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Total Contrast - Kiss - London Records - Electro

Total Contrast - Kiss - London Records - Electro
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Track Listing

A Kiss (The Expansion)
B1 Kiss (Wipe The Juice Dubwise) (9:20)
B2 Dance


Media Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition » Generic
Artist Total Contrast
Title Kiss
Label London Records
Catalogue LONX 155DJ
Format Vinyl 12 Inch
Released 1987
Genre Electro

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Some Other Artists in the Electro Genre

MantronixPaul HardcastleKraftwerkWhodiniMasqueradeLovebug StarskiDSMInfadelsHerbie HancockPlanet PatrolWarp 9TriscoBreak MachineBreekout Krew, TheSoft CellNejaFreeform FiveMirwaisStrafeVarious Whodini / Kool Moe Dee / DJ Jazzy Jeff /Steady BThemrocNeville BrothersBeatmasterRob DouganFreeezSpace 2000Matthew EErik TravisNewcleusLes Rythmes DigitalesEgyptian LoverShannonNation Funktasia, TheDerek BOran 'Juice' JonesHolly ValanceJohn Dahlb├Ąck2 Bad MonkeysMelnykBar-Kays

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Some Other Artists on the London Records Label

All SaintsBananaramaFine Young CannibalsJoyce SimsEast 17Communards, TheSugababesHolly ValanceBlancmangeThe CommunardsDannii MinogueThe Communards & Sarah Jane MorrisCarmelJimmy SomervilleChildliner DJ'SDeuceJuniorNew EditionBreekout Krew, TheDollarSteve Silk HurleyBanderasHothouse FlowersRun-DMCLos LobosAmillionsonsMelanie BlattMachelThee Maddkatt CourtshipArrowSylvesterRalph MacDonaldCommunards, The & Sarah Jane MorrisRockers Revenge & Donnie CalvinNylon PylonJulia And CompanyWally Jump Jr&The Criminal ElementHigh, TheDavid Rudder & Charlies RootsRoy Orbison

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Information on the Electro Genre

Electro (electro-funk, dance or electro-boogie) is a genre of electronic music directly influenced by the use of TR-808 and funk records. Records in the genre typically have electronic sounds and some vocals are delivered in a deadpan, mechanical manner, often through a vocoder or other electronic distortion.

From its origins, the definition of the electro sound is the use of drum machines as the rhythmic base of a track; however as the style has evolved, and with the advent of computer usage in electronic music, the use of drum machines has become less and less practical and widespread. Electro drum patterns tend to be electronic emulations of breakbeats, with kick drums, and usually a snare or clap accenting the downbeat. The difference between electro drumbeats and breakbeats (or breaks) is that electro tends to be more mechanical, while breakbeats tend to have more of a human-like feel, like that of a live drummer. The definition however is somewhat ambiguous in nature due to the various use of the term.


Staccato, percussive drumbeats tend to dominate electro; with beats once mostly provided by the Roland TR-808 drum machine, the advent of computers in electronic music has outdated this old school method and are now used by the majority of electro producers the world over. The TR-808, created in 1980, has an immediately recognizable sound, and through the use of samples remains somewhat popular in electro and other genres to the present day. Other electro instrumentation is generally all-electronic, favoring analog synthesis, bass lines, sequenced or arpeggiated synthetic riffs, and atonal sound effects all created with synthesizers. Heavy use of effects such as reverbs, delays, chorus or phasers along with eerie synthetic ensemble strings or pad sounds emphasize the common science fiction or futuristic theme of the lyrics and/or music. Most electro is instrumental, but a common element is vocals processed through a vocoder. Additionally, speech synthesis may be used to create robotic or mechanical lyrical content. Some earlier electro features rapping, but that lyrical style has become less popular in the genre from the 1990s onward.


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