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"Heroes" is the 12th studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on RCA Records on 14 October 1977.
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name.
A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and his brother Alister "Ali" James Score (drums), with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).
A-ha (usually stylized as a-ha) is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982.
ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Adult (stylized as ADULT.) is an American band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1998.
is a Japanese singer.
Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet (born 18 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alphaville is a German synthpop/new wave band which gained popularity in the 1980s.
Alternative dance is a genre that mixes alternative or indie rock with post-disco dance music.
Simon Andrew Clark is an English keyboard and synthesizer player best known for working alongside guitarist Bill Nelson in art rock band Be-Bop Deluxe and their synthpop offshoot Red Noise.
George Andrew McCluskey (born 24 June 1959 in Heswall, Cheshire) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer who is best known as the singer, bass guitarist and co-founder of synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).
Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
Anomie is a "condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals".
Anything Box is an Electronic/Synthpop/Garage Rock musical group originally from Paterson, New Jersey and now based in Orange County, California.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
"Are 'Friends' Electric?" is a 1979 song by the English band Tubeway Army.
ARP Instruments, Inc. was an American manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, founded by Alan Robert Pearlman The name of founder Alan Robert Pearlman seems to be sometimes possibly incorrectly described as "Alan Richard Pearlman", as seen as below.
Art pop (also typeset as art-pop or artpop) is a loosely defined style of pop music influenced by pop art's integration of high and low culture, and which emphasizes the manipulation of signs, style, and gesture over personal expression.
Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist, experimental, or unconventional elements.
"Autobahn" is a song by German electronic band Kraftwerk, composed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider of the band, with Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics.
Azul y Negro is a Spanish synthpop music duo that was founded in 1981 by Carlos García-Vaso, a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, and Joaquin Montoya: (b. 1950 Cartagena).
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Breakfast is a British morning television programme on BBC One and BBC News.
BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.
BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
was an English band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.
Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.
"Being Boiled" is a song by the British synthpop band The Human League.
Berlin Blondes were a new wave/synth-pop group from Glasgow which formed in 1978.
The Berlin Trilogy consists of three consecutively released studio albums by English singer and songwriter David Bowie: Low (1977), "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979).
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
Bill Nelson (born William Nelson, 18 December 1948, Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England) is an English singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, painter, video artist, writer and experimental musician.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
BlackBook is an arts and culture magazine published biannually and at bbook.com.
Blancmange are an English synth-pop band that formed in Harrow, London in 1979.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.
Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded <!-- DO NOT CAPITALIZE -->the Beach Boys.
British pop music is popular music, produced commercially in the United Kingdom.
Broadcast are an English indie electronic band, founded in Birmingham, England in 1995 by Trish Keenan (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and James Cargill (bass).
Bronski Beat is a British synthpop trio which achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy", from their debut album The Age of Consent, which was their only US Billboard Hot 100 single.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.
C.C.C.P. is a German synthpop act led by Rasputin Stoy.
Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson.
Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Camouflage is a German new wave trio consisting of lead singer Marcus Meyn (b. May 2, 1966), Heiko Maile and Oliver Kreyssig.
Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums).
is a Japanese electronica band consisting of record producer Yasutaka Nakata and vocalist Toshiko Koshijima.
"Cars" is a song by English musician Gary Numan.
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Celebrate the Nun was a German synthpop band founded by H. P. Baxxter, Rick J. Jordan, Britt Maxime (Britt Geerdes, sister of H.P.) and Slin Tompson (Nils Enghusen, formerly with The P.O.X.) in 1985.
Cetu Javu was a German synthpop band which released songs between 1987 and 1994.
Chicks on Speed is a feminist music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and New Yorker Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.
Chillwave is a music microgenre that emerged in the late 2000s.
Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is made for programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines.
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Chvrches (pronounced "churches"; stylised as CHVRCHΞS) are a Scottish synth-pop band from Glasgow, formed in September 2011.
Clash is a music and fashion magazine and website based in the United Kingdom.
Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies.
Cut Copy (sometimes stylised as Cut/Copy) are an Australian electronic music band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford (vocals, keyboards and guitar).
Cybotron were a pioneering and influential American electro music group formed in 1980 by Juan Atkins and Richard "3070" Davis in Detroit.
Dailymotion is a video-sharing technology platform.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
Dare (released as Dare! in the US) is the third studio album by British synthpop band The Human League.
Dark wave is a music genre that emerged from the new wave and post-punk movement of the late 1970s.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Dead or Alive was an English pop band, formed in 1980 in Liverpool.
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980.
Detroit techno is a type of techno music that generally includes the first techno productions by Detroit-based artists during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Devo (originally) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973.
"Die Young" is a song by American recording artist Kesha.
Digital audio is audio, or simply sound, signal that has been recorded as or converted into digital form, where the sound wave of the audio signal is encoded as numerical samples in continuous sequence, typically at CD audio quality which is 16 bit sample depth over 44.1 thousand samples per second.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
"Disco Inferno" is a song by American disco band The Trammps from their 1976 fourth studio album of the same name.
Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.
Harris Glenn Milstead, better known by his stage name Divine (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), was an American actor, singer, and drag queen.
"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
A dominatrix, plural dominatrixes or dominatrices, is a woman who takes the dominant role in BDSM activities.
"Don't Leave Me This Way" is a song written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert.
"Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
Drastic Plastic is the last album by band released in February 1978.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Electro house is a form of house music characterized by a prominent bassline or kick drum and a tempo between 125 and 135 beats per minute.
Electroclash (also known as synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau disco, and the new new wave) is a genre of music that fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music.
In engineering, electromechanics combines processes and procedures drawn from electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
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.
Electropop is a variant of synth-pop that places more emphasis on a harder, electronic sound.
EMF are a British alternative rock band from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, who came to prominence at the beginning of the 1990s.
Empire of the Sun are an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007.
Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.
f(x) (Hangul: 에프엑스) is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009.
Faggot, often shortened to fag, is a pejorative term used chiefly in North America primarily to refer to a gay male.
Faust (English: "fist") are a German krautrock band.
Felix da Housecat (born Felix Stallings Jr., August 25, 1971, Chicago, Illinois) is an American DJ and record producer, mostly known for house music and electro.
"Fireflies" is the debut single from American electronica project Owl City's album Ocean Eyes.
Fischerspooner is an electroclash duo and performance troupe formed in 1998 in New York City.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Vincent James Turner (born 9 October 1985), better known by his stage name Frankmusik (and between 2011 and 2012, by the name Vincent Did It), is an English synthpop musician.
Freedom of Choice is the third studio album by the American new wave band Devo.
A funhouse or fun house is an amusement facility found on amusement park and funfair midways in which patrons encounter and actively interact with various devices designed to surprise, challenge, and amuse the visitor.
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).
Futurepop is an electronic music genre, an outgrowth of EBM, that evolved in the late 1990s with groups like VNV Nation, Covenant, and Apoptygma Berzerk.
Game (capitalized as GAME) is the debut studio album by Japanese girl group Perfume.
Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.
A gender bender (LGBT slang: one who genderfucks) is a person who disrupts, or "bends", expected gender roles.
Gershon Kingsley (born Götz Gustav Ksinski; October 28, 1922) is a contemporary German-American composer, is a pioneer of electronic music and the Moog synthesizer and founder of the First Moog Quartet, as a partner in the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley, and writer of rock-inspired compositions for Jewish religious ceremonies.
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer.
Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment.
Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Heartland rock is a genre of rock music that is exemplified by singer-songwriters Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.
Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Hikashu (ヒカシュー) are a Japanese rock band led by pseudo-Kabuki vocalist, Makigami Koichi, known for their highly experimental music.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
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.
Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima My Love; 二十四時間の情事 Nijūyojikan'nojōji, Twenty-four-hour affair) is a 1959 French Left Bank drama film directed by French film director Alain Resnais, with a screenplay by Marguerite Duras.
A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".
Hot Butter was an American instrumental cover band fronted by the keyboard player Stan Free.
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.
John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British singer, musician and songwriter.
Hurts are an English synth-pop duo formed in Manchester in 2009, consisting of singer Theo Hutchcraft and multi-instrumentalist Adam Anderson.
"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon ") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.
"I Feel Love" is a song by Donna Summer, with production by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
"I Ran (So Far Away)", also released as "I Ran", is a song by English new wave band A Flock of Seagulls.
I-f (also Interr-Ference) is the stage name of Ferenc E. van der Sluijs, a Dutch producer and DJ based in The Hague.
Mayu Nakazawa (中澤真由 Nakazawa Mayu), known by the stage name immi, is a Japanese Electronica singer and songwriter.
In a Model Room is the debut album of Japanese band P-Model.
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.
Information Society (also known as InSoc) is an American band originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, initially active from 1982 to 1997, primarily consisting of Kurt Harland Larson, Paul Robb, and James Cassidy; the latter two reconvened the band in 2006, initially with Christopher Anton as lead vocalist, then with Harland rejoining them as lead vocalist by 2008.
Into the Gap is the fourth studio album by the British pop group Thompson Twins.
, often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music, and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.
iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001.
Izitso is the tenth studio album released by the British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) in April 1977.
J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.
Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, 1946) is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine.
Japan were an English band formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Mick Karn (bass guitar).
Jay Sean (born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti; 26 March 1981) is a British singer and songwriter.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jean-Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer.
Jessica Ellen Cornish (born 27 March 1988), known professionally as Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter.
Juan Atkins (born December 9, 1962) is an American musician.
"Just Dance" is the debut single by American singer Lady Gaga.
Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay.
K-pop (abbreviation of Korean pop) characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements.
Ryan Gary Raddon (born February 25, 1971), better known by his stage name Kaskade, is an American DJ, record producer and remixer.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge.
Kesha Rose Sebert (born March 1, 1987; formerly stylized as Ke$ha) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
Kon Kan is a Canadian synthpop project conceived and formed in 1988 by Barry Harris in Toronto, Ontario.
Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
Krautrock (also called " ", cosmic music") is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the late 1960s.
Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子 Takemura Kiriko, born January 29, 1993), known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Kanji: きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), is a Japanese singer, model, and blogger.
La Roux is an English synth-pop act formed in 2006 by singer Eleanor "Elly" Jackson and record producer Ben Langmaid.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Phillipa Margaret "Pip" Brown (born 13 July 1979), better known by her stage name Ladyhawke, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Ladytron are a British electronic band formed in Liverpool in 1999.
Lali Puna is a Munich-based electropop band originally from Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany.
Latin soul (and related Boogaloo) was a short lived musical genre which developed in the 1960s in New York City.
Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, critic, author, and musician.
Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.
The Britannia series is a series of documentaries from BBC Four that began in 2005.
Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984), better known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ.
LMFAO (Laughing My Freaking A** Off) was an American electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle Redfoo and nephew SkyBlu.
Lodger is the 13th studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Low is the 11th studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on RCA Records on 14 January 1977.
M83 are a French electronic music project currently based in Los Angeles.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond, (born 9 July 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.
Martin Lee Gore (born 23 July 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ.
is a Japanese pop singer.
The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England, in 1963.
A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.
Men Without Hats are a Canadian new wave/synthpop group, originally from Montreal, Quebec.
Michael Anthony Farren (3 September 1943 – 27 July 2013) was an English journalist, author and singer associated with counterculture and the UK underground.
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.
The Minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by Bill Hemsath and Robert Moog.
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queens, New York.
Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen.
Moog synthesizer (pronounced; often anglicized to, though Robert Moog preferred the former) may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers.
Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV.
A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
The Musicians' Union (MU) is an organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business.
Neon Indian is an American electronic music band from Denton, Texas.
"Never Can Say Goodbye" is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5.
New Pop was a British-centric pop music movement consisting of ambitious, DIY-minded artists who achieved commercial success in the early 1980s through sources such as MTV.
The New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
Nicholas David Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Nu metal (also known as nü-metal and) is a subgenre of that combines elements of with elements of other music genres such as hip hop, alternative rock, funk, industrial and grunge.
Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978.
, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool were an English synthpop group from Camden, London, made up of Caan Capan, Charles Haddon and Joe Hutchinson.
Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is one of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.
P-Model (also typset as P-MODEL and P. Model) was a Japanese electronic rock band started in 1979 by frontman Susumu Hirasawa.
is the debut studio album by Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, released on May 23, 2012.
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Merrill Beth Nisker (born 11 November 1966), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist.
is a Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto ("Nocchi"), Yuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka") and Ayaka Nishiwaki ("A~chan").
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
Peter Schilling (born Pierre Michael Schilling; January 28, 1956) is a German synthpop musician whose songs often feature science-fiction themes (aliens, astronauts, nuclear holocaust, etc.). Schilling was born in Stuttgart, Germany.
Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.
Plastics, or The Plastics, were a short-lived Japanese new wave music group prominent in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
In music, polyphony is one type of musical texture, where a texture is, generally speaking, the way that melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic aspects of a musical composition are combined to shape the overall sound and quality of the work.
Polyphony is a property of musical instruments that means that they can play multiple independent melody lines simultaneously.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.
"Popcorn" is an early synth-pop instrumental, composed by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 and first appearing on his album Music to Moog By.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.
Post-grunge is a derivative of grunge and a style of alternative rock and hard rock that began in the 1990s.
Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
Propaganda are a German synthpop group, formed in 1982.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a public university with two campuses located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Ratatat is a Brooklyn-based electronic rock duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar, melodica, synthesizers, percussion) and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers, percussion).
Red Flag is a synthpop duo founded in 1984 in San Diego by brothers Chris and Mark Reynolds.
Richard Harold Kirk (born 21 March 1956) is an English musician who has specialised in electronic music since the 1970s.
Richard William Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician, composer, singer, and songwriter.
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Robert Arthur Moog ("mogue"; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.
The Roland Rhythm 77 (TR-77) drum machine was Roland's first product and was released in 1972.
The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and discontinued in 1983.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
Roots rock is rock music that looks back to rock's origins in folk, blues and country music.
Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson.
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.
Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra (born 18 May 1962), is a German pop singer who enjoyed a mainstream popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s with a string of European hit singles, produced by her then-husband and musical partner, Michael Cretu, most notably "(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena" (1985), "In the Heat of the Night" (1985), "Everlasting Love" (1987), "Secret Land" (1988), "Hiroshima" (1990) and "Don't Be Aggressive" (1992).
The Santa Barbara Independent is a news, arts, and alternative newspaper published every Thursday in Santa Barbara, California, United States.
Saori@destiny (born June 10, year unknown) is a Japanese electronica artist, who was produced by Terukado Ōnishi during her time as a major-label artist, who also produces Aira Mitsuki.
Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes on vocals and Daniel Jones on instruments.
, stylized as SAWA also see (https://m.facebook.com/sawa.palace/), is an Arabic singer and songwriter who debuted in 2008 famous for elaab yalaa on the stage of SAWA.
Schaffel (the German spelling to match the English pronunciation of "shuffle") is a style in progressive electronic music in which the beat is shuffled hard.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
The Second British Invasion refers to music acts from the United Kingdom that became popular in the United States from the middle of 1982 into late 1986, primarily due to the cable music channel MTV.
Seventeen is an American teen magazine.
Shiny Toy Guns is an American rock band that formed in 2002 in Los Angeles, California.
Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.
Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.
Solid State Survivor is the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Sound & Vision is an American magazine, purchased by AVTech Media Ltd.
Spandau Ballet are an English band formed in Islington, London in 1979.
Sparks are an American pop and rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals).
Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech.
Stanley "Stan" Free (born Friedland) (April 12, 1922 – August 17, 1995) was a New York City-based jazz musician, composer, conductor and arranger.
Stereolab were an English-French avant-pop band from London, formed in 1990 by Tim Gane (guitar/keyboards) and Lætitia Sadier (vocals/keyboards/guitar) who both remained at the songwriting helm across many line-up changes.
Suicide is the debut album from the American rock band Suicide.
Suicide was an American musical duo intermittently active between 1970 and 2016, composed of vocalist Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev.
Sweet Vacation（スウィート・バケイション）is a Japanese music unit made of members Hayakawa Daichi and Thai vocalist May.
Switched-On Bach is the first studio album by the American musician and composer Wendy Carlos, released under her birth name Walter Carlos in October 1968 by Columbia Records.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
Synthwave (also called outrun, retrowave and futuresynth) is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games.
Jacob Taio Cruz (born Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere; 23 April) is an English singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.
"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha.
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.
Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
Telex was a Belgian synthpop group formed in 1978 by Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, with the intention of "making something really European, different from rock, without guitar — and the idea was electronic music".
The Age of Consent is the debut album by synthpop band Bronski Beat (Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbachek and Jimmy Somerville), released on London Records on 15 October 1984.
The Age of Plastic is the debut studio album by the British new wave duo The Buggles, composed of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.
The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.
The Beach Boys Love You is the 21st studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on April 11, 1977.
The Bravery was an American rock band formed in New York City in 2003 that consisted of lead vocalist Sam Endicott, guitarist Michael Zakarin, keyboardist John Conway, bassist Mike Hindert and drummer Anthony Burulcich.
The Buggles were an English new wave band formed in London, England in 1977 by singer and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes.
The Christian Post is an American nondenominational, Evangelical Christian newspaper.
The Communards were a British pop duo active from 1985 to 1988.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977.
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 Moog Cookbook is an American electronic duo consisting of Brian Kehew and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (performing under the aliases "Uli Nomi" and "Meco Eno," respectively).
The Naked and Famous are an indie electronic band from Auckland, New Zealand, formed in 2007.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Pleasure Principle is the debut solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan.
The Postal Service was an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, consisting of singer Ben Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis on background vocals.
"The Promise" is a song by the British band When in Rome.
The Rentals are an American rock band fronted by vocalist Matt Sharp, best known as the former bassist for Weezer.
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Wire (sometimes stylised as WIRE) is a British avant garde music magazine, founded in May 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray.
Thomas Morgan Robertson (born 14 October 1958), known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, singer and producer.
Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977.
The Thomson Corporation was one of the world's largest information companies.
"Tik Tok" (stylized as "TiK ToK") is the debut single by American singer Kesha.
Chaz Bear (born Chazwick Bradley Bundick, November 7, 1986), known professionally as Toro y Moi, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Trance is a genre of electronic<!-- The source says electronic music, not electronic dance music ---> music that emerged from the rave scene in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and developed further during the early 1990s in Germany before spreading throughout the rest of Europe, as a more melodic offshoot from techno and house.
Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Trevor Charles Horn (born 15 July 1949) is an English bassist, singer, songwriter, music producer, and recording studio and label owner.
Tubeway Army were a London-based new wave and electronic band led by lead singer Gary Numan.
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.
Ultravox (earlier stylized as Ultravox!) were a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973 as Tiger Lily.
Utah Saints are an English electronic music group.
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (born 29 March 1943), best known professionally as Vangelis (Βαγγέλης), is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music.
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
Viacom Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television.
"Video Killed the Radio Star" is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978.
"Vienna" is a song by British new wave band Ultravox.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
Visage were a British synthpop band, formed in London in 1978.
Warren Reginald Cann (born 20 May 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian drummer and drum machine programmer, best known as a member of the British new wave band Ultravox.
Ernest Weatherly Greene Jr. (born October 3, 1982), known professionally as Washed Out, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) is an American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores.
When in Rome are an English dance/new wave group, which originally consisted of vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, and keyboardist Michael Floreale.
Wonder Girls was a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment.
Wonky pop was a loose grouping of musical acts that played what the BBC called "quirky, catchy and credible pop", rooted in the eccentric side of 1980s pop music, which was briefly popular in the late 2000s.
is a Japanese DJ, record producer, composer and songwriter.
Yello is a Swiss electronic duo band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank.
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).
Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band.
Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford.
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas.
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