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8 times The Simpsons infiltrated electronic music

From parodies and samples to club nights and the invention of genres

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 17 November 2017

We’ve come to expect the unexpected from Björk, but even with that paradoxical thinking, we weren’t really expecting the Icelandic singer to liken the concept of her new album ‘Utopia’ to a minor, inhuman character/plot point from the third episode of The Simpsons’ debut season back in 1990. But lo and behold, in The Observer last week she did just that.

On reflection, perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised. The Simpsons has had a mighty cultural impact in its nearly-28 years on air, and permeated many corners of the world, including electronic music. Check out a further eight instances below.

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