Keyboard Presents the Evolution of Electronic Dance Music

Keyboard Presents the Evolution of Electronic Dance Music

by Ernie Rideout (Editor)


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, June 27


(Keyboard Presents). From its roots in 1970s New York disco and '80s Detroit techno to today's international, mainstream explosion of such genres as house, trance & dubstep, electronic dance music has reshaped the popular musical landscape. This book digs deep through the archives of Keyboard magazine to unearth the insider history of the art and technology of the EDM movement, written as it happened. We hear from the artists who defined the genre (Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, Deadmau5, BT, Kraftwerk and more). Revisit the most significant synths, beatboxes, and musical tools that made the music possible, through the eyes of those who first played them. Learn the history, then the expert techniques behind the music, so you can apply the same craft to your own music and mixes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617130199
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Keyboard Presents Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,289,419
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Kraftwerk 2

"Electronic Minstrels Of The Global Village" Jim Aikin, Keyboard, March 1982

2 Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, The Units, Wall Of Voodoo, Japan, Our Daughters Wedding 14

"New Synthesizer Rock" Robert Doerschuk, Keyboard, June 1982

"New Order: Oh The Fringe Of Techno Punk" Lee Sherman, Keyboard, April 1987

3 The Ethnomusicology Of Dance Music 34

"Denise Dalphond Goes Inside EDM Culture's Roots" Peter Kirn, June 2011

4 M. Frankie Knuckles, Jesse Saunders, Farley "Jackmastfr" Funk 44

"The Fathers Of Chicago House" Greg Rule, Keyboard, August 1997

5 Juan Atkins 54

"Juan Atkins: Techno Starts Here" Robert Doerschuk, Keyboard, July 1995

6 Electronic Body Music 66

"Front 242: The Aggressive Edge Of Rhythm And The Power Of Recycled Culture" Robert Doerschuk, Keyboard, September 1989

"The Art Of Extreme Noise" Francis Preve, Keyboard, September 2003

7 Rise Of The Machines 86

"Roland Cr-78, Tr-808, And Tr-909: Classic Beat Boxes" Mark Vail, Keyboard, May 1994

"Akai Mpc60" Freff, Keyboard, November 1988

"Propellerhead: Propelling Changes" Mark Vail, Keyboard, April 1999

8 Sampling Nation 104

"?They're Making Samplers Wrong': Six Techno Sampleheads Dump The Digital Garbage" Greg Rule, Keyboard, May 1994

9 Charlie Clouser On Techno 114

"Techno How-To" Charlie Clouser, Keyboard, September 1993

10 The Orb 124

"Inside The Ambient Techno Ultraworld" Robert Doerschuk, Keyboard, June 1995

11 Orbital, Meat Beat Manifesto, Underworld 134

"Plugged!" Greg Rule Caspar Melville, Keyboard, October 1996

12 Aphex Twin 150

"Still Hacking After All These Years" By Greg Rule, Keyboard, April 1997

13 Chemical Brothers 154

"Water Into Acid: The Chemical Brothers Blow Up" By Greg Rule, Keyboard, June 1997

14 Daft Punk 166

"Robopop: Part Man, Part Machine, All Daft Punk" By Chris Gill, Remix, May 2001

15 Richie Hawtin And John Acqijavix/A 176

"The Sounds Of Science: Richie Hawtin Puts The Tech In Techno" Chris Gill, Keyboard, December 2001

16 BT 186

"The Mind of BT" Stephen Fortner, Keyboard, December 2005

17 Amon Tobin 194

"The Big Score" Bill Murphy, Remix, April 2007

18 Flying Lotus 202

"Flying Lotus: Darkness And Light" Noah Levine, Remix, August 2008

"Flying Lotus: On Splicing Bebop And Hip-Hop DNA" Drew Hinshaw, Keyboard, July 2010

19 Autechre 208

"Autechre: Easy To Be Hard" Ken Micallef, Remix, April 2008

"5 Questions With Rob Brown Of Autechre" Greg Rule, Keyboard, June 1996

20 Crystal Method 216

"Crystal Method: United Synths, Divided Night" Peter Kirn, Keyboard, November 2009

21 Robert Henke (Monolake) 224

"The Composer, Artist, And Ableton Live Imagineer Looks To The Future" Peter Kirn, June 2011

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews