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Encyclopedia > Electric Circus
For other uses, see Electric Circus (disambiguation).

Electric Circus, aka EC, was a Canadian live dance music television program aired on MuchMusic and Citytv. It aired from September 16, 1988 until December 12, 2003. It can best be compared with the American dance series Soul Train and American Bandstand. Image File history File links Electric_circus. ... The name Electric Circus can refer to: Electric Circus, a Canadian television program Electric Circus (album), by the rapper Common Electric Circus (nightclub), an influential nightclub on St. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances on a delay of between zero and fifteen seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... MuchMusic (often called Much) is a 24-hour national Canadian cable music and variety television channel based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which debuted on August 31, 1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels on the air. ... Citytv is an urban television brand owned by CHUM Limited. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The name originated from the nightclub that once existed at Citytv's first studio at 99 Queen Street East in Toronto. Clubbing, also known as a disco A nightclub (often shortened to club) is an entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Citytv is an urban television brand owned by CHUM Limited. ...


The show was also simulcast on MuchUSA during the show's run and also had a loyal following among American viewers, especially dance music fans who tuned in since it was the only place to see artists and videos from the genre, which usually gets shunned or avoided by MTV in the United States. MuchUSA was a 24-hour American music video television station co-owned by CHUM Limited and Rainbow Media Holdings Inc. ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ...


The dance hall where people were invited to dance which the show used was within the CHUM-City Building in Toronto, but audiences sometimes spilled out onto Queen Street West. Most music played was pre-recorded but live acts also were invited on some shows, and in the 1990s guest deejays were also featured. The show was hosted by Monika Deol until 1996, along with Michael Williams, followed by George Lagogianes, and also featured dancing floor director MC Craig F. (Craig Halket of Combat Des Clips on MuchMusic.) After that, a rotation of various hosts took over. The show was an hour and a half, until 2001, when it shortened to just an hour long. Two concerts were hosted annually. One at Paramount Canada's Wonderland, during the summer and another in the winter, in Ottawa. Dance hall in its general meaning is a hall for dancing. ... The CHUM-City Building The CHUM-City Building is the headquarters of CHUM Limited, a Canadian media corporation. ... Queen Street West refers to both a major east-west downtown street and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts within the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... Monika Deol is a Canadian television personality. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Craig F. Halket is a Canadian television personality. ... This was a show formally aired on MuchMusic which put two new videos in competition with each other allowing viewers to vote over the phone and pick the better video. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... Paramount Canadas Wonderland is located near Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, slightly north of Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Established 1850 as Bytown City Mayor Larry OBrien Governing body Ottawa City Council MPs / MPPs Members of Parliament (MPs) Mauril Bélanger (LPC), Paul Dewar (NDP), John Baird (CPC), Royal Galipeau (CPC), David McGuinty (LPC),Pierre Lemieux...


Like its American antecedents American Bandstand and Soul Train, Electric Circus was known for its flashy dancers and many of these dancers became fan favorites in their own right. A couple of these dancers later graduated to host the show. Most dancers lived in the Greater Toronto Area. Some regulars also travelled from Niagra Falls, Montreal and Buffalo for the Friday evening show. The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada. ... The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... A buffalo is one of several species of bovine. ...


The show's original producer, Joel Goldberg, went on to produce many music videos and even a few feature films (He is now Managing Director, Creative/Production Services for CourtTV, a CHUM property). His minimalist approach to the set was brilliant - using nothing more than a well run Vari-Light installation, some superb camera work from videographers including George Lagogianes and talented dancers & live performances Goldberg created a show that highlighted the music and the dancers while throwing cutaways to the music videos. After he moved on, the set became overcrowded with "glitz" to hide the fact that most of the dancers (whose costuming became choreographed) were nothing to watch and most of the performances were synched - with the exception of the DJs who mixed the breaks as well as a short feature each episode.


In 1988 some of the original featured dancers included The WiZ, Tori G (also an editor for CITY TV), WARP-1, Brenda C, The Cowboy, Kenrick and Tyra J. Many of the dancers were regulars at "The Club At Richard's" in Mississauga, as well as working professionally in the "Go-Go" circuit. The WiZ (incidentally the first one asked to be on the show) who was also a DJ & Producer, created the only theme the show ever had, "The EC Rap" as well as a short audio "stinger" for the breaks - both can be found on one of his websites along with some streaming mixes of music from that era The WiZ.


Guests on the show included Britney Spears, P!nk, Alice DeeJay, Martha Wash, Sarina Paris, O-Town, Ginuwine, Booker Huffman, Chyna, Bow Wow, Sash!, Bubba Sparxxx and many more. Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (also written as P!nk), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who first gained prominence in North America in early January of 2000. ... Alice DeeJay is a Dutch trance music act, fronted by Judith Pronk (born December 8, 1973), a dance music DJ from The Netherlands. ... Martha Wash is a dance music singer. ... Sarina Paris (born sometime in 1973) is a Canadian pop vocalist of Italian descent. ... O-Town O-Town is a boy band formed from the first series of the MTV-produced reality television series Making The Band, in 2000. ... Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1970 in Washington, DC), known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American R&B singer and an occasional actor. ... Booker Tio Huffman (born May 1, 1965), better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ... Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1971 in Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA) is an American professional wrestler, most famously known as Chyna while in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE; then the World Wrestling Federation, WWF). ... Bow Wow, formerly known as Lil Bow Wow, is a rapper and actor. ... Sascha Lappessen on the cover of his album S4 Sash Sash! is a German DJ / producer team, fronted by Sascha Lappessen (born on 10 June 1970, in Nettetal, Germany), who works in the studio with Ralf Kappmeier and Thomas Alisson Lüdke. ... Bubba Sparxxx (born Warren Anderson Mathis on March 6, 1977, in LaGrange, Georgia) is a Southern rapper. ...


Dancing alumni from the show also includes radio DJ, Ashley Greco, of the Z103.5 Morning Show and boy band, b4-4. CIDC is a radio station that used to serve Central Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area from Orangeville. ... b4-4 is a Canadian boy band from Toronto, Canada. ...


In November 2006, MuchMusic announced it would be reviving Electric Circus for a special one-time airing to occur on Christmas Day 2006. 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ...


Past hosts

Monika Deol is a Canadian television personality. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Juliette Powell is a Canadian television host and producer, who made history as the first black Miss Canada in 1989 before embarking on her career in television. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Rick Campanelli (born January 5, 1970) was the winner of the 1994 MuchMusic Temp contest. ... Bradford How (born and raised in Manitoba) was a former MuchMusic VJ from 2000-2003. ... Rainbow Sun Francks (born December 3, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an actor and songwriter. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Namugenyi Kiwanuka (born 1975 in Uganda) is a Canadian television personality. ... Amanda Walsh Amanda Walsh (born in Rigaud, Quebec in 1982) was a former VJ for the Canadian television station MuchMusic. ...

Also See

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dance music show that replaced Club MTV in 1992 and was hosted by Eric Nies. ... A half hour music video show on VH1 shown between 1997 and 1998 also known as Dance Machine and VH1 Dance. ... Dance Party USA was an American Bandstand style music and dance television program that aired on the USA Network from 1986 to 1992. ... BPM:TV is a Canadian digital television specialty channel owned by Stornoway. ...

External link

Coordinates: 43.649701° N 79.390233° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Common: Electric Circus (2002): Reviews (700 words)
The Electric Circus turns out to be a place that exists in Hip-hopolis and Rawk City and Bacharachville and DixieLand and Heaven, all at the same time.
Electric Circus does suffer from that which ails many contemporary hip-hop albums -- too many guests and a generally lengthy program drag this one down a tad.
Electric Circus is a wild, vibrant trip billowing with purple-haze guitars, ethereal choruses and warped scratching.
Electric Circus (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (433 words)
Electric Circus is an album by rapper Common, released in December 2002.
The music on Electric Circus challenges the boundaries of the hip hop genre in a similar fashion to The Roots' Phrenology (2002) and Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003).
This is especially the case on tracks like the grungy "Electric Wire Hustler Flower", the abstract "Aquarius", and the electronic "New Wave".
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