Dubtronica

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Dubtronica
Stylistic originsElectronica, Dub, reggae fusion
Cultural origins1980s in England
 
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Dubtronica
Stylistic originsElectronica, Dub, reggae fusion
Cultural origins1980s in England

Dubtronica is a neologism that has been used to describe electronic dance music that evidences the influence of dub.[1] The origin is thought to be either the experimental English dub of On-U Sound Records and Mad Professor in the 1980s,[1] Note that the term is not universally accepted by both artists and listeners, with many opting simply to call the music "dub" or "techdub".[citation needed]

Dubtronica consists of electronic beats played in a downbeat manner. It is much lower in speed than techno and generally warmer than dance-oriented electronica. Some tracks use reggae toasters or singers to produce a more accessible form of the music.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ a b Doherty, Greg (2003) "Strange Bedfellows: Brits like Groove Corporation refile dub under electronica", Miami New Times, 14 August 2003, retrieved 8 November 2009