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post #46 of 66
Strangely, for being so into that type of music for so long, I never got into CV.
post #47 of 66
Thought I would push this thread back up...especially after going to Ultra Fest Miami, which was awesome when it was sunny and sucked when it started to rain like no tomorrow.

All I can say is that Ferry Corsten is more impressive in person that I imagined.

Jon.
post #48 of 66
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Thought I would push this thread back up...especially after going to Ultra Fest Miami, which was awesome when it was sunny and sucked when it started to rain like no tomorrow.

All I can say is that Ferry Corsten is more impressive in person that I imagined.

Jon.

I was at WMC last month but avoided Ultra like the plague. I cannot stand trance or really much of the mainstream EDM. Pawn Shop had it going all day Sunday, Cafeteria had a great party Sunday night to close things down, and I as at BED Saturday night.

Now I've just gotta wait another 6 weeks for DEMF.
post #49 of 66
Ok, a list of interesting stuff I have recently obtained:

First of all, the granddaddies of much of today's modern experimental (and even mainstream) electronic music, Throbbing Gristle, are back! PART TWO - THE ENDLESS NOT.
I like it so far. Runs the gamut from "Hamburger Lady"-like excursions in discomfort to jazzy-funky "20 Jazz Funk Greats" songs.

Then, we have 8-bit Operators, the Kraftwerk tribute album using old machinery. Incredibly good stuff, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Kraftwerk.

Lastly, ZX Spectrum Orchestra's debut album. While I was not a Speccy owner (CPC FTW!) the little sound chip in those things is used to incredible effect here, to even Aphex Twin effects...

And slightly more conventional, Monofader's Frost. Excellent sense of melody, catchy hooks, good beats. Nice EBM-tinged synthpop/electro.
post #50 of 66
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Again though, I'll restate...the best electronic album I've ever heard by far is Spanners by Black Dog (Black Dog are now called Plaid).

Black Dog were no doubt hugely influential, but sheerly in terms of the music itself, I actually prefer Plaid. Even though they're obviously popular and are on the Warp label, I still feel that Plaid are underrated. They are doing some of the best and most complex e-music today, and yet it's often still very melodic and listenable (as opposed to the direction some other "complex" artists have gone -- think Autechre).
post #51 of 66
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I was at WMC last month but avoided Ultra like the plague. I cannot stand trance or really much of the mainstream EDM. Pawn Shop had it going all day Sunday, Cafeteria had a great party Sunday night to close things down, and I as at BED Saturday night.

Now I've just gotta wait another 6 weeks for DEMF.

Dude, you came down to FL? You should have told me, we could have gotten a drink.

Jon.
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Dude, you came down to FL? You should have told me, we could have gotten a drink.

Jon.

It was a quick trip... Sorry. Next time.
post #53 of 66
Is house music allowed in this thread? If so, I have to tip my hat to just a couple of the greatest DJs I've ever seen spin (and produce) house music:

Paul Johnson, one of the historic pillars of Chicago house with Pierre and Sneak, and the most amazing house DJ ever - the guy puts any dancefloor on fire from his wheelchair. Anyone who's witnessed it probably knows what I mean


Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez, at the very top of the house game for longer than anyone else
post #54 of 66
I liked The Cynic Project back in 8th grade when MP3.com was the place to get free music. I liked him a lot.
post #55 of 66
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Black Dog were no doubt hugely influential, but sheerly in terms of the music itself, I actually prefer Plaid. Even though they're obviously popular and are on the Warp label, I still feel that Plaid are underrated. They are doing some of the best and most complex e-music today, and yet it's often still very melodic and listenable (as opposed to the direction some other "complex" artists have gone -- think Autechre).

Agree on Plaid, however I disagree regarding Autechre. The key to get into the latest works of them for me has been to make use of my headphones. Somehow that makes wonders. Untitled is now close to my favourite album of theirs. It's still complex as ever but the subtle melodies actually shine through beautifully!

For you that are into IDM - Plaid, Autechre and the likes. Do not miss out on Chris Clark/Clark. Especially Clarence Park, a truly mind-boggling album.
post #56 of 66
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Is house music allowed in this thread? If so, I have to tip my hat to just a couple of the greatest DJs I've ever seen spin (and produce) house music:

Paul Johnson, one of the historic pillars of Chicago house with Pierre and Sneak, and the most amazing house DJ ever - the guy puts any dancefloor on fire from his wheelchair. Anyone who's witnessed it probably knows what I mean

I've been to a few Paul Johnson parties in my time, and although I don't like house, especially the chicago/discoy variants, I can respect the "founding fathers" of the genre. Around here, the original guys like Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Carl Craig still do play out a lot, and although some of their music is not my style, it is kind of neat to hear them drop a track they used (or made) in the 80's. There's something to be said about being able to use such old material but keep it sounding fresh. They do a good job of that.
post #57 of 66
Yes! Finally, we're talking a style of music I love. Okay, Paul Van Dyke is amazing live, so is Armin Van Buren, I saw him a couple times, and you can't go wrong with Tiesto. He is amazing, although his new album Elements of Life is just okay for me, I was expecting more. But I love the classics, Paul Oakenfold, ATB, and BT.
post #58 of 66
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For you that are into IDM - Plaid, Autechre and the likes. Do not miss out on Chris Clark/Clark. Especially Clarence Park, a truly mind-boggling album.

+1 on the Chris Clark recommendation. I don't think they're related, but if you like Chris Clark, look out for Gareth Clarke's self titled album too (on Sublight). Seriously good stuff.

On a totally different tangent, I've just been getting into dubstep -- the really dark ambient stuff, like Burial, and the wobbly bassline stuff, like Pinch's track Punisher. Is there anyone on SF who knows their way 'round this stuff and can recommend me more?
post #59 of 66
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+1 on the Chris Clark recommendation. I don't think they're related, but if you like Chris Clark, look out for Gareth Clarke's self titled album too (on Sublight). Seriously good stuff. On a totally different tangent, I've just been getting into dubstep -- the really dark ambient stuff, like Burial, and the wobbly bassline stuff, like Pinch's track Punisher. Is there anyone on SF who knows their way 'round this stuff and can recommend me more?
Good stuff but I don't have specific recommendations off the top of my head. Pandora.fm is your friend
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