Prince - Die 4 U - Not On Label (Prince) - Electro Clash
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Track ListingA1 Die 4 U
Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
|Title||Die 4 U|
|Label||Not On Label (Prince)|
|Format||Vinyl 12 Inch|
Other Titles by Prince
Some Other Artists in the Electro Clash Genre• FC Kahuna • Felix Da Housecat • Thee Maddkatt Courtship • Aphrohead • Tiga & Zyntherius • Chicks On Speed •
Some Other Artists on the Not On Label (Prince) Label• Roger Sanchez • Kasio Kid • Prince And The Revolution • Prince & Purple Pussy • Purple People •
Information on the Electro Clash GenreThe term "Electroclash" first rose to media attention in 2001, when the Electroclash festival was held in New York. This music was a reaction against current electronic music, in favor of an artistic underground movement. These bands took inspiration from New Wave and modern art, and produced a synthesized pop sound. Many of these bands played at art galleries instead of traditional clubs. The artists that initially received the most media attention were Fischerspooner, Peaches, Chicks on Speed, and Miss Kittin and The Hacker. The song that many have thought given the nu-electro sound or blueprint (and a big inspiration to Fischerspooner according to Warren Fischer of the group) was I-F's "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass". The genre had a peak of interest between 2002 and 2004, when many media outlets were focusing on it. Some media outlets heavily promoted the genre in the beginning. Due to this, some people criticized the genre, claiming that it is without substance or that it was created by the media. The Electroclash festival was originally held in 2001 and was held again in 2002 with subsequent live tours across the US and Europe in 2003 and then 2004. The festivals have included performances by Scissor Sisters, Felix Da Housecat, Peaches, Fischerspooner, Chicks On Speed, 2 Many DJs, DJ Erol Alkan, Princess Superstar, Mignon, W.I.T., Tommie Sunshine, Crossover, Mount Sims, A.R.E, Weapons, BIS, Avenue D, My Robot Friend, Soviet, and many more. Though popular focus on the genre has died down recently, many of the artists who came from it are still producing music. The Guardian called electroclash and minimalist techno "two of the most significant upheavals in recent dance music history." Electro musician Ed Upton of DMX Krew has a more negative view of electroclash: "I can't talk about it any more. It's too boring and such bullshit. We will see who is still making records in a year from now and who is just getting their hair done again. Let's not give them any more coverage."
Though many have written off electroclash as "dead" , like disco , the genre is being copied more and more in big label acts.Such as Roisin Murphy's version of "Slave To Love" , a song that went viral after being leaked on the internet.The Soho Dolls have mimic-ed the electroclash sound which is apparent on their top ten hit "Right and Right Again".Throughout their record "Ribbed Music For A Numb Generation" the electroclash sound can be heard ferverently.Younger underground acts such as Recorder are copying the genre.Like disco , electroclash is rising from itself.
Canadian born musician Tiga still uses the electroclash sound in his records.Including his 2009 release "Ciao!".The album is genre-ed as "electronic" but Tiga himself has stated that his music is still electroclash inspired.