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Benga

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...The British dubstep producer Benga emerged from the country’s pirate radio scene to become one of the genre’s first innovators. Born in east London in 1986, Benga and his family relocated to the suburb of Croydon, where he would spend...

Skream

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...Skream is a London-based music producer and DJ who was the central figure in the development and popularity of the dubstep genre during the early 2000s. He has since been exploring other electronica genres such as house and techno. Skream...

Kode9

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...A pioneer in the dubstep scene, Scottish DJ Kode9, born Steve Goodman, combined musical production with critical philosophy to foment one of the most visible electric music genres in the 2000s. Born in Glasgow in 1973, Kode9 grew up within...

The (un)masked bard: Burial’s denied profile and the memory of English underground music

Mad Dogs and Englishness : Popular Music and English Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Intro (South London Boroughs) A train crosses South London, late at night, sharp and feline like a blade trimming a thick, dark velvet fabric. The vehicle is running fast, but the time inside seems to be flowing slow. As if it was covered...

Vimeo Killed the Video Star: Burial and the User-Generated Music Video

Daniel Cookney

Gina Arnold is Visiting Professor at the Evergreen State College in Washington, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The title I have used here does indeed allude to ‘Video Killed the Radio Star:’ the 1979 hit single by The Buggles that may very well lurk in the background of other sections within this book. With regard to this chapter’s content...

The Sonic Politics of Place: Dusk + Blackdown’s Margins Music (2008)

Carla J. Maier

Carla J. Maier is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Transcultural Sound Practices : British Asian Dance Music as Cultural Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter explores the relevant sound practices in Margins Music, the 2008 album by London-based producers Dan Frampton, also known as Dusk and Martin Clark, also known as Blackdown who form the production team Dusk + Blackdown...

Dubstep

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Dubstep is a genre of British electronic dance music (EDM) that emerged in the first decade of the twenty-first century, drawing direct inspiration from bass- and rhythm-centered music that preceded it in UK, Jamaican, US and European music...

Garage, UK

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The main stylistic precursor of UK garage was an American subgenre of house music associated with New York’s Paradise Garage venue, where the key DJ was Larry Levan. However, the DJ who is credited with defining US garage was Tony Humphries...