Trance/techno rhythm question
January 8, 2004 11:55 AM   Subscribe

In trance/techno music, where does the following pattern come from: A major bass hit on the first beat of the measure, then doubling to the first and third beat a couple measures later, then every beat, then eighth notes, sixteenth notes - usually accompanied by a melodic glissando climbing octaves or a vocal loop stuttering - until it releases (usually to a short pause) and then plunges into the full bass loop (and usually the chorus). Where'd this come from? What/who was the first song or DJ to use it?
posted by ao4047 to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Off the top of my head, my first guess would be Frankie Knuckles in Chicago, in the late seventies-to-early-eighties.
posted by Jairus at 12:01 PM on January 8, 2004

Who was the first Dj to use this and where does he live?
posted by scarabic at 12:03 PM on January 8, 2004

On second thought, it might've been Cybotron...
posted by Jairus at 12:05 PM on January 8, 2004

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