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    I read on another blog that someone said electro and electro house are two different things. said person is frustrated by remixes that are named electro since he states that ended in the late 80's, and labeling a remix the electro remix insults the dj's intelligence.

    i think this person is splitting hairs and its all good. when i shopped at record stores in the 90's i saw so many micro genres like funk-trance and speed-garage that is all a blur to me now. putting adjectives at the end of a remix name is funny like erik's ghetto breaks rinse.

    i remember using the word 'electro' in the late 90's to compliment someone dropping a Kraftwerk album cut in the middle of their set.

    is said person sweating the small stuff? or am I showing my ignorance?

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    In my opinion just sweating the small stuff. I still find it hard to get my head around different sub genres and what people call things. What people called something years ago may be called something different now, electro 10 years ago is different to electro today. Just like hip hop is different today than 10 years ago. Does not mean it really needs a different label.
    Interesting topic though

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    Electro:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7S864P8em0

    Electro House:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP7jofkfQH0

    They are nothing alike. One is a commercial cliche, the other is Electro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djerikt View Post
    or am I showing my ignorance?
    It's this one really.

    Electro is a very different thing from electrohouse and furthermore it's still being made today so what matey said about it being finished by the late 80s isn't true either.

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    Doesn't all this pigeon holing piss everyone else off as much as it pisses me off?

    It's just creating genres at will just to create new 'trends' to generate music industry money. Most music can easily be categorised into at most about 10 genres. There's totally no need for all this sub-genre nonsense.

    All it's good for is to make pretentious people a bit more obvious to all us non-pretentious types! Anyone who says "yeah man, I love that psychedelci-trance-rock stuff" needs a good slap with a big wet fish!

    That and to make Sony, WB and co shedloads of money of course! I can imagine Sony and WB with little factory type places with little oompaloompas generating new buzzwords and genres at will for Sony and WB to push out into the mainstream.

    Can you tell sub-genres annoy the f**k out of me?
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    ok, the current score tied, 2.5 for splitting hairs - 2.5 for ignorance. @happydan, i appreciate the links! previously, i would have called the first one 'breaks' and the second one 'mainstream club'. neither sounded like electro to me.
    im going to make a shortlived genre called 'speed-electro' by pitching up Skrillex tracks +12, and making mix cds. (ala chopped n skrewed)

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    The beat in that BLIM track is an electro beat. What do you think of as electro djerikt?

    Bunford: This thread isn't about subgenres, electro is an actual genre like house, hiphop or disco. But it's not the majors who come up with new genres, new genres tend to come from journos and the 'underground' scene.

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    Some homework for you...
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Servi...s_all_2#disc_2

    Via [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro_house"]Electro house - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Question_book-new.svg" class="image"><img alt="Question book-new.svg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png[/ame]:
    Electro house is a fusion genre of house music with several other electronic dance music subgenres that came into prominence in the 2000s decade. Stylistically, it combines the minimal-processed four to the floor beats commonly found in tech house with abrasive leads and harmonically rich analogue or digital basslines derived from Hi-NRG and electroclash. The tempo is predominant of house music, meaning that it usually ranges from 125 to 140 BPM.
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    Electro (short for either electro-funk or electro-boogie)[1][2] is a genre of electronic music directly influenced by the use of TR-808,[3] Moog keytar synthesizers and funk sampling.[4][5] Records in the genre typically feature drum machines and heavy electronic sounding deprived of vocals in general, although if present, they are delivered in a deadpan manner, often through an electronic distortion such as vocoding. This is the main distinction of electro from previously prominent late-1970s genres such as disco and boogie, in which electronic sound was only part of the instrumentation rather than basis of the whole song.
    @Bunford:
    We need genres classifications to wade through the sheer volume of music released daily. Without some form of whittling, it would be impossible.
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    Technically he's right, but he's also splitting hairs - I've never heard anyone say electro-house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    Technically he's right, but he's also splitting hairs - I've never heard anyone say electro-house
    But the young whippersnappers would be wrong.
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