Tue May 24, 2011
All Songs Considered

Electronic Edition, U.K. Style

On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at what's hot in the clubs of London and ask why electronica and club music have had trouble taking hold in the U.S. while becoming more mainstream in the U.K.

The two most influential DJs from BBC Radio 1 join host Bob Boilen for the discussion and to share some of their favorite artists. Pete Tong and Gilles Peterson talk about the early influences American dance music had on Europe, especially the working class. We also look at the explosion of American dance music in the past few years. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.