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Stylistic origins: Disco, synthpop, hip hop, boogie, funk, electronic music, early Rephlex and Warp material
Cultural origins: Early 1980s, USA (New York & Detroit) and Japan Europe
Typical instruments: Synthesizer (keytar), drum machine (TR-808 & TR-909), vocoder, talkbox, sampler
Derivative forms: Ambient, funk, hip-hop, techno, breakbeat, house, eurodance