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    Tech Guru Onimode's Avatar
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    Default Why do you listen to ____?

    I always thought this was a fun question to ask some of my friends. This world we share is socially huge, so there's always someone with an opinion and perspective different from yours. Not just what you listen to, but why do you listen to it? Electro, dubstep, house, trance, techno, jazz, rock, hip-hop, rap, R&B, etc. Whatever it may be, whatever sub-genre it is, why do you prefer that over something else?

    Personally, I mostly listen to house, dubstep, trance, rock, and everything stemming from them because they make what's playing on the radio seem like shit. Don't get me wrong, I love the radio, but I lived in Sacramento, California. Almost every station played top 40. The only ones I listened to played alt. rock, jazz, or classical music. I live in the Philippines now, but stations are still playing the same stuff back home.

    But if you don't want to read all of that, answer these questions:

    1. What do you listen to?
    2. Why do you listen to that?

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    Good topic. All DJs should be music lovers, and (in my opinion) all should listen to a wide variety of other genres (not just EDM).

    So what do I listen to? My iTunes is filled with lots of rock from a number of eras (with the focus being on alternative and aussie rock), along with some folk, hip-hop, metal, punk and acoustic stuff as well. Personally, I'm an album person, as I think that listenening to an album tells you so much more about the artist and where they've come from that just their most popular single can.

    And my personal favourite non-EDM musician would have to be Ian Kenny, of Karnivool and Birds of Tokyo fame. He produces such melodic and soulful rock (and metal) that's simply amazing. You should check them out

    As for EDM, I love my prog and bangin' electro house. Cant beat it!
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    Shameless bumpppp. I was hoping for a bigger discussion. :P
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    ill bite...


    Non-EDM:

    ISMFOF (i set my friends on fire)
    Dance Gavin Dance
    Aesop Rock
    AFI
    Aiden
    Arctic Monkeys
    As I Lay Dying
    Bayside
    Cake
    ADTR (a day to remember)
    Dizzee Rascal
    Drake
    El-P
    Emery
    Everclear
    The Fall Of Troy
    Gnarls Barkley
    Gorillaz
    HIM
    HorrorPops
    Interpol
    Jay-Z
    Linkin Park
    Kanye West
    Kill Hannah
    The Killers
    Ludacris
    Metric
    Modest Mouse
    Muse
    MCR
    Outkast
    Paramore
    Parkway Drive
    Pierce The Veil
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Led Zepplin
    The Rolling Stones
    Motley Crue
    David Bowie
    Say Anything
    She Wants Revenge
    Silversun Pickups
    The Sounds
    The Strokes
    T.I.
    Tenacious D
    That Handsome Devil
    Three6Mafia
    Tom Petty/The Heartbreakers
    Tool
    TV On The Radio
    Weezer
    The White Stripes (R.I.P. D: )
    William Control
    Wiz Khalifa
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    2Cellos (pretty fucking awesome)
    30 Seconds To Mars

    (I usually say i listen to everything but country because of that)

    EDM:
    Dubstep
    Hard-Electro

    theres really too many to list for edm
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    I listen to anything that moves me. It really ranges from slow stuff, to some hardcore when I'm in the gym. I get asked this a lot and I think the thing that's important is how it moves you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezalenko View Post
    My iTunes is filled with lots of rock from a number of eras (with the focus being on alternative and aussie rock)
    you had better mean stuff like the saints, the scientists, radiobirdman, the beasts of bourban, the birthday party, and the angels.... and NOT cold chisel


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    No way I could list it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    No way I could list it all.
    neither!

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh@firestorm View Post
    you had better mean stuff like the saints, the scientists, radiobirdman, the beasts of bourban, the birthday party, and the angels.... and NOT cold chisel

    Barnsy gets on your nerves after a while hey?

    (Although crowd at the pub love singing along to Khe Sanh after a few )
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    1. What do you listen to?

    Dubstep (alot of it nowadays), D&B, Electro, (Electro, minimal/tech) House and sometimes some mainstream pop-shit.

    2. Why do you listen to that?

    In Dubstep and D&B I mainly like the sick build ups and drops, deep basses combined with vocal influences and 140 (or 170) BPM's... I like house because it can be mixed nicely and it has a perfectly balanced sound in my opinion. And ofcourse it's the music that's played in clubs al over the world. I listen to the mainstream * because sometimes I just like the songs... hehe
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