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    Hey there,
    On Beatport it says it's Techno, but I feel like it doesn't really sound Techno, so two questions:

    1- What genre you think this music is?: https://www.beatport.com/track/holly...nal-mix/672105
    2- Can we really trust at 100% the genres written on Beatport?



    P.S.: let me show you another example: https://www.beatport.com/track/monda...al-mix/5738829
    It says it's Trance, yes the intro sounds a little bit trance (full track=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plTNCTgNzb8) but the rest of the track sounds Electro House for me.
    Last edited by JeanSB; 03-26-2017 at 01:06 PM.

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    Genres are guidelines not laws

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mastah Kyler View Post
    Genres are guidelines not laws
    True enough. Also, Beatport uses them as [very] loose guidelines.

    In the end, what does it matter if it fits in your set? I play techno, but I throw in all sorts. I played Junk Project - Composure sandwiched between SHDW/Obscure Shape and Radio Slave.
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    I don't do genres.

    The first thing i do when i get a new tune is delete the contents of the "genre" field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mastah Kyler View Post
    Genres are guidelines not laws
    Agreed. Plus nowadays genres can be mixed up together for more creativity so yeah it loses a lot of advantages.
    BUT, genres are here, they exist, so I wanted to know what genre the above music is? Because it really don't sound Techno, but why then Beatport put it on Techno?


    Quote Originally Posted by thisisian View Post
    I don't do genres.
    The first thing i do when i get a new tune is delete the contents of the "genre" field.
    Interesting, how do you organize your tracks then?

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    Assigning tracks to certain genres is useful for organization, since there are certain elements that are typical for each genre. I would classify that track as tribal house.

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    Sounds more tech house ish to me.

    I don't know how Beatport or other places determine genres, or if they just allow the publisher to determine he genre. I've found plenty of examples of Beatport as well as other places classifying items what I'd consider improperly. I just use different folders in Traktor to classify things my own way.
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    Don't get hung up on genres. If it sounds good in your mix then play it.

    I would classify the track simply as house. IMO it has a Latin feel to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotDedYet View Post
    Sounds more tech house ish to me.

    I don't know how Beatport or other places determine genres, or if they just allow the publisher to determine he genre. I've found plenty of examples of Beatport as well as other places classifying items what I'd consider improperly. I just use different folders in Traktor to classify things my own way.
    Label decides, I believe. A lot of the time, it's based on which genres are more 'popular'.Hence why a lot of shitty EDM-electrohouse got added to the progressive house section... not only did electro house become a dirty word, there was so much churn that it was impossible to be seen, so labels stuck their music in the progressive house section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam View Post
    Assigning tracks to certain genres is useful for organization, since there are certain elements that are typical for each genre.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlight View Post
    Don't get hung up on genres. If it sounds good in your mix then play it.
    Well yes I guess people dancing on your music don't care about genres, as soon as you make them dance you won the party.

    I've asked this question because yesterday I was reviewing all my music library to dispatch tracks in the right genres, to make sure it doesn't make an infinite list of genres and sub-genres on my CDJs when I search for tracks in live sets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlight View Post
    I would classify the track simply as house. IMO it has a Latin feel to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotDedYet View Post
    Sounds more tech house ish to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam View Post
    I would classify that track as tribal house.
    Lol, I guess I've got my final answer here. I classified it as "Instrumental", with all of my instrumental version of tracks. But Tribal House is what approches the most the feeling of the track I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    so labels stuck their music in the progressive house section.
    Absolutely true, I've seen so much tracks that are 100% Electro House stuck on Prog House.
    Next time I'll trust my ears more than Beatport.
    Last edited by JeanSB; 03-27-2017 at 10:32 AM.

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