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Futurepop is an industrial dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music, that evolved in the late 1990s. The term "futurepop" was coined by VNV Nation lead singer Ronan Harris to describe their sound at the time, and that of similar groups.
As electronic body music began to decline in popularity, a more modern version of the genre began to emerge in its place in the late '90s. It features a danceable sound with heavy synthpop influences, and has become popular mainly in alternative clubs throughout the world, particularly in Germany. Futurepop retains the apocalyptic worldview of ebm and industrial (a more distant predecessor) but generally adds the more melodic elements of synthpop and some trance music influences. The progenitors of the genre are usually considered to be VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Covenant and Assemblage 23.
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