cristovau: (Default)
Having discussed this a variety of people, I have come to several different definitions for what might be included as Steampunk music. These are in no order.

1. Actual Victorian music: Steampunk is rooted in Victorian sci-fi, so why not?
2. Altered Victorian music: Waltzes with a bass beat. It sounds disco, but again, why not?
3. Olde Tyme music: This is early radio or bluegrass influenced music, vintage feel. Good instruments.
4. Dark cabaret: Modern vaudeville or theatrical stuff (think Dresden Dolls) - vintage and simple.
5. Goth/industrial influenced: Goth had Victorian angles, and this Steampunk adds more.
6. Oldies: Classic songs from other genres that might be listed as Steampunk, but belonged to other genres.

Now, I have seen samples of all of these called Steampunk. I think I would like to have representatives of all definitions included when I'm DJ for Klockwerq, but for that I'm under the added pressure of providing dance music throughout. Luckily, it is just two and a half hours.

If anyone has any favorites or additional thoughts about these definitions, please let me know. This is such an undefined (or over-defined) genre and I am quite new to the concept, and open to clever thinking.

More anon...
cristovau: (Default)
Having discussed this a variety of people, I have come to several different definitions for what might be included as Steampunk music. These are in no order.

1. Actual Victorian music: Steampunk is rooted in Victorian sci-fi, so why not?
2. Altered Victorian music: Waltzes with a bass beat. It sounds disco, but again, why not?
3. Olde Tyme music: This is early radio or bluegrass influenced music, vintage feel. Good instruments.
4. Dark cabaret: Modern vaudeville or theatrical stuff (think Dresden Dolls) - vintage and simple.
5. Goth/industrial influenced: Goth had Victorian angles, and this Steampunk adds more.
6. Oldies: Classic songs from other genres that might be listed as Steampunk, but belonged to other genres.

Now, I have seen samples of all of these called Steampunk. I think I would like to have representatives of all definitions included when I'm DJ for Klockwerq, but for that I'm under the added pressure of providing dance music throughout. Luckily, it is just two and a half hours.

If anyone has any favorites or additional thoughts about these definitions, please let me know. This is such an undefined (or over-defined) genre and I am quite new to the concept, and open to clever thinking.

More anon...
cristovau: Brooding with Hair on STair (Moody me)
So, [livejournal.com profile] new_man got an offer he couldn't ignore and needed a replacement DJ for his Steampunk Dance Party, Klockwerq. After considering possible alternates, he asked me if I would be interested. Both nervous and honored, I accepted.

Eeep!

So, I actually do have some credentials. I DJ'd on WSHL throughout college. I was deeply goth for six months in 1989 and then a whimsically amused bystander of the whole scene thereafter. I have opinions about dance music and the genre. I have a lot of theater work and improvisation and persona work under my belt.

Still, Eeep!

I think it is because I have been such a homebody and, y'know, a suburban dad. Being a central part of a fabulous urban night out is definitely different for me, now. I'd appreciate any steampunk-related advice you might have (assume I know that gears and codpieces don't mix) but mostly, it would be great to see some familiar faces there.

More Eeep! anon..
cristovau: Brooding with Hair on STair (Moody me)
So, [livejournal.com profile] new_man got an offer he couldn't ignore and needed a replacement DJ for his Steampunk Dance Party, Klockwerq. After considering possible alternates, he asked me if I would be interested. Both nervous and honored, I accepted.

Eeep!

So, I actually do have some credentials. I DJ'd on WSHL throughout college. I was deeply goth for six months in 1989 and then a whimsically amused bystander of the whole scene thereafter. I have opinions about dance music and the genre. I have a lot of theater work and improvisation and persona work under my belt.

Still, Eeep!

I think it is because I have been such a homebody and, y'know, a suburban dad. Being a central part of a fabulous urban night out is definitely different for me, now. I'd appreciate any steampunk-related advice you might have (assume I know that gears and codpieces don't mix) but mostly, it would be great to see some familiar faces there.

More Eeep! anon..

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