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At the start of the decade, acid house and rave were the dominant genres in the town. Acid house, which originated in the late 1980s, was known for its use of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer, which produced a distinctive squelching sound. Rave, which emerged as an offshoot of acid house, was characterized by its fast tempo and heavy use of samples and drum machines. Both genres were popular in Bolton, with local clubs and venues regularly hosting acid house and rave nights.
Towards the end of the decade, drum and bass began to make an appearance in Bolton. Drum and bass, also known as jungle, was characterized by its fast tempo and heavy use of breakbeats and basslines. The genre quickly gained popularity in the town, with local venues hosting drum and bass nights and local DJs and producers incorporating the genre into their sets.
In summary, the 1990s was a decade of significant change for dance music in Bolton. Various genres, including acid house, rave, breakbeat, drum and bass, and garage, rose to prominence, each leaving their mark on the local music scene. The popularity of these genres ebbed and flowed throughout the decade, but each one left an indelible impact on the local dance music scene. Created with OpenAI 23.01.23
The 1990s was a decade of significant change for dance music in Bolton, a town in Greater Manchester, England. Throughout the decade, various genres of dance music rose to prominence, each leaving their mark on the local music scene.
As the decade progressed, breakbeat began to gain popularity in the town. Breakbeat, which emerged in the early 1990s, was characterized by its use of breaks (samples of drumbeats from funk and soul songs) and its incorporation of elements from various other genres, including hip-hop, house, and techno. Local DJs and producers began to incorporate breakbeat elements into their sets, and the genre quickly became a staple of the local dance music scene.
In addition to these genres, the 1990s also saw the emergence of other dance music styles such as garage and UK hardcore. These genres were less popular than the previously mentioned ones but still had a following in the town.