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    As the title suggests, this thread is for discussing Electronic Dance Music, or EDM and ALL its sub-genres. Like a dubstep track you want to suggest to other people? Great! Love music from artists like TwoThirds, Rogue and Insan3Lik3? Brilliant! Think dubstep and EDM end at Skrillex and Benga? Leave now! Just a side note, you can discuss Skrillex here, but seriously. Do not post here if Skrillex is the only word that you think of if someone mentions dubstep. Also, posts like "Dubstep is rubbish, go do something productive with your lives" are not allowed. Have fun!
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    I'm not really sure what EDM constitutes. I'm quite into Uplifting Trance, does that count?

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    I actually love dubstep, despite what people say about it. I don't listen to a wide variety of dubstep (mainly just Skrillex and Excision), but if anyone could suggest something that would be great.~
    As for electronic, I absolutely LOVE Deadmau5! I personally think 4x4=12 is his best album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerheart View Post
    I'm not really sure what EDM constitutes. I'm quite into Uplifting Trance, does that count?
    Yeah, uplifting trance is good. EDM is generally stuff that has an electronic feel to it. Things that are made with a computer and a midi keyboard I guess. I think that's what separates dubstep from EDM.

    @Auraria I personally got into dubstep after listening to Tristam, but I strongly reccomend Pegboard Nerds-Self Destruct and for a heavy drop, Stephen Walking-Strong Arm.
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    Can you discuss DnB here too?
    And anybody heard the new album of Datsik? I think it's pretty epic.
    I'd recommend to listen to Savant, he makes very much and very good music, in one song (Sledgehammer) he used classical music, something that sounded like glitch hop, up-tempo electro, banjo and something else.
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    I listen to quite a lot of electronic music, but "mainstream"-dubstep does very little for me. Things like Knife Party or Skrillex where it's pretty much the same **** in every song (with a drop kicking in etc) becomes really dull to me. There are some stuff classified as dubstep that I like though, Submotion Orchestra, Burial and Clubroot for example.

    I think there are much better electronic genres than Dubstep though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neon Squirtle View Post
    Yeah, uplifting trance is good. EDM is generally stuff that has an electronic feel to it. Things that are made with a computer and a midi keyboard I guess. I think that's what separates dubstep from EDM.
    In that case, I think I'd have to say Soundlift was probably my favourite artist.


    Having him on facebook annoys me a little, he's always uploading images of text which are quotes, but from himself, and he's given up on trance now, but he always moans about the trance scene. But it doesn't alter the fact I think he makes brilliant music.

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    i am here to spread the good word of downtempo



    this Ninth Wave album is my album of the year for 2012, it even beat out a Steven Wilson project!!!
    another excellent Trifonic song from his first release: Parks on Fire

    and finally, some BT (which the guy from Trifonic worked on): The Antikythera Mechanism

    while i am only interested in popular dubstep to a minimal level, i have seen Skrillex and Flux Pavilion live, they were good fun. hopefully I'll get to see Pretty Lights at some time too
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    My current favorite electronic acts are Skinny Puppy, ohgr, Switchblade Symphony, Wolfsheim, old Bella Morte, Depeche Mode, Andriod Lust, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, etc.

    From what I have heard also enjoy a bit of house (mostly of the jazzier or funkier varieties) and downtempo as well as really cheesey european dance music. I would listen to some more ragga/jungle but I know aomse of the artists associated with that are violently homophobic, so I kind of shy away from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantera View Post
    I listen to quite a lot of electronic music, but "mainstream"-dubstep does very little for me. Things like Knife Party or Skrillex where it's pretty much the same **** in every song (with a drop kicking in etc) becomes really dull to me. There are some stuff classified as dubstep that I like though, Submotion Orchestra, Burial and Clubroot for example.

    I think there are much better electronic genres than Dubstep though.
    I'd have to agree with you on the statement in bold. I'm not massively against Dubstep, but there's a lot more interesting stuff going around at the moment in other genres. Friction, Wilkinson, Cynatific, Rudimental and many many more all putting out great tunes in the past couple of months. Loving that the Shy-FX remix of DJ Fresh's Goldust is getting some serious radio play over here in the UK too.

    Gotta disagree on the slating of Knife Party. Saw them live at a UKF event about a year ago and they were really great. All the experience from touring as Pendulum has really served them will. Certainly knew how to get the crowd going. Was one of the most exciting shows I've been to in recent times. Think there's a video of the set on YouTube somewhere. Might change your mind on them

    Don't really have anything against Skrillex either to be honest. When he first popped up he was doing some really interesting stuff. A victim of his own success if you ask me. All the imitators have certainly diluted the sound, although he hasn't helped himself particularly by re-hashing the same tricks over and over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerheart View Post
    In that case, I think I'd have to say Soundlift was probably my favourite artist.
    Lovely mix, but it was kinda long for my tastes.
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    My current favorite electronic acts are Skinny Puppy, ohgr, Switchblade Symphony, Wolfsheim, old Bella Morte, Depeche Mode, Andriod Lust, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, etc.
    I forgot to mention My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult... I like quite a bit of their songs, though, it's a shame they're not as well known (or at least they're rarely brought up.)
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    but I strongly reccomend Pegboard Nerds-Self Destruct and for a heavy drop, Stephen Walking-Strong Arm.
    Self Destruct was okay; I actually really liked Strong Arm... I prefer the heavier drops when it comes to dubstep.
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    Ohh glad somebody made this~~~~~ I love these genres of music, I like more of the older EDM, does Justice and Daft Punk count? skrillex is goood too and Zedd

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyameTori View Post
    Ohh glad somebody made this~~~~~ I love these genres of music, I like more of the older EDM, does Justice and Daft Punk count? skrillex is goood too and Zedd
    Yep, older EDM can be discussed here.
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    Don't know exactly what constitutes dubstep/EDM. However, I've got a couple CDs, namely Korn's Path of Totality and Skindred's Union Black, that I understand include dubstep elements, and I really enjoy both.
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    Don't really have anything against Skrillex either to be honest. When he first popped up he was doing some really interesting stuff. A victim of his own success if you ask me. All the imitators have certainly diluted the sound, although he hasn't helped himself particularly by re-hashing the same tricks over and over.
    I still find it weird to think about him as Skrillex. I knew of him back when he was Sonny, and was the frontman for From First to Last. I haven't heard much of his stuff, although I've thought about looking into it, since I particuarly like the songs in which he guest DJs on the Korn album I mentioned.
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    Thought it worth mentioning, I found this EDM track I really liked, TwoThirds-Tonight ft. Holly Drummond. Let me know what you think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychicPsycho View Post
    Don't know exactly what constitutes dubstep/EDM. However, I've got a couple CDs, namely Korn's Path of Totality and Skindred's Union Black, that I understand include dubstep elements, and I really enjoy both.
    I still find it weird to think about him as Skrillex. I knew of him back when he was Sonny, and was the frontman for From First to Last. I haven't heard much of his stuff, although I've thought about looking into it, since I particuarly like the songs in which he guest DJs on the Korn album I mentioned.
    From First To Last are an incredible band. I preferred them with Sonny too. Path of Totality was a major letdown for me. I got really hyped for it when I first heard "Get Up" (because that song is awesome) but the rest of the album...pretty lackluster, in my opinion. Skrillex also recently put out some new songs which are really cool. Definitely showing his influences more (i.e. Burial and Aphex Twin).

    Has anyone heard of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs? His album, [I]Trouble[/] was easily one of my favourite electronic music releases last year.

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    Dubstep is horrible and requires no talent whatsoever. It sounds like someone smashed their keyboard on the ground and saved the sound it made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignika View Post
    Dubstep is horrible and requires no talent whatsoever. It sounds like someone smashed their keyboard on the ground and saved the sound it made.
    Of course it requires talent to make. Why wouldn't it? Because it's made via a keyboard or a laptop? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean the entire genre is trash.

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    gotta agree with -Shinigami- here. it's not even close to being one of my favourite genres, but you can't say it doesn't take talent to compose and put a song together. don't post further in the thread if you don't enjoy the content the thread is based on. it will only end badly for you
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    Dubstep isn't one of my favorite genres but hell, there are definitely dubstep/Drum and bass/Electronic bands I really like. Example; Pendulum, sweet lord. Pendulum is really great. Savant is pretty cool too, as well as DotEXE. Not really into Skrillex or Deadmau5, don't care much for what they produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignika View Post
    Dubstep is horrible and requires no talent whatsoever. It sounds like someone smashed their keyboard on the ground and saved the sound it made.
    Surely that would (assuming you mean a midi keyboard or synthesiser), produce either no sound at all, unless you recorded the percussive thud of it landing on a side or it's bottom, or a block (dis)chord, which depending how it lands and your ADSR envelope, would either sustain until you pick it up again, or just be a short chord that fades reasonably quickly. Either way, neither would produce the required musical features to constitute dubstep.

    I honestly don't get the appeal of dubstep, it's just not my thing at all. But I'd never suggest that it didn't take talent. Even a basic 'bedroom producer' needs a competent understanding of hardware, software, music theory, synthesis and genre conventions.

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    I only have a select few dubstep songs I like. I think by far my fave is the collab between Skrillex and Damian Marley for "Make It Bun Dem"

    As for Electronic Dance Music and all its breakdowns/related genres which consist of but not limited to Dance, House, Trance, Electronica... my oh my do I have so many faves.
    Over 70% of my mp3 player consists of this type of music be it producer studio originals or remixes.

    Currently I am a huge fan of Nervo.
    "You're Gonna Love Again" has to be one of their hottest tracks.
    I am also fond of Major Lazer's "Original Don". Good stuff.
    and Avicii vs Nicky Romero's "I Could Be The One" is just brilliance.

    I also like Kaskade, DeadMau5, Alex Gaudino, Fred Falke, Ferry Corsten, Wideboys, Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, David Guetta... etc. Etc. Etc.

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    Right now I'm a huge fan of the Monstercat label. It's not very well-known but they have a YouTube channel which I strongly recommend, as it has Dubstep, Electro, EDM, Trap, DnB and tons of other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neon Squirtle View Post
    Right now I'm a huge fan of the Monstercat label. It's not very well-known but they have a YouTube channel which I strongly recommend, as it has Dubstep, Electro, EDM, Trap, DnB and tons of other stuff.
    I am definitely looking that up.
    Im subscribed to Ultra Records, and Ministry of Sound... but both have been lacking lately.

    My top played song at the moment is Alexandra Burke's "Elephant (Wideboys Remix)...

    Anyone wanna share their top Dubstep, Electro, EDM, Trap, DnB song?

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