Electro (or electro-funk) is a genre of electronic music and early hip hop directly influenced by the use of the Roland TR-808 drum machines, and funk. Records in the genre typically feature drum machines and heavy electronic sounds, usually without vocals, although if vocals are present they are delivered. The early 1980s were electro's mainstream peak. Electro hip hop group Warp 9's 1983 single, Light Years Away, produced and written by Lotti Golden and Richard Scher, exemplifies the Sci-Fi, afrofuturist aspect of electro, reflected in both the lyrics and instrumentation.
Electro-funk was birthed by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force's 1982 track "Planet Rock". Electro music peaked from 1982 to 1985 and was revived again in the '90s with artists such as Drexciya, Anthony Rother, and Aux 88. A variant, electroclash, was born in the late '90s and early '00s with artists such as Tiga, Adult, Fischerspooner, and Little Computer People. Criteria: The 100 greatest Electro records of all time. Songs are based on impact, influence, and popularity
The first single released from the album, "Mean Mistreater", was released on November 23 and the second, "Inside Looking Out", was released in January 1971. The album was originally released as a double album on the LP format. Subsequent reissues of the album on the compact disc format have been both double and single disc sets.
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Electra Funk - Ba-con Dat 80's Funky Robot. album: This Is My House. Electra Funk - It's Only In My Mind. album: Space Traveller. Marc Hamill - Burnin Up (feat. Rachna B). album: Neon Electra. Electra Funk - When It Rains It Pours. album: Light Years Away. album: Plastic World. Wrecked Machines - Electra. album: Trance Waves, Vol. 1. Carmen Electra - Werq.
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