Remember Electronica? Well we do, and we’re not quite sure what it was, so we’re hosting a roundtable discussion this week to talk about the explosion of electronic music that hit MTV, radio, Billboard and more in the late 90s. To help us figure out what it means, we’ve got a pair of guests, returning regular Andy Derer from The Andy Derer Show, and a first time visit from our old college radio music director Matt Shiverdecker, currently of the Austin-American Statesman Austin360. We look back at the origins of Electronica, revisit four pivotal albums from 1997, and how this all evolved into the ‘00s juggernaut that is EDM (or Electronic Dance Music).
Songs in this Episode:
Intro - Medley (The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, The Crystal Method & Filter, Daft Punk)
12:25 - Setting Sun by The Chemical Brothers
27:09 - Around The World by Daft Punk
37:10 - Firestarter by The Prodigy
43:12 - Busy Child by The Crystal Method
Outro - Ray of Light by Madonna