By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
A few years back, in the great tradition of "new wave," the American record industry branded a certain wide-ranging genre of music "electronica," thinking it would make lots of money. It didn't, at least not for long, which might explain why so much interesting stuff only comes out overseas nowadays. Micro-genre purists (the same ones upset that Prodigy's more-fun-than-trendy new album just got nominated for a Grammy, the same ones who somewhere along the line secretly decided "techno" was a more specific category than everybody else thought) hate the word "electronica" to death. All the more reason to use it, probably.
Tropical Hot Dog
(Myutopia Recordings dance-oriented post-punk-and-otherwise DJ mix album)
Serie Noire 2
(Eskimo import electro-dance DJ mix album)
Listen to and Watch Live Glimmer Twins Sets
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
(Maverick big-beat rocktronica album)