Powerline – Journey (1981)

Ooooh man this is a groove. DAMN!! I seriously doubt there was any sequencing whatsoever here, just straight up driving disco funk — warm and welcoming.

Related only in the sense that it’s designed to make you dance, here’s a classic John Digweed rave track. Really narrowing down what specific genres of electronic music sound like can be tricky — I certainly associate the sound of the Roland TB-303 with acid, but the Powerline track feels like it has a house groove despite being an actual drummer. This Digweed track I would describe as being more trance than house, because it’s less funky and more driving and ‘epic’. Why do people dance?

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