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