Basement Jaxx have been in action since 1994 in Brixton, South London where they ran an underground night club that saw guests like DJ Sneak and Daft Punk. They have released multiple tracks that made the top of single charts. With the release of Where’s Your Head At? and its inclusion on the Tomb Raider soundtrack made it an international hit. Basement Jaxx are a huge influence on the EDM community, many DJs use their acapellas and instrumentals in their sets. Like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx is most influential of the big beat genre. Basement Jaxx is currently on hiatus from performing and they are working on a new album, and the EDM community patiently awaits their return.
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Frankie Knuckles is often referred to as “The Godfather of House Music”. While he was studying at FIT, Knuckles started DJing soul, R&B, and disco records in New York City. He then started a residency at a club in Chicago and soon after opened his own club called The Power Plant. The term ”house music” came from the music Knuckles played in the Warehouse club he started his DJing career in Chicago. Due to his popularity, “house music” soon caught on because it was a new sound than the usual disco and R&B records being played at the time. He moved back to New York and since then has produced massive records that have gained immense popularity not to mention the remixes for famous musicians he has done. He won the 1997 Grammy for best remixer non-classical and in 2005 he was inducted in the the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his contribution to Electronic Dance Music everywhere.
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Giorgio Moroder is one of the most influential electronic musicians of all time. Unlike most producers today who perform live and spin records. Giorgio Moroder released his first record in 1969, and became very famous in Germany among studio owners in the early 1970s. He then scored the film Midnight Express, which won him an Academy Award for Best Film Score in 1978. He has done countless other films like Scarface and Top Gun and video games like Grand Theft Auto. He is even collaborating on a rap with Daft Punk on an album to follow Tron. He is probably most well known for his collaborations with Donna Summers, those songs are some of the quintessential sounds of the disco era.
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