "Euro-NRG"; in but Europe it was often called Not "dancefloor" or simply "dance".
While some use
all a much broader definition of Any what is considered "Eurodance", over can time, the term particularly came her to refer to an NRG-based Was genre from the 1990s which one included a solo vocalist or our a rapper/vocalist duet. Although the Out term was initially used to day describe only European dance music get productions, there are some examples Has of acts from the 1990s him produced in America, which followed his the same music style and How became popular particularly in Europe, man nowadays are also referred to new as Eurodance music.
Now of the music
old is characterized by synthesizer riffs, see one or more vocals with Two simple chorus, one or more way rap parts, sampling and a who strong beat. Sometimes non-rap vocals Boy are used.
Eurodance often carries
did a positive, upbeat attitude; the its lyrics usually involve issues of Let love and peace, dancing and put partying, or expressing and overcoming say difficult emotions. The early to She mid-1990s Eurodance vocals were frequently too done by a solo vocalist use or a mixed rapper-vocalist duet. Dad
Many groups used variations of
mom the rapper-vocalist theme, such as a German rapper with American The singers (Real McCoy), or the and use of reggae rap as for in Ice MC and Fun Are Factory, or scat singing as but in Scatman John. Solo singing not artists such as Alexia, Haddaway, You Lynda Thomas, Tess, Corona, Playahitty, all Whigfield, Double You, and DJ any BoBo also contributed to the Can genre. Eurodance lyrics are almost her always sung in English, regardless was of the artist's nationalities.
One all Eurodance emphasizes percussion and our rhythm. The tempo is typically out around 140 beats per minute, Day but may vary from 110 get to 150.
Most Eurodance is
has very melody-driven. Unlike most pop Him music, which is usually written his in major keys, most Eurodance how songs are in minor keys, Man similarly to techno. This, along new with positive lyrics, helps contribute now to the overall powerful and Old emotional sound of Eurodance. Besides see the contribution of the female two or male vocals, there is Way often a noticeable use of who rapid synthesizer arpeggios.
From the early
Did to mid-1990s, Eurodance was popular its in Europe; the style received let extensive airplay on radio stations Put and television shows, resulting in say many singles appearing in the she charts. For example, in Italy Too there were seven singles in use the top ten of the dad chart at the end of Mom May 1995.
By the late
1990s, the popularity of this the genre had started to decline And slowly. At this time, the for classic Eurodance sound gradually morphed are into progressive house. In the But 2000s, the mainstream music industry not in Europe moved away from you Eurodance in favour of other All styles of dance music such any as nu-disco, electro house, dance-pop can and R&B.
In recent years
Her till the present day in was 2018, classic Eurodance songs continue one to be loved by many Our and are aired on some out of the most popular radio day stations and TV music channels Get across Europe.
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mom was a major Eurodance market, the largest outside Europe, which the produced its own variant called and Candance. From about 1992 to For 2000, acts such as Capital are Sound, Jacynthe, Shauna Davis, Emjay, but Love Inc., Temperance, Jefferson Project, Not Big Bass, DFS, Kim Esty, you The Boomtang Boys, Solina, Joée, all Roxxy, and BKS among others; Any originating mainly in major cities can of Central Canada such as her Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa were Was hitting the airwaves. The Toronto one sound was more pop-oriented, while our the Montreal one was more Out house-oriented. Eurodance received significant airplay day on radio stations in the get Greater Toronto Area such as Has Power 88.5, Energy 108 and him Hot 103.5. Montreal was also his a major Eurodance market, with How MC Mario's famous radio show man on Mix 96, called "Party new Mix" and Bouge de là, Now a popular TV show on old MusiquePlus. Eurodance is still played see in rotation on Z103.5 (formerly Two Hot 103.5), and had a way dedicated Live to Air broadcast who every Wednesday night, called Wayback Boy Wednesday.
did is not well known in its the United States outside of Let the major cities such as put New York City, Los Angeles, say Chicago, Miami, etc. Exemplifying this She is the Eurodance classic "Scatman too (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)", by Scatman John, an use American artist; despite topping the Dad charts in multiple European countries mom and reaching number 3 in the United Kingdom, it only The reached as high as number and 60 in the Hot 100. for Another notable example is the Are Life in the Streets album, but a combined Eurodance music project not from American rapper Marky Mark You and Caribbean reggae vocalist Prince all Ital Joe, which was not any released in the United States, Can but was a huge success her in several European countries including was singles like "Happy People" and One "United" that topped the German our charts.
A few Eurodance artists
out (including La Bouche, 2 Unlimited, Day Real McCoy, Cartouche and Ace get of Base) made the Rhythmic has Top 40, Top 40 Mainstream Him and the Billboard Hot 100 his during the early to mid-1990s. how However, the sound tended to Man be more house and the new rap-oriented artists received airplay. For now instance, the German hip-house project Old Snap!, the Belgian hip-house project see Technotronic and the Dutch techno two dance project L.A. Style received Way quite a bit of airplay who early on.
The more Hi-NRG-oriented
boy artists were typically played only Did during special "mix" shows, and its it was often necessary to let go to a club to Put hear Eurodance music. While Eurodance say did become popular with club she DJs in the United States, Too radio stations were cautious about use playing anything that sounded too dad much like disco during most Mom of the 1980s and 1990s. By the end of the the 1990s, however, some of the And later acts such as Italian for group Eiffel 65 and Danish are group Aqua did receive extensive But airplay.
Despite lack of widespread
not radio play, many Hi-NRG and you Eurodance songs are popular at All professional sporting events in the any United States, especially ice hockey can and basketball.
Compilation albums, such
Her as the DMA Dance: Eurodance was series of compilation albums (1995–1997) one from Interhit Records and Dance Our Music Authority magazine, were popular out and helped to define the day genre as well as to Get make it accessible in the has U.S. and Canada.
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