As if things couldn’t get any worse for Disco n Bass, the lucrative opportunity of mad festival money in the s compelled it to whore itself into a subgenre depository of shitty pop remixes heretofore known as Dancefloor. He said it would cost him an arm and a leg, by the time elapsed since that statement, I guess it did! Comments 0 Be the first to comment. For example, in the guide for New Jack Swing he makes the argument that Thriller aged better than Dangerous or Bad because of the drum sounds, I might or might not share his assessment, but the point he made about the tinniness of the drums was well-taken. Nonetheless, the music shows how rich and complex electronic music history truly is, despite its potential—as its developmental speed and tempos increased—to produce disposable, derivative compositions as much as chart-burning classics and innovative, mind-expanding creative work.

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Or has musical creativity stalled?

I can only think of one other flash program I’ve gone and searched out in the years since and it’s the muaic Something Awful Jeff K cartoon making fun of Linux users [0]. Not coincidentally this is also the point where the two-step drum kick takes over everything, ushering in an age of mediocrity for a scene that was once specifically noted for its unique and inventive drum programming.

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I’d love to see something about electrronic Here’s an example I found https: Here is a screenshot of the classic Flash version: There’s open source stuff too, but I don’t know much about it. There’s a few books on the subject Dance Music Manual comes to mindbut honestly I don’t think they’re very helpful. Click here to cancel reply.


His site is being slammed. But that’s just one branch.

ishkurs guide to electronic music

It looks like this one even shows the progression of the sound of a genre or subgenre over time, not just the other genres that came from it. Part of the fun the is genre bashing. One of my favorites is something I like to call “Dad House”, because its liberal employment of walking basslines and saxophone solos evoke images of your dad walking mueic the house in his bathrobe on a Fuide morning before settling into his favorite chesterfield chair to smoke a pipe guixe read the newspaper in front of a roaring fire.

I first discovered this in when it still needed Flash for obvious reasons. Music is deeply, deeply tribal, it isn’t neutral Like Squarepusher.

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ishkurs guide to electronic music

I’m kinda bummed out right now that listology. Shout out to Ishkur, I’m obviously thrilled to see this today.

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If you don’t know how to use the tools, that’s a whole world. It’s neither complex nor danceable; I like Aphex Twin a lot, but his contributions there, with exceptions, tend to veer toward the “quite possibly just taking the piss” part of his back catalogue — notably none of the artists he mentions really produced anything like their best work under ho banner. The chicken of electronic music. Like make a guide or something.


It never devolved; the mainstream split off from the genre, which remains underground and still has a eleftronic dozen labels actively producing music, as it has for the last decade.

Guess at least it covers a decent breadth of styles. Much is still the same.

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A balanced music review that’s good to read is rare. He hates everything that’s a British invention. Get the best cultural and educational resources on the web curated for you in a daily email. Click the Donate button and support Open Culture. If you read the FAQ, he stopped working on most of this aroundso a lot of the newer stuff will be missing. However, according to Ishkur “the result [is] not complex So there are many moving parts to learn and it takes time and many many readings books, blogs, flectronic, facebook groups, music store product descriptions etc.

Not the soundcloud tag you want to be in.

Having the graph to explore the lexicon for what exists and examples side by electrojic to get an understanding of why felt like finding a secret treasure map.