In times of great personal and artistic freedom in Europe, UK and the US but also in historically oppressed countries like Iran, Egypt or Turkey musical styles began to mix and led to a fascinating cultural crossover. The experiments of these musicians and producers in the late 1960s and early 1970s are the foundation of the explosion of musical genres later in the 20th century’s postmodern music. Listen and find the roots of Hard-, Grunge-, Noise- and Punk-Rock, as well as Progressive Rock, Jazz and “World Music” and electronic music from Kraut-Rock, Techno to Dubstep. Who would have thought that Shoegaze was invented by a Japanese band in the 1960s, the first Punk band is from Peru and Acid House was first played in India?
Sample based Hip-Hop music played also an important role in the revival of psychedelic music with DJ’s like J Dilla, Madlib or The Gaslamp Killer digging for rare grooves on forgotten vinyl from all over the world. I ’ll note the connections to contemporary music when ever I can find the time to do so.
I’m using the term “psychedelic” very loosely and I don’t want to propagate drug use, extreme political or religious views nor I want to be offensive against genders, races or sexual habits. If you’re offended by any information, lyrics or particular tracks, please let me know.
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Great blogs I visit regularly:
Let’s enjoy the music, mighty people from all over the world.