Electronic Body Music is a danceable electronic style born from the influence of industrial and synth-punk music.
DescriptionElectronic Body Music is a danceable electronic style born from the influence of industrial and synth-punk music. Initially coined by [Kraftwerk](https://www.discogs.com/artist/4654-Kraftwerk) and [Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft](https://www.discogs.com/artist/12830-Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundschaft) (DAF), the term has been used later (primarily by [Front 242](https://www.discogs.com/artist/4655-Front-242)) to describe a music characterized by hard beats, heavy synth-bass sequences, and clean, sometimes distorted or guttural vocals. Lyrics are often minimal with repetition of short phrases, along with voice sampling. Early EBM projects include DAF, [Liaisons Dangereuses](https://www.discogs.com/artist/2711-Liaisons-Dangereuses), [Die Krupps](https://www.discogs.com/artist/36932-Die-Krupps), Front 242, [Nitzer Ebb](https://www.discogs.com/artist/2709-Nitzer-Ebb), [A Split - Second](https://www.discogs.com/artist/4878-A-Split-Second), and [Borghesia](https://www.discogs.com/artist/27274-Borghesia). Three genre-defining tracks, all released in 1981, were: [Der Mussolini](https://www.discogs.com/DAF-Der-Mussolini/master/25360) by DAF, [Body To Body](https://www.discogs.com/Front-242-Principles-Body-To-Body/release/105830) by Front 242 and [Wahre Arbeit - Wahrer Lohn](https://www.discogs.com/Krupps-Wahre-Arbeit-Wahrer-Lohn/master/13455) (later rerecorded as [The Machineries Of Joy](https://www.discogs.com/Die-Krupps-The-Machineries-Of-Joy-Parts-I-II/master/312362)) by Die Krupps. A second wave started in the second half of the '80s with groups such as The Klinik, Vomito Negro, Insekt, Pouppée Fabrikk, Cat Rapes Dog, Scapa Flow, and others.
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