Thursday, August 29, 2013

Techno at Sporting Events

After an eternity of waiting, the 2013-2014 college football season kicks-off tonight and this weekend.  It reminded me that there is so much techno music associated with sports, especially American football where numerous stoppages of play create the opportunity for stadiums to insert music into the lull. For those of you attending games this season, be on the lookout for songs like these:

A huge at sporting events around the world since 1990, who can forget Hip House classic "Everybody Dance Now" by C+C Music Factory (USA).

The year 1991 brought 2 Unlimited's (B) hit "Get Ready For This" to the sports scene!

At football stadiums across the country, the 1999 Techno hit "Kernkraft 400" by Zombie Nation (D) gets the crowd rocking.  This video is from here in Orlando at a University of Central Florida game!

Now this scene at a University of South Carolina home game is absolutely incredible as the fans are whipped into a frenzy from 1999 Trance hit "Sandstorm" from Darude (FIN).

All of the songs so far are from the 90's but new songs get added too.  Martin Solveig's (F) "Ready To Go" has gained favor and of course Baauer's (USA) "Harlem Shake" is now played everywhere.  GO UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GATORS, GO UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS AND GO UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI!!


Anonymous said... gotta stop calling dance music/house music "techno"

it's incredibly inaccurate.

just call it EDM and call it a day...

Anonymous said...

it IS techno