Interactive Guide to Electronic Music - MUST SEE

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09 Dec 2005, 8:29 am

Sorry if its been done before, but some of you will appreciate this. 1189 click and play samples covering 180 genres, all neatly sorted into pedantic journalistic cliches!

http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html

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EPIC TRANCE
(aka POP TRANCE, McTRANCE)

Epic Trance is the gateway genre into the world of rave for most people, so if you have any form of music to blame for raves hitting the mainstream, this is it. Right here. And that, my friends, really, truly, terribly sucks. There must be a word to describe the pain one feels when witnessing (or hearing, rather) something once pure and brilliant completely sold down the river. Sometime in the mid-90s trance decided to drop the technique of slowly introducing complicated layers and building adequate tension over long stretches, replacing them with cutesy little insta-melodies (Robert Miles may actually be to blame for this). That made it more pop culture accessible. The average attention span, too freaked to pay attention to the slow, brooding trance in its original form, liked the anthemic singalong tone of the NEW McTrance, and that's why all you trance cr****rs are reading this right now. Not because you grew a taste for this super awesome underground music or you discovered it all by yourself once upon a time. But because trance reformed its sound and delivery to suit YOUR sweet-toothed, top40 pop music consuming tastes. Because the truth is Epic trance is not actually trance, per se. It is powdered, sugar-coated pop schmaltz draped over trance for easy digestion by giggling highschool girls and poser trendy types who would never think to even blink at trance in its raw incarnate. This is the musical equivalent of drowning a meal in ketchup so you can't taste the original flavour anymore.


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09 Dec 2005, 9:21 am

Thank god!



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09 Dec 2005, 12:49 pm

I'm not into that kind of music but that is a good site.



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09 Dec 2005, 6:03 pm

Yeah, the sample selections per each style were done pretty well (Hardstep, Techstep, Jump-up, Jazz Step, Raggae, and Hard Acid Techno (2 esp.) were all well represented), though I definitely noticed his own biases in there and unfortunately with a lot of tracks I listened to I could tell he looped after the 8th bar and caught at a low point that lost some of the best parts of the track.


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09 Dec 2005, 6:08 pm

Yeah, interesting that someone got obsessed enough to make that site.. I'd be more interested in a rock'n'roll version of it though...

Sadly the only artist in that field I would take some pride in knowing is Aphex Twin... and I can't seem to find him in there... shouldn't he be under IDM??


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09 Dec 2005, 6:12 pm

AbominableSnoCone wrote:
Yeah, interesting that someone got obsessed enough to make that site.. I'd be more interested in a rock'n'roll version of it though...

Sadly the only artist in that field I would take some pride in knowing is Aphex Twin... and I can't seem to find him in there... shouldn't he be under IDM??


Click the 'jungle' tab and then click a button to the left of industrial called 'experimental - he's in there with Squarepusher.


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09 Dec 2005, 6:26 pm

Thats an awesome site, glad to see they have the old 70's industrial up there but NO CABARET VOLTAIRE!! Terrible, sheffield weeps



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10 Dec 2005, 8:15 pm

AbominableSnoCone wrote:
Yeah, interesting that someone got obsessed enough to make that site.. I'd be more interested in a rock'n'roll version of it though...


If anyone comes across a similar site (any genre whatsoever), please post it up.



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10 Dec 2005, 9:02 pm

:D I can finally put a name to what I enjoy: Synth-Pop, Jungle, Drum and Bass, etc.


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11 Dec 2005, 2:12 am

Sarcastic_Name wrote:
:D I can finally put a name to what I enjoy: Synth-Pop, Jungle, Drum and Bass, etc.


Just plain jungle and drum&bass?


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11 Dec 2005, 8:47 pm

ENYA's on there. ENYA. 8O But great guide.


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11 Dec 2005, 8:52 pm

they all sound the same!



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11 Dec 2005, 10:07 pm

DivaD wrote:
they all sound the same!


:P :P :P


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12 Dec 2005, 8:48 am

DivaD wrote:
they all sound the same!


As in all boring, soulless, and pointless (unless you actually like dancing, and I don't).



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12 Dec 2005, 9:21 am

i used to think that too. dance = s***. i also used to listen to black metal - raaarrrr! *cough*
then, suddenly i discovered acid/epic-trance & oldskool hardcore, then DNB, Psy/Goa and IDM.
I wish id got into the rave scene much earlier, i wouldve been too young to enjoy the initial M25 expolsion (london circular road), but theres much ive missed out on.



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12 Dec 2005, 6:59 pm

I spend an absurd amount of time on the site everyday now. It's turning me on to some great artists. I like lots of genres, a list is needed.


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