Simple. Best act as a whole.Take everything into consideration.
And yes, I forgot Underworld; Shame on me.
a tought call between chemical brothers and daft for me. but in the end i just love that pyramid too much. plus i like how they spread their art out into film as well. i dunno. im sure people will disagree and hate but i think they are amazing
i would say maybe the chemical brothers off hand. just because they cover such a large period of time and have remained fairly popular. they were also able to get heard on the radio back when a lot of electronic music wasn't out there. and they put on a great live show
Nobody better vote for Justice.
I'm a fan of both, but why the fuck is Justice up there and Underworld NOT?
As for my vote... I'd almost say Aphex Twin, but I can't choose between RDJ, the Chem Bros, Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim.
A lot of people should realize that it wasn't just the Chem Bros but Fatboy Slim who helped popularize electronic music way back when.
- Caribou @ The Fonda in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 28th
- The Replacements @ The Palladium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 15th
- Belle & Sebastian + Mac Demarco @ The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on Thursday, April 16th
6x Coachella Attendee (2007 - 2011, 2014a)
FATBOY SLIM was the one who popularized electronic music for me!
I voted The Prodigy because
1) They have managed to successfully change their sound with every album - something hard to do, and to do it right takes skill
2) They helped break EDM into the USA in the late 90s
3) Nothing beats yelling "SMACK MY BITCH UP" with thousands of other lunatics at one of their live shows.
good poll, except for the fact that Justice is included.
and i didn't see the "smack my bitch up" video until way after all the hubbub and i was still impressed. they are definitely awesome
as for fatboy slim, i can't see him as THE greatest either. i've never heard anyone tell me how a fatboy slim show changed their life.
Um, yeah, it's Underworld, this shouldn't even have been a poll. Fucking fail and a half, motherfucker.
Going back a little further wasn't The Shamen really one of the early drivers of popularizing dance music?
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Seriously where the fuck is
The Glitter Freeze
Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011
i think it's pretentious on the part of famous artists. showbusiness is a BUSINESS and should be treated as such. you can't erase your past, and unless your prince, you're going to have a hell of a time trying to get your name recognized as well as the first name.
i see the point, but i don't see why a name change is necessary. yeah, it must be extremely annoying for your fans to only want to hear the 1 or 2 songs that were famous 10 years ago; however that's what you sign up for when you're famous. don't like it, don't tour.
there's a reason the stones have been touring for decades, but still play that "satisfaction" song, it's what people are willing to PAY to hear them play. mccartney is still singing hey jude for the same reason. he may not be a part of the beatles, but he will ALWAYS be known for that song, with or without the beatles. when the majority of people go to one of their shows, they are EXPECTING this music. and i feel it will be the same for fatboy whatever-he-wants-to-call-himself slim.
if he wants to produce new music and people don't want to hear it, i doubt changing his name will make a difference. i know that was long-winded, but it bugs me