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An Inaccurate History of Electronic Dance Music

by Xani

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Whyte Rushan
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Whyte Rushan Heard this on the Vital Bits show on Triple RRR and it is so very good Favorite track: Astrojet.
The Questionable Question
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The Questionable Question A wild assortment of beats and sounds can be found on this release; the 2022 BC stream foreshadowed this. Inaccurate is not a misnomer in regard to this release, but an affirmation of the intricacies of the issue at hand. Bubble gum and sugar cubes meets contemplation or reflection. Wild and cheerful meets calm tunes.

Oddly captivating. Favorite track: Road Trip.
Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf She's a spunk, has some sass, and this all reflects in this release; turning hand to elctro/alternative, including the trade mark violin.
matt8000
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matt8000 An album of dance music for people who don’t listen to dance music.
A half hour road trip into the depths of emotion, emerging out the other side with a tinge of hope. The humble violin will never be the same. Favorite track: Road Trip.
nbs64
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nbs64 Love the way it makes my body move Never dreamt that l would enjoy Electronic Dance Music but this LP is a true masterpiece. Xani love the entire LP 'cause your songs speak to me & bring me tears of joy. Favorite track: B Who U Want 2 B.
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1.
Michelle 02:46
Meet me honey girl Under the arc Plus belle femme do monde Can I borrow your credit card Meet me honey girl Wear a yellow dress Plus belle femme do monde Girl, say yes Michelle, what cha thinking What cha planning Don't do it! Michelle What cha thinking, what cha planning Don't do it! OMG Michelle Are you legit? “You make me open up” Nah, he’s full of shit All of them have cute dogs What did he put for his height? Google him again Something isn’t right I’m here under the arc I wore my yellow dress OMG it’s fine I’m perfectly safe Wait. Change of plans Meet him in his room I can’t talk right now I’ve got to go
2.
Movie Night 03:48
I’m dying inside I’m at emergency Can’t taste my soup Got 5Gs all over me We’re sitting on the couch We’re never getting out Flash back Close up Four walls What’s the plot? Are we gonna lose Channels soon Go on, flick them lights It’s a movie night yeah It’s a movie night Flick them lights It’s a movie night It’s a movie night yeah It’s a movie night Will it end alright? It’s a movie night It’s a movie night yeah Time passing by I look like shit again, Hoarding cans of beans I’m jumping off moving trains They set the bar at zero- -Oh whiskey, will you be my hero? Far fetched B Grade Rom com Chem trails Gonna lose my mind Gotta shop online Will it end alright? It’s a movie night yeah It’s a movie night Flick them lights It’s a movie night It’s a movie night yeah It’s a movie night Will it end alright? It’s a movie night It’s a movie night yeah I’m running out of money now Low budget Look how much we can live without Rewind it I’m running out of money now Low budget Look how much we can live without Rewind it
3.
Astrojet 05:30
4.
I’m dreaming of you again Til the tide pulls me back in Close my eyes it’s time to sleep Tonight we’re meeting in my dreams You and me, my fantasy baby Setting sail out on your boat
Kiss my lips, you taste like salt
Let’s float away from the shore Dive in your pretty blue eyes Take me out so deep
Mesh our bodies
Closer now that I’m asleep Pretty blue eyes Oh I’m in too deep
Drifting off with the waves of your love I’m dreaming of you again (night after night after night) Til the tide pulls me back in (dragging me dragging me) To my life, oh my life A day is far too long to wait 
I’m hooked on night time seaside dates Wish that I could sleep all the time Feast on every word you say 
Drink in sunsets til they fade
 Live my life submerged in your smile
5.
Road Trip 03:05
You settled down Hoped he’d change Whispered to yourself If you had your time again You wouldn’t wait For your heart to sink See the glaciers melt (Oh) this time you’re going On a Road Trip Without him You can start over If you go on A road trip Without him Take a breath Smell the smoke His love has burnt out But you glow like a spark Waterfalls Flower fields The Nullarbor plane are waiting You’re going On a Road trip Without him You can start over If you go on A road trip Without him With your heart wide open You could leave tonight Get out of the Passenger side There’ll be lonely sunsets Years to unpack Leave the dust in the mirror And don’t look back Final Chorus You’re going On a Road trip To somewhere You can start over When you go on Your road trip
6.
Truffle Pigs 06:13
7.
One day your eyes Will close And the coldest stream Won’t flow Some day the stars Won’t glow And the hottest wind Won’t blow But I love I love I love Forever Even the sun Burns out But I love forever
8.
You can be who you want You can be who you want to be. If you want to fly If you want to float, spread your wings You can be who you want to be. If you want to run If you want to go, tie your shoes You can be who you want to be.
9.
Whiplash 03:27
My sunny days of youth are well in the past I should be feeling like a fine wine, shouldn’t I? I don’t look as good in jeans anymore working twice as hard, but everything’s sore I don’t know where all the cool bars are I still get scared when I hire a car grey hairs appear on my head all the time I’m pretending I’m totally fine I still try too hard to please everyone I get whiplash trying to keep this act up I don’t feel wise, or secure in my skin I feel as lost as I’ve always been My eyes don’t see the world as clear anymore Brain is blurry, memories fading slow But I always remember how to ignite When the beat kicks in, in the hum of the night. I used to dance Just to be kissed Under blue lights Now I dance To feel free Yeah I dance for me.

about

Imagine a future without dance. Without dance music. Now forget about it and come with me.

It’s rare to find an artist so astute in their craft and in step with a genre they can reimagine it convincingly. Xani achieves this in her forthcoming release with electronic dance music. So inaccurately, yet so eloquently it may have actually happened just like that.

When pandemic restrictions limited our movements and human connection, artist, songwriter, and violin player Xani explored what it might be like to never dance again. Bleak, isn’t it? Dance has the power to transcend limitations, to take a person beyond the moment through the power of a beat, a rhythm, a movement of ideas. The thought of losing dance inspired Xani to create a world within her own reach where dance lived on and metamorphosised into something bigger than the present.

A huge fan of dance music and the iconic philosophical spirit of the dance floor, Xani dove deeper into the nuances of the culture, exploring the roots of electronic dance music (EDM). Where it’s taken her personally and how it’s driven cultures and subcultures throughout its short history.

On a quest to depict the in-actual history of her beloved dance music in her very own way, Xani engaged a visual artists’ approach to exhibiting a concept. Her platform for exhibiting? Sound. Her vehicle? Whatever and whomever got her back to that place. Connected on gritty dance floors again, transcending the moment. Under lasers, through smoke, in the subtle command of the music.

An Inaccurate History of Electronic Music is Xani’s version of that place. A story transcribed through violin, vocals, loops, frantic, primal energy and raw and organic collabs.

With this new concept album, Xani has created her own fictitious universe of dance. A place she escaped to over the solitary months of lockdowns, when dancing with, or performing to humans wasn’t an option. At the heart of it, An Inaccurate History of Electronic Music is an acutely personal interpretation of electronic dance music’s evolution through the ages. And the soul of it is good music to dance to. A party album where chapter, by chapter the (inaccurate) history of dance music is tracked by Xani – a veritable musical alchemist and total fangirl – and friends.

As well as playing violin, singing, producing, and writing, Xani dipped into her family of local musicians and dance music allies to explore, create, and dance around a fictitious and totally immersive world within the concept. This highly genre-lised, concept performance is a sequential collection of dance music genres of the past through to the imagined genres and sub-genres of the future with Xani at the helm.

With An Inaccurate History of Electronic Music Xani has created a new world to indulge in a luxury we never before realised was so invaluable.

“…a fictional world of EDM genres according to me. Where violin is at the centre of it all! Is that even allowed?”

“An Inaccurate History of Electronic Dance Music”, the concept album, is due for release in March 2023.

Generously supported by Creative Victoria.

credits

released March 30, 2023

1 Michelle (X. Kolac)
Produced, recorded and mixed by Jan Skubiszewski at Red Moon Studios
Violins, vocals and keys by Xani Kolac
Drums by Justin Olsson
Guitar, Bass and additional programming by Jan Skubiszewski

2 Movie Night (X. Kolac)
Produced and recorded by LOLLIES
Violins and vocals recorded by Xani Kolac
Mixed by Jordie Lane at Lockeland Sound, Nashville, TN
Violin and vocals by Xani Kolac
Everything else by Clare Reynolds

3 Astrojet (X. Kolac)
Produced and recorded by Xani Kolac
Mixed by Isaac Barter
Violins and beats by Xani Kolac

4 Dreaming of You (X. Kolac)
Co-produced by Liam McGorry and Xani Kolac
Recorded by Isaac Barter
Violins and vocals recorded by Xani Kolac
Mixed by Isaac Barter
Violins and vocals performed by Xani Kolac
String arrangements by Xani Kolac
Drums and percussion by Justin Olsson
Bass by Isaac Barter
Guitars, keys and glockenspiel by Liam McGorry

5 Road Trip (X. Kolac)
Produced by Xani Kolac
Recorded by Xani Kolac
Drums and bass recorded by Isaac Barter
Mixed by Isaac Barter
Violins, vocals, additional programming by Xani Kolac
Drums by Justin Olsson
Bass by Isaac Barter
Guitars by Cristian Barbieri

6 Truffle Pigs (X. Kolac)
Produced by Isaac Barter
Recorded by Isaac Barter
Violins and effects by Xani Kolac
Drums by Justin Olsson
Bass and additional programming by Isaac Barter

7 Love Forever (Tonelab Remix) (X. Kolac)
Produced, recorded and mixed by Tonelab
Violin and vocals by Xani Kolac
Everything else by Tonelab

8 B Who U Want 2 B (X. Kolac)
Produced and recorded by Xani Kolac
Drums recorded by Isaac Barter
Mixed by Isaac Barter
Violins, effects and vocals by Xani Kolac
Drums by Justin Olsson
Additional programming by Isaac Barter

9 Whiplash (X. Kolac)
Produced by Isaac Barter
Recorded by Isaac Barter
Vocals recorded by Xani Kolac
Violins and vocals by Xani Kolac
Drums by Justin Olsson
Bass and additional programming by Isaac Barter

All songs and lyrics written by Xani Kolac.
Images by Oli Sansom.
Creative direction by Meg Kolac.

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