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Post Info TOPIC: dance music, do you or don't you?
so who's up for having it large? [21 vote(s)]

no thanks, i prefer death metal.
33.3%
yes, but i think you'll find i am dancing ironically to skrillex in a licenced establishment
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i'll see you down at the stacks after this cheeky snifter
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get orff moi laaand... you horrible ravers.
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dance music, do you or don't you?


i'm starting a dance music thread... purely for my own amusement probably, i don't expect most people to even have a look here, much less check some of the phat beats i've got for you.

i love electronic music and the scene that goes with it, i like it's inclusivity. we don't care what colour you are, what your religion is, your sexual orientation, or your class just as long as you're here for the beats it's all good.

i have no musical ability myself (even a tambourine is unreliable in my hands)  i watch the mole sometimes, either when he's recording and composing, or working 2 cd decks and a turntable simultaneously off the back of a curtain-sided truck in a field and... it's like magic to me.

watching a good dj work a live set is like watching masterchef or something, the presicion required when beatmatching, judging the mood of your crowd, knowing where to place the breakdown and how long to build... just having a vast encyclopaedic knowledge of your record collection is a feat in itself! people who say dj's got no skills should have a go, it's not as easy as it looks.

trentmoller is one of my favourite dj/producers (he's the guy twiddling knobs) and this is awesomeknob twiddling and live accompaniment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RqvPkByI1A

 

 



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i wouldnt say its my first choice in tunes but i have attended one or two raves an my local drum an bass nights an as you can see from my sig i like a little faithless other than that im clueless

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Tempted to answer option number one just because metalheads are "my" tribe, but the truth is that I like quite a lot of different music including electronic music. It's a somewhat foreign country to me, but full of beauty.

I must say that when it's bad, few things are as horrid as dance music though. You mentioned Skrillex... The music you linked to make me want to either dance or have sex, the electronic music they play on radio usually make me want to kill something.

I suspect my taste run dominantly towards where electronic music meets other genres, like Nortec Collective, Salmonella Dub and such plus "stuff everyone liked in the 90's" e.g. Orbital, Underworld, Portishead, Chemical Brothers and Prodigy. And of course The Knife.

But I will wait in anticipation for your next link!



-- Edited by Irilar on Tuesday 8th of May 2012 10:02:05 PM

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Electronic music isn't really my cup of tea but then I do like EBM and I think The Knife are awesome. Sometimes it's lovely to listen to electronic beats. I prefer death metal though. :D

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Gotta love the Prodigy...here's an awesome cover of "Breathe"! Also here's "No Limit" by 2 Unlimited just because the beat is as relentlessly brutal as any speed metal. There's a lot in common between metal and dance/techno,oddly enough,in terms of structure. Also,Sleigh Bells!

Edit-Whilst having another Muse-fest on YT,(and cursing not being to sing like Matt Bellamy,or Amy Lee,or even Avril Lavigne,grrr),I played "Take A Bow" again and there's a total techno freak-out right in the middle of it. Have a listen to it from 1.40 to 2.40,especially that looped vocal from 2.10 onwards,and it's straight from a techno remix! Of course,after that they'd have to pull out something epic to top it...but of course it's Muse,and they duly deliver!

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-- Edited by skgogosfan on Wednesday 9th of May 2012 05:09:23 AM



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I think my love of dance music probably started somewhere around the Shamen ('Move any mountain') and FSOL. When I first heard Papua New Guinea by FSOL it was like the first time I'd heard music - utterly without perception additives, I should add:)

I think my enjoyment of it is all folded in with the experiences I've had while listening to it. I spent a couple of years going to weekly forest and warehouse parties. That was psy-trance, largely marked by Escape from Samsara and Dragonfly Records. Once I started doing a bit of work for the Brixton Green Party I was sharing sounds and spit with travellers in muddy fields or tiny squats. I also had a strong network of borged-up geek friends who introduced me to techno - specifically detroit techno. They made fun of my psy-trance leanings, but I enjoyed arguing my case and I was always happy to chat about build and samples and whether 'minimal' was a dirty word.

I've really enjoyed psy-trance for the parties, and techno for the sound - the sheer inventiveness. But it's all been playful and original. All good. For dance stuff I guess I'm into the ubiquitous Jeff Mills, also Ben Sims, and Chickenlips for a more sparse electro sound. Also, Deadmau5. They've opened my eyes to house.

From techno I've gone on a journey back to disco, the sounds that were coming out when gays in New York were experiencing similar grief to travellers around the time of the CJB. Disco is pretty good I think. Pretty real.

My daytime ears are hugely eclectic, I'll listen to it all. But when it starts getting electronica rather than nt-nt-nt repetitive beats I often go for the usual suspects: Massive Attack, Groove Armada, Morcheeba, Air, William Orbit, Portishead, Olive, Zero 7... all that stuff :)

I love the way dance music makes me feel, its builds and plateaus having a threefold emotional/mental/physical effect on my body. It's genius. It feels really free and disciplined at the same time. I tried beatmatching once and fuck me, it was hard. I'm now prepared to the let the DJs and studio monkeys do their thing but my God I appreciate the level of hard graft and intuition that goes into that.

Haven't been to an all-nighter for a couple of years now. I miss it.

Edit: Reading Irilar's point about music some of us may have liked in the nineties, ditto. Totally. Are our music ears linked to age? Where yes, we do take on board new stuff with time but we still feel some of our strongest connections to a certain period of our life?

Jeff Mills doing his golden oldie - The Bells ;)

PS I have never heard of Trentmoller! I'm really looking forward to checking it out... just as soon as I wires my speakers back to the PC ;)



-- Edited by Magda Mookychick on Wednesday 9th of May 2012 07:47:59 AM

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i think coming to Uni have broadened my spetrum a fair bit. I don't know what the genres are called and I don't know any band names, I just dance to anything that feels good :)

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'Are our music ears linked to age?' quite possibly.

personally, i blame the stone roses. (and e's, obviously.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BfnXX7EvhM&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BaUJcg-CKQ4A2KR5C0qBjN&index=3&feature=plcp

at about the 5 min mark it changes from a band performing, relativley badly (although, considering the size of ian browns heroin habit, quite well) into something amazingly beautiful...  you can feel the love, everyone's in the groove and the groove doesn't ever have to stop.

poor old skrillex, he gets a bit of a raw deal i think (but then inventing 'bro-step is a cross that someone's got to bear, and he does come across as a complete twat...) i think it's worst for the mole though, as he is a dj with an undercut and therefore, gets the obvious skrillex comparisons. lets just say, he ties his hair up a lot more these days.

@irilar/spiggy,  nice one. not come acrosss the knife before. i like that.

first two tracks are techno, second two are drum and bass, 3rd ones a tribal dub of mighty proportions and the 4th you will either hate or love depending on how you feel about muse being messed about with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIgN7eICn4&feature=related

tiesto -adagio for strings remix. i love the original but this just gets the hairs on my arms standing up. lovely treatment of an old classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPuY6GMCgs

tiesto feat. kay 'work hard, play hard' (autoerotic mix) this is just a filthy beast of a track and a dj's dream to play about with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNuUgbUzM8U

dj fresh - 'gold dust'. a lovely jump-up d&b track (and you've got to checkout this skipping in the vid) i'm an old junglist, so i keep a little space in my heart for a bit of bouncy jump-up, can't do a whole night of it though, i like my drum and bass hard, nasty and dirty, and it doesn't come much dirtier than this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru48xfuTzTg&feature=related

spor remix of the quemist's 'stompbox'. (if i had a theme tune, this would be it)

@ magda, you might like this with your psi-trance leanings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Z9JK8mAKc&feature=related

Gaudi - 'bad boy bass'  these guys closed glade last year and were just awesome. funky tribal dub. i remember when FSOl put out 'lifeforms', i practically wore that cd out! i'd also recommend a bit of CHLLNGR if you've not come across him.

@dave, here's something to spoil your day (lol) ... messing about with muse...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz33oSn9It8&feature=relmfu

tiesto remix of 'resistance'. this get you back for reminding me about 2unlimited. (lol)



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E's are good,e's Ebeneezer Goode!


I forgot to mention that the Prodigy also did a good cover of L7's "Fuel My Fire",but I wanted to post this awesome stop-motion 8-bit music Lego trip awesomeness just to show that some things aren't better on guitar.

It sounds a bit like "Telstar" in places,oddly enough,and structurally like Sleater-Kinney in other places,but especially after the first breakdown,I was thinking how on earth you'd play that on guitar. [Obviously Matt Bellamy could ; he nailed 60s classic "Popcorn" (which has a similar rapid repeating structure here)]

LC-I listened to it all the way through,I wasn't impressed though. He didn't do anything much with it except add a repetitive dance beat and some effect that sounded like a doorbell chime,and repeat some bits of the song to stretch it out. You could do that in an hour on Audacity. I like hearing where the original is significantly different,or where it's mashed up with another song.

Here's Sugamotor hacking up the Arctic Monkeys and Ladyhawke and The Darkness with Lady Gaga,for example. Good stuff!

p.s. What's she gonna look like with a chimney on her? Hur hur hur. (sorry!)

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RE: dance music, do you or don't you?


I love dance music, I grew up with my brother's playing hardcore trance in the bedroom next to me so it was sort of forced on me and I just grew to like it :D
And lady carfax, you just posted up some awesome songs.

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@ dave, i agree tiesto did nothing to improve or alter muses work in either a sufficient or interesting way, proving even good producers have bad days and that not all mash-ups work as intended!

nice one on the arctic monkeys/ladyhawke mashup tho, i like that.

today i'm being nice and posting some chilled tunes for those of us who would rather be in the chill out area with a cup of chai tea and a blanket and try to recover our hearing a little.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcoKxYv8NCQ&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Cwbsa1a6ihjgRwfgP0Ly5C

royksoop - you don't have a clue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ6DtETOUGE&feature=related

royksoop and kings of convenience - i don't know what i can save you from.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlYYC2bMTdY&feature=related

UNKLE - what are you to me. (Sascha - 'involver' album has a lovely remix of this track, also)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BunHhpTFLys

Phaeleh - should be true.

 

 

 



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one of moleys sets at french tek this year, a bit ropey to start off with, i'll admit. (but as he'd been in france since thursday, (with the brummie/london crew who like to have it, hard!) and this is sunday afternoon...not too bad.


http://soundcloud.com/hexaune/frenchtek-2012-sunday-set-live



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"ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW ERA OF RAVING, ONE WHERE THE GOVERNMENT IS UP FOR THE RAVE AS MUCH AS YOU ARE?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAhBtw0NuuQ

police rave unit - @ lovegrove festival, may 2012.

very silly, but made me laugh greatly.



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treats for the weekend, bredren:

Sabre, Stray & halogenix (feat frank carter III)  - oblique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wa9_MZdytg&feature=share

basher - ultra violet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klEodrJmXAw

Roni Size/Reprazent - hi-potent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LjgjQ2lE8A&feature=related

Aphrodite and Mickey Finn - bad ass (just for, you old skoolers, i know you're out there!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3PsT5Hynfc

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shit, i'll be generous, you want a jump up bounce around track instead of moody drum and bass and old skool? you got it (damn, i'm too good to you peeps)

Freestylers - ruffneck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QiHjzxZNQg&feature=related

 

 



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photek feat robert owens - mine to give.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykALcAUWM-E

(this is an awesome track, a little treat for your subs and the glorious voice of robert owens. proper lushty)

commix - call to mind (liquid drum and bass for conniseur)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RphzR4J3k1k&feature=related

spor - little change (glithy drum n bass) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wS-sG27DCs&feature=related

 

 



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lovely mix by george fitzgerald, kinda future garage type thing. nice upbeat summery mix that's not too taxing... works well with a game of dominoes/scrabble (yeah blud, we roll that way.)

 

http://www.mixcloud.com/TakeFlightClub/george-fitzgerald-tfc-mix-series-vol-9/



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If synthpop, italo-disco, and Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine count then hellz yeah! I'd bust a move abliet badly. I also love 90's Eurodance and Bubblegum Pop.



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^Check these out Kai,I bet you'll like them...both video and audio are great!

La Roux - Bulletproof

The Prodigy - Out Of Space
(reggae interludes to boot!)

The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place
(harder techno,but stick with it until the keyboard riff kicks in around 0.35)

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^ Did I ever tell you that I love you Dave? These were some awesome picks and I especially liked the first two. Thanks!



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YW Kai! Now check this one out-it's for lovers both of dance and sci-fi...and it hit number 1!

Doctorin' the Tardis - The Timelords (aka The KLF)

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^ I like that song too.



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I do like dance. However, not so much dubstep. I've heard a few of skrillex's things and all I could hear was WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP and nothing else. I like my whomping bass not so overpowering I suppose.

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I have very eclectic musical taste and love a bit of dance music!!

I used to go raving quite a lot when I was younger, I really like acid tecno and psychadelic trance and all other sorts of strange things :)

You can beat a bit of prodigy either :)

At the moment, I really like Exile by Modestep and I love Skrillex's remix of Cinema by Benny Benassi :)

I also love dance music, because you can dance however you like, everyone has their own style and no one judges. I have absolutely no rhythm, so I find that this suits me well

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skye-foxe wrote:
I also love dance music, because you can dance however you like, everyone has their own style and no one judges. I have absolutely no rhythm, so I find that this suits me well

 

lols, that's part of why i like it, no-one cares if you've got any 'fantasy footwork' skillz, we's all there for da beats, you feel me, bro!

http://soundcloud.com/irie-m  ...loving the irie stylee mix. perfect soundtrack for those late summer barbecues.



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I bet Confucius never said that,even were he a DJ. Sleater Kinney nearly did,though: In one more hour I will be gone...

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skgogosfan wrote:

I bet Confucius never said that,even were he a DJ.

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 have checked with dj confuscious, 'Repeat bits of songs stretch out. You can do so fearless in one hour' is apparently not one of his, although he does take credit for making slightly lame psy trance type stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoLaqKQpHRc

which reminded me of this quote by dave clarke: "I think all trance DJs deep down are embarrassed by what they play. They take it on the chin! They know deep down that theyre playing watered-down techno. biggrin

 

'When they're in the bag, they're mine. When they're on the turntable they're yours.' - dj harvey...  i reckon that's about as philosophical as this thread needs to get. lol.

 



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Idris Elba's 'how clubbing changed the world'

Actor and international DJ Idris Elba counts down the defining moments of the greatest cultural phenomenon of our generation in a programme featuring some of the biggest names in dance music.

Twenty-five years after the birth of rave, a new generation of British DJs and producers are at the forefront of a global musical revolution.

Reaching far beyond the sweaty dance floors of the Hacienda and the Ministry of Sound, this programme reveals how British nightclubbing transformed our nation and influenced societies across the world.

With personal insights and club-raising anecdotes from David Guetta, Armand van Helden, Paul Oakenfold, will.i.am, Nile Rodgers, Goldie, Pete Tong, Katy B, Skream and former Home Secretary Michael Howard, amongst many more, this entertaining and thought-provoking film celebrates the British success story that has conquered the world.

From sun-kissed holidays on the party island of Ibiza to the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, and from illegal warehouse raves to Labour's 1992 adoption of D:Ream's Things Can Only Get Better, clubbing has touched everyone's life whether they know it or not.

This is an international story, going beyond the music to look at clubbing's influence on everything from real estate to drug use, fashion, politics and the drinks industry.

How Clubbing Changed the World explores how clubbing went from a counter-cultural movement that defined a generation to a multi-billion-pound business, and reveals how, 25 years on, Great Britain is still king of the underground.

lets 'ave it!

 

 

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I've been listening to Valravn a lot lately, and also the remix album. I dunno if it is dance music, but it definitively makes me dance. In the autumn forest. With viking boots on and my mouth stuffed with lingonberries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Zse44Bgak



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ohh, thats nice! i should imagine it went very well with the frosty lingonberries biggrin

came across this today that made me lol... ''In confined spaces, drunk people bump into one another. If someone steps on your pristine trainers, don't carry on as if they've just urinated against your leg. If you're not prepared to end the night with a layer of "rave scum" on your footwear, go home.''

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/nov/09/new-rules-of-dancefloor



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