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Ten Electronic Dance Music Legends We Wish Had Come to Miami in March

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1. Aphex Twin


What's left to be said about

electronic music's wild genius? The guy lives and produces music inside

an old bank vault, drives his own military tank around the countryside, and takes the inspiration for his weird alien soundscapes from LSD and

lucid dreaming. Plus, he's just as prone to heavenly beatific ambient works as he is to demonic twisted hardcore breakbeats.

   


2. 808 State
Manchester outfit 808 State's 1988 album Newbuild was the

foundation for not just acid house, but also progressive house, trance,

and IDM. Even Aphex Twin has said he still keeps the record in his

bag after all these years and recently re-released it on his Rephlex label.

 


3. A Guy Called Gerald

A relentless visionary and innovator, Manchester producer Gerald Simpson

pioneered acid house in the late '80s and continues to push the sonic

envelope today with jungle and techno.



4. 4Hero


These UK legends brought drum 'n' bass out of the '90s London

underground, turning it into a world-class musical phenomenon imbued

with substance, songrcraft and soul.

 

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