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  • #1057169
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    Favourite:
    psychedelic rock
    shoegaze
    dub
    DnB
    dream pop

    Least favourite:
    happy hardcore
    K pop
    dancehall reggae
    glam rock
    brostep

    #1277774
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    best:
    progressive house
    deep house (the stuff with European infuence rather than US, I don’t mind soulful house but friends prefer it a lot more]]]]]]])
    trance
    electro house
    piratenhits (a strange addition maybe but listening to them makes me learn and improve) my Dutch and German

    least:
    any mainstream pop after about 1989
    UK garage (OK there are good some tunes but got ethical concerns over the lyrics)
    UK / US urban tracks (for similar reasons, not impressed by rappers who chat about bitches etc and discharging firearms in the street or at clubs)
    some reggae tracks (again for this reason)
    brostep (ditto)
    Obvious pro-Nazi volkslieder (though rarely found in this era sung in German as those doing it get nicked)

    As someone with a big interest in military history, It is the last which makes me more annoyed about the first, as music is powerful for stirring up young peoples emotions and that was exploited by the Axis powers in WW II

    I otherwise openly confess to listening to all kinds of Eurocheese in North European languages, I think it is why youtube think I am either a bald German or the “random Chinaman” that can appear in any North European country, usually to work with fixed and wireless telecoms systems

    Both have similarly eccentric music tastes and hobbies and often hang around together, especially when food, and bier might be involved (there are something like 30+ Chinese restaurants in Groningen and the province Drenthe, I hadn’t expected that for a mostly rural area).

    #1277782
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    Thats why I liked dubstep. It kept the earie vibes of grime music without the appaling lyrics.
    (ok some of it is good but it reminds me of school too much and the amount of grime and american dance/rap in the early 00s was overwhelming)

    #1277783
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    Why mainstream pop post ’89 in particular ?

    #1277775
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Izbeckistan 561718 wrote:

    Why mainstream pop post ’89 in particular ?

    around that time there was a backlash from UK broadcasters against the “drugs friendly” acid house genres ; and some of the producers like Stock, Aitken and Waterman (who actually did make some OK dance tracks) started to release even worse stuff than what mainland Europe was capable of.

    Also changes with radio broadcasting in the UK meant more small stations (licensed and pirates) could go on air on frequencies formerly used by the Emergency Services, and these experimented more with specialist music programming, creating a greater split between mainstream pop and specialist genres.

    I also associate pop from then onwards with the overuse of “zoo format” radio where on the BBC you have some middle aged psychopath/kiddy fiddler (or a younger man trying to be such) and one or more “sidekicks” trying to be funny (but if you listen carefully you can sometimes hear the real tension between them). Then in the 90s automated playlisting arrived and everything went to shit after that.

    I’m fairly certain that today anyone over age 12 who likes music will purchase it legally but will search out an online stream they like rather than listen to these idiots and big companies telling them what to purchase, which what remains of the conventional music industry is failing to realise (they are becoming a bit like those patients you get in an old peoples home who still think they are in WW II, many of these bosses are around that same age.)

    #1277794
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    I’d find it too difficult to arrange the genres in least and favourite order

    Best-
    1. Electro-swing/Ghetto Swing (only recently discovered but in love with these genres) eg. https://soundcloud.com/duttymoonshine/dutty-moonshine-intuya
    2. Hardstyle (but the old stuff when it was underground music, become far too commercialised now) eg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=D2fDCyNSPjA Showtek have sold out and suck big time now.
    3. BreakBeats eg. https://soundcloud.com/a-skillz/insane-bangers-vol-1-10-mix?in=a-skillz/sets/free-a-skillz-dj-mixes
    4. Rock and Metal; I’ve already made a Mosh thread archiving the types of songs I listen from those genres.
    5. Another new discovery for me is Electro-soul and Nu-Funk. Eg. https://soundcloud.com/thefunkhunters/2013-shambhala-mix (Funk) or https://soundcloud.com/gramatik/02-gramatik-torture-feat

    Worst-
    1. Gangster rap (can’t stand that shit)
    2. Drum and Bass does little for me, find it repetitive.
    3. Any mainstream pop type or chart music
    4. I don’t really do ambient beats. I like it hard and fast unless listening to a rock ballad or similar. But ambient house music is a buzzkill for me
    5. Not a fan of Garage music.

    Dubstep sits in the middle somewhere, something I’ll only expose myself to in moderation for fear I may start enjoying Skrillex and become a Hipster

    #1277784
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    skrillex isnt dubstep, its brostep.
    Bassically it kept the 2:2 beat but lost the dub plates, so its an off shoot really.

    Love most swing music and anythink with funk and soul influence.
    Have you heard gypsy swing ? Its very popular in Brighton.

    #1277785
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    nice links, Ill post some myself at some point πŸ™‚

    #1277786
    AvatarIzbeckistan
    Participant

    Ohhh I forgot trip hop ..thats one of my favourites.

    #1277795
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    @Izbeckistan 561722 wrote:

    skrillex isnt dubstep, its brostep.
    Bassically it kept the 2:2 beat but lost the dub plates, so its an off shoot really.

    Love most swing music and anythink with funk and soul influence.
    Have you heard gypsy swing ? Its very popular in Brighton.

    I refuse to acknowledge brostep as an individual genre, it’s like trap and many dubstep tracks; they can all be placed in the same bin as far as I’m concerned. Although must admit Zomboy and Doctor P both hit the sweet spot for me on dubstep when I do listen to it.

    Heard of gypsy swing but don’t think I’ve actually heard it.

    #1277797
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    @Izbeckistan 561723 wrote:

    nice links, Ill post some myself at some point πŸ™‚

    I’d like that but there is no like button lol. But yeah, we should exchange some beats πŸ˜‰ Sure we both have a few gems we could share

    #1277798
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    @Izbeckistan 561724 wrote:

    Ohhh I forgot trip hop ..thats one of my favourites.

    Also yes, big ups to trip hop

    #1277787
    AvatarIzbeckistan
    Participant

    @The Psyentist 561725 wrote:

    I refuse to acknowledge brostep as an individual genre, it’s like trap and many dubstep tracks; they can all be placed in the same bin as far as I’m concerned. Although must admit Zomboy and Doctor P both hit the sweet spot for me on dubstep when I do listen to .

    Aye, its not for everyone. The way you view these bassy genres is the same as some people view metal; by hearing My chemical romance they bung metal, punk and emo in the same bin. Its the same vain.

    Anyway heres some gypsy jazz:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BKDNBHEkE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    And gypsy swing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQcYYQQWKX4
    I dont know a lot about jazz or swing so it might not of been wise to allocate them into genres, you get the gist though)

    This is an Icelendic heavy, psyche rock band Im into atm
    DEAD SKELETONS – KINGDOM OF GOD – YouTube

    More psychedelic rock:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=mQcYYQQWKX4

    #1277788
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    uhhh that gramatic guy is SICK !

    #1277789
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    This is my favourite trip hop producer at the moment. Moth Equals – Lucky / Trip Hop 2013 – YouTube

    #1277799
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    @Izbeckistan 561729 wrote:

    uhhh that gramatic guy is SICK !

    Yes he is, and just been announced for Beat-Herder this year too! Do you still not think you’ll be coming up for a northern fest?

    Also had you heard of Gramatik before? If not check out his Age of Reason album, available to listen free on Soundcloud. Can insert link if your feeling lazy on the research lol.

    #1277800
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    @Izbeckistan 561728 wrote:

    Aye, its not for everyone. The way you view these bassy genres is the same as some people view metal; by hearing My chemical romance they bung metal, punk and emo in the same bin. Its the same vain.

    Anyway heres some gypsy jazz:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BKDNBHEkE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    And gypsy swing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQcYYQQWKX4
    I dont know a lot about jazz or swing so it might not of been wise to allocate them into genres, you get the gist though)

    This is an Icelendic heavy, psyche rock band Im into atm
    DEAD SKELETONS – KINGDOM OF GOD – YouTube

    More psychedelic rock:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=mQcYYQQWKX4

    I’ll give all these links a proper check out tomorrow, bit TOO into the heavy bass I got blaring in my ears right now lol

    #1277790
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    @The Psyentist 561733 wrote:

    Yes he is, and just been announced for Beat-Herder this year too! Do you still not think you’ll be coming up for a northern fest?

    Also had you heard of Gramatik before? If not check out his Age of Reason album, available to listen free on Soundcloud. Can insert link if your feeling lazy on the research lol.

    If I could find someone to help me with the littleun I would but the people I know going will be partying as far as Im aware πŸ™

    #1277776
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    @The Psyentist 561721 wrote:

    2. Hardstyle (but the old stuff when it was underground music, become far too commercialised now) eg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=D2fDCyNSPjA Showtek have sold out and suck big time now.

    Hardstyle is itself a commercialised and sanitised version of Gabba, the original faster dance genres from NL

    Added to which, its been ghettoised to SLAM!FM by Hilversum (similar to BBC 1 Extra) along with all other dance genres, they only get to use the small transmitters so not everyone can listen on Band II (normal FM radio), and outside the towns 3G mobile coverage is patchy – Dutch youngsters don’t seem to get as generous data plans as we can (you need to get a business contract for those).

    in a border area like the woods of Groningen anyone listening on mobile could find their connection roaming to Telekom (T-Mobile) from KPN and that (if it works at all) will cost them some Euros in roaming costs!

    Also Agentschap Telecom and the other authorities will turn over a harmless old guy with a decent moustache for €10 000, so it will be even worse for younger folk who might have also some mooie pillen. Thus they are discouraged from setting up pirate stations.

    So what a lot of the jongens and meisjes who like EDM do is use a ripper to hoard recordings of good streams (like PVR), and listen to the MP3 when out and about.

    However SLAM!FM make this really difficult (for copyright protection reasons), you cannot avoid the reclame (advert) and the in built player isn’t that good audio quality either. And I’ve never heard new talent or a live show on there either. The other “youth stations” like 538 are all middle aged folk trying to sound cool and hip and have the most appalling selection of music (the same crap as we get here), and even a trance / house set from Armin gets transmitted at silly hours of the morning unless its the ASOT with a multiple of 100, where he ends up having to do a live show from a hotel conference room(!). On the one I saw they put a silly rope light in front of him and the desk (that was alternate blue/red and is confusing as these lamps often mean important things to radio presenters such as an open microphone) and worse, one of the Pioneer CDJs was faulty and Ørjan Nilsen had trouble with it when starting his guest set.

    Ferry Corsten and Sander Van Doorn’s shows are similarly put to the graveyard slots and all of them are pre-recorded anyway (and invariably compressed twice via Hilversums soundprocessing) so folk just download them from the online sharing sites (which the DJ’s are perfectly happy with).

    The real problem is music as an industry/career (as well has traditional broadcasting) has been declining for over 20 years since the Internet disrupted any limitations to the sharing of content, as those limitations also created job opportunities which have now been transferred to the IT industry.

    So many musicians and producers even some fairly prominent names are doing it as a hobby whilst supporting their day to day living with a normal corporate day job (if they are lucky they might get something “creative” like marketing / advertising) and tracks are often made on laptops in spare time between “proper” work.

    if you look at todays chart artists you will notice many of them are ageing – even they “boy bands” are well into their late 20s and many performers are 30/40 and above, and there are less and less new “pop stars”. There are still of course plenty of young people making music, and good music too but its returning to its traditional roots and what the music scene was like in the early to mid 1960s ( an older friend of mine, who has sadly since passed away sent me a whole load of info about East Anglia’s music scene in that era, it turns out such things as hall parties and raves in barns aren’t a new concept :laugh_at:)

    #1277778
    AvatarGylfi Gudbjornsson
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    favs:
    black metal, grindcore, dub reggae, dancehall, IDM

    least fav:
    gangster rap, commercial pop (post 2000), drum & bass, gabba, hardcore, electro.

    #1277801
    AvatarThe Psyentist
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    Gangster rap is proving really popular here lol

    #1277777
    AvatarDaftFader
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    @Izbeckistan 561722 wrote:

    skrillex isnt dubstep, its brostep.
    Bassically it kept the 2:2 beat but lost the dub plates, so its an off shoot really.

    Love most swing music and anythink with funk and soul influence.
    Have you heard gypsy swing ? Its very popular in Brighton.

    I think you’re getting dub plates and dub reggae mixed up, a dub plate is a piece of crappy acetate vinyl that only last like 50 plays that were pressed as tests or pre-releases just to quickly hand out to DJ’s before the proper finished master was done to more hi-quality vinyl as a kind of quality control measure. The dub in dubstep is the dub reggae element, what shriekface doesn’t have in his music. πŸ˜‰

    #1277779
    AvatarGylfi Gudbjornsson
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    @The Psyentist 561835 wrote:

    Gangster rap is proving really popular here lol

    Well yeah, who want to listen to some jumped up pillock blab on about all the money hes made(bank loans), bitches (hired escorts) the ‘whips’ (rented for the video) and the diamonds they wear (cut glass). It utter crap, hip hop is far better, you hip and hop to it and its all about smiles and having a good time with your girl, your friends and being a on the level guy.

    #1277791
    AvatarIzbeckistan
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    @DaftFader 561836 wrote:

    I think you’re getting dub plates and dub reggae mixed up, a dub plate is a piece of crappy acetate vinyl that only last like 50 plays that were pressed as tests or pre-releases just to quickly hand out to DJ’s before the proper finished master was done to more hi-quality vinyl as a kind of quality control measure. The dub in dubstep is the dub reggae element, what shriekface doesn’t have in his music. πŸ˜‰

    Ahh I asumed it was a term for the ‘bub bub bub’ you get in roots music.

    #1277780
    AvatarGylfi Gudbjornsson
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    @Izbeckistan 561839 wrote:

    Ahh I asumed it was a term for the ‘bub bub bub’ you get in roots music.

    Hence the dub plate special

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