Good Techno songs?

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  1. UW_Husky88

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    Anyone know any good techno songs? I've always been into hiphop and r&b, but with the mainstream garbage coming out nowadays in both (especially hip-hop though) I'm trying to find other avenues to look into. I've started to like techno, so can anyone list some good songs? Btw, I'd rather not have the squeaky chipmunk, DDR type techno (although if it has a good beat, go ahead and list it anyway, since a lot of it is actually OK), but I'm looking for more songs like What is Love, Everytime We Touch, etc. that have words, but still a good beat.
     
  2. krchawaii

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    There is a techno group
    ATB that has some pretty good mixes, similar to that of cascada.
     
  3. tennispro11

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    ATB is amazing! His song Ecstasy is really good. He is more trance than techno. Rob Dougan's "Clubbed to Death is good as well. You should try listening to Imogen Heap. She is dubbed as electronic, but she is pretty awesome. Royksopp is pretty bad*ss too. Hope that helps.

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  4. Shashwat

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    Benny Benassi has really good songs.

    Satisfaction
    I Love My Sex
    Go Daddy

    there are many more, search for his songs.
     
  5. AM28143

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    There are no "good" techno songs? Jk...I'm sure there are, however, techno just doesn't fit my style.

    -Adam :)
     
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    I'll put together a decent list for you.

    I like more trance stuff, but some good techno aswell.

    J
     
  7. yodudedudeyo

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    Daft punk is the way to go
     
  8. tennispro11

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    Send me that list too. I am always looking for new stuff.

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    JFK-whiplash
    Darude-extacy
    DJ-Tiesto-lethal industry
    DJ-Tiesto-insomnia
    Justice-genesis
    Justice-waters of nazerath
    Kavinsky-testarossa autodrive (sebastian remix)
    Zongamin-bongo song
    para one-dundundun (MSTRKRFT remix)


    thats a list i had on my comp table lol

    also i thought this vid was awesome
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkyhqE_VOEE
     
  10. yourmom08

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    me as well for that matter lol
     
  11. TonyB

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    Trance:

    Astral Projection (if you don't know AP, you don't know trance)

    MFG (some very good stuff here)

    Infected Mushroom (the Gods of techno trance)

    Hallucinogen


    There are others. But those 4 (especially AP and IM) should keep everyone busy for a while. I have over 80 Astral Projection tracks and I don't even think I've got them all. And Infected Mushroom just has some absolutely mind-blowing stuff.
     
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  13. UW_Husky88

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    Are you PMing me, or are you just going to post here later?

    thanks btw.
     
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    Some GREAT trance & techno comes out of Holland (Dutch).
     
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    These are my personal favorites.

    'Put you hands up for Detroit' - Fedde Le Grand

    'Don't Hold Back' - The Potbelleez

    'Destination Calabria' - Alex Gaudino & Crystal Waters


    and my personal favourite:


    'Mr. Brightside' (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix) - The Killers
     
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    ATB and Cascada are a bit too cheesy for me. Accuface to me sounds a bit edgy. If you have iTunes check it out.
     
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    'Sandstorm' - Da Rude
     
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    Try Lasgo as well.
     
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    I think you should try to listen to Armin van Buuren or Paul van Dyk. They make really good trance music.
     
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    Josh Dies (lead guy of Showbread) put out a solo CD called 'Aesthetics of Violence' that is labeled as 'Industrial.' It's not exactly techno, but it has a lot of electronic music and cool effects. Definetly worth checking out.
     
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    a group of called Oceanlab is really good. The two guys are from above and beyond, and they are featuring Justine Suissa.
     
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    Good Techno songs
    ^
    Oxymoron.
     
  24. Leelord337

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    LOL, i've been told it too.
     
  25. Duzza

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    A lot of the suggestions were more House songs. Do you like house as much? Because you can start by getting Ministry of Sound Annual 08 then finding some of the good artists on iTunes and what not. Some of my favourite "house/electronica" are :

    Daft Punk just everything by them
    Muscles
    Justice
    PNAU

    but there are so many songs out there. iTunes music store is your friend!
     
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    Two words ----> Daft Punk
     
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    ^^^only daft punk song i like is the remix w/kanye west, stronger.
     
  28. Mister G

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    Er... pretty much none of what the others have recommended are actually "techno"... Talk about confusion between eurodance, trance, electronica, and house... Heck, I'm not too sure you know what "techno" is... :confused:
     
  29. Mr. Blond

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    yeah....Mister G is right, you guys are lumping a bunch of different sub genre's together.

    I am not sure if you want trance (which is what most seem to be listing)
    Eurodance...which I find annoying as hell....or House, what people typically call techno.

    Can you be a little more specific? I used to be a Dj, and have a pretty diverse collection of music so I could help ya out, but your description of techno is too vague.

    What kind do ya like? Driving bass? Vocals? Breaks? 2step? Freestyle? Mashup/remix's?

    It took me almost a year to really understand all of the sub-genres in the electronic music umbrella of techno music.
     
  30. Mr. Blond

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    oh, I forgot, how are you getting them also? that can really limit the type you are looking for.

    Bittorrent is great for it....but errr.....not legal in most cases.
     
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    Are there any good techno songs? Actually, I love the intros for a lot of techno music, but I start getting bored when the melody & rhythm gets repetitive. Anyone got suggests on techno pieces that don't follow this familiar formula?
     
  32. Mr. Blond

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    to understand why there is such a formula you have to realize the way the songs are put together. They have long intro, and outros for mixing in and out of tracks. The build up to a break of sorts is so that you can always be mixing the best parts of the song in.......the songs are really not designed to be listened to from start to finish. At least that is how I know it to be.

    That being said, most people are not dj's and don't mix anything, they just start the song and listen.

    In order to really appreciate most of them, you have to look to different areas, like the back beats in some songs are really complex. Also the layers of different sounds can be really interesting. I find that the trance stuff is so repetitive though that it makes you wanna smash your head into a brick wall.

    House music has come along way in the past five years. Producers like Chris Lake, Ferry Corsten, and the previously mentions Bessani Bros, have really pumped some life back into the genre and produced some great tracks.

    It is a shame, but artists like Kascada get much more notoriety because of the catchy remixes he puts out....but in comparison, his music is inferior to many other djs out now.
     
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    great choices....Put your hands up for detroit has one of the coolest breaks out there......a club goes nuts when that beat drops. It is really a site to see.
     
  34. jmsx521

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    If you want to listen to electronics that are a bit more intelligent, not just heavy dance beat, I suggest Orbital and Underworld. Pick the albums from the mid and late 90s!
     
  35. UW_Husky88

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    Uhhh, I don't really know the types, I just like the non-DDR music where all they play is music (because after a while all of the music repeats itself for like 3 minutes). I just want something with vocals usually I guess.
     
  36. Bodacious DVT

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    my friend makes some of the best techno i've heard, but i dont think any of his stuff is public
     
  37. Mr. Blond

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    would you like me to list a couple of different songs from some of the more popular types so that you can understand what exactly you are looking for? I know until I heard each one, I was lost in confusion.
     
  38. TNT16

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    You are most likely to find vocals in house and trance, hardly ever in techno.

    Try some of the big names for each genre, easy to do on iTunes:

    Techno = Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin

    Trance = Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren (ATB belongs here I guess)

    House = Bob Sinclar, David Guetta, Deep Dish, Roger Sanchez

    From there you can get into subgenres etc. A great site for this type of music is Beatport.com, the best site for house music specifically is traxxsource.com
     
  39. jj300

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    since no one knows what song they are looking for, listen to basshunter- now you're gone, perfect mix of dance/techno
     
  40. Mister G

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    Well said. Saved me the twouble :)
     
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    PS: You would probably like some of the compilations mixed by Louie DeVito (tons of vocals) and some of the other DJ mixed compilations on Ultra Records.
     
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    blabit and jmsx521 - thnx for the replies.
     
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    If you have XM satellite radio try channel 81.

    My list:
    Lenoid Rudenko- Summerfish
    Lenoid Rudenko- Real Life
    De Souza/Shena- Guilty
    Tom Novy- Take It
    Roger Sanchez- Lost
    Eric Prydz- Proper Education
    Mylo ft Freeform Five- Muscle Car (Kleinenberg Remix)
    Freeform Five- No More Conversations (Mylo Mix)
    and there's more...Michael Gray, Bimbo Jones, Gabriel & Dresden
     
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    Daft Punk And Justice!
     
  45. Craig Sheppard

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    I would really like someone "in the know" to explain the difference between house, trance, and techno to me. Techno and house seem more similar from what I've heard, b/c they can both be remixed songs w/ lyrics and stuff...but techno is more electronic I guess. Most trance I've heard (O think) doesn't have any lyrics and seems a lot faster. I guess. So what is the deal?
     
  46. A.J. Sim

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    ^^

    Yes, seriously, someone needs to explain the difference between House, Trance and Techno. They all sound the same to me. BTW, Craig Sheppard, I liked that thread you wrote about your balance board; are you still using it?

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned any of Paul Oakenfold's songs; "Ready, Steady Go" is good and I'm not even a huge fan of techno. Crystal Method also makes good techno.
     
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    Dr Jones by Aqua. Exxxxcellent
     
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    ^^^Didn't Aqua have that song: "Barbie Girl?" lol
     
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