How an Illegal Mash-Up Reignited British Pop
British pop was in an interesting state at the turn of the century. Many artists were still on top, but the primary focus was more so on their personalities rather than the actual music. Obviously, this wasn’t every British pop artist, but it was a focal point. There was the added notion of focusing on covers and trying to cash in on whatever was popular at the time.
However, in 2002, Richard X came to the forefront. A producer with a thing for energizing synth-pop with 90s R&B. Richard X’s brilliance and Sugababes, a teen girl on the edge of obscurity, singlehandedly revitalized British pop with their underground sounds and technique. Above is an excellent video from Trash Theory that details the story more. Definitely give it a viewing.
01:06 Richard X & Girls on Top
05:25 How to Save the Sugababes
12:01 What Richard X Did Next
15:33 The Unstoppable Rise of Xenomania
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