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Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


First off, just to get this out of the way: The Chainsmokers are piss poor garbage.

I want to talk about and share EDM. More specifically, the type of music that just gets labeled as ďEDMĒ in general rather than house/electro/dubstep/techno/trance/trap/drum & bass/etc. Other subgenres of electronic music have their threads in NMD, but Iím not sure this type of stuff gets discussed in those threads or in NMD at all.

Iíve been going to lots of EDM shows/festivals for the past couple years, and the feeling of being in a crowd like that (especially a sold out one) with hundreds/thousands of people all getting into the music and dancing together is unparalleled for me. Being connected to EDM feels like being part of an inclusive and welcoming family for me in a way that most other genres do not.

Like I said, this stuff typically gets to get lumped together in a general EDM category (or ďfestival EDMĒ, I guess?) when being referred to and on streaming services and such, so I donít really want to separate all these. I just want to hear about artists of these styles youíre into, shows/festivals youíve been to, artists you think are on track to really blow up, etc.

Although some of these artists are already pretty huge! For example, I saw Bassnectar at a festival last year and he had 11,000+ people in the crowd for his set. And of course thereís Skrillex, who most people identify as ďtheĒ EDM artist even though he honestly hasnít been all that active recently compared to a lot of other artists.

Bassnectar - Speakerbox ft. Lafa Taylor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVl2oQ__GDE

Skrillex & Rick Ross - Purple Lamborghini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqyIoYAXV8

San Holo - Fly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj6X_xqZ4Ws

NGHTMRE - Burn Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJoPQOgZwag

Ookay - Thief
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knnf2Aw6kMU

ODESZA - Say My Name (feat. Zyra)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdzI-191xhU

What So Not - High You Are (Branchez Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2m_WnXjqnM

Flume - Say It feat. Tove Lo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZe5K1DN4ec

Baauer - GoGo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uhb83oo9_I

The Glitch Mob - Carry the Sun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6nyIPRRuH4

Pretty Lights - Only Yesterday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMt2shWPaOw

Before you say it, I know this type of music isnít for everyone, but itís been hugely popular in recent years for a reason and I want to talk about it and share it.

So what artists are you listening to recently/what shows do you have coming up?

Personally, a few that Iím pretty excited for in the next couple of months are San Holo, Slander, Zomboy, and perhaps the one Iím most excited for: Rezz, who I named the thread after. I discovered her like a year and a half ago and saw her earlier this year. Sheís been making loving filthy tunes for a while now and is finally about to come out with her first full-length album, which Iím really looking forward to.

REZZ - Plague
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQwpzoqbS5I

REZZ - Voice In The Wall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ky-Dgz3lg

REZZ - Relax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PT-i2n9mY

REZZ - Diluted Brains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0klt5ti7wM

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MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

I am glad you started this thread because the House/Electro thread is mostly dead and posting mainstream "EDM" is frowned upon. Here are a couple artists/tracks that I have been into lately. The most recent show I went to was Tritonal which was pretty awesome and next week I'm going to see Arty/Cazzette.

Seven Lions - Where I Won't Be Found EP
https://soundcloud.com/seven-lions/...where-i-wont-be

k?d - Glitch Boy
https://soundcloud.com/whoskid/glitch-boy

Pierce Fulton - Home in August
https://soundcloud.com/piercefulton/home-in-august

Feed Me - Feed Me's Existential Crisis EP
https://soundcloud.com/feedme/sets/...stential-crisis

Jax Jones - House Work (SNBRN Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/snbrn/jax-jo...s/snbrn-remixes

Tove Lo - Cool Girl (Two Friends Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/two-friends/...o-cool-girl-two

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


MrSargent posted:

I am glad you started this thread because the House/Electro thread is mostly dead and posting mainstream "EDM" is frowned upon. Here are a couple artists/tracks that I have been into lately. The most recent show I went to was Tritonal which was pretty awesome and next week I'm going to see Arty/Cazzette.

Seven Lions - Where I Won't Be Found EP
https://soundcloud.com/seven-lions/...where-i-wont-be

k?d - Glitch Boy
https://soundcloud.com/whoskid/glitch-boy

Pierce Fulton - Home in August
https://soundcloud.com/piercefulton/home-in-august

Feed Me - Feed Me's Existential Crisis EP
https://soundcloud.com/feedme/sets/...stential-crisis

Jax Jones - House Work (SNBRN Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/snbrn/jax-jo...s/snbrn-remixes

Tove Lo - Cool Girl (Two Friends Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/two-friends/...o-cool-girl-two
I saw k?d at a festival a few months ago and he was rad

Also this Pierce Fulton track is probably one of my most-played songs on Spotify since I started using it last year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq6n7Hlgjw4

And on the topic of Soundcloud (since the tracks you posted were on Soundcloud), what do you think the impending demise of Soundcloud means for EDM? I know a lot of the producers I've seen over the past couple years are either unsigned or on indie labels and they've gotten as big as they have primarily because they built a following through Soundcloud. It's the same way for a lot of newer rappers.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Also I went to a sold out Flux Pavilion show last month (with support by Fransis Derelle and Kayzo) right before he finished up his huge 3 month US tour and that was loving nuts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3cE9iXIx9c

Everyone who's heard Jay-Z & Kanye's Watch The Throne album is already familiar with Flux whether they realize it or not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q9rewnLFYw

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I saw k?d at a festival a few months ago and he was rad

Also this Pierce Fulton track is probably one of my most-played songs on Spotify since I started using it last year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq6n7Hlgjw4

And on the topic of Soundcloud (since the tracks you posted were on Soundcloud), what do you think the impending demise of Soundcloud means for EDM? I know a lot of the producers I've seen over the past couple years are either unsigned or on indie labels and they've gotten as big as they have primarily because they built a following through Soundcloud. It's the same way for a lot of newer rappers.

Well we really don't know what the "impending demise" looks like. My feeling is that SoundCloud sticks around for a bit longer through artist support but eventually something else will come along and replace it. SoundCloud just couldn't decide what it was and that made it hard to figure out how to make money. I feel like there HAS to be people with money in the industry right now trying to figure out how to replace SoundCloud. The biggest problem SC had is that it never took advantage of its biggest asset and that was the artists it helped create. They could have done so many things with their independent artists like release exclusive content that would have actually provided something of value that customers might actually pay for. As it is now, no one is going to pay for a streaming service with limited content, especially when the content it is missing is the most popular.

keevo
Jun 16, 2011

WAKE UP


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfSc58Jk4zg

I like this Chainsmokers remix.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


3rd track from Rezz's upcoming album is out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3G2cNdVedw

sea of losers
Jun 6, 2007

miy mwoiultlh tbreaptpreude ifno srteavtiecr more

tell you what: let's turn this into a nightcore thread, which is this music but turned up to 11

a mix from skewfield to start u off
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/mix...corp/sets/mixes

one of their best songs:
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/ske...ecorp/sets/love

PLUR - FLY
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/plur-fly

wifi latte - i w0nt sleep
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/wifi-latte-i-w0nt-sleep

and just because you made the point of mentioning them, a NxC remix i did of the chainsmokers
https://soundcloud.com/sylvanidylli...er-5min-nxc-mix

basically just listen to this instead of festival edm or whatever. if you're going to pay too much money to go to a festival and do drugs and be a new-wave hippie you should do it right and listen to the music that pushes your party envelope to the max

sea of losers fucked around with this message at Jul 23, 2017 around 18:05

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

sea of losers posted:

tell you what: let's turn this into a nightcore thread, which is this music but turned up to 11

a mix from skewfield to start u off
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/mix...corp/sets/mixes

one of their best songs:
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/ske...ecorp/sets/love

PLUR - FLY
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/plur-fly

wifi latte - i w0nt sleep
https://soundcloud.com/nitecorp/wifi-latte-i-w0nt-sleep

and just because you made the point of mentioning them, a NxC remix i did of the chainsmokers
https://soundcloud.com/sylvanidylli...er-5min-nxc-mix

basically just listen to this instead of festival edm or whatever. if you're going to pay too much money to go to a festival and do drugs and be a new-wave hippie you should do it right and listen to the music that pushes your party envelope to the max

This is literally the attitude that made the other electronic thread borderline insufferable.

sea of losers
Jun 6, 2007

miy mwoiultlh tbreaptpreude ifno srteavtiecr more

ok then enjoy your whatever

to be less glib, that sort of music is just another side of the coin that is EDM, so since i actually provided links and didnt just say "thread sucks bye" maybe it's worth checking out?

sea of losers fucked around with this message at Jul 23, 2017 around 19:53

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

sea of losers posted:

ok then enjoy your whatever

to be less glib, that sort of music is just another side of the coin that is EDM, so since i actually provided links and didnt just say "thread sucks bye" maybe it's worth checking out?

Nothing wrong with sharing a different style but coming into the thread and saying this should just be the nightcore thread and then telling everyone they should listen to your music instead of other EDM is a bit pretentious.

Literally anytime someone posted something more mainstream than "techno track maybe 1k people have heard" in the other thread, the first response would just be relentlessly bashing the persons tastes. I'd like to avoid that if at all possible.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


This is literally exactly why I said in the OP that I know itís not for everyone but itís popular for a reason lol

I know EDM isnít everyoneís bag. Hell, a lot of my friends think all EDM is garbage and donít even bother to check most of it out. But there are a lot of people who donít have that attitude and enjoy listening to music thatís fun as gently caress and gets you hyped up even if it might not be the most artsy poo poo in the world, and thatís the type of stuff I want to share/discuss. Although after posting this thread, I realized that I donít know how many people on SA would actually be into this kind of thing...

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Rezz and Slushii both dropped their first full-length albums at midnight and they're SO loving GOOD

Rezz - Livid
https://soundcloud.com/official-rezz/rezz-livid

Slushii - Hold On
https://soundcloud.com/slushiimusic...d-on-v2-eqd-dks

I'm seeing both of them (again) in the next couple months and I can't wait to be on the barricade for those shows. Especially Rezz. She's gonna go hard as gently caress. I know because I've seen her before. I saw her perform after deadmau5 and she loving destroyed him hahaha

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Rezz and Slushii both dropped their first full-length albums at midnight and they're SO loving GOOD

Rezz - Livid
https://soundcloud.com/official-rezz/rezz-livid

Slushii - Hold On
https://soundcloud.com/slushiimusic...d-on-v2-eqd-dks

I'm seeing both of them (again) in the next couple months and I can't wait to be on the barricade for those shows. Especially Rezz. She's gonna go hard as gently caress. I know because I've seen her before. I saw her perform after deadmau5 and she loving destroyed him hahaha

I dig Rezz but I have to ask, how does one DJ "destroy" another? All that really means is you enjoyed her set more but you aren't going to convince me that Rezz did anything technical to "destroy" mau5.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


MrSargent posted:

I dig Rezz but I have to ask, how does one DJ "destroy" another? All that really means is you enjoyed her set more but you aren't going to convince me that Rezz did anything technical to "destroy" mau5.
She was just way more exciting than him. He put on this really boring, by-the-numbers set without visuals or a particularly interesting setlist or anything, and then Rezz came out and was more impressive in every way. She's signed to mau5trap (deadmau5's label), but it's like she's a student that's far surpassed her teacher.

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

She was just way more exciting than him. He put on this really boring, by-the-numbers set without visuals or a particularly interesting setlist or anything, and then Rezz came out and was more impressive in every way. She's signed to mau5trap (deadmau5's label), but it's like she's a student that's far surpassed her teacher.

Again, excitement is 100% subjective. Just say you enjoyed her show and visuals more. I think you are talking about the Mau5Hax Bus Tour? Him having no visuals likely has nothing to do with him and everything to do with the venue and what they were prepared for. You are essentially putting up him doing a guestmix to open for her up against her actual show. Look at his Cube 2.0 show and then come back and tell me that "the student has surpassed the teacher". She hasn't. He has more going on in front of him in the cube than any other "DJ" out there.

More than other genres, you have to be really careful on how you qualify what you are seeing at a show. Not trying to be mean or snarky or anything but trying to save you from making some really bold claims that I don't think you want to make.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


MrSargent posted:

Again, excitement is 100% subjective. Just say you enjoyed her show and visuals more. I think you are talking about the Mau5Hax Bus Tour? Him having no visuals likely has nothing to do with him and everything to do with the venue and what they were prepared for. You are essentially putting up him doing a guestmix to open for her up against her actual show. Look at his Cube 2.0 show and then come back and tell me that "the student has surpassed the teacher". She hasn't. He has more going on in front of him in the cube than any other "DJ" out there.

More than other genres, you have to be really careful on how you qualify what you are seeing at a show. Not trying to be mean or snarky or anything but trying to save you from making some really bold claims that I don't think you want to make.
It wasn't that tour. It was an afterparty after a festival. I saw mau5 at the festival too (so twice in one night) and he wasn't very good at the festival either. Although he didn't have the Cube with him for either show, and the first time I saw him (in 2010), he was using Cube 1.0 then and that was one of my all-time favorite shows.

I don't think he has the ability to put on an exciting show without the visual component, from what I've seen.

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

It wasn't that tour. It was an afterparty after a festival. I saw mau5 at the festival too (so twice in one night) and he wasn't very good at the festival either. Although he didn't have the Cube with him for either show, and the first time I saw him (in 2010), he was using Cube 1.0 then and that was one of my all-time favorite shows.

I don't think he has the ability to put on an exciting show without the visual component, from what I've seen.

I think you hit the key point: his live "deadmau5" shows are COMPLETELY different from his other sets or "DJ" sets. Honestly, he probably plays a ton of techno and poo poo you would consider "boring" and it is a completely different vibe than his normal headlining show. The point I am trying to make is that Rezz didn't "destroy" deadmau5 and she certainly isn't doing anything more technical than he is, its just the set she plays is way more your style of music. I am trying to get you to distinguish between technical proficiency at DJing and the "set". You saying that he isn't capable of putting on an exciting show without visuals is again 100% subjective and probably has to do in large part to the track selection for his mixes vs. his real shows.

Anonymous John
Mar 8, 2002


Deadmau5 is boring AF live (seen him twice with a show full of production) because he is foremost a producer and never developed a sense of how to make a 90 minute set engaging and flow properly.

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

Anonymous John posted:

Deadmau5 is boring AF live (seen him twice with a show full of production) because he is foremost a producer and never developed a sense of how to make a 90 minute set engaging and flow properly.

I have a hard time believing that a deadmau5 "cube" show was boring AF, unless the music just isn't your thing. I have seen the cube twice and it is hands down one of the best shows I have ever seen. Are you talking about his DJ sets? Again, that is a completely different animal.

well why not
Feb 9, 2009



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Rezz and Slushii both dropped their first full-length albums at midnight and they're SO loving GOOD


That Rezz album is very good, the Slushii album didn't click. Can't stand the dude's voice, which is a shame, because he's an awesome producer.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


well why not posted:

That Rezz album is very good, the Slushii album didn't click. Can't stand the dude's voice, which is a shame, because he's an awesome producer.
Yeah, I agree. The Rezz album wouldn't leave my head and I've listened to it in full at least 10 times since it came out. The Slushii album was pretty underwhelming so I didn't feel the need to go back to it after the first listen. His non-vocal tracks rule. I wish he didn't feel the need to fill this album with vocals. He's really not that good a singer

well why not
Feb 9, 2009



Dude definitely could do better with someone else on vocals. They're all super processed too, kinda feels like he's unconfident in them. Few EDM producers are 'great' singers, but the good ones know their limits (like Madeon or Rob Swire)

hot sauce
Jan 13, 2005



Grimey Drawer

Pretty Lights has started to freestyle during his shows and I totally am not feeling it. Just saw him at Red Rocks on Saturday night and the parts where he rapped were the most cornball poo poo ever.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


hot sauce posted:

Pretty Lights has started to freestyle during his shows and I totally am not feeling it. Just saw him at Red Rocks on Saturday night and the parts where he rapped were the most cornball poo poo ever.
I spent New Year's this year at an Emancipator/Pretty Lights show (3rd time seeing PL) and I'm pretty glad he didn't do that then.

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

hot sauce posted:

Pretty Lights has started to freestyle during his shows and I totally am not feeling it. Just saw him at Red Rocks on Saturday night and the parts where he rapped were the most cornball poo poo ever.

This saddens me as Pretty Lights was one of the first shows I ever went to and it was awesome. I thought Color Map of the Sun was a GREAT album but he has been super quiet on releasing any music since then.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


MrSargent posted:

This saddens me as Pretty Lights was one of the first shows I ever went to and it was awesome. I thought Color Map of the Sun was a GREAT album but he has been super quiet on releasing any music since then.
He's been touring a lot since that album (which was also my favorite of his) was released. I've seen him 3 times and all 3 were after Color Map of the Sun came out.

If you haven't yet, check out this documentary about the making of that album! It's rad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C402fprLRDw

Ocrassus
Mar 22, 2012


Anonymous John posted:

Deadmau5 is boring AF live (seen him twice with a show full of production) because he is foremost a producer and never developed a sense of how to make a 90 minute set engaging and flow properly.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

It wasn't that tour. It was an afterparty after a festival. I saw mau5 at the festival too (so twice in one night) and he wasn't very good at the festival either. Although he didn't have the Cube with him for either show, and the first time I saw him (in 2010), he was using Cube 1.0 then and that was one of my all-time favorite shows.

I don't think he has the ability to put on an exciting show without the visual component, from what I've seen.

My dude, I think you just like gesaffelstein dark down tempo stuff more than you like deadmau5's style of progressive stuff.

Separate the show experience out from the music here. Rezz plays pretty much the same set every where she goes, mau5 does the same, because they both play mostly their own music (which is what people have paid to see). Deadmau5 strings together his popular tracks, rezz does exactly the same.

For me? Rezz is probably a lot of fun but I don't feel that there is much range in her style. Doesn't even compare to the likes of Strobe. Highly recommend checking labelmates enzo bennet, no mana and draft. Forward thinking progressive, a new twist on edm and a sound palette not really found in the genre belong to each respectively.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


I wouldn't say I don't enjoy deadmau5's style. I've enjoyed his studio stuff for several years now, and I enjoyed the first time I saw him a great deal. I just don't think his style translates well to a live environment all by itself, I guess. If it's the full A/V sensory overload package? Then yeah, I love it. But if it's just him without any real stage presence then it bores me to tears.

Any of Rezz's tunes get me pumped literally every time I listen to them, whether it's in my car or at home without any visual accompaniment. Some of deadmau5's tracks do that for me too (like all of 4x4=12, Strobe, I Remember, etc.), but most of those songs are at least 5 minutes long (if not double that) and there's a lot of buildup in them. Personally I enjoy progressive stuff (hell, post-rock is one of my favorite genres so it's not like I'm averse to long songs with lots of buildup), but Rezz's tunes have no padding whatsoever. They just get right to the loving point and I feel like they work better for the whole EDM live environment by and large. Obviously mau5 has a few of those too, but that makes up, what, 15 or 20 minutes of an hour and a half long set?

well why not
Feb 9, 2009



I mean, if we're talking about Ma5trap superstars, it's hard to ignore Feed Me, who's probably amongst the top guys, engineering wise, while also never making boring tunes. Awesome sound design, catchy songs, neat visuals and top-level engineering.

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

well why not posted:

I mean, if we're talking about Ma5trap superstars, it's hard to ignore Feed Me, who's probably amongst the top guys, engineering wise, while also never making boring tunes. Awesome sound design, catchy songs, neat visuals and top-level engineering.

This right here. Feed Me is loving incredible. I was fortunate enough to see his "With Teeth" show a few years back and it was one of the best shows. I also checked out his Drum n Bass alter-ego Spor in San Francisco which was a lot of fun. His sound design is really unique and interesting and he covers a very wide range of genres from dubstep to progressive house. I mean Feed Me was one of 3 people that deadmau5 asked to remix Strobe so that should tell you something about his talent.

Ocrassus
Mar 22, 2012


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I wouldn't say I don't enjoy deadmau5's style. I've enjoyed his studio stuff for several years now, and I enjoyed the first time I saw him a great deal. I just don't think his style translates well to a live environment all by itself, I guess. If it's the full A/V sensory overload package? Then yeah, I love it. But if it's just him without any real stage presence then it bores me to tears.

Any of Rezz's tunes get me pumped literally every time I listen to them, whether it's in my car or at home without any visual accompaniment. Some of deadmau5's tracks do that for me too (like all of 4x4=12, Strobe, I Remember, etc.), but most of those songs are at least 5 minutes long (if not double that) and there's a lot of buildup in them. Personally I enjoy progressive stuff (hell, post-rock is one of my favorite genres so it's not like I'm averse to long songs with lots of buildup), but Rezz's tunes have no padding whatsoever. They just get right to the loving point and I feel like they work better for the whole EDM live environment by and large. Obviously mau5 has a few of those too, but that makes up, what, 15 or 20 minutes of an hour and a half long set?

Your point about rezz's tracks of no padding hits home, and is probably one of my issues with her stuff. I like rising and falling energy levels, complex builds and clever little details. Matt Lange's 'My love aside' is a great example of one of these smart tracks.

E: actually we have a drum and bass duo over here called sigma who are a bit like this. They make a bunch of radio friendly drum and bass but by far and away the most fun tracks of theirs to listen to live are the ones that wouldn't work on the radio or in a personal listening environment.

RE Feed Me. His drum and bass days means he knows how to make really interesting patches, and that can make his stuff super fun to listen to for me. I do think it can be a touch abrasive though too, little too much grit and hiss for my tastes sometimes. Noisia is my favourite in that space.

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well why not
Feb 9, 2009



NOISIA are probably the best overall sound-designers in that space, but Jon Gooch (feed me / spor) is still my fave. I love how he takes cliches and re-imagines them to be totally fresh. He might borrow from other styles, but there's always something really original about the way he spins them. He did Rat Trap and it doesn't sound like anyone else, despite firmly being a 'trap' song.

Same as his dubstep/electro has common elements, but such a distinct flavour. I don't think anyone could really do what he does.

MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

well why not posted:

NOISIA are probably the best overall sound-designers in that space, but Jon Gooch (feed me / spor) is still my fave. I love how he takes cliches and re-imagines them to be totally fresh. He might borrow from other styles, but there's always something really original about the way he spins them. He did Rat Trap and it doesn't sound like anyone else, despite firmly being a 'trap' song.

Same as his dubstep/electro has common elements, but such a distinct flavour. I don't think anyone could really do what he does.

Yah NOISIA are supremely talented but you are spot on with how you described Feed Me. I feel like in Electronic Music, it is harder than most genres to have a distinct sound. Part of that is due to the lack of vocals which are usually the way someone recognizes a song, but also due to the fact that so many of the elements are written on a computer instead of recorded by a live musician. When recording a musician, you will never hear two takes that will be exactly the same whereas with electronic music, every take could sound exactly the same if you wanted it to. Being able to literally think up and execute new and unique sounds is something I am very jealous of but then again, Feed Me is pretty much an artistic genius where I am....not that.

blahz
Dec 18, 2004


Thanks for starting up this thread! I remember looking for a similar thread a while back and surprised there wasn't really anything. I'll have to listen to all the links posted in here.

I'm an awful person who's still really into trap and future bass, and I've been gravitating more towards the slower, melodic stuff lately. I've listened to the Ekali Awakening Mix Vol. 2 way too many times at this point, and I'm still not sick of it. Ekali did a really amazing job with it, and he maintains the right vibe throughout the mix.

Beyond that, I've been listening to a lot of Jai Wolf, and I'm excited to see him again here in a couple of weeks.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


blahz posted:

Thanks for starting up this thread! I remember looking for a similar thread a while back and surprised there wasn't really anything. I'll have to listen to all the links posted in here.

I'm an awful person who's still really into trap and future bass, and I've been gravitating more towards the slower, melodic stuff lately. I've listened to the Ekali Awakening Mix Vol. 2 way too many times at this point, and I'm still not sick of it. Ekali did a really amazing job with it, and he maintains the right vibe throughout the mix.

Beyond that, I've been listening to a lot of Jai Wolf, and I'm excited to see him again here in a couple of weeks.
Jai Wolf loving rules. He doesnít have a huge discography, but I feel like every tune he puts out is an instant classic. I almost saw him live once but I had to leave, so Iím bummed I havenít gotten to see him Iím sure he puts on an incredible show.

Chief McHeath
Apr 23, 2002


I've been wanting a thread like this in here for a while but was far too lazy to make one, thanks OP.

Happy that Bassnectar made it in there as well. Love his stuff, first started listening in 2009/10ish and first saw him at a tour stop in 2011 in a sweaty rear end nasty club. I'm not one of those "follow Bassnectar everywhere he goes" types, but if he's at a festival I am, believe I'm at his set over anyone else. This year's NYE 360 was the first of his curated events I've seen and I was blown away.

Off his newest release, this song makes me want to jump through the goddamn ceiling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJlYXGJXR4o


All that said, I cannot loving stand ~*weird bass*~ crap like Space Jesus, Yheti, Toadface and whatever else. It's like, instead of trying to make music, they're trying to be edgy and make poo poo that sounds dumber and more bizarre than the next guy.

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MrSargent
Dec 23, 2003

Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Jimmy T.

Chief McHeath posted:

I've been wanting a thread like this in here for a while but was far too lazy to make one, thanks OP.

Happy that Bassnectar made it in there as well. Love his stuff, first started listening in 2009/10ish and first saw him at a tour stop in 2011 in a sweaty rear end nasty club. I'm not one of those "follow Bassnectar everywhere he goes" types, but if he's at a festival I am, believe I'm at his set over anyone else. This year's NYE 360 was the first of his curated events I've seen and I was blown away.

Off his newest release, this song makes me want to jump through the goddamn ceiling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJlYXGJXR4o


All that said, I cannot loving stand ~*weird bass*~ crap like Space Jesus, Yheti, Toadface and whatever else. It's like, instead of trying to make music, they're trying to be edgy and make poo poo that sounds dumber and more bizarre than the next guy.

Welcome to the thread! Bassnectar is one of the first shows I went to and he was amazing. Also glad there is other Jai Wolf love here, he definitely has a unique sound and I find his music very emotional. Here are some other tracks/artists I have been listening to lately. This is a mix of some lesser-known people but hopefully you guys enjoy something!

Russ Chimes - Nuevo Comienzo
https://soundcloud.com/russchimes/gaia-nuevo-comienzo-1

This is more house, but has some incredible piano melodies and makes me want to dance everytime. This song also has a very cool personal backstory I will share some time.

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Two Friends Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/twofriendsremixes/sleepyhead

I love the original but this remix is really good. Check out their mixes and other remixes / originals, they are great.

k?d - Glitch Boy
https://soundcloud.com/whoskid/glitch-boy

This guy just blew up in the scene and is incredibly talented. He has a very distinct sound / production style which is hard to do in an over-saturated market.

Pierce Fulton - Home in August
https://soundcloud.com/piercefulton/home-in-august

Pierce Fulton is one of my favorite artists and this is off of his new album. Definitely recommend checking out his other stuff.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Chief McHeath posted:

I've been wanting a thread like this in here for a while but was far too lazy to make one, thanks OP.

Happy that Bassnectar made it in there as well. Love his stuff, first started listening in 2009/10ish and first saw him at a tour stop in 2011 in a sweaty rear end nasty club. I'm not one of those "follow Bassnectar everywhere he goes" types, but if he's at a festival I am, believe I'm at his set over anyone else. This year's NYE 360 was the first of his curated events I've seen and I was blown away.

Off his newest release, this song makes me want to jump through the goddamn ceiling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJlYXGJXR4o


All that said, I cannot loving stand ~*weird bass*~ crap like Space Jesus, Yheti, Toadface and whatever else. It's like, instead of trying to make music, they're trying to be edgy and make poo poo that sounds dumber and more bizarre than the next guy.
I started listening to Bassnectar in like 2006 when one of my high school girlfriends turned me onto Mesmerizing The Ultra. I bought it on CD. Then years later, it was very weird to hear that he was making a completely different style of music and had blown up and had this huge fanbase, but goddamn does he deserve it.

I could've sworn I remember hearing his remix of Ellie Goulding's Lights at the end of a movie I saw in theaters years ago, but now I'm searching to try to find what movie it was and I can't find it. I thought it was Dredd but that wasn't it. In any case, this remix owns.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGlIDlOqurA

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blahz
Dec 18, 2004


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Jai Wolf loving rules. He doesnít have a huge discography, but I feel like every tune he puts out is an instant classic. I almost saw him live once but I had to leave, so Iím bummed I havenít gotten to see him Iím sure he puts on an incredible show.

Agreed! His remix of Ease My Mind is what got me into him, but he's really found his sound in his melodic future bass stuff. His Electric Forest set was beautiful, and got me emotional~

Chief McHeath posted:

I've been wanting a thread like this in here for a while but was far too lazy to make one, thanks OP.

Happy that Bassnectar made it in there as well. Love his stuff, first started listening in 2009/10ish and first saw him at a tour stop in 2011 in a sweaty rear end nasty club. I'm not one of those "follow Bassnectar everywhere he goes" types, but if he's at a festival I am, believe I'm at his set over anyone else. This year's NYE 360 was the first of his curated events I've seen and I was blown away.

Totally agreed on Bassnectar. He played my 2nd favorite set at Electric Forest, and I completely understand the love that he gets. I started listening to him two years ago and have been a fan, and while I was constantly told I had to go see him, I was worried that he wouldn't live up to the hype. Nope, he lived up to it and blew me the gently caress away. I'm with you, while I won't be the guy who camps the rail at the beginning of the day to be in the front for Bassnectar, I sure as hell will be there dancing awfully.

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