- 8 years ago
Playing tracks by
Bazz, Boytronic, Jade 4 u, Telex, Nasty Thoughts and more.
I'm not gonna go on much about this one, because I've already blathered enough about it in my mixtape for Mashit from 2007. And an article I wrote for XLR8R.
Without being too terribly redundant, let's just say that a lot of fun music came out of Belgium in the late 1980s. There was EBM (which stands for Electronic Body Music)—basically a really-dancey Belgian version of industrial—and New Beat, which was a slowed-down, tarted-up combination of EBM + Chicago House + Euro-pop. EBM/New Beat bridged the gap between American house/techno and European rave, by way of a lot of post-punk/gothic/industrial influence. The music itself is slowed down and slutty and completely mindless, so obviously I adore it. Here's a mixtape!