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post Dec 2 2016, 01:22 PM
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This 1957 track obviously wasn't designed as dance music, but has a lot of features of it.

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post Dec 2 2016, 01:24 PM
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This one is often cited as the first "EDM" record. It was certainly a game changer anyway.

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post Dec 2 2016, 01:30 PM
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QUOTE(Dancember @ Dec 2 2016, 01:24 PM) *
This one is often cited as the first "EDM" record. It was certainly a game changer anyway.


What about this one, also from 1977?

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post Dec 2 2016, 01:32 PM
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'I Feel Love' charted first.
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post Dec 2 2016, 01:52 PM
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Of course by 1979 it was becoming more common, this one of the most advanced ones I think (also produced by Giorgio Morodor who produced I Feel Love). Even a sort of proto-trance like sound to this one.

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post Dec 2 2016, 07:25 PM
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oooh, great thread Snake! Interesting and I deffo see the early influence in that 50s song!
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post Dec 2 2016, 07:31 PM
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Thank you all guys for the clips.
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post Dec 2 2016, 07:34 PM
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post Dec 2 2016, 07:42 PM
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This album in places from 1968 from Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan has some early EDM sounding stuff particularly the bit after 13.30



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I don't believe it! Electronic music released before the 70's?
I would have said "Electronic music released before the mid-80's?" but I know some electronic music from before 1985 like the early works of Cabaret Voltaire and New Order's Blue monday (how does it feel to treat me like you do)
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post Dec 2 2016, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE(DalekTurret32 @ Dec 2 2016, 08:49 PM) *
I don't believe it! Electronic music released before the 70's?
I would have said "Electronic music released before the mid-80's?" but I know some electronic music from before 1985 like the early works of Cabaret Voltaire and New Order's Blue monday (how does it feel to treat me like you do)


The Tom Dessevelt and Kid Baltan ones are the earliest I could find, there is earlier electronic music from the late 1940s but doesn't really have anything resembling an electronic dance beat.
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post Dec 2 2016, 10:15 PM
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Here's another early electronic chart hit, also from 1977. It was at #4 at the same time Space 'Magic Fly' was at #2.

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post Dec 2 2016, 10:17 PM
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The whole boundary between high energy synthpop and house in the late 80s is confusing -The Communards -Don't Leave Me This Way and Whitney Houston -I Wanna Dance With Somebody are still apparently synthpop, even though it is starting to become more like house music, especially the breakdown in the Whitney one.
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post Dec 2 2016, 10:23 PM
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It was a major trend in late 80s pop music to have cheesy high NRG synthpop production, which was influenced by the developing house scene but a very watered down version of it.

Stock Aitken Waterman popularised the genre producing for Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan.

I would definitely not consider Don't Leave Me This Way or I Wanna Dance With Somebody as dance records, they are both commercial pop.
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post Dec 2 2016, 11:02 PM
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The high energy synthpop Iwould still consider electronic dance, albeit commercial poppy dance. It was kind of the forerunner of 90s eurodance like Whigfield.
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QUOTE(Dancember @ Dec 2 2016, 10:23 PM) *
It was a major trend in late 80s pop music to have cheesy high NRG synthpop production, which was influenced by the developing house scene but a very watered down version of it.

Stock Aitken Waterman popularised the genre producing for Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan.

I would definitely not consider Don't Leave Me This Way or I Wanna Dance With Somebody as dance records, they are both commercial pop.


The Only Way Is Up.By Yazz, while undoubtedly sounding similar to high energy synthpop is considered an early house record. I can see why, there is more of a repetitive rhythm to the bassline in the background.
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