Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
I like these. But do YOU know any that are better?
Perc's London, We Have You Surrounded
I haven't heard about half of those Surgeon picked. Good though.
is it still a generic term for (electronic) dance music, or a more specific sub genre?
Darker and heavier than House and with a mythology leading back to the pull and push between man and machinery.
Underworld — Mm... Skyscraper, I Love You (Telegraph mix)
Scubadevils — Celestial Symphony
808 State — In Yer Face
Bomb the Bass — Liquid Metal (Fantastic 4 remix)
Drax — Amphetamine (original 1994 version)
Underworld — Cowgirl
Silver Bullet — Twenty Seconds to Comply
TC 1992 — Funky Guitar
Propellerheads — Take California
Underworld — Rez
Big beat surely
would probably be my #1.
I'm also very, very partial to Pearls Girl too but I appreciate that's more breakbeat, but it's still undeniably in 4/4 time.
Planetary Assault Systems - Rip The Cut - dark and slightly apocalyptic.
would sound incredible in a club.
89-94 saw some brilliant stuff, but I drifted away from the scene by the late 90s.
What's the good stuff since then (bearing in mind that the few things labelled "dubstep" that I've bothered listening to have left me cold)?
Early Gui Boratto maybe if you like minimal techno (Beautiful Life era - some of his more recent work like "The Drill" is a bit crap).
My tastes probably lie slightly more to the tech-house side of things myself, I'm sure there's others on here who can give you some epically brilliant run through that I can't.
There's definitely been a (british led) revival in the last couple of years. Stuff like Perc, Forward Strategy Group, Objekt, Ancient Methods, Raime, Silent Servant, Andy Stott, Demdike Stare (at times). The Black Dog and Regis have also been releasing some amazing stuff.
Then there's the more Berlin axis with guys like Ben Klock, Marcel Dettman, Prosumer, Shed....
Basic Channel (label/duo), Chain Reaction, Kompakt (too obvious?), Perlon.
is known for playing new tracks and older records with histroy but he tends to like a certain sound and his list (and production) reflects this, Ive always thought Toby Friths list of UK Techno classics is excellent even tho its only UK records;
And some of the links and records in this tread are so off the mark for classic techno its stupid...
joey beltram - energy flash
jeff mills - the bells
green velvet - flash
I know very little about any of this stuff. I did watch that Hi Tech Soul documentary but it taught me no-thing. Apart from the guys from detroit seem like a bunch of swell guys.
+ only with a very creative spirit (or with the ingestion of some hallucinogens) I would classify as techno some of these tracks.
Detroit One Circle by Robert Hood was always one of my favourites.