The Electronic Music Thread

PostmanPot

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I've created this thread to serve as a place for Electro-heads to discuss Electronic music.

Electronic music has many sub-genres, such as Ambient, Drum and bass, Breakbeat, Downbeat, House, Techno, Trance, IDM, Nu-jazz, Trip hop, Ambient etc.

Personally, I dislike commercial House/Trance music.

I've recently been listening to Wisp, an IDM artist. His stuff is quite chilled, dreamy, hypnotic and somewhat theraputic. You can download some of his albums here for free, they are really good! I would probably recommend the "Selected Ambient Works 2: Reworked" album for anyone interested in checking out what kind of stuff Wisp makes.

I also love Nu-jazz/Electronic jazz. Some artists I can recommend are Cinematic Orchestra, Skalpel, Jaga Jazzist, Funki Porcini and Xploding Plastix.

My favorite Electronic record label is Ninja Tune.

Happy listening :cool:
 

xplicet

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you a fan of goldfish? The SA group? man they are brilliant! New album out very soon, not sure exactly when though
 

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Yes I'm a fan! One of my good friends is family friends with Dave, so I know them quite well :D
 

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All I have to add is:

The Knife
VNV Nation

Well worth checking out!!
 

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If you like Electro, download Calvertron's July 2007 mix off his MySpace page. Good stuffs :D

/me laments the decline of so many good electro tunes into the depths of Ministry of Sound hell.

"Oh this is an excellent electro tune. It's perfect as it is. So lets paste some arb vocals over it to make it more commercial!!!!" :sick:
 
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BCO

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I used to be big into DnB in the late 90's and then techno/electro a few years back, but haven't really listened to much electronic stuff in the last couple of years. The last good album I bought was Booka Shade's Movements.

Fave label is Warp.
 

Ecco

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Locally, anything from "the Deeper Sounds of ..." is the bomb.

NRK records is also the bizniz!
 

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Copy paste from another profile of mine that is seriously in need of an update...

Favourite DJs/Producers:
4 Hero, 808 State, Adam F, Afrika Bambaataa, Amon Tobin, Andy C, Aphex Twin, Aphrodite, Bad Company, Calibre, Calyx, Cause 4 Concern, Concord Dawn, Deep Dish, Derrick May, Dieselboy, Dillinja & Lemon D, Dom & Roland, Ed Rush, EZ Rollers, Fat Freddy's Drop, Funk 'n' slo cuts, Ganja Kru, Green Velvet, Grooverider, High Contrast, Hybrid, DJ Hype, Infected Mushroom, John B, Klute, Krafty Kuts, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, LTJ Bukem, Mad Professor, Mampi Swift, Marcus Intalex, Massive Attack, Optical, Oscar G, Pacific Heights, Panacea, Paul Johnson, PBK, Photek, Plump DJs, Roni Size, Shapeshifter, Shimon, Shy FX, DJ SS, Tech Itch, Teebee, Unkle.
 

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Yes I'm a fan! One of my good friends is family friends with Dave, so I know them quite well :D

awesome. went to a brilliant small gig a few weeks ago in Mossel Bay, they COOOKED! Cant wait for that new album, when you next see dave ask when on earth we can buy it!
 

thed33p

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Favourite track ever:

St Germain - Alabama Blues

Favourite discs - There's a couple

Daft Punk - Homework
Kojak - Crime in the City
Dmitri from Paris - A Night at the Playboy Mansion
Ralph Lawson - Visionaries
St Germain - Boulevard
Necessary Pieces 1 & 2
Mateo & Matos - New York Rhythm

tons more in fact
 

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awesome. went to a brilliant small gig a few weeks ago in Mossel Bay, they COOOKED! Cant wait for that new album, when you next see dave ask when on earth we can buy it!

Release next month. They delayed it. Very busy organising their July tour.
 

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Can't remember where I saw them in 2006 but pretty sure it was CT EarthDance. Wherever it was, it was incredible. Funky and fun stuff.
 

PostmanPot

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The last good album I bought was Booka Shade's Movements.

Nice album that, kept it in the car :D

I tend to listen to more doef-doef stuff when I'm out.

"Oh this is an excellent electro tune. It's perfect as it is. So lets paste some arb vocals over it to make it more commercial!!!!" :sick:

Lol :D

Copy paste from another profile of mine that is seriously in need of an update...

Favourite DJs/Producers:
4 Hero, 808 State, Adam F, Afrika Bambaataa, Amon Tobin, Andy C, Aphex Twin, Aphrodite, Bad Company, Calibre, Calyx, Cause 4 Concern, Concord Dawn, Deep Dish, Derrick May, Dieselboy, Dillinja & Lemon D, Dom & Roland, Ed Rush, EZ Rollers, Fat Freddy's Drop, Funk 'n' slo cuts, Ganja Kru, Green Velvet, Grooverider, High Contrast, Hybrid, DJ Hype, Infected Mushroom, John B, Klute, Krafty Kuts, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, LTJ Bukem, Mad Professor, Mampi Swift, Marcus Intalex, Massive Attack, Optical, Oscar G, Pacific Heights, Panacea, Paul Johnson, PBK, Photek, Plump DJs, Roni Size, Shapeshifter, Shimon, Shy FX, DJ SS, Tech Itch, Teebee, Unkle.

Nice Artists :cool:

I smaak Amon Tobin (he actually made me go deeper into Electronic after stuff like Prefuse 73 got me there), Aphex, K&D, LTJ, Massive Attack & Unkle - all been quite influencial on me.

Glitch anyone?

Autechre?

I went through a patch of listening to that faster IDM. Venetian Snares is also pretty sick.

Favourite track ever:

St Germain - Alabama Blues

Favourite discs - There's a couple

Daft Punk - Homework
Kojak - Crime in the City
Dmitri from Paris - A Night at the Playboy Mansion
Ralph Lawson - Visionaries
St Germain - Boulevard
Necessary Pieces 1 & 2
Mateo & Matos - New York Rhythm

tons more in fact

Sounds like some interesting artists. Only recognise St. Germain (and Daft Punk), used to listen to him a lot. Are the others all also loungey-type stuff?
 
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bodhi

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I've recently been listening to Wisp, an IDM artist. His stuff is quite chilled, dreamy, hypnotic and somewhat theraputic. You can download some of his albums here for free, they are really good! I would probably recommend the "Selected Ambient Works 2: Reworked" album for anyone interested in checking out what kind of stuff Wisp makes.

ta for the link.

You've just improved my music taste ;) :D :)

PS - no sarcasm is intended !
 
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