I love techno

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  1. Bobby Jr

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    Nice one... If you like the more synthy stuff like that definitely check out Technasia. Last album about 18 months ago called 'Central' is about as good as it gets in the more synthy style.
     
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    Favorite garnier track is coloured city
    The french produced some good tunes in the 90's and garnier was a precursor in france at rex club
     
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    Regarding Chillout, I'd suggest taking a listen to Moo, and his tracks Seashells and Sunset At Keywest. Really relaxing stuff.
     
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    It's truly not always that simple.
     
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    French dj popougnac released a nice compilation for the very hype hotel costes in paris. It's called "hotel costes" my favorite are the 1st and the 3rd
    Very nice for a before party at home with friends as it is not sleepy and sometimes at the frontier of house music

    You can of course also try ambient classics such as the orb (adventures beyond the ultraworld) and the klf
    or aphex twin, amon tobin, dj river or even massive attack first 2 albums...
    Very diffenrent atmospheres depending on what you want

    IMO, the orb is awesome space music
     
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    Not "Crispy Bacon"? Man, that was massive when it came out.
     
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    Avicii!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I didn't like colored city at all, all that singing, nor the other ones on YT -- just my taste. Will try out the other ones suggested. Thx.
     
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    Anyone going to Electric Daisy Carnival in Orlando?
     
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    Tx for posting
    U must be a fan of king's of tomorrow
    Your mix is right in their style of house mixes
     
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    It's not really tech-house* but nice that you put a mini-mix together.


    *that whole Hoxton *****s/Mark Knight thing is not tech house, it's just techier party house music and the English especially have come to refer to anything which is a little too edgy to be funky house (Copyright/Freemasons etc) as "tech house" for some reason. It often make the categories of tracks on Beatport/junodownload a little confusing when you have that sort of stuff alongside tons of stuff which sounds entirely different.
     
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    Tx
    Now I feel old :)
    This track is actually resisting to time very well
     
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    In the vein of house, has anybody heard Takeydo's remix of Renegade Master? My son actually really enjoyed it, which was sort of fun for me. On another note, The Orange Theme reminds me just a bit of Tiesto's Elements of Life, but with a much harder BPM.
     
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    Tiesto is well known for taking heavy inspiration from older tracks in his work. He even got pasted over it for completely ripping off a techno track made by a really staunch old-school techno producer, Sean Deason.

    Tiesto borrowed plenty from this Deason production and got himself in a pickle > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAxtZ8EYXI
     
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    Tiesto produces tracks? I would imagine the dude just has people ghost write tracks for him while he sits in the studio. I figured the dude didn't have a musical bone in his body, just a real apt for playing the right track at the right time.

    And for somehow being able to command 250k a set. The man has it MADE.
     
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    Exactly. I remember in 2008 Tiesto said he left an Ipod on a commercial airplane with more than 3.000 unreleased tracks and asked to have it back cause it was a 2-year music production.

    Who can produce so many tracks all by himself? Who believes this really?
    The guy is a like a brand now, and even himself admits woking with sound engineers to help him produce so many tracks.
     
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    Yes, he has produced many of his own tracks. He also works alongside a co-producer who I imagine does more of the tidying up of tracks/mixes while Tiesto is travelling.

    He's not complete an at-arm's-length producer like Paul Oakenfold etc.

    That said, Tiesto is about as dire as electronic music gets imo. Unmitigated cheese for candy-ravers.
     
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    I think you misunderstand. They weren't his tunes, they were tunes people had sent to him. He would likely have been listening to them during flights and short-listing the best ones for DJing or for an upcoming compilation. Many artists and labels would send him their tracks before they were even signed in the hope he would play or chart them, or even sign it to his own label. In trance that would make a track a guaranteed success basically.
     
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  29. TennisLovaLova

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    OK I see
    imo Tiesto is just an "improved" version of Antiloop
     
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    "set it off" by Diplo is a banger. He will make some nice publishing royalties on that track.
     
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    Darn. I never expected to see someone post a Gigi Galaxy/Gary Martin track here. That is getting way obscure!!

    I have the 12" of that in my collection.
     
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    So I'm getting in my school's studio to do some production work next week and/or the week after, can't wait. We've got a good rack of vintage analog gear (including 2 Pultec EQP1-As that go unused, oddly enough) and practically every major VST and host possible. I'll take pictures and post 'em here.

    Anyone want to give me any ideas as to what to work on? I am thinking of doing some disco-ish stuff but if I'm in the right mindset, might just lay down something a bit harder. The reason being that I won't be able to bring records into the studio to chop up and I won't have any physical instruments with me besides a grand piano, which I don't think will fit in with that I'd like to do. I've been listening to a lot of Cirez D at the moment, might try to emulate that kind of style. Any thoughts or requests?
     
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    I just pretty much discovered Techno yesterday! Now probably will listen to it while I run from now on.
     
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    My advice would be to prepare some stuff prior to going in... Just use whatever software you normally use and then use the time in the studio to make it great.

    Even if you only get a basic groove before going in it'll be more productive to work starting from there.

    On the musical genre/style side of things, just do whatever comes naturally but one good piece of sage advice I got years ago was: making hard music sound passable is much easier than it is for more funky/subtle music. Reason > it's easy to let the tempo of a track trick you into thinking it has more X-factor than it really has got. If you work on making really solid grooves which don't depend on a high tempo you will develop a much better craft for making the drum-tracks of a production. In most dance music a great groove alone means most of the hard work is done.

    This lesson is evident in most trance and hard-dance styles - their percussion tracks are pretty rubbish but they gloss over it by focussing on melody and disguising their average drum-programming with lots of wooshes and other effects etc. It's a big reason why they're inherently un-funky and often sound so predictable.

    One guy who has consistently made amazing drum tracks is John Ciafone (from Mood II Swing).... listen to some of his stuff and see how he makes such great grooves using so few elements. He knows just how to include the right amount of swing, space, grit etc so he doesn't need to buffer his arrangement with tons of effects. The resulting sound much more memorable than someone who tries to make a big track and goes about it using obvious ideas/tricks. His tracks sound just as good over 10 years later, long after most party tunes have long since become stale.

    Two Ciafone produced tracks which are faultless in their drum programming as examples of executing a simple idea perfectly:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2cU7oXeOrQ
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRNxwm4ZwMQ
     
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    I have a problem with this deadmouse character and his music. He basically said everyone was playing or producing crap, except him of course.
    He's a just nastier version of david guetta imo
     
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    I have to agree, I like his stuff but really its not that original. He just has his repetitive deadmau5 sound.

    Alot of modern Techno listeners have to go back to the roots of when Techno was popular. Pick up the Break Beat compilation that had techno elements called History of Our World, etc.

    That was old school techno. Guetta and Mau5 are not techno. they are some commercialized version of electro house. its radio playable and pretty much available anywhere.

    Old Techno was Lords of Acid, Old Prodigy, Altern8, Synthesis, Jad4U, Oliver Adams and Praga Khan, Memphis Rave Maphia, Mig etc.

    That was old school. new stuff is kinda blurred the lines kinda how break beat is kinda like drum and bass and how electro house is kinda the same of dubstep.

    Listen to old school jungle from the 90's to now and its not even jungle now its Drum and Bass.
     
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    Nonetheless, the spirit of techno is still alive!
     
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    Can anyone suggest 10-20 downtempo/downbeat/the-like songs? I prefer the more chilled out EDM.
     
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    5 pages and no respect for Depeche Mode? I'm pretty sure musical perfection was achieved with 'Enjoy the Silence' - the music industry has been in a death dive ever since.
     

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