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Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.
All About Eve were an English rock band.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
AM:PM Records was the dance division of A&M Records Ltd in Great Britain.
Anywayawanna is the debut album by English dance and electronic music group The Beatmasters, released in 1989 on the Rhythm King label.
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his main alias Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born Cornish electronic musician best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and IDM during the 1990s.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
Peter Ford, better known as Baby Ford, is a British electronic music record producer, known particularly for his contributions to the birth of acid house.
Backlog is a joint compilation album by electronica musicians Leftfield and Djum Djum, released in 1992.
The Beatmasters are an English electronic music group who were successful as artists in their own right in the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Bedrock Records is an English record label for trance, house and techno started by Nick Muir and John Digweed.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Bertelsmann Music Group (abbreviated as BMG) was a division of German media company Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Japan's Sony Corporation of America on 1 October 2008.
Alison Moira Clarkson (born 6 March 1970 in Kensington, London) better known as Betty Boo, is an English singer, songwriter and pop rap artist.
Big Life was a record label established in 1987 by Jazz Summers and Tim Parry.
Bomb the Bass is an electronic music alias of English musician and producer Tim Simenon.
Boss Drum is the Shamen's 1992 album which features their hit UK number one single "Ebeneezer Goode".
Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced brighter, catchier alternative rock, partly in reaction to the popularity of the darker lyrical themes of the US-led grunge music, an alternative rock genre, and to the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
Chiswick is a district of west London, England.
Charles Louis Brown (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was an American guitarist, bandleader and singer who has garnered the honorific nickname "The Godfather of Go-Go".
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Cookie Crew were a rap music duo formed in Clapham, South London in 1983.
Cooltempo Records is a subsidiary of EMI.
Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Daniel Otto Junius Miller (born 14 February 1951 in Marylebone, London) is a British music producer and founder of Mute Records.
Dave Angel (born David Angelico Nicholas Gooden; 13 May 1966) is an English techno musician.
David Devant & His Spirit Wife are an indie/art rock band from Brighton, England.
Deconstruction Records is a British record label founded in 1987 by Pete Hadfield and Keith Blackhurst, together with Mike Pickering of M People.
Echobelly are a British rock band, debuting in 1994 with their album Everyone's Got One.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
FFRR Records is a dance music label run by English DJ Pete Tong.
Forgemasters was a British electronic music act composed of Robert Gordon, Winston Hazel and Sean Maher.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
Glenn Peter Gregory (born 16 May 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music career spans more than 30 years.
"Go" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released in March 1991 by record label Instinct as the first single from his self-titled debut album.
Heaven 17 are an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980.
Helen Terry (born 25 May 1956) is a British singer, known for her backing vocal work with Culture Club.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hip house, also known as rap house or house rap, is a musical genre that mixes elements of house music and hip hop.
Hot Fuss is the debut studio album by American rock band The Killers.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
"I Should Be So Lucky" is a 1987 song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut studio album Kylie (1988).
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Instinct Records is a New York City electronic-music record label that first gained prominence in 1989.
Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).
John Joseph Wardle (born 11 August 1958), known by the stage name Jah Wobble, is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer.
Jam & Spoon were a German electronic music duo formed in 1991 in Frankfurt.
Jaydee (born Robin Albers in 1956) is a Dutch house music producer and DJ.
Jive Records was an American record label under the RCA Music Group formed in 1981 by Zomba Records. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the label was best known for a string of successes with hip hop artists in the 1980s, and also in teen pop and boy bands during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jive Records operated as an independently managed label until 2003, when Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) acquired the remainder of its parent company Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which at the time was the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label with major-label distribution.
Joey Beltram (born September 6, 1971 in Queens, New York City, United States) is an American DJ and record producer, best known for the pioneering recordings "Energy Flash" and "Mentasm" and for remixing Human Resource's "Dominator".
John Foxx (born Dennis Leigh, 26 September 1947) is an English singer, artist, photographer and teacher.
John Reynolds is a record producer.
Junior Boy's Own is a London, UK-based record label specialising in dance music.
Kevin Paul Mooney (born 5 May 1962 in Greenwich, London, England) is an English-Irish rock bassist and guitarist who has worked with Adam Ant, Sinéad O'Connor, and others.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Leftfield are a British electronic music group formed in 1989.
Les Négresses Vertes, which formed in 1987, is a French music group that is best described as a fusion of world music and some aspects of alternative rock.
Leslie Winer is an American fashion model, musician and poet.
LFO were a British electronic music act on the Warp label.
For lists of record labels, see.
Lizard King Records is a New York and London-based independent label founded in 2002 by Martin Heath and Dominic Hardisty.
London Records is a record label in the U.K. that marketed records in the U.S, Canada, and Latin America from 1947 to 1979 before becoming semi-independent.
Marco Francesco Andrea Pirroni (born 27 April 1959, London, England) frequently credited simply as Marco, is an English guitarist, songwriter and record producer.
Mark Moore (born 12 January 1965) is a British dance music record producer and DJ.
Marrakesh Records is a small UK indie label which, in a previous guise as Lizard King, first signed The Killers.
Matthew James Ashman (3 November 1960 – 21 November 1995) – accessed June 2011 was an English guitarist with Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow.
Metalheadz is a drum and bass record label based in the United Kingdom.
Mo' Wax was a UK-based record label owned by James Lavelle, who founded it in 1992 with Tim Goldsworthy.
Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, and photographer known for his electronic music, veganism, and support of animal rights.
"More Than I Know" is the second single released under the Leftfield name.
Moving Shadow was an English jungle/drum and bass record label which was started in 1990 by Rob Playford.
Mute Records (simply known and stylized as mute) is a British independent record label owned and founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller.
Network Records, originally called Kool Kat Records, was an independent record label founded in Birmingham, England, in 1988 by Neil Rushton and Dave Barker.
George Evelyn, better known by his stage name Nightmares on Wax or DJ E.A.S.E., is a DJ and electronic music composer from Leeds, England.
Ninja Tune is an English independent record label based in London.
Nitzer Ebb are a British EBM group formed in 1982 by Essex school friends Vaughan "Bon" Harris (programming, synthesizers, drums, vocals), Douglas McCarthy (vocals), and David Gooday (drums).
"Not Forgotten" is the first single released under the Leftfield name; however, Paul Daley was not involved in the song's creation.
Novamute Records was the electronic dance music subsidiary of Mute Records, which was started in 1992.
Old-school hip hop (also spelled old skool) is a term describes the earliest commercially recorded hip hop music.
Perfecto Records is a United Kingdom-based trance record label, founded by Paul Oakenfold in 1989.
Perlon is an electronic music record label founded in Frankfurt, Germany, based in Berlin, and run by Zip and Markus Nikolai.
Plus 8 (also spelled as Plus8) is a Canadian techno record label, based in Windsor, Ontario.
Positiva Records is a subsidiary of EMI Records and concentrates on releasing dance music in the UK.
R&S Records is an independent record label founded in 1984 in Ghent, Belgium, R&S represents the initials of Renaat Vandepapeliere and Sabine Maes, the couple that created the label.
A rave (from the verb: to rave) is an organized dance party at a nightclub, outdoor festival, warehouse, or other private property typically featuring performances by DJs, playing a seamless flow of electronic dance music.
React Music Limited was a London-based independent record label that was formed in 1990 by James Horrocks and Thomas Foley.
Renegade Software was a UK-based games publisher, founded in 1991 by the Bitmap Brothers.
Renegade Soundwave (sometimes shortened to RSW) was an electronic music group.
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group.
S'Express (pronounced ess-express; sometimes spelled S'Xpress or S-Express; otherwise known as Victim of the Ghetto) were a British dance music act from the late 1980s, who had one of the earliest commercial successes in the acid house genre.
In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The She Rockers were a female hip hop trio from London, the most famous member of which was Betty Boo (born Alison Moira Clarkson, 6 March 1970, Kensington, London).
Sheep on Drugs are a British techno/Industrial music group, formed by Duncan X (King Duncan) (vocals) and Lee Fraser (a.k.a. Dead Lee) (guitar/keyboards) and currently composed of Fraser and Johnny Borden (vocals/keyboards).
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
Skint Records is a Brighton based dance music record label owned by JC Reid, Tim Jeffery and Damian Harris.
Soma Quality Recordings (more commonly known as Soma Records) is a Scottish techno and house label co-founded in 1991 by the electronic music duo Slam.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Steadman were a British indie rock band, formed in Hastings in 1998.
Suburban Base Records is one of the biggest British breakbeat hardcore, rave and jungle/drum and bass record labels.
Sweet Exorcist was a British music duo consisting of Richard Barratt (DJ Parrot) and Richard H. Kirk.
Taffy (born Katherine Quaye, 1963, New York) is an American Hi-NRG and Italo disco singer, best known for her 1980s hit, "I Love My Radio".
Talkin' Loud is a record label started by Gilles Peterson at Phonogram in 1990 after he left Acid Jazz Records.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
The Bitmap Brothers are a UK based video game developer founded in 1987.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) is a 1966 epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in their respective title roles.
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals).
The Shamen were a Scottish electronic dance music band, formed in 1986 in Aberdeen.
The Sisters of Mercy are an English gothic rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds.
The Sultans of Ping FC are an Irish band formed in 1988 by Niall O'Flaherty, Pat O'Connell, Paul Fennelly and Ger Lyons.
"Theme from S-Express" is an acid house song by British dance music band S'Express, from their debut studio album, Original Soundtrack.
Thomas Fehlmann (born 1957 in Zürich, Switzerland), is a Swiss-born composer/producer who lives in Berlin, Germany, and has been active in electronic music as far back as the 1980s.
Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, filmed by their production company AP Films (APF) and distributed by ITC Entertainment.
Tim Bricheno (born Timothy John Bricheno, 6 July 1963, Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English guitarist, songwriter and music teacher.
Tim Simenon (born 21 June 1967, Brixton, London) is an English musician, composer and record producer, known for his work as Bomb the Bass.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
Underground Resistance (commonly abbreviated to UR) is a musical collective from Detroit, Michigan, in the United States of America.
Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.
Wall of Sound is an independent record label based in London, England and was founded by Mark Jones in 1994.
Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.
Warp (also known as Warp Records) is an English independent record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989 by record store workers Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell and record producer Robert Gordon.
XL Recordings is a British independent record label founded in 1989 by Richard Russell, Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes.
Zero-G is a company developing sound libraries, sound effects and loops.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989.
4th & B'way Records (pronounced and spelled out completely as Fourth and Broadway Records in the UK) was a US-based subsidiary of Island Records that specialized in street-oriented music such as hip hop.