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electro-funk

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(Pop Music) a type of electronic music, originating in the 1980s, characterized by the use of synthesizers with a heavy rhythm and punctuated bass, often influenced by the genres of funk and hip-hop
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It also opened during daylight hours, offering all-day dance events when electro-funk emerged as the new club sound as synths and drum machines replaced live bands and expensive orchestras at the end of the 70s disco era.
Tonight the local experimental electro-funk band Sound of Thieves and the reggae band The Healers will perform at Home for Cooperation in Nicosia.
One visitor to the listening chamber enquired if it was some hitherto unreleased Michael Jackson on the turntable, and while there's nothing here that would warrant inclusion on Off The Wall, his breathy electro-funk is certainly worth a spin or two.
Most effective on the liquid electro-funk of Oino and Party Zute/Learning To Love, elsewhere it embraces pure electronica with varying results (Lorry Park channels Aphex Twin to pleasing effect but opener Occasion is less successful).
Add to this a shocking frizz of bright purple-grey hair, seductive shuffles across stages and a striking look that has led to her being compared to an 'electro-funk cleopatra' and you can understand what she means when she says she's committed to getting 'the mainstream to bend its ear to me rather than me do a back-bend to it.' And as her most recent gig at Glastonbury proved, when she played to a packed-out crowd on the Park Stage, and her incessant gig schedule, what she is doing certainly works.
It was a wrench for the man who pioneered mixing in this country, taught Fatboy Slim how to do it and was the first "dance music specialist" to work at Manchester's legendary Hacienda bringing the electro-funk sounds of New York to our shores.
RATING: 8/10 CHROMEO - White Women CANADIAN electro-funk duo Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg's CHROMEO - White Women CANADIAN electro-funk duo Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg's (Patrick Gemayel) fourth full-length studio album is less dancefloor-orientated than its predecessors, but the new material's blend of luxurious synths, easy listening melodies and wicked hooks proves surprisingly addictive.
RATING: 8/10 CHROMEO - White Women CANADIAN electro-funk duo Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg's (Patrick Gemayel) CHROMEO - White Women CANADIAN electro-funk duo Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg's (Patrick Gemayel) fourth full-length studio album is less dancefloor-orientated than its predecessors, but the new material's blend of luxurious synths, easy listening melodies and wicked hooks proves surprisingly addictive.
At the other end of the musical spectrum there's Fashion, an electro-funk romp with Nutini in playful mood, clearly having the time of his life alongside Janelle Monae, whose rap adds an entirely new dimension to the song.
FRESH from his vocal on Daft Punk's Get Lucky, Pharrell Williams pops up on this electro-funk groover.
The band's new fourth album, Rum & Coke blends a carnival atmosphere with bass heavy soul, ska, electro-funk and hip hop.
Among the batch of formidable contenders--which includes Rihanna, Madonna, Daft Punk, Hot Chip, and breakout pop star Lady Gaga--is a flashy, Sydney-born gay singer-songwriter who is relatively unknown in the United States: 26-year-old Sam Sparro, who scored a nomination for his propulsive electro-funk single "Black and Gold."
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