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Stylistic origins Jam bands, electronica
Cultural origins Late-1990s, United States
Typical instruments Synthesizer, drum machine, sequencer, keyboard, sampler (traditional instrumentation such as bass, drums often featured more regularly than in other electronic genres)

Livetronica, also known as jamtronica, is a style of music that blends jam band elements with those of electronica.[1][2] The name is a portmanteau of the terms "live music" and "electronica."

A 2005 article in Entertainment Weekly identified Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) as the leading livetronica band.[1] Although STS9 guitarist Hunter Brown has expressed basic reservations about the "livetronica" label, explaining that "it's a really vague term to describe a lot of bands," he did cite Tortoise as stylistic precursors.[2] Entertainment Weekly also identified Prefuse 73, VHS or Beta, Lotus, Signal Path, MFA, New Deal and Midwest Product as notable livetronica groups.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Drumming, Neil (February 21, 2005). "Pushing Your Buttons". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Harrington, Jim (April 14, 2005). "Be it tie-dye or techno, STS9 has a good time". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved November 19, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)

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