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    Can anyone define me what is electro?
    Back in the days (and for me) it used to be sweaty Vince Clarke, Andy Bell and Alison Moyet.
    These days I see alot of kids going to electro parties and every damn time
    in the inside of myself I'm hoping it's some smooth synthpop,
    but instead I hear some cheesy-cheesy ugly music.
    I'm the only one who's having this problem?

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    You're referring to "Electro House", which is the brash love child of Electroclash and House/Techno/Tech House.
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    Electro or "EDM" to give it its trendy name, is a sequence of bleeps, horns and hoover sounds which are usually put together in a completely random order so they make very little musical sense. Dance floor suspense and drama is often created by a generic build up sound followed by an even more generic sound of deeper, slower hoover sounds, again put together in a random order. At this point, the DJ will throw his hands in the air like he is a god.

    Apparently, this 'EDM' stuff is all rather popular with the kids today.

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    Yeah, the term "electro" has been hijacked, several times actually.

    Now when people say "electro" they usually mean "compelxtro" which is pretty much american mid range dubstep at 128 and 4 on the floor.


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    This is Electro.





    I'm not sure why they're calling this new stuff Electro?

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    Well, this thread took exactly 4 posts to turn full circle, via 'Electro equals EDM' . Well done everybody!
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    I was more like trying to open a discussion about real electro and to find anyone who spins it, but nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanaema78 View Post
    I was more like trying to open a discussion about real electro and to find anyone who spins it, but nevermind.
    Aha. You should probably have replaced most of the words in your original post with ones more similar to the ones in your last post then. Let the discussion of 'real electro' begin!
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    And a fifth post to point out that Electro is a sub genre of early 80's hip hop influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Gooch View Post
    And a fifth post to point out that Electro is a sub genre of early 80's hip hop influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk.
    well at least if you are completely clueless this could be slightly educating...

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