Alternative Dance

Alternative Dance Concerts

Alternative Dance is a genre that emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a fusion of alternative rock and electronic dance music. It combines the energy and rebelliousness of punk and new wave with the infectious rhythms and beats of dance music, creating a unique sound that appeals to both indie rock fans and club-goers.

The origins of Alternative Dance can be traced back to the post-punk movement in the UK, where bands like New Order, The Cure, and Depeche Mode began experimenting with synthesizers and drum machines. These artists incorporated elements of disco, funk, and electronic music into their sound, giving birth to a new genre that would later be labeled as Alternative Dance.

One key characteristic of Alternative Dance is its use of electronic instruments such as synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers. These tools allow artists to create catchy melodies, pulsating basslines, and intricate beats that are perfect for dancing. The genre also often incorporates elements from other genres like rock, pop, hip-hop, and house music.

Over time, Alternative Dance has evolved alongside advancements in technology. In the 1990s, bands like The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy brought a more aggressive and intense sound to the genre by incorporating elements of techno and breakbeat. This sub-genre became known as "big beat" or "electronica," attracting a wider audience to Alternative Dance.

In the early 2000s, acts such as LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip emerged with a more indie-rock influenced approach to Alternative Dance. They combined live instrumentation with electronic elements to create a more organic sound that resonated with both indie music fans and dance enthusiasts.

Several significant artists have made an impact on the Alternative Dance scene throughout its history. New Order's album "Power Corruption & Lies" (1983) is considered one of the pioneering records in the genre. Its blend of rock-inspired guitar riffs and electronic dance beats set the template for future Alternative Dance acts.


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