Nineties Electronica Survivors Rave On
As more and more eyes are gaining notice of the blossoming electronic scene, it is important to also pay attention to the pioneers who were also a part of the huge surge of the rave scene in the nineties. Rolling Stone has compiled a list of the electronic artists who not only were massive staples during the nineties EDM peak, but they are still setting fire to the dance floor and bringing the heat to the EDM world of today. Rolling Stone picked twelve artists who they consider “EDM Survivors” from the likes of The Prodigy to Carl Cox. Here is a quick synopsis of their list:
The Chemical Brothers- The British twosome manage to have created classic songs such as “Hey Boy Hey Girl” and “Block Rockin’ Beats, while still headlining major festivals and even putting out a recent live DVD.
Daft Punk- This French duo has opened the door to many popular EDM acts of today, while still outdoing most of them as far as their extravagant live act.
Fatboy Slim- Also known as Norman Cook, Fat Boy Slim’s eclectic sounds continue to send the dance floor into a frenzy.
The Prodigy- Their punk electro sound is still booming out of speakers as they make their rounds headlining European fests and working on their new LP.
Richie Hawtin- First headlining festivals as Plastikman back in the day, he continues to spread joy by headlining festivals such as EDC.
Sasha and John Digweed- This tech house duo were a force to be reckoned with and they are still killing the scene as solo artists.
Carl Cox- Carl Cox is one busy man literally headlining every major festival in the United States as well as having an extremely popular Ibiza residency.
Paul Van Dyk- This German DJ continues to play to crowds filled with an astronomical number of people.
Paul Oakenfold- Opening up for Madonna and pumping out his euphoric sounds to Coachella fans, Oakenfold continues to sit on his throne as the trance king.
Erick Morillo- Erick Morillo has previously voiced the current EDM craze as an inspiration to continue to crank out some house hits.
Underworld- This English act has been going strong since the 90’s and continues to make history as the music directors of the London Summer Olympics.
Roni Size- Roni Size’s jungle sounds are still popular, as he continues to play to crowds overseas as well as playing Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival.
To check out the full article, go on Rolling Stone.