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Stylistic origins: Electronic body music, Trance, Synthpop
Cultural origins: Mid 1990s, Norway, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Canada
Typical instruments: Synthesizer - Drum machine - Sequencer - Keyboard - Sampler)
Mainstream popularity: Medium
Derivative forms: Technopop
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 Subgenres of industrial

Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synthpop (such as song structure and vocal style) and uplifting trance (grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies). The term was coined by Ronan Harris (of VNV Nation) and Stephan Groth (of Apoptygma Berzerk) while attempting to describe the style of music their bands produced.

In recent years the basic futurepop concept has been expanded upon in various ways, with bands like and Rotersand pushing the progressive trance aspect of the genre, while others such as XPQ-21 have incorporated further influences from industrial and synthpop. Further, traditionally harder aggrotech bands are using futurepop-style melodic hooks in their songs, such as Suicide Commando and SITD.

Futurepop music is popular in the cyber, goth and general alternative electronic scenes. Music festivals that feature futurepop bands include Infest, Wave Gotik Treffen and M'era Luna.

List of Futurepop bands

Apoptygma Berzerk
Assemblage 23
Code 64
Colony 5
Covenant (later works)
Cry Pandora
Icon of Coil
Lost Signal
Pride & Fall
Solitary Experiments
The Thought Criminals
VNV Nation

See also

Home | Up | List of electronic music genres | Ambient music | Bhangra | Breakbeat | Breakcore | Computer and video game music | Drum and Bass | Electronica | Eurodance | Futurepop | House music | Industrial music | Noise music | Synthpop | Techno music | Technoid | Trance music | Acousmatic music | Balearic Beat | Electronic art music | Gamewave | Grime | Hard dance | Hi-NRG | Hipstep | Indietronica | Krautrock | Musique concrète | Shibuya-kei | Spacesynth | Trance fusion

Music Sound, v. 2.0, by MultiMedia

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