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cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Firaga posted:

The whole genre is very subjective.

I dont think it's subjective, it's because 'accompanying genres' has turned into 'all electronic music'.
You're got:
techno
deep techno
minimal techno
minimal/micro house
house(new)
house(old)
french house
deep house
scouse house/hardstyle
electro (old)
electro (new)
dubstep
d&b

etc

And to a techno fan, scouse house or dnb may aswell be black metal for all it does for them. There is some crossover, but not enough.
edit: left off prog & trance, they're pretty big.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 12:35 on Oct 14, 2010

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cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


GZA Genius posted:

OMG WHAT ABOUT DANISH HOUSE????????

My point was that he said theres no boundaries within it. But theres a lot, and they're mostly very clearly defined.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Apart from fischerspooner, of course. ladytron. Chromeo. The knife have a bit of that campy vocal style going on.
edit: maybe the junior boys, tiefschwarz at a push (albums - he dj's minimal).
edit2: some simian mobile disco stuff too


Firaga posted:

I was actually referring to just house and its subgenres (electro, tech, prog, deep, etc)
The subgenres break down even more and thats where the tastes tend to vary.

I think we may be on the same point.
Nobody is mentioning subgenres in here, which is why 90% of people think theres some poo poo music being posted - because they're just not into that and it's unlabeled.


In other news, i'm going to see adam beyer, carl craig, skream & tensnake tomorrow

Techno doesnt get much better than this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFm0U3mdx8

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 15:04 on Oct 15, 2010

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Threatis posted:

hey, you know what killed dance music in the early 00s?
dudes like you who subdivide it til it has no soul.

What killed dance music was more than one kind of it coming out. It happened to get subdivided at the same time and all the old farts got pissed off with the kids rolling into their clubs and all stopped going out. Now they sit at home reminiscing about the good times, going to quadrant park reuinions once a year and complaining that the pills arent as good.

(ps that doesnt make any sense)

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 16:46 on Oct 15, 2010

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


I know that, he's the old one.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Mike_V posted:

Oh wow, has Booka changed their music style since I last listened to them a couple years ago?

Saw them at sonar this year and no, so i'm guessing the promotor is just a bit mental. I'd be interested to see what the vibe is like when they're on.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


The sideshow fink dubs mix is one of the best things i've heard in a long time.

top one - http://www.simplerecords.co.uk/#/mixes

It's the e.p, and some edits/unreleased stuff. Dubby deep house. really deep.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Firaga posted:

Lawler and Cox are headlining Guvernment main room. Oh well, Lawler is here all the time anyway.

Lawler is average at best, it's cox that you should be going to see - he's one of the best dj's ive ever seen.

I just picked up my next 2 months worth of club tickets...
First one is Loco dice, Green velvet, Nic fanciulli - then the next is for Sven vath, Booka shade live, guy gerber, raresh and yos.

Such good lineups.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Saying heavy/danceable makes me think you're after oliver koletzki kind of electro, like this (my reccomendation for the set) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfw2...feature=related

For some other ideas, try this site:
http://www.depechemode.de/electro/

It's german (pretty much all electro is these days...), but most of these links have youtube clips, or check them on beatport. I dont do much with proper electro myself so I cant vouch for it, but a friend gave me this link a while ago and said it's good.
edit: been to one of these nights, so their mix cd's are good place to check out a tracklist - http://www.amazon.de/We-Love-Electr...s/dp/B001DK4BR4

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 03:07 on Oct 24, 2010

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Alfajor posted:

I'm looking for suggestions! I've always liked Daft Punk, and thanks to this thread I've discovered Justice, Leftfield...

Daft punk, justice & leftfield are all miles from each other, it's going to be hard to reccomend something.
Albums wise, try:
Rudi zygadlo - great western laymen It's pop, classic rock & a bit of dubstep mixed up. Works really well, fantastic album.
Steve angello has an album called the yearbook I think, that'll be closer to guettas sound. I've not heard it though, I know it's not my bag.
Martinez - the paridigm shift is awesome and a new favourite of mine, It's not a million miles away from leftfield.
Try trentemoller too, it's a similar style. Anything he's done is worth getting.
Try a booka shade album too maybe.

on the justice side,
Boys noize - Power, and Oi Oi Oi.
Digitalism have a couple of albums.
Vitalic has 2, but ok cowboy is much better


It's kind of hard to give specifics, because guetta aside pretty much everyone likes justice, daft punk & leftfield, regardless of which area they prefer more... See how these go down and mention what you liked, it'll be easier to give you names then.
There arent many albums getting released, but it's happening a lot more these days. Dj's moving into doing live shows of studio work are all jumping on board.

I think all those albums should be on spotify, so if you use that do some browsing. The related artists thing on there is well worth digging through too, it's on point these days.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 09:54 on Oct 25, 2010

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Melee, how do you feel about letting someone do a remix?
I just started follwing you as 'downpour', tracks on there

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


I've just uploaded a segment of a new track to get some feedback, if anyone could take a listen and let me know what they think that would be super!

http://soundcloud.com/downpour/grindhouse-2-demo
Sorry about it not fading at the end...

I'm re-writing the second hook and the intro needs work, so I just went for a beatport style sample. Assume the rest is on par, I just need another night on it to get that done.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


He's a big jackass. He burns bridges and criticizes his peers. His agent had to put out 3/4 apologies last year for stupid poo poo he's said in interviews.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

He's a giant douche, I wasn't disputing that with my post.

See, I dont think his music is all that either. I think it follows a formula and despite being well produced is massively lacking in creativity. It bores me to tears.
A light show is a nice thing to have, but you need that as well as good music otherwise it's pointless for me.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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Xesis posted:

speaking of 'superstar' djs, armin van buuren has his own wii game out now complete with fist pumping and jesus posing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8c5c2nZTL0

Oh my word. Hahaha.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


I've been working on some new music if anyone would like to check it out

http://soundcloud.com/downpour/downpour-henry-chinaski

It's slow, kinda deep. the usual.


I'm 6 months late, but I only just got onto how good rumours by ambivalent is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rKR...feature=related

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 17:49 on Dec 5, 2010

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


a milk crime posted:

Are we making some Bukowski references in the title?

We are, haha. Thats from when the original vocal was a bukowski poem, but the sound quality wasnt good enough to hold up so I swapped it out last minute.

I'm getting a mate to read a shitload of poetry to me next week for recording and pitching down so it'll be coming back in the final version. I've already got the old one timed up so I'll just need to swap out the audio and do a little balancing.


Just got round to listening to the new simian album. It's really good.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 12:02 on Dec 6, 2010

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


infinity2005 posted:

I've heard 192 on big car systems at least and it wasn't that noticable though to be honest...

Theres a fair amount of difference between a 'big' car system and a club system which will set you back the upper half of 5 figures.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


infinity2005 posted:

Question: How can you say you can't stand any drum and bass

I reckon he's heard a few jungle tracks a couple of years ago and met the kind of guys who are properly into it and listen to nothing else.



I've got new music up

http://soundcloud.com/downpour/down...ing-hummingbird

Just a bit of fun, a bukowski tribute.
I've been working on a totally different project over christmas, that may be the last industrial sounding techno from me for a while.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


I've done a mix if anyone wants to have a listen!
It's dubby techno, dark and smooth. More of an early hours/sleazy bar mix rather than full on club.

You can download and listen to it here:
http://soundcloud.com/downpour/downpour-black-sun-mix

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Sarren posted:

this is fantastic. if i like this, what else should i be listening to? any more mixes in a similar fashion? i really don't know much about techno or music like this so i'm not sure where to look.

Thanks
At the moment, this ones really doing it for me on the dub/techno mix -
http://soundcloud.com/patrice-baume...on-january-16th
My friend was there for it

Straight up techno wise, you've got 36 hours of dj hell mixes here - http://soundcloud.com/electro-mix-m...ell-lives-mixes
Most of those are downloadable apart from the first, which is a shame because it's one of the best.

Joseph capriati -
http://soundcloud.com/electro-mix-m...clr_podcast_079

You could also go through the artists list on a label like soma -
http://www.somarecords.com/artists/

Find mixes by them at random, if you like one then look to see where else they've had stuff released - check that label out, do some digging around there.
Spend an afternoon hunting for music, you'll find a shitload of awesome stuff around.

other labels to check include minus, cocoon, simple (they do a monthly mix on their site by someone on the label).
You can also use something like this to dig through and find names, each label of the month also does a mix of their sound too - http://www.residentadvisor.net/feat...px?series=label

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 14:16 on Jan 22, 2011

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


unSavory posted:

I need more disco house in my life. Would you or Melee have any other suggestions? (Yes I have V already )

Friend of mine plays disco at a few clubs in liverpool.

http://soundcloud.com/the-downstairs-mixup

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


At first listen i'm thinking gui boratto - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFoJ...feature=related

Try anyone on here - http://www.audiomatique.com/index2.html
Some of it might be a little on the minimal side, but there are plenty of more driving tracks they've put out.

Plastic city might be worth a dig too - http://www.plasticcity.de/index.php

Dig in, check out any name mentioned, any other label they might be linked to - and get mixes as well as tracks. A suprising amount of electronic music is on spotify if you have that.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 21:26 on Jan 26, 2011

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Ewar Woowar posted:

Also Guy J
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpJXK5LxPA

Yeahh. He's amazing live.

I just checked your profile for some reason and had to laugh when I saw liverpool. Are you going to circus on saturday?
Garnier, adam beyer & SDC. I'm so excited.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


He used to be terrible and never turn up to gigs, got to the point where nobody could be arsed booking him. When he started to get big he was a loving nightmare to deal with apparently.

May have changed these days, but his reputation came from him doing it for years.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Thats insane. If someone pulls that poo poo round here they're hosed.

I remember a while ago when a fairly huge dj was supposed to be playing at circus. He didnt turn up and there was a note around the club saying he'd got flu and couldnt make it.
The next day someone went on the circus messageboard with a bunch of photos they'd found of him in barcelona the night before, clearly absolutley loving smashed and playing into the early hours, including a few of him at an afterparty.
He ended up playing a 5 hour set for his old fee to keep it quiet... haha.


I'm moving over to new york in a few months and i'm keeping my expectations very low when it comes to music. Far as i'm aware there's the wolf & lamb parties and another I cant recall atm which are good, but i'm not sure how it fares for actual techno.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


plogo posted:

I'm gonna assume you mean the more strict definition of techno-

Mate, thats loving awesome. Your namedropping was spot on so i'm pretty sure that's some good advice!
I probably wont be over till june/july so i've saved your post

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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I want everyone in america to stop saying the words 'rave' or 'dance parties'. Once the promoters stop it should trickle down.

It makes people sound like out of touch dads who's school friends went to parties and took drugs in the 80's but who never had the chance to go himself.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 12:36 on Feb 8, 2011

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Royksopp are good live, worth it if you're into them.


Everyone needs to listen to this. Marco carolas essential mix.
http://soundcloud.com/r_co/marco-ca...sential-mix-bbc

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Alfajor posted:

I wish they'd just release an official podcast and I'd be able to get it on iTunes and sync it to my iPhone easily.

http://www.newmixes.com/tag/essential-mix

also, the RA, digweed & WMC shows are good.
http://www.mixriot.com/content/browse-show

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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Gaza posted:

I dunno if I am in the right place but does anyone know more stuff like trentemoller and apparat?

moderat, walls, fourtet maybe, nathan fake, anders ilar, jon hopkins (check out the track 'wire')
Thats going more in the apparat direction. Have you checked out orchestra of bubbles with ellen allien too?
For trentemoller maybe robert babicz (immortal changes is a great album) and, er pick up a couple of audiomatique mixes/samplers. Have a skim through and see what takes your fancy then dig into their back catalogue.

Everyone on this list has at least a couple of albums and god knows how many mixes so theres plenty to get through.

edit: oh, james holden. his mixes are pretty special.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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There doesnt need to be a tech house thread, but we do need a thread for proper house (tech) & techno and one for people who think daft punk is as exciting as electronic music ever gets and who call clubs 'dance parties'.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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Longtiem posted:

calling clubs raves is still funnier imo.
They're about on par for me I guess.

My bro' (not really) yousef just released his collection of re-edits he did for circus. http://soundcloud.com/yousef/yousef...-rework-8-remix

I miss that place. Went to fabric a couple of weeks ago but it still doesnt quite match the atmosphere of a good circus.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


GZA Genius posted:

e2; Can anyone recommend me some dj's on BBC Radio 1 that do a good weekly mix show? Is it just Annie Mac and Pete Tong?

Is there a particular reason they have to be on radio 1 and not a weekly podcast of just the mix?

If there is, fix it and start listening to:
Resident advisor
Wolf & Lamb
Soul clap
Fact
XLR8
Giles peterson
CLR
Beats in space

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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The Fresh Prince posted:

Saw this as mockumentary, made more sense then

Thats because it is.
It amazes me how many people think that someone can be that succesful and not know exactly what they're doing.
I hate their music, but poo poo like this is why they won the best essential mix. It came out just at the end of 2010, intentional or not. Probably helped raise their fee from their new year quite a bit too.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 11:15 on May 25, 2011

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


A friend recently sent me a new DJ Hell mix and it might be one of the best mixes i've heard in a long long time.


Tracklist is posted a little down the comments.
http://soundcloud.com/gigolorecords...me-lindau-30-04

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Anyone heading over to exit festival next week?

I'm so excited
The lineup is nowhere near as good as it's been in the past but theres now a steady stream of people I want to see instead of constant clashes and having to run around to see half an hour bits of sets.

If you've never heard of it, it's a great big fuckoff rave with 20+ stages in an old fortress in the middle of serbia, which runs from 8pm until 8am for 4 days.

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Been working on a new sound for the past month or two (heavy stompy electro) planning to do a 3 track bit of it but i've ended up with 10 odd sections of tracks and none finished.

Apart from this one.

http://soundcloud.com/downpour/july-wip

What's the verdict?

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


I know your post wasnt directed at me, but I think it's poo poo too. so...
It's soulless, and feels like many of the decisions within the track have been made because they're expected to be there, rather than they're there because it's right.
I dont feel theres any life to it. It's just a bunch of noises arranged in a way that fits in with a genre with enough variation to not be boring. It's born straight out of the era of music where it's now almost too cheap and easy to make professional sounding electronic music and it shows. Thats just how it makes me feel though, I find a lot of dubstep like that - maybe because it's still relativly new as far as a real genre is concerned, it's the cool thing to make (every music production forum is saturated with poo poo dubstep now), and theres relatively few people with massive amounts of experience making it.

New talent does exist, especially in house music. It's the best it's been for a very long time, and theres so much amazing stuff coming out all over the place at the moment.


Dell_Zincht - thanks for the honest crit. I've shelved it for now, working on something else for a bit then i'll hit it up with your notes and fresh ears

edit: played at a party last night, rediscovered a few cracking tracks.
art department: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDaB1gI5tJk
Ben westbeech/deetron rmx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0mf77jmQ54
Nathanfake/james holden rmx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jmZ...feature=related

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 15:09 on Jul 24, 2011

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cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

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TheJetCityFix posted:

Alright, so a few of my friends and I decided we wanted to make some club music, and we know pretty much nothing about dance music. We made this track, and I was hoping to get some critique from you guys.


It's really not my bag stylisticly, but a few quick things -
The synth is too noisy and lacks definition.
Theres very little groove or flow to it (which imo is the most important thing in dance music)
It sounds like you're trying to take a formula that would work for a band and just make it electronic, I think you could do with listening to more dance music and taking notes on progression. Although if you have and you're copying a US style I dont know/dont like, then whatever.
That being said, although I didnt like the track itself and it is a bit underdeveloped, the actual production quality is decent. Just keep listening to music and refining what you're doing.
It might help you to do more shorter things (1-2min) and play around with sounds a lot more if you're just diving in - it'll give you more room to experiment and figure out exactly what your way of doing it is.

Also this is techno - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibbHMAS4NAQ&
It's quite a specific genre.

edit: did a lot of work today.

Thumbs up/down? The arrangement is too basic, it just builds, kicks in then dies off. But the general idea and what i'm going for is there.

cubicle gangster fucked around with this message at 17:53 on Jul 24, 2011

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