Electroclash

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Electroclash, a term coined by Larry Tee, is a style of music that fuses New Wave and electronic dance music.[1][2] The visual aesthetic of electroclash has been associated with the 1982 film Liquid Sky.[3]

History

The term "Electroclash" first rose to media attention in 2001, when the Electroclash festival was held in New York.[4] The genre was a reaction against the electronic music of the time, in favor of an artistic underground movement.[5] The bands involved took inspiration from New Wave and modern art, and produced a synthesized pop sound. The Electroclash festival was held again in 2002 with subsequent live tours across the US and Europe in 2003 and then 2004.

Notable artists who performed at the festivals and subsequent tours include: Scissor Sisters, Felix Da Housecat, Peaches, Fischerspooner, Erol Alkan, Princess Superstar, Mignon, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Mount Sims, Tiga, Spalding Rockwell and Ladytron. Though popular focus on electroclash regressed towards the end of the 2000s,[6] many artists are still producing music.[7] The Guardian called electroclash one "of the most significant upheavals in recent dance music history".[8]

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