New rave (sometimes spelled neu-rave or nu-rave) is a music genre that fuses elements of new wave with alternative rock, acid house, disco, etc. Generally, new rave is a very versatile style that changes in course of time absorbing new elements and combinations of different styles. It emerged as an independent movement in Great Britain in 2006.
Birth: 2006 Bloom: 2008 Death: 2010
New rave is a twin brother of dance punk or electroclash. The term hasn`t been coined by musicians. It was first mentioned in the New Musical Express magazine, where it was used for the definition of a new style that combined new wave and electronic music.
The aesthetics of the new rave scene are largely similar to those of the original rave scene, being mostly centred around psychedelic visual effects. Glowsticks, neon and other lights are common, and followers of the scene often dress in extremely bright and fluorescent colored clothing. Indeed, many consider new rave to be defined more by the image and aesthetic of its bands and supporters, than by the somewhat vague sonic criteria.
Also read: Rave
Umbrellate style: Hardcore
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