Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, ambient and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing. In North America, in the late 1990s, the mainstream music industry adopted and to some extent manufactured electronica as an umbrella term encompassing styles such as techno, big beat and bass, trip hop and ambient, regardless of whether it was curated by indie labels catering to the "underground" nightclub and rave scenes, or licensed by major labels and marketed to mainstream audiences as a commercially viable alternative to alternative rock music. By the early 2010s, the industry abandoned electronica in favor of electronic dance music, a term with roots in academia and an increasing association with outdoor music festivals and mainstream, post-rave electro house and dubstep music; the U. S.-based AllMusic still categorises electronica as a top-level genre, stating that it includes danceable grooves, as well as music for headphones and chillout areas.
In other parts of the world in the UK, electronica is a broad term, but is associated with non-dance-oriented music, including experimental styles of downtempo electronic music. It overlaps what is known chiefly outside the UK as intelligent dance music. Electronica benefited from advancements in music technology electronic musical instruments, music sequencers, drum machines, digital audio workstations; as the technology developed, it became possible for individuals or smaller groups to produce electronic songs and recordings in smaller studios in project studios. At the same time, computers facilitated the use of music "samples" and "loops" as construction kits for sonic compositions; this led to a period of creative experimentation and the development of new forms, some of which became known as electronica. Electronica includes a wide variety of musical acts and styles, linked by a penchant for overtly electronic production. Madonna and Björk are said to be responsible for electronica's thrust into mainstream culture, with their albums Ray of Light and Homogenic.
Electronica artists that would become commercially successful began to record in the late 1980s, before the term had come into common usage, including for example The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method, Moby and Faithless. Electronica composers create alternate versions of their compositions, known as "remixes". Wide ranges of influences, both sonic and compositional, are combined in electronica recordings. In the US, New York City became one center of experimentation and growth for the electronica sound, with DJs and music producers from areas as diverse as Southeast Asia and Brazil bringing their creative work to the nightclubs of that city. Around the mid-1990s, with the success of the big beat-sound exemplified by The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy in the UK, spurred by the attention from mainstream artists, including Madonna in her collaboration with William Orbit on her album Ray of Light and Australian singer Dannii Minogue with her 1997 album Girl, music of this period began to be produced with a higher budget, increased technical quality, with more layers than most other forms of dance music, since it was backed by major record labels and MTV as the "next big thing".
According to a 1997 Billboard article, "the union of the club community and independent labels" provided the experimental and trend-setting environment in which electronica acts developed and reached the mainstream. It cites American labels such as Astralwerks, Moonshine and City of Angels for playing a significant role in discovering and marketing artists who became popularized in the electronica scene. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, electronica music was used as background scores for television advertisements for automobiles, it was used for various video games, including the Wipeout series, for which the soundtrack was composed of many popular electronica tracks that helped create more interest in this type of music—and for other technological and business products such as computers and financial services. In 2011, Hyundai Veloster, in association with The Grammys, produced a project that became known as Re:Generation. List of electronic music genres Cummins, James. 2008. Ambrosia: About a Culture – An Investigation of Electronica Music and Party Culture.
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"Come in Out of the Rain" may refer to the 1992 single by American singer Wendy Moten. Come in Out of the Rain is the debut studio album by Filipina singer Sheryn Regis, released under Star Records, on May 2004 in the Philippines, it was her best selling album up to date which it sold over 40,000 copies and certified as Platinum by Philippine Association of the Record Industry. The album produced chart-topping singles; the album was made available on digital download. Right after Regis' 1st runner-up finish in Star In A Million, she recorded the album under Star Records; the carrier single, Come In Out of the Rain, is a revival of a Wendy Moten original was a hit where it charted in many station and top the Myx Music Chart at no. 1 for 12 consecutive weeks. The other remakes in the album include a duet between Lea Salonga and Brad Kane entitled We Could Be in Love, a duet between Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack entitled Maybe. Maybe her second single being released chart in the top chart. Kailan Kaya, composed by Cacai Velasquez and Raul Mitra, is the themesong of the ABS-CBN fantaserye, Marina.
The said single charted in different radio stations. The song was nominated in 18th Awit Award for Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play. During Sheryn Regis' stint in the Voice of Asia Song festival held in Kazakhstan, she sang Sana'y Di Pangarap, Now More Than Ever, Follow Your Dream, her song in Voice of Asia was nominated in the 18th Awit Award for Best Inspirational Song. Among Gabayan is the only song in the album written in Sheryn's native Cebuano language dedicated to Santo Niño, the patron saint of her hometown Cebu; the song was nominated in Best Regional Recording category in 18th Awit Award Come in Out of the Rain - Sana'y Ingatan Mo - We Could Be in Love - Kailan Kaya - Sana’y Di Pangarap - Maybe - Now More Than Ever - Shoobee Doo Wop - Follow Your Dream - Among Gabayan - Singles The Official Website of Sheryn Regis
For Charles F. Hoffman, the United States Marine who received the Army and Navy Medal of Honor, see Ernest A. Janson. Charles Frederick Hoffmann was a German-American topographer working in California U. S. from 1860 to 1880. Hoffmann was born in Frankfurt, Germany, 1838. After receiving an education in engineering, he emigrated to America. In 1857 he was topographer for Frederick Lander's survey to the Rocky Mountains, he came to California in 1858. He was recruited by Josiah Whitney to join the California Geological Survey because of his valuable skill as a topographer. Hoffmann is responsible for introducing topography to the United States, he helped explore the Sierra Nevada of California, from 1860 through 1870, 1873 through 1874. As a member of the Survey, Hoffmann created the official maps from the expeditions made by the survey team. Hoffmann achieved a number of first ascents in the Sierra Nevada: Mount Brewer Mount Dana Mount Silliman Tower PeakIn 1870 he married Lucy Mayotta Browne. In 1871 and 1872 he was Professor of Topographical Engineering at Harvard University.
He was a mining engineer at Virginia City, San Francisco and Mexico. Charles Hoffmann died 1913 in California. Mount Hoffmann, a high peak in central Yosemite National Park, is named after him. Biographical sketch by Francis P. Farquhar, ed. in Up and Down California Charles F. Hoffmann, "Notes on Hetch-Hetchy Valley," Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 1, 3:5