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Posted on Aug 5, 2011 4:48:24 PM PDT
Tech Ninja says:
I ( like many here) grew up on electronic music as well. Listening to various electronic songs from film soundtracks (primarily The Matrix, Swordfish, and Lost In Space) got me into the genre, and after listening to Vegas by The Crystal Method, I was hooked for good. There's just something about a good beat that sets your mood right no matter when you listen to it. I'll admit that I've gone as far as to write my own music, and I believe my influences really show brightly within the music I create. For the record, I don't expect to conform to the rap/hip-hop fad anytime soon.Full Spectrum

Posted on Aug 9, 2011 5:15:20 PM PDT
I've been listening to electronic music in its various forms since I knew what it was (1986). I grew up in a small rural FL town and didn't have much access, but luckily I had friends that introduced me to Depeche, Erasure, Men Without Hats, OMD, New Order, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, etc., and I began research on my own, working backward to learn what I missed. Thank goodness for Columbia House!

I'm convinced that many people don't listen to the SOUNDS in music. To them, it sounds like a wall of mess. They can hum along to the main melodies, but miss half the effect. You have to know HOW to listen in order to hear. Also, many don't even know what a song they like is about, simply because they don't use their brains to ascertain meaning.

A synth can make any dramatic, interesting, mind-blowing sound you can come up with, sounds that you could never hear in Nature otherwise. I feel my synapses firing whenever I hear a good piece. I feel sorry for those who don't get that sensation, for they truly are missing out.

Btw, anyone who listens to electronic of any sort and does NOT make their own music, I sincerely urge you to try. Making your own stuff (even if you're the only one that ever hears it) helps train your ear. This also helps revitalize music you've been listening to for years...I hear new details I never noticed before.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 6:24:40 PM PDT
Hey!!! Thanx everybody for adding in your opinions, im glad to se that im not"the only person that listens to dance music" i really appreciate the electronic music community responding delightfully. I posted this forum a few years ago and it started growing into somthing wonderfull!!! :) keep the music and SAFE partying alive!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2012 1:26:19 AM PST
Richard Myles is an astroturfer.....

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 9:29:59 PM PST
W. Angenent says:
I find that electronic dance music requires a different and careful kind of listening, letting yourself go with it and surrender to the experience. From a good producer and or DJ you'll get an freeing transcendent experience. It sometimes tells a story it can be dark, upbeat, gentle, hard, sweet, mysterious, sexy, sad, etc, etc. In other words a full emotional range. It can challenge musical convention. Open minds to new ways of thinking. But most of all A good DJ whether playing Vinyl or Live set is FUN, makes you feel good or can make you experience community.
I think It is great. I started in '88 with acid house. A lot has happened and it has evolved in wonderfully diverse ways. Moombathon being one of the more recent styles. Techo is my favorite and I think the most versatile genre.
Check out Laurent Garnier, Cosmin TRG, Axel Boman, Lucy, Guy Gerber. Legowelt. some of m current favorites. All artist with a unique sound and thrilling to hear life. ad there's many many more to suit your individual sense of aesthetics. There's something for everyone who likes music if you just take some time to look. soundcloud is a good way to discover. So is the resident adviser website
Also check out, as you like it, R_co and boiler room on for a wide variety of quality DJ sets by some of the most noteworthy artists

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 6:38:36 PM PDT
N. Stevens says:
I feel this way so much. My friends tell me my music of choice (house, progressive house, and deep house), at best "sounds like nighttime music".
People do tend to be open minded after a while, but they gotta have it in the background for a long time before they even pay attention or are open to it, I've found.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 3:21:00 PM PDT
Tec-know says:
The problem is many people think electronic music is rather cheesy dance stuff or boring synth stuff - Once they heard deep electronic music from artist like Orbital, Spacetime Continuum, Makyo, Kuba, Atom™, Pete Namlook, Chris Gray, Moodymann...etc. And various styles of warm deep electronic music that they never though existed really opens there mind!

Recommended mainly non mainstream albums that convinced me that electronic music from techno to ambient to dub and more is sooooo varied and deep then most people realize:
Orbital 2 (Brown Album)
Spacetime Continuum - Emit Ecaps
Bton - 4th Floor
Autechre - Amber
Syzygy - Morphic Resonance
Sven Schienhammer - Altostratus Translucidus
Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories
Deep Space Network - Big Rooms
Namlook* * Montanŕ* - Labyrinth (1,2,3)
Makyo - Swara Mandala
Roel Funcken - Vade
Sans Soleil + Genevieve* - Simple Machine
Moodymann - Black Mahogani
Chris Gray - Emotional Distortion

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012 5:55:59 PM PDT
DAMPER says:
By the mid or early 1990s the hip hop hags started being called "dance" artists so I jumped ship back then. Madonna is nasty. Timberlake is nasty too. Dance artists either sound like squealing hip hop hags or have voices that would appeal to 8 year old children on a tv show for children. There is too much crap out there to care that what you like is called "gay." It is a tactic to shame people into not liking music that they do like.

However. I think Depeche Mode is probably the worst 1980s new wave band to arise. Just saw Terri Nunn and Berlin back in April at a casino, they were great..

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2012 2:31:50 PM PDT
GruffDan says:
I'm gay and even my gay friends say I listen to too much "gay" music, oh well. Most of the music played on the juke box at my local gay bar is way too mainstream for me. Not into country or old rock classics like most of what is played at the bar. Heaven forbid if I play something like a little old Run DMC or Richard Cheese.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 5:02:52 PM PDT
Ken Lee says:
I love that this thread started in 08, and look where electronic music is now. Even though a lot of the most popular 'edm' is a derivative of the really original stuff, it's just good to see the form of music we all had to enjoy more or less on our own get its day in the sun.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2012 12:04:11 AM PDT
Dude im 40 years old and ive been listening to dance music all my life. late eighties was house music like farley jackmaster funk. Early nineties was groups like NIN,yazz some freestyle. Late 90s 2000-2005 Queer as folk music. And i always new that i was always ahead of everybody when it came to dance music.Sure i love hip -hop and metal(Nu, heavy,and death) but dance music always made me feel young. Now more than ever and im still the only one who likes it. My wife thinks im just living in the past and my son calls it my gay dance music. lol i dont care i love it anyway. But i wonder..... will i love it when im 50?60? i sure hope so !

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2012 4:56:15 PM PDT
Hi Cesar,
I'm 60 and my 41 year old foster son and I still love electronica.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 8:00:03 PM PDT
Ryan says:
Yeah, trying to explain why I love Future Sound of London to the small town hicks around here is near impossible.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 3:03:30 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 4:56:46 PM PST
I think his music sounds good, although from the amazon samples strung together almost sounds like one continuous song. Yet I do think my own electronica (2loose - Tall Dolls) could use some influences from Djabk. I'm going to download this album and see how it sounds with the complete songs. Thanks for the tip.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 8:42:46 AM PST
Cesar, I just turned 63 and EDM is my music of choice for the past 6 or 7 years. Started out using it to exercise (power walk) after running across it on TV's sirius FM. Got an ipod and now that's pretty much all I listen to. I live in Iowa and my children or grandchildren are not into it, non of my friends get it so I just enjoy it on my own. I'm guessing you'll still be hooked when you're 50 or 60.
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