|Stylistic origins||Bouncy techno, trance, Eurodance|
|Cultural origins||Early 1990s
|Typical instruments||Synthesizer, sequencer, keyboard, sampler|
|Derivative forms||Japanese Mákina|
Early 1990s: origins
Dance music in Spain became prominent in 1988 with the rise of acid house. Mákina followed this trend and has its origins in the early 1990s in Valencia, Spain. Derived from another style called Bakalao, which was in reality the local name given to an association of electronic dance music played together with pop and rock tunes in Valencian clubs in the second half of the 1980s.
Mid-1990s: breakthrough and success
The genre gained prominence in 1991 when Spanish producer Chimo Bayo released his single, "Asi Me Gusta A Mi (X-Ta Si, X-Ta No)". The song was a success throughout Europe and the genre soon gained prominence. The genre became extremely popular throughout Spain from 1995 to 1997, as many Mákina oriented singles reached number one on the Spanish Singles Chart. Spanish mákina group EX-3 had two number-one singles, "Extres" and "Ex-P-Cial" in 1995 and 1996, respectively.
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