Help me out here guys. I'm starting to really get into EDM, and so far I've really enjoyed all the old house music I've heard. I'm looking for suggestions of some older house, techno, trance, DnB and Jungle artists/albums that i should check out
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Any of those old school Chicago DJ's.
House is the EDM equivalent of "Rock". It's so diverse that you'd never make headway on it as a whole, but finding out will forever be fun.
vinyl's right. Chicago is pretty much the world capital for old school house. You'd probably love Derrick Carter (but probably missed his set at coachella '06). I personally don't care for the old school, but can appreciate it's qualities. After experiencing the breaks scene in SF for several years I've learned to respect house's unpretentiousness.
The EDM scene is actually about to experience a house revival. in recent years europe had been diverging, with UK leading the way with big beat , later spawning breakbeat and Germany going minimal. At this point I think both scenes are starting to get over it. popular breaks tracks are starting to meld into a more 4X4 type thing and the minimal scene in germany is perhaps starting to realize they'd rather have fun again. The result of both are techier version of house (althought the current use of the term "tech house" refers to mostly crap). my last lloacheca mix was mostly house. I'll see if I can dig up the tracklist.
With the proliferation of production software like ableton and reason, shit is exploding quick. That means a bunch of complete shit out there, but it also means cool shit from people we may have never gotten a chance to see.
Sifting through DJ websites is almost the new crate digging. It's exciting times.
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For old house you might want to check out this recent compilation cd The Sound Of Chicago House 1985 - 2006 (http://www.discogs.com/release/866209)
Older techno I can only recommend not so recent compilations: Retro Techno - Detroit Definitive (http://www.discogs.com/release/44984) and Relics - A Transmat Compilation (http://www.discogs.com/release/4729)
Last edited by farside; 03-05-2007 at 12:39 PM.
the problem with genres like that is that there is rarely standout artists that define them. EDM is not really album based. It's mainly 12" singles and remixes.
the best thing to do is probably mention an artist and challenge people to name similar artists. Other things you can do are find compilations that particular tracks or artists you like appear on, then rape them, or you can look at the label that your favorite artists are on and see who else is on it. EDM labels are generally pretty small and genre specific.
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I would say Abe Duque for Phuture. Perhaps even Lee Coombs which last compilation The land of the smokey snake (2006) is more acid house then breakbeat.
Perhaps an idea is to check out the playlists of danceshows to get new names. (BBC radio 1 dance, Kiss100, Ministry Of Sound, Thump Funk).
Last edited by farside; 03-06-2007 at 10:34 AM.
I was going to make this thread, but I thought I'd search first. And considering half this thread is about the TV show, it's getting a bump. Recommend some essential classic house records, compilations, singles, artists with more than two singles worth delving into, revival tracks, crossovers, internet radio shows, post mixes & YouTube videos, whatever. Things I'm already aware of: Warp's Influences 10+1 comp, Mr. Fingers/Larry Heard, Frankie Knuckles, Cajual, Green Velvet, Felix Da Housecat, electro/blog/Ed Banger-house.
Guerrilla Records was a great UK progressive house label in the early to mid 90s. Track down this album...
Also do research on Hardkiss Records and Suburn Records. Both are essential San Fransisco Progressive house/breaks from the 90s.
Last edited by Donaldj; 12-07-2008 at 07:44 PM.
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God. I knew there was a reason I had you in my ignore list. I thought perhaps you actually had a decent recommendation, but no, it's just a waste of fucking text. Even with all the bandwidth out there, and all the morons on the internet, it seems a particular shame that you're wasting some of it.
Larry Heard is one of my favorite old school house producers
Kevin Yost is a favorite new school producers/dj (well not too new)