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    Default Electro.

    I've never got it. From Kraftwerk through to Crystal Castles I've never found the attraction. I've always found this type of EDM soulless and abrasive. Sorry folks.

    I'm willing to be proved wrong though. Can anyone put me in the right direction of some electro that will make me feel something other than disdain and horror. I want you to prove me wrong and that there is something I can relate to. Remember, harsh, course, noises aren't going to win me over. Surely there is something out there with a bit of soul to it.

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    It really depends on what you consider electro. The fine lines between genres all seem blurry to me. Like in 2000-2002 when there were 500 sub genre's of drum 'n bass.

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    i will agree that much of the new electro is taking on this "rock and Roll" balls to the wall atitude with the likes of the Bloody Beetroots, Les Petits Pilous etc...

    But from Kraftwerk to Crystal Castles you couldn't find any "soul"?

    mentioned before me, electro transcends many genre lines. try listening to the more disco esq Electro songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWLhLv_utU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLFeU...eature=related

    the new cats like strip steve and louis la roche

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpP1qMlTFdg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVX536kZNZE

    I understand these discussions are 100% subjective, but if you cant find soul in that, then it sounds like your have your mind set.

    and for relativity, what EDM genres do you favor?
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    "Electro" is quite vague, please post up what you consider "Electro."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm00sh View Post
    i will agree that much of the new electro is taking on this "rock and Roll" balls to the wall atitude with the likes of the Bloody Beetroots, Les Petits Pilous etc...

    But from Kraftwerk to Crystal Castles you couldn't find any "soul"?

    mentioned before me, electro transcends many genre lines. try listening to the more disco esq Electro songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWLhLv_utU
    im pretty sure thats Disco House

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNI16ZLL44o

    so far my ultimate"fall-back-and-go-to-any-genre-from-here" track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gianmarco View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNI16ZLL44o

    so far my ultimate"fall-back-and-go-to-any-genre-from-here" track

    -Gianmarco
    And they are not Electro....

    A lot of new tracks you hear are not "Electro" if it does not have a Detroit sound....it probably is not Electro.
    Last edited by TABS; 06-27-2010 at 01:21 AM.

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    Haha yeah a lot of these are in a pretty grey area. strip steve is def disco (even described as such by bnr) and duck sauce is leaning towards house smeared with cheese (considering half of the duo is armand van helden).

    I don't think you need someone to prove it, you either like it or you don't like any genre. I think all pop music is fuckin trash but a lot of people jam out to it. I am pretty heavy into electro simply because it's different.

    Since you mentioned crystal castles - none of their shit is the same, theres nothing but obscure samples and fucked up synths jammed into all sorts of arrangements. I find experimental stuff so much more interesting than just droning house music that has the same chorus 5 times. Each to their own, why do you feel it's so important to like electro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gianmarco View Post
    im pretty sure thats Disco House

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    agreed, in fact I think we can all agree that there is an enormous influence of disco in much of house music and its many sub genres. Disco house is just as vague as the term electro. I was only illustrating some tracks that IMHO had some "soul" what ever that may be. for example I think its silly to argue that a group like classixx is primarily disco house... I mean to cover Kraftwerk to Crystal Castles is no small feat! If the OP cant find a track with some soul in that spectrum then im afraid we are wasting our time with this thread.
    Last edited by sm00sh; 06-27-2010 at 02:25 AM.

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