genre project

Choose two genres from the given list. Write 3-6 paragraphs about each genre. The document should contain relevant historical, cultural, technological, and/or biographical information about the genre and the artists involved. Include youtube links to musical examples, interviews, etc. and any sources, you find pertinent to your topics. I have included key terms and artists associated with each genre that may help guide your research.


Krautrock – related terms, tech, and artists: Motorik, 808, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Autobahn, Stockhausen/WDR, West Germany

Disco – related terms: tech, and artists: Abba, four on the floor, Bee Gees, Saturday Night Fever, Discotheque, The Day Disco Died, Studio 54, NYC

Jamaican Dub – related terms, tech, and artists: riddim, toasting, dub, King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, Sleng Teng, dub, block parties, Kingston

Synth Pop –related terms, tech, and artists: Gary Numan, MTV, Music Video, A-Ha, Depeche Mode, Devo, UK

House – related terms, tech, and artists: The Warehouse, Frankie “Knuckles,” bpm, Trax Records, layering, Chicago, bpm

Techno – related terms, tech, and artists: The Bellville Three, Detroit, Experimentation, four on the floor, bpm

Hip Hop – related terms, tech, and artists: Four elements of Hip Hop, 808, Sylvia Robinson, sound systems, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, SugarHill Gang, Kingston, The Bronx

Industrial – related terms, tech, and artists: Throbbing Gristle, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, antiestablishment, nihilism, goth culture, drama, noise, feedback/white noise, UK, Chicago, NYC

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