"...homegrown electronic music scenes have started cropping up in out-of-the-way cities like Pittsburgh and Boston, two towns not exactly known for their dance music heritage, garnering critical notice, cropping up on DJ charts, in mixes and the like," writes the author.
“Pittsburgh had a very rich jazz music tradition in the first half of the 20th century, but it lost a lot of the talent due to economic factors caused by the decline of the steel industry,” says producer Preslav Lefterov, a member of Pittsburgh Track Authority
, a recording entity and record label started up in 2010 by Lefterov, Thomas Cox and Adam Ratana. “Pittsburgh didn’t have an equivalent to Motown or any massively successful acts in the ‘70s or ‘80s like Detroit did. But there has been an artistic turnaround happening since the early ‘90s.” Previously, Lefterov and Ratana released drum’n’bass tracks as Sight Unseen, while Cox ran the influential InfiniteStateMachine.com
dance music blog. They started PTA in 2010 to “focus on classic American dance music, as molded by our own set of musical influences and our hometown.”
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