Funktronica

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Funktronica
Stylistic origins Funk, electronica, jam band
Cultural origins 1990s and 2000s, United States and United Kingdom
Typical instruments Synthesizer/keytar, piano, bass guitar, drums, vocoder, talkbox, music sequencer, turntables
Other topics
Electronica

Funktronica[1] is a musical genre derived from the fusion of electronica and funk, although many funktronica artists also insert jazz, soul and contemporary R&B samples more often than before.[citation needed]

Funktronica diverged into a separate scene around 2003, while heavy influence from electroclash was felt in European nightclubs.[citation needed] Like its precursor, the genre has known much more prominence in the United States, Australia and Canada, although some UK singers who contributed to the synthpop revival of the late 2000s, notably La Roux, maintain its low yet steady prominence worldwide.[citation needed]

The earliest influence to funktronica sound was the 1980s band Zapp.[citation needed]

Funktronica bands[edit]

According to Billboard, Particle is a "funktronica" band.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seymour, Jane Jansen (Nov 30, 2010). "Funktronica Jams: An Interview with Freekbass of Headtronics". PopMatters. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Waddell, Ray. "Particle To Fuel 'Beats of Peace' Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2014.