Mugwump
The White Room
The White Room/Justified & Ancient
Lords of Acid

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A rather brief phenomenon (even for the style-a-minute world of dance music), Newbeat emerged late in the '80s as a midtempo derivation of acid house. Influenced as well by Detroit techno and Eurodance, newbeat was centered in Belgium, where labels such as R&S and Antler-Subway -- home of the newbeat anthem "I Sit on Acid" by Lords of Acid -- characterized the style with acid synth leanings, but more pop-friendly approaches to dance. The blazing success of the KLF during 1990-91 sustained newbeat for awhile, but after their exit from the music industry, the style faded quickly. While both Antler-Subway and Lords of Acid later moved on to a self-parodying approach to acid house, R&S became a respected name in the dance industry, focusing mostly on trance and ambient techno.

Newbeat Artists Highlights

Mugwump
Mugwump
Lords of Acid
Lords of Acid

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Newbeat Album Highlights

The White Room
The KLF
The White Room
The White Room/Justified & Ancient
The KLF
The White Room/Justified & ...
What Time Is Love?
The KLF
What Time Is Love?
Lust
Lords of Acid
Lust
Heaven Is an Orgasm
Lords of Acid
Heaven Is an Orgasm
The History of the JAMS a.k.a. The Timelords
Justified Ancients of Mu Mu
The History of the JAMS ...

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Newbeat Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Last Train to Trancentral The KLF
3 A.M. Eternal The KLF
Rough Sex Lords of Acid
I Sit on Acid Lords of Acid
Doctorin' the Tardis The KLF
Until You're Worth It Mugwump
Don't Take Five (Take What You Want) The KLF
Deep Sexy Space Lords of Acid
The Crablouse Lords of Acid
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