I've been really into Swedish electro artist The Field lately. His music features a lot of slow building loops, complex layering, and hypnotic beats. I find the repetition very soothing and it helps me focus at work. I'm looking for more artists with a similar style: electro/synth, no vocals, more repetition than variation. More description within. [more inside]
Desperately trying to find a techno / EDM song from the early 90's - all I can remember is a lyric that sounds something like: "skinny bumblebee", but kind of drawn out, like "ski-i-i-innnny bumblebee". High BPM dance song. Had it on a mix tape which is now lost to the sands of time.
Please share your recommendations for music rooted in an ethnic background, but brought post-modern in a techno/trance/dubstep/electro etc. version or rendition. [more inside]
In the late 90s to early 2000s, I found on Napster a techno (possibly trance?) song which had a quote from Carl Sagan's "Contact". It was not a sample from the movie. This dialogue does not appear in the movie. [more inside]
So, at the relatively advanced age of 36, I've realized I really enjoy (several subgenres of) electronic dance music, and that I also really enjoy dancing now that I'm actually bothering to learn. Where can a non-drug-using, generally introverted (but not shy) person go to indulge this newfound enthusiasm? [more inside]
I've recently re-discovered the joys of my old DJ mix albums. But they are old! I am old! What is new? [more inside]
I work a typical 9-5 job. Sometimes my job is routine, sometimes it is project management, sometimes it is complex thought. I am getting tired of listening to the same couple of albums at work, so I am extremely interesting in finding some new music that I could work to. [more inside]
A few years ago I decided to pick up making electronic music again after about a 10 year hiatus. Now I'm looking for strategies to keep myself doing the work. [more inside]
I'm putting together an extended mix for some friends, focusing entirely on electronic music that's unusually well-suited for infants. Anyone have thoughts on appropriate tracks? [more inside]
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]
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]
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).
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]
Help me understand electronic music! [more inside]
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.
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?
I like songs that evoke images of circuitry, complexity, and digital processes. What are some songs and artists that convey this feeling? [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
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!
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]
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]
What is the name of that classic synth song or riff? [more inside]
What are some creepy, disturbing, scary, eerie DANCE tracks? [more inside]
Help me find more long, repetitive, hypnotic, electronic music similar to Black Meteoric Star. [more inside]
Where to go techno dancing in DC this weekend? [more inside]
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?
Can you help me figure out the name of this eastern-sounding trance/techno song I used to love? [more inside]
Help me make a Halloween-themed dance music playlist. [more inside]
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]
What is the origin of the "Give it to them" sample that was ubiquitous in early 90s techno? [more inside]
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]
Looking for a particular violinist (and similar music) [more inside]
What techno shows in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal are worth seeing this summer? [more inside]
A very specific music request: I want to listen to more things that sound like Maurizio's M-4.5. [more inside]
ISO works of fiction about disco/techno/dance music! [more inside]
Trainspotters Nightmare...trying to find a track. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
I'm inspiring to be a DJ/Music Producer. But I have no clue where to start. [more inside]
What song is this? [more inside]
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.
Free, Creative Commons music that is danceable, esp. techno, electronica! [more inside]
How can i use my keyboard more like a synthesizer to produce music? [more inside]
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?
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.
MusicFilter: Techno version of Phantom of the Opera, please? [more inside]
What song played during the big fight at the end of last Monday's episode of Chuck? (Link inside) [more inside]