For the adepts of the hybrid known as club pop, the trick is to integrate digital innovations while somehow holding on to human virtues like humor, imagination, and warmth--not to mention sex that involves actual physical contact. Taking easy listening, '60s pop-symphonics, bossa nova, and Latin rhythms, acts such as Arling & Cameron, le hammond inferno, and Fantastic Plastic Machine shuffle them around with the latest drum 'n' bass and breakbeats, making computers and live instruments coexist. Club pop may constantly refer to various musical traditions, but its vision is neither futuristic nor nostalgic, opting instead for a livability infinitely more appealing than the mathematics of a... More >>>