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Depictions of the 90's Rave scene in books, movies and TV.

I'm working on a writing project partially set in the 1990's underground rave scene in America, and I'm gathering research materials -- books, movies, tv, etc -- that will help me set the stage. I'm interested in both the underground rave scene as it really was, as well as its depiction in popular media, however warped/sensationalized -- basically, anything that could help me build a fully-formed immersive world for my audience, the way Mad Men has done for its time and place. [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 12, 2014 - 23 answers

"Survive for long on the streets and you're a warrior." Name that tune?

In my early clubbing days, at the start of the 1990s, I used to hear a ravey/housey/techno song with a repeated refrain (possibly a vocal sample lifted from elsewhere) that sounded like "Survive for long on the streets and you're a warrior." As I recall, this line was spoken rapidly and aggressively, with what sounded like a British accent... and the vocal may have been sped up (as a lot of vocal loops were in dance tracks around that time). [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on May 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Can I be recommended some particular acid/minimal techno please.

Can I be recommended some music similar to the link below please. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhUvTssIEek I already enjoy stuff like Plastikman, Mikkel metal, Burger & ink, Hardfloor, David August etc. But can't find much like the link (Coming Down Band Slow Mo Acid).
posted by sockpim on Nov 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Techno/Rock mixes?

I'm trying to please a group of friends who have different musical tastes and coming up empty. I'm looking for mixes or DJ sets that blend rock and techno. [more inside]
posted by newpotato on Oct 2, 2013 - 11 answers

What is the DJ trying to do?

Help me understand electronic music! [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Sep 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Dave Brubeck and Daft Punk walk into a bar

It seems 4/4 is the universal time signature for electronic music / techno / EDM. Is there a song or artist that uses any other time signature in a consistent way? As in not just a bridge or for special effect.
posted by msittig on Apr 15, 2013 - 28 answers

Best over-the-ear headphones for techno listening?

I am looking to purchase an over-the-ear headphone under $100 for daily techno and deep house music listening. Which headphone would you recommend?
posted by likeapen on Apr 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Suggest Electronica Suggestive of Electronics

I like songs that evoke images of circuitry, complexity, and digital processes. What are some songs and artists that convey this feeling? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Mar 18, 2013 - 24 answers

Sample in Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris vs Hotline Miami

What's the origin of this sample from Sweet Nothing? Is it original to the song? I swear it sounds so much like something from the soundtrack of Hotline Miami. Is there a name for this type of beat/sound?
posted by gzimmer on Feb 7, 2013 - 1 answer

Where can I get good electronic mixes?

mnml ssgs closed shop this summer and now I have no mixes to listen to. What are some good mixes/websites in the vein of mmml ssgs?
posted by azarbayejani on Nov 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Yes I'm ask metafiltering nineties techno. Don't judge.

In the mid-ninties, there was this techno song with a vocal instructing the listeners to raise up their hands, "raise them up." His voice was calm and could've been sampled from a movie (it was not like the more cliched sample of a dj or singer revving up the crowd, it felt almost religious). What was the name of this song? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Oct 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me find my techno earworm!

Here's a snippet of a minimalist techno track that has been rattling around my head earworm style for a month now. Can you tell me who it is? The linked track was part of a 2 hour DJ set I downloaded from Tumblr at some point in March. As to what blog it came from I have no idea and no amount of searching gets me any closer. Help! WARNING! CONTAINS EARWORM!
posted by merocet on Jul 3, 2012 - 17 answers

What can I not miss in the world of electronica?

I've spent years focused on studio electronica albums and am realizing that was a mistake. Having recently discovered Daft Punk's 2006 set from Coachella and deadmau5' 2009 set from The Roundhouse and been utterly, totally, completely blown away by both of them, I've decided that I need more live-recorded big beat in my life. What high-quality live recordings are considered "essential listening" for someone who wants to hear a legendary artist along these lines at their best? [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on May 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Be my Pandora please

If I like this, what else might I like? I recently discovered Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, and am particularly enamored of this track, titled "Garden." [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

What's this riff?

What is the name of that classic synth song or riff? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 9, 2012 - 17 answers

What are some creepy dance tracks?

What are some creepy, disturbing, scary, eerie DANCE tracks? [more inside]
posted by deusdiabolus on Apr 10, 2012 - 49 answers

music for an interstellar assembly line

Help me find more long, repetitive, hypnotic, electronic music similar to Black Meteoric Star. [more inside]
posted by czytm on Mar 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Where to go techno dancing in DC this weekend?

Where to go techno dancing in DC this weekend? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Mar 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Point me towards good techno in NYC!

Where can I find good techno this weekend (or any weekend) in New York City? A friend of mine is fond of high-energy techno, akin to "musical caffeine." I'd like to take her to a show she'd enjoy, but I know nothing at all about the genre. Are there any noteworthy events this weekend, or in the near future? Any venues that are reliably good, and where we wouldn't be the only folks in our late twenties? Particular artist names I should keep an eye out for?
posted by Mr. Excellent on Oct 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you help me figure out the name of this trance song I used to love?

Can you help me figure out the name of this eastern-sounding trance/techno song I used to love? [more inside]
posted by derogatorysphinx on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Halloween Dance Party

Help me make a Halloween-themed dance music playlist. [more inside]
posted by domo on Aug 22, 2011 - 43 answers

I'm from the US, I need some voice in my music, dammit!

Why hasn't contemporary pop music without vocals become mainstream top 40 in the US? Or, more specifically why do only the "Techno/electronic" songs with singers get on mainstream radio in the US? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Aug 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Origin of the "Give it to them" sample?

What is the origin of the "Give it to them" sample that was ubiquitous in early 90s techno? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Aug 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Is this acid house techno electronica industrial?

What kind of music is this? Is it called house? Techno? Electronica? Industrial? What subgenre is it? And more importantly, what is some other music like it? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Aug 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Who is this violinist?

Looking for a particular violinist (and similar music) [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Techno Concerts

What techno shows in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal are worth seeing this summer? [more inside]
posted by MechEng on May 9, 2011 - 6 answers

4.5 on the awesomeness scale

A very specific music request: I want to listen to more things that sound like Maurizio's M-4.5. [more inside]
posted by googly on Mar 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Dance-Club Book Club

ISO works of fiction about disco/techno/dance music! [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Trainspotters Nightmare

Trainspotters Nightmare...trying to find a track. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Jan 31, 2011 - 1 answer

What was this bizarre song

Can you help me find a techno/electronica song I heard in a taxi in Armenia? The only lyrics were "Sex, Beer, Craving." [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno on Dec 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Help us sleep together.

I like to listen to voices when I am trying to sleep. My OH likes trippy dancy techno. What should we listen to together? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Techno-Rock?

What is it called when a techno/similar artist mixes a song with chunks or samples of rock songs? What are some artists or songs that do this? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Sep 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Inspiring to be DJ/Producer?

I'm inspiring to be a DJ/Music Producer. But I have no clue where to start. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Sep 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Name that tune

What song is this? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Sep 6, 2010 - 9 answers

I'm looking for acoustic covers of techno songs, can you help me?

I'm looking for acoustic covers of techno songs, can you help me? Not necessarily acoustic, but using analog instruments, whether amplified or not (e.g. Clara Engel covers Born Slippy, Stance's ukulele cover of Harder Better Faster Stronger, Acoustic Instruments cover Star Guitar). Other electronic dance music genres also welcome.
posted by Kattullus on Aug 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Free, Creative Commons music that is danceable

Free, Creative Commons music that is danceable, esp. techno, electronica! [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Aug 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Using a keyboard as a synthesizer?

How can i use my keyboard more like a synthesizer to produce music? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Jul 4, 2010 - 7 answers

What is the looooong high-pitched tone in old techno songs called?

In older techno tunes, it was common have a single high-pitched note held for a really long time in songs (sometimes through the entire song). Electronica has a ton of terms, from "amen breaks" to "acid", but is there a word (or are there multiple commonly used words) for that note?
posted by Bugbread on Jun 24, 2010 - 18 answers

80s track with spoken Russian

Was there an 80s techno or dance track featuring some spoken Russian with a guy talking about Sputnik? I was guessing M.A.R.R.S' Pump Up the Volume, but none of the mixes I've found match, and my Google skills are failing me.
posted by Harald74 on Jun 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Love it, want it: Phantom Techno Piece

MusicFilter: Techno version of Phantom of the Opera, please? [more inside]
posted by Ys on May 6, 2010 - 6 answers

What the Chuck is this song?

What song played during the big fight at the end of last Monday's episode of Chuck? (Link inside) [more inside]
posted by arniec on Apr 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find that Star Wars techno song!

Help me find that Star Wars techno song! I'm looking for a track that fell off my psytrance/electro house Pandora station recently... [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Mar 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Searching for 90s techno song

Asking for a friend: Searching for an obscure 90s techno song... [more inside]
posted by Oneirokritikos on Mar 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Seeking best techno songs for workout mix

I'm looking for songs similar to James Brown Is Dead. I don't know a lot about techno but I stumbled on this one last year and it's the best all time workout song for me. I have it at the start and finish of my workout. I'd really like to find other songs with a similar beat and feel to them that I could purchase online.
posted by Melsky on Feb 1, 2010 - 18 answers

Recommendations for DJ samples/songs ala Fatboy Slim?

My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

TECHNOVIKING doesn't dance to the music, the music dances to TECHNOVIKING

What is the music that Technoviking is dancing to?
posted by jimfl on Nov 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Where is the german version of the montreal plateau!

Berlin-Leipzig-Amsterdam filter. Visiting all three for a conference on a record shopping (minimal, electro, german techno) and cool neighborhood finding adventure. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Oct 22, 2009 - 2 answers

What was this song I heard?

Help me figure out the name/artist of the 8-bit techno snippet played on All Things Considered today. [more inside]
posted by contessa on Sep 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me avoid having the Dallas club experience while I'm in Vancouver

Techno in Vancouver? Is there such a thing? If no techno, how about a really good blues bar? Help me find it before September 6. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Können Sie ihre Musik, er, stoppen?

I've just moved into a lovely apartment in Frankfurt, Germany, only to discover that my neighbor likes to play loud techno music on his stereo at 1 a.m. I don't speak German. Help? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Aug 14, 2009 - 16 answers

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