Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by TennisLovaLova, Sep 12, 2012.
Perfection was already before Enjoy the Silence
I enjoy driving over 110mph in my Mini Cooper S at 3AM in the CA desert on I-15, headed to Vegas listening to 'Switch On'. Also a good pre-tennis match tune.
I'm a big fan of EDM as well actually. I used to work quite a few gigs as a sound engineer for some smaller DJ's that came threw clubs here. (Even though I was well under 18... hahahaha!) It's pretty interesting how big it's gotten in the last 4-5 years though. (It also amazes me that there are other people in the same vein as me on this forum!)
That being said I don't do much writing for it any more since I'm in a full time grindcore band... :razz:
I did really enjoy using Reason though, that program was really cool and super versatile. I did eventually move on to Logic about 2 years ago which I haven't played around with too much.
Awesome band, but nothing to do with Techno (in the pure sense)
It's really weird how music tastes evolve. From EDM to grindcore!!!
Me for example: I started playing piano at 5 (classic stuff).
Then I randomly picked CD's from my parent collection when I was around 10 yo: dire straits, led zeppelin, Pink Floyd.
At 14 I was a die hard Nirvana and Pearl Jam fan.
At 15 It was all about Metallica, Sepultura and Machinehead
At 16, well Prodigy took over everything.
Then at 17 Cherry Moon trax and techno won the game.
Of course I still listen to the floyd's and other stuff, but the evolution was really weird and funny I guess
THE glory days of Techno
Awesome post and glorious track
Hahaha definitely! You have a pretty cool "evolution" of music!
You guys looking for music know about beatport right?
beatport is the devil IMO
Bearport is great to buy online
You can basically find any hot track on that site
But soulseek is free and you have tons and tons of old tracks also on it
Yup, 2nd that on Beatport. All my traxx have come from Beatport for any of the home mixes I make. The fact they give you key, bpm and sort by Genre make the site a pleasure plus the sample bit of each song having a chorus and drop is great for any aspiring DJ out there.
One of my Fav's
0:35 ---> war
Hey! I already posted this!!!
Glad to see we have the same tastes
In 1996, I was in SFO. We guys used to drive quite a bit and there was some radio channel which had some very nice instrumental music. We all liked it. Soothing, uplifting...
After returning home, I forgot about it for many years. But in the last year or so, I've grown tired of everything I've been hearing all these years. I've been searching for new stuff, mostly instrumental and relaxing. I've tried umpteen YT's and channels on iTunes, but never found that music i heard in SFO.
Some of it is close but it's not the same. Anyone have any idea how i can find this out. e.g. how can i find out what radio channels the Bay Area (SFO/Redwood City) had in 1996 ?
The genres that seem close could be chillout/smooth jazz but it's not quite the same.
Search for the Mushroom Jazz comps. Mark Farina compiled them and they're legendary in that sort of style (by the way you explain it at least).
I could not find any play options in your links. I am checking out Mark Farina on YT and its vocal stuff, whereas what I am talking about is purely instrumental. MF is a bit like rap. And no that did not have saxophones.
Those links were to the release info - not audio clips unfortunately.
You said the stuff you liked was sort of chillout/smooth jazz. The Mushroom Jazz comps personify that exactly. Don't be misled by stuff you hear when you google Mark Farina - most of that will be is clubby stuff which is nothing like the comps I mention which helped make him famous.
Any mentions for Art of NOISE etc (ya know Max headroom and company)
also..I was 13 in 1991..so defintiely listening to KLF and FSOL(Future sound of LOndon)...here's papua new guinea>
and the underated Landmass...off the PS WipeOut Game>
KLF's whiteroom still pretty fresh.
also SEAL's "killer" has a huge techno element to it.
Robert Miles Children from 96 was pretty much regarded as a benchmark techno track,
Is Enigma techno? not really? Alternative more like it
No, it was not. It's not even techno and it never was.
The only people who thought it was techno were fuddy duddy's who were new to electronic music or who were coming over from Whitney Houston and Garth Brooks.
It was marketed as "dream" music
A tiesto 1.0 I might say
Nothing to do with techno apart from his tracks constructions maybe
Jeff Mills and Robert Miles do NOT boxe in the same category
Try his track called Dream Machine (downtempo mix if I remember)
Ok. I have another query or puzzle for older music lovers. In the 70's I had an album. It was African music, and instrumental NOT vocal. It had a black cover from what I remember.
I cannot remember the name of the album or anything, but it was great music, like jungle music, and sort of made me think I was on a safari in Africa.
A few years back I hunted through all the African hits of the 70's but didn't see anything that looked familiar. And it is NOT Osibisa, or Soul Makosa or Shaft in Africa. I believe if i hear the name or see the cover, and see the song titles, I'll be able to recognize it. It was not Jazz, no saxophones.
Does the first track go:
Dum dum dumdumdum
Dadadada boumboum chakchak
sorry couldnt help myself
Darn, that is obscure ha ha...
Fela Kuti may have done some instrumental albums back then... very African/tribal rhythm type stuff. He was prolific so possibly did some instrumental only productions in his huge catalogue.
^ I don't think it's Fela Kuti. I asked my older bro if he could remember and he said No. And he has lots of Fela Kuti on his iPod.
But yes, it did have that jungle tribal sound to it. Some nice grunts and such noises placed musically. My parents got that LP for me. If they got it from Europe then it must have been very popular.
Once or twice they did go to Africa so that complicates matters. However, i doubt they got it from Africa, since I remember the music my dad got from there. Some hit album called Elongi and other boring stuff. Therefore, this must be something that sold pretty well in Europe.
some weird sounds too...
Experimental Products > Depeche Mode imo
if anyone wants to know what's happening and what tracks are trending, you should check residentadvisor.net
they have monthly charts to let you know what dj's are endorsing at the moment
and THE best track ever made
Definetly in my top10
Nice pick ramos
Pachanga Boys : TIME
Great vid of a great event I dream about goinf there
One of the great techno tracks from the 90s is up on Beatport as a remix contest now. Never thought I'd see the day a track this good ended up there. > Black Odyssey 'Sweat' on youtube
Contest > http://play.beatport.com/contests/stacey-pullen-presents-black-odyssey-sweat/
Omg I love this track
Btw, I was at an Art Department gig 1 month ago. Do you know/like their sound?
I always find good trance/techno music here
^^^ nice link mate
I will raise you a Ricky Gervaise
This song was massive with college kids in the Philippines back in the 80's............although Seona Dancing is prob the last thing Ricky wants to talk about
What about Bewitched- Blood on the Dance Floor?
I dont really like this
Try this instead
From Norway with love
I really like this Delirium song feat. Sarah Maclachlan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLN4iwkEKxg&list=PLYaLFF7J7IEbqO-6mT22zec7jrTE_6A2r&index=19
and this Paul Van Dyk Song
If you want to post rubbish like that please start a commercial house or candy trance thread. Don't post them in a thread called I Love Techno.
paul van dyk isn't rubbish, lol
The overwhelming consensus in the techno world is that Paul Van Dyk is rubbish.
He makes and plays music for candy ravers. Feel free to start a trance thread for PvD or similar music which has nothing to do with techno.
Sorry, I was kidding actually...
Actually, PVD before what we can call the EDM boom after 2000, used to produce really interesting trance techno live sets.
But Bobby Jr is right, now he's like Tiesto, filling arenas with his cheesy trance sound. His production just sucks.
And IMO, Paul Kalkbrenner is the new PVD!
On another subject, it's funny to notice that now in 2013, most popular "underground" dj's (cause they're not really undeground!) such as jamie jones, art department or even Tale of Us make crowds vibe to 117-124 bpm tunes. Very downtempo. Before it was >140 bpm and more or nothing. Interesting change in the EDM sound.
I like it personnally, it's slower and deeper, a mix of detroit techno and chicago house to today's tastes...
And some dj's even started singing live (kenny glasgow of art department, maceo plex/maetrik, etc.)
Some say it's just an old trend that is today's new tendance and that it's gonna be forgotten 3 years from now. Who knows?
That's why guys like Hawtin, villalobos, Digweed, steve bug or even sven vath will last longer imo, because they built their own sound, not very time sensitive.
Some name dropping of the current leading dj's of the real EDM scene for those interested in listening to fresh EDM:
Tale of Us
Also, there's one crazy superstar dj called Seth Troxler, insane track selection...
Separate names with a comma.