Published 03/12/2010 | 10:12
The Deadmau5 head is the most striking and recognisable visual in modern electronica. Here are some other unforgettable images from dance culture
- The Kraftwerk robots
Despite Daft Punk coming across like they invented the wheel, the Beatles of electronica wrote the script when it comes to man becoming machine. Replica mannequins still perform The Robots live to this very day.
- Orbital head torches
The Hartnoll brothers penned some of the most haunting and memorable melodic dance anthems of modern times. Their trademark is their baldy heads adorned with a set of goggle torches, which became popular headgear for their fans.
- Fatboy Slim’s hawaiian shirt
If you visit the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, amid all the Punch and Judy displays and Quadrophenia you’ll find one of Norman Cook’s famously loud Hawaiian shirts. Another impressive novelty feat for the former Housemartin.
- The Acid House logo
One of the most powerful cultural logos of the past thirty years, Acid House was the first and last significant pop culture movement since punk rock. All these years later, that yellow smiley face is as potent a symbol as ever.