Dust off your glowsticks; oil up those dancing boots. Get ready for the drum & bass, for the downtempo, and for the breakbeat.
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Pandora’s Dance Music honcho, Chris Horgan of Beatropolis, breaks down the broken beat for us. We talk about how downtempo echoes the tempi of hip hop, and how drum & bass often uses one single, creepy, sinister chord to ratchet up a dark sense of tension.
Chris and I will be chatting over on the show page all week, so come talk with us about dance music, crawfish (Chris is from Louisiana), the 808 and 909 kick drums, or anything else.
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  1. Sandra
    September 16, 2007 at 1:32am
    I can not belive that Pandora or any body else Knows who Gary Stewart what a shame he was a great man did many songs all very very good he died in 2004 he was born in May. 28-1945 in Letcher Con. Kentucky named after Gary Cooper he was one of nine kids all of whose names began with "G" The Stewarts were an ornery bunch- his mom Georgia not omly packed heat, she carried a rock in a sock for back up. Helloooooooooooo???????????
  2. Paddy
    September 16, 2007 at 6:53am
    Mainly the music, but that's just becuase I'm mainly listening to Punk. You try and get the lyrics first time round! On a side note, will you be adding the new Dropkick Murphys album out on the 17th September? And do you know of Lemon Demon (www.lemondemon.com)
  3. David K
    September 18, 2007 at 1:22pm
    When I listen to Choral, Orchestral or especially A Capella, I tend to focus on 1 "voice" at a time but that focus changes throughout the song and each time I listen to it. I tend to pick out 1 line and listen to it to see where it goes and how it interacts with the other lines. Rock, Pop and top 40 obviouly center around a singer and a strong melody so you're somewhat forced to listen to that main line and you have to intentionally focus on another line or instrument if you want to "hear" other parts. It takes practice to step back, so to speak, and hear the whole piece and a single soundscape. Thanks for allowing feedback on such a great question.
  4. Canada Loves Pandora
    September 20, 2007 at 9:47am
    You will be ecstatic to hear that I will not be posting any more in the Pandora blogs or practically visiting Pandora.com until they allow access once again in Canada. I mean, why keep up with a website that closes its borders to the world? Especially when there is NO LEGAL ACTION currently taking place with other similar music websites (e.g. Last.fm) So... good-bye, Pandora. Thank-you for kicking out your best fans.
  5. Blog Site
    September 23, 2007 at 7:31pm
    I tend to pick out 1 line and listen to it to see where it goes and how it interacts with the other lines.
  6. Dresden
    September 30, 2007 at 9:39pm
    Really good sound. I hear it the last few hours.
  7. pharmacy
    October 06, 2007 at 9:53am
    It's nice article! Thanks, good info!
  8. Roger
    October 07, 2007 at 1:35am
    I'm looking for some music my the twister sisters, a blue grass group. if you or any one can help me i would really appreciate it.
  9. Mickey Graham
    October 10, 2007 at 11:34am
    Put on more "Golden Oldies" bands on this podcast, PLEASE! Thank you

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