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                                                                                                                                                                                        UNITED KINGDOM
                                                                                                                                                                                    - ELI BROWN

                                                                                                                                                                                    The UK is no stranger to the underground scene, quite
                                                                                                                                                                                    the contrary. The British counter-culture flourished
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the mid-60s and proliferated around the country,
                                                                                                                                                                                    making it one of the staples of clubbing culture. The
                                                                                                                                                                                    UK is a cultural and musical potential, being also an
                                                                                                                                                                                    exporter of great techno powerhouses like Carl Cox
                                                                                                                                                                                    and Richie Hawtin. Currently, and taking into account
                                                                                                                                                                                    the recent Beatport sales of techno music, the country
                                                                                                                                                                                    is represented by only one player: Eli Brown.
                          GEOGRAPHY OF

                          MUSIC SERIES:                                                                                               BELGIUM

                          FROM WHERE ARE THE

                          TECHNO TOP ARTISTS?

                          BY: SAMANTHA REIS     PC: BEATPORT.COM

                                     izza comes from Italy, sauerkraut from Germany, and Cheddar
                                     cheese from England, but where does your favourite music come
                                     from? To answer this question, We Rave You created Geography of
                                     Music series to map your favourite sound. One genre at a time and
                                     taking into account the top 25 artists of each genre according to the                        - CHARLOTTE DE WITTE                              - JOYHAUSER
                         PBeatport charts, we will analyse musical exports and show you from
                                                                                                                                  When it comes to the underground techno scene, Belgium was a strong contributor to the 90s cultural epidemic that
                          which country your favourite artists come. The first chapter will discover the borders
                                                                                                                                  swept Europe in that period. Home to Tomorrowland - one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals - Belgium is
                          of techno on a map with no shortage of rhythm. Warning: the conclusions may be
                                                                                                                                  represented here by techno queen Charlotte de Witte and dynamic techno duo Joyhauser.
                                                                                                                                      THE NETHERLANDS
                          “The first chapter will discover the

                          borders of techno on a map with no

                          shortage of rhythm.”

                                                                                                                                  - HI-LO                                            - REINIER ZONNEVELD
                                                                                                                                  When you think of The Netherlands and techno there are several brands that immediately pop into your head, but two prevail
                                                                                                                                  in particular: DGTL and Awakenings. The Dutch love their techno and maybe that’s why they’ve preserved their underground
                                                                                                                                  sound so much and bred it in the generations that are now in the charts’ limelight. In our review, two eminent and luminescent
                                                                                                                                  figures appear to represent The Netherlands, two staples of techno in their own right: HI-LO and Reinier Zonneveld.
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