Acid House vs Techno Music

Techno Techno is an EDM genre of music that came out of Detroit, Michigan. This took place in the mid-80’s, but it wasn't till 1988 that people started referring to this new style of music as “Techno”. The identification of a first Techno record is debated and unidentified, but it is generally not disputed that…
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Acid House Vs Deep House and How It All Started

Acid House music is largely responsible for bringing House music into the consciousness of the mainstream mind. If you enjoy a lot of the popular Deep House and Progressive House songs that receive attention and praise today, you owe some gratitude to the influence Acid House had on electronic music, especially from a historical perspective.…
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A Brief History of Bossa Nova Jazz Music

Jazz is regularly declared an American art form, referred to as the first truly American contribution to the canon of music. In some ways, this is true. Jazz was born in the US, and it flourished and changed with the tides of the nation. But to say that jazz is strictly American, that is, US…

Stormzy Gangs Signs and Prayer Review

Stormzy’s long-awaited debut finally dropped this year, after an unexpected hiatus last September - Gang Signs and Prayer - which is the topic of my review today.  Initially without explanation, many shows were suddenly cancelled and he disappeared from social media. However, after this release, with much internal debate, he explained that he had been…
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The Hawk & The Reed

The tenor saxophone was not generally considered a jazz instrument when Coleman Hawkins took it up at the age of nine. At that time, around 1915, swing music was a developing genre—jazz as a whole was a developing sound, for that matter. Coleman Hawkins is a figure who drifts through the history of jazz as…
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Art Tatum – Striding Through Life

Some artists are born for their craft. Perhaps the greatest among musicians—whose very name has become synonymous with virtuosity and genius—is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This towering, Classical era composer demonstrated a capacity for musical genius at an extremely young age, and in a radical, almost supernatural way. The legend regarding Mozart’s transcription of Allegri’s Miserere…
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A Fight And A Love Supreme

The late 50s and early 60s were a turbulent time in both American history, and in the history of jazz.  Much of the established culture was being subverted by civil rights activism, and the world at large was turning its attention to the birth of rock & roll. Here's a crash course in '50's Civil…