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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Nathan J

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Posted August 24 2003 - 12:45 PM

I know that there is alot of people that look down on this type of music, but for some reason, I love it. Anyone else listen to this stuff? My favorite is Trance, but I like pretty much anything....Progressive, House, Drum 'n' Bass, etc. Anyone go to see dj's?
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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   LanceJ

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Posted August 24 2003 - 02:59 PM

I also don't understand why many people think music made with--in part or in whole--with electronic instruments isn't "real" or "serious" music.

I thought the whole point of music is to use certain sounds to convey a certain mood or emotion. So who cares where that sound originates?

I have heard much music that uses synthesizers sound very organic and believable. And have heard music using what literally sounded like transistors, capacitors and resistors connected together making a sound, and I personally didn't like it: it sounded robotic & shallow. A lot of the music they play at raves is like this.

While I understand the attraction of a human being operating a mechanical device with their fingers, mouth, or lungs, limiting yourself to just those instruments is to limit your creativity.

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#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonny K

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Posted August 24 2003 - 05:10 PM

I love that stuff.


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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   NicholasL

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Posted August 24 2003 - 06:30 PM

Me too. Especially when there are lots and lots of lights, brain shaking bass, 40,000 people, and you're on E. Whoops, did I say that?

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Posted August 25 2003 - 02:52 AM

I was at a Drum 'n' Bass lounge last friday - a DJ friend's first gig. Dancing to this thing takes some getting used to... but it was fun! Posted Image

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#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Nathan J

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Posted August 25 2003 - 12:56 PM

Drum n bass is sweet. I go to a couple of d n b events every now and then. What Dj's have you guys seen?
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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonny K

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Posted August 25 2003 - 04:11 PM

Well, I'm pretty new to the "scene" so I haven't experienced many DJs yet. The only guy(s) I've seen who you may have heard of is "Cosmic Gate" a group out of Germany. Very sweet stuff. They performed at a rave in Calgary during Canada Day.


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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   LanceJ

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Posted August 25 2003 - 05:21 PM

Er, are we talking about pure electronic music like Tangerine Dream or Tomita, partially electronic like Yes, Rush & Radiohead or what I call "techno", that hyperpaced stuff with beeping/plinking sounds and female vocals that sound like Betty Boop?

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Juan Castillo

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Posted August 26 2003 - 08:16 AM

DJ DB Dieselboy Dave Aude DJ Neophyte (hardcore) Rotterdam Terrorcore (hardcore) Tons more less well knowns love the comps out there.. harcore to da bone

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Nathan J

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Posted August 26 2003 - 08:23 AM

Electronic as in dance type stuff, like house, trance, DnB, Jungle, Progressive, techno, etc. P.S. Cosmic gate has some sick tracks. And for DnB, Dieselboy is the shit.
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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonny K

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Posted August 26 2003 - 05:03 PM

This site really helped introduce me to the music. You may not like it at first, but if you leave it running for a while as background music it will probably grow on you.

My favorite is probably hard house. I love bass. Posted Image

http://www.digitallyimported.com/


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#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Juan Castillo

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Posted August 27 2003 - 02:41 AM

Jonny K.. that site is pretty cool, except that the Harcore channel doesn't play anything I'd categorize as hardcore... alas, its great for background music to pass the time at work. Thanks for the link. Nathan J.. have you heard DJ DB? On par with Dieselboy imo. Good stuff.. I'm a little older and have moved on from my days of attending raves or techno lounges and dancing all night like I used to.. (hey, I thought I looked good), but I still love this stuff. I can't get enough of whats now being called electronic with so many sub categories, that is reminds me of what used to be called Metal which I also like. My wife thinks I'm a freak, and I can only listen to it, or any of the music I like for longer than a few minutes when she's around.. Thank god for headphones and my half hour commute in my sound sanctuary... my truck.. A good system will make this shit sound..in the words of Andrew Dice Clay.. unf*&king believable!

#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Juan Castillo

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Posted August 28 2003 - 01:28 AM

I almost forgot another one of my favorites.. I guess it would classify as Hard House.... BAD BOY BILL

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Posted August 28 2003 - 02:11 AM

It's more dance than trance, but I love LASGO. Their lyrics are on the corny side, but the music is terrific!
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#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Ken Stuart

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Posted September 02 2003 - 06:53 AM

My favorite "default" listening:

Ministry of Sound Internet Radio

My recommendation for best "electronica" (not electronic - that term does refer to the aforementioned Tangerine Dream/Tomita genre) album is Out There And Back by Paul Van Dyk (his other albums are also good).

#16 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonny K

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Posted September 02 2003 - 11:16 AM

That Ministry of Sound isn't bad, but I sure wish it was a better quality stream. Jonny K.

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Posted September 04 2003 - 07:07 PM

The problem is most Americans (I do NOT say that in a condecending manner, I am blaming the radio/clubs/MTV, etc.) do not get to hear real electronic music. At work, we were listening to the radio and it was a feed from a local club where they were playing 'techno' - to was the most god awful stuff I have every heard!!! It is no wonder most Americans loathe electronic music! The stuff I listed to (especially stuff like DK Krush, DJ Spooky, Nick Warran, Paul van Dyk, etc.) is a mix of electronic sounds, some vocals/sound clips, and real 'musical' music stuff. I will never ask people to LIKE electronics music, but all I want to do is prove to them that electronic music is not the 2nd rate krap you here in thousands of clubs across the country. What do I see in electronic music? It is pure, simple, real. It is not the pop music trash that is popular for a few weeks. I have CD's that are over a decade old, and they are stuff awesome.

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Posted September 05 2003 - 11:07 AM

I have a CD that a friend copied from a copy a couple years ago that I absolutely love. It's sort of electronica/trance... somewhere in there.

My problem is that I don't know anyone else who listens to music like it and I have ZERO idea where to find more. It's the only burned CD I have (I never got into copying or downloading music) and I would buy a ton of it if I had a clue what it was.Posted Image
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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Nathan J

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Posted September 05 2003 - 03:05 PM

Hey Tyler, Look for specific DJ's...here are a couple Tiesto <<<-----The best in my opinion Paul Oakenfold Paul Van Dyk Armin Van Buuren Ferry Corsten Mauro Picotto DJ Crush Sasha John Digweed Mark Oliver James Holden Orkidea Judge Jules Marco Carola Johan Gielen Those are just a few of the names..but that should get you started. There are tons of live sets on the net....friggin amazing. Also, alot more music stores are starting to carry some of these names, so look there for them.
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#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Jonny K

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Posted September 05 2003 - 05:53 PM

Some good picks Nathan. Also, I found a sweet electronica video stream using "Winamp". They play all sorts of sweet stuff such as trance music videos (yes, there are such a thing) and video from big DJ events. Awesome stuff!

Here's the website for the stream. Just launch the video stream from the left of the website.

http://www.ohmytrance.com/

One more thing. "Sensation" is an awesome dance event that really showcases some great DJ talent. Check out the website. You can hear samples of the music and watch vids.

http://sensation.id-.../sensation2003/


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