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Dance Inferno
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Welcome to the Official NeoGAF Electronic Dance Music thread! This is where you can discuss all things EDM, from the music to the artists to the festivals. All are welcome, from battle-hardened rave veterans to complete newcomers to the electronic music scene. Make yourselves comfortable and let's jump right in!


What is EDM?

Electronic dance music (generally referred to simply as “EDM”) is exactly what it sounds like: electronic music produced with the primary intention of making you dance. You will generally hear this music at clubs, concerts, or music festivals as part of a continuous DJ set. EDM has been exploding in popularity over the past few years as the music has started to enter the mainstream, and large music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Tomorrowland draw hundreds of thousands of EDM fans each year.


I’m interested in getting into EDM, where do I start?

First of all welcome to the fold! EDM encompasses a wide range of music genres, but the five most popular styles of EDM are House, Trance, Techno, Dubstep, and Drum and Bass. Do keep in mind though that these styles are very fluid, and it is not uncommon to see a trance artist incorporate house elements, or a house artist incorporate dubstep elements into his music. These genre headings are at best a (very) general umbrella under which you will find many artists with their own flavor. It is difficult to describe the genres since the music can vary so wildly even within each genre, so I am instead going to list a bunch of artists under each style. By listening to music from these artists you should be able to get a better feel for what the various sub-genres of EDM sound like.

Progressive House: Alesso, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Sasha, Swedish House Mafia
Electro House: Benny Benassi, deadmau5, Feed Me, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Wolfgang Gartner, Zedd
Dutch House: Afrojack, Chuckie, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, R3hab
French House: Alan Braxe, Daft Punk, Justice

Trance: Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, ATB, BT, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto's older work

Techno: Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Cirez D, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Richie Hawtin, Umek

Dubstep: Adventure Club, Bassnectar, Caspa, Knife Party, Nero, Rusko, Skrillex, Skream

Drum and Bass: Aphex Twin, Netsky, Noisia, Pendulum, Sub Focus


Where can I keep up with the latest EDM news?

There are many resources online to keep track of the goings on in the EDM world, including some great blogs and online magazines that are updated daily with news, music releases, and performance announcements. Some of the better ones:

Dancing Astronaut - A good overall EDM blog that posts multiple new songs every day, along with miscellaneous news and the occasional interview or feature. They also have their own podcast.

Resident Advisor - Another good resource, this is an online magazine that covers a wide variety of genres and has its own video features and podcasts. Keep in mind that RA does not cover mainstream EDM to the same extent as some of the other outlets on this list. Go here if you would like to explore something different and below the radar.

I Can Give You House - EDM blog that covers new song and EP releases. It has a nice aesthetic to the way it presents news that makes it easy to sort through their posts.

SoundGrail - Started out as an electro and dubstep blog, but has now branched out to cover all types of EDM. Solid blog with weekly recaps of music releases and event coverage.

XLR8R - Pronounced "accelerator," this blog eschews the mainstream and focuses on up-and-coming artists.

EDM Tunes - Great place to find the latest sets from your favorite artists, as they upload quite a lot of music on a daily basis.


DJ with us online!

Members of EDM GAF have been known to hang out and share music here: http://plug.dj/edm-gaf/. Come join us!


Are there any podcasts I can listen to?

I'm glad you asked! Some artists release weekly or monthly podcasts that feature both their music as well as new releases by other artists. This is a good way to keep up to date with the latest music, since you can pick an artist whose music you like and then listen to a selection of music s/he is enjoying. Here are some of the more popular ones:

A State of Trance (Armin van Buuren) - Trance
Group Therapy (Above & Beyond) - Trance
EPIC Radio (Eric Prydz) - Progressive/Deep House
The Gareth Emery Podcast (Gareth Emery) - Trance/Electro House
Club Life (Tiesto) - Progressive/Electro House
Minded Music Sessions (Roald Velden) - Progressive House
Magic Tape (The Magician) - Disco House
Tritonia (Tritonal) - Trance
Sunset Melodies - Progressive House

Certain publications also put out their own podcasts that are worth checking out for new music. Many of these will feature guest mixes from famous DJs:

Axis Radio (Dancing Astronaut)
RA Podcast (Resident Advisor)
Mix of the Week (Mixmag)
XLR8R Podcast (XLR8R)


What about all these festivals I keep hearing about?

The great thing about EDM is that once the summer rolls around all sorts of music festivals start setting up and bringing in great DJs to perform. These festivals can range from one day only to the epic three-day festivals you have probably heard so much about. Most of these festivals will have "early bird" sales where they will release a limited number of tickets for around 50% off, and this is usually the most effective way to buy your ticket. However you will have to keep a close eye on the dates tickets go on sale since EDM fans have been known to sell out events within minutes. Some notable festivals include:

Electric Daisy Carnival

The largest North American electronic music festival, EDC takes place in Las Vegas (with smaller events in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, and San Juan) and brings together massive crowds of EDM fans. EDC's specialty is its erection of surreal neon structures and theme park rides, as well as its use of performers dressed up in outlandish costumes.

Ultra Music Festival

Quite possibly the most talked about EDM festival, Ultra takes place in Miami every year (with smaller offshoots in Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Santiago, Seoul, and Croatia) and generally kicks off the festival season in North America. UMF happens over two weekends, which bookend what is known as Miami Music Week. If you do not intend to go to the festival, then you can still see most of your favorite artists perform at clubs and venues around the city of Miami during this week.

Tomorrowland

The largest EDM festival in the world, with arguably the flashiest and most impressive set designs. This event takes place in Belgium every year and draws massive global crowds. Its stages generally involve fantastical creatures and imagery, with the theme of the festival being that of a living, breathing fairy tale. It has announced its first North American event, Tomorrowworld, to be held in 2013.


Other resources

You are more than welcome to discuss all kinds of EDM here, but in case you are looking for a more focused experience, there are a few other GAF threads that could be of interest to you depending on your musical tastes:

The Official NeoGAF Groundbreaking Electronic Music Thread™ - Your destination for anything related to the underground electronic music scene. I spend quite a bit of time here and these cats know their stuff.

Trance Music |OT| #trancefamily - Like trance? This is the thread for you!

DUBSTEP |OT| Because WUB WUB WUB WUB - Get all your wub wub needs satisfied in this thread.

NEOGAF Ambient Music Thread - If you prefer to chill rather than rage, check this thread out.

Chiptunes |OT| Not just for games anymore - For that 8-bit chirpy goodness.


And that about sums it up! There's a lot more to EDM than what I've posted here, but this should be enough to get you started. Now let's get this party started!
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arts&crafts
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Bookmarked! I will post some stuff after my essay.
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Now this is a thread I can get behind.

*perches*

Also, ib4 "this isn't real edm music, it's just mainstream" GAF.
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Originally Posted by Wilsongt

Also, ib4 "this isn't real edm music, it's just mainstream" GAF.

I don't think anyone like that uses the term 'EDM'.
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Hey I'm new to EDM. Thanks for this thread.

Been listening to sets from ultra for the last 2 days. Great stuff there.

Subscribed.
Eidan
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Originally Posted by Wilsongt

Now this is a thread I can get behind.

*perches*

Also, ib4 "this isn't real edm music, it's just mainstream" GAF.

So everyone, how about that Avicii?
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Originally Posted by Krev

I don't think anyone like that uses the term 'EDM'.

Probably not, I was just being silly about it.
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Nice OT.

I'd maybe add a link to the Ambient thread at the end in the other threads section, but that's just me.

http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387324&page=4
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Dance Inferno
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Originally Posted by FelixOrion

Nice OT.

I'd maybe add a link to the Ambient thread at the end in the other threads section, but that's just me.

http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387324&page=4

Added to OP. I also tried looking for the GAF trip-hop thread but I couldn't find it anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Eidan

So everyone, how about that Avicii?

I follow him on facebook and he posted a long thing about it, i will post it.

Wow looks like I stirred up some controversy with my set friday night at UMF. Seeing alot of people who dont understand. My full set wasn't being streamed, only the last 40ish minutes with all new material from my album.

In a 75 minute set, I brought a 15 minute different breakdown with live musicians to a festival with nonstop dance music for 3 days straight 2 weeks in a row . I really wanted to switch things up and do something fun and different, as I always strive for, and this album is about experimentation and about showing the endless possibilities of house and electronic music. Its about how to incorporate acoustic instruments from different styles and influences you wouldnt expect and still stay true to your own sound and musicality which for me has always been about the melodies and positive energy. I will always produce music that I love and listen to. But my album is certainly not "country", and people have gotten hung up on an instrument we used for the live cover of a song. Every song on the album is a fusion with house and electronic music.

We wanted to make a statement, and theres really no better place to make one than UMF mainstage. People will soon see what it's all about.

My music is open to anyone who wants to listen to it and I will always stay true to my sound. Love you all who listen with open hearts and open minds. These past few months Ive been so lucky to have had the chance to work with so many talented artists and to bring them there when I launch the album was amazing and they all did an amazing job.

This was my first time performing with a band and I couldnt have asked for more a professional team, I really want to thank @MichaelEinziger and his fiancee, @vatoben and @JoseAPasillasII from Incubus, @Aloeblacc, legend @Mac Davis, @audramae and @dantyminskii for joining me on stage.

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Annnnd subscribed! Well done on the OT!
D23
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Amazing OT!!!!!!
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anyway, im sad Ultra is over but its okay because we got so many new songs from it

my favorite has to be AVICII's new song that he plays at Ultra
this first song is going to be as big as Levels, or maybe even bigger. Incredibly catchy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFZdhScCbE

and this is the 2nd song he plays
http://youtu.be/woNERCtR0so
the vocal is seriously sending chills down my spine, soo haunting especially when the beat drops

:O
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Originally Posted by icarus-daedelus

Those festivals sound fucking awesome. I wonder if there are any big ones in the great state of California.

EDC Vegas is the big one that most LA ravers go to every year. I'm sure there's a bunch of stuff in Cali too but I'm not too familiar with it. I know Coachella has added an electronic stage that tends to pull some pretty big names.
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Originally Posted by D23

Amazing OT!!!!!!
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anyway, im sad Ultra is over but its okay because we got so many new songs from it

my favorite has to be AVICII's new song that he plays at Ultra
this first song is going to be as big as Levels, or maybe even bigger. Incredibly catchy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFZdhScCbE

and this is the 2nd song he plays
http://youtu.be/woNERCtR0so
the vocal is seriously sending chills down my spine, soo haunting especially when the beat drops

:O

Like. Saw him live last year, a bit pricey but good fun.
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I love stuff like Daft Punk, but I can't stand dubstep. So I guess that means I only dig certain sub-genres.
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The trance artist selection is a little disheartening, but then I suppose that's where mainstream trance is at the moment.

*goes to listen to classic Oaky, Askew, Armin and Man With No Name sets*


Originally Posted by Solo

I love stuff like Daft Punk, but I can't stand dubstep. So I guess that means I only dig certain sub-genres.

I'm a massive fan of trance, progressive and downtempo, but I can't stand dubstep. EDM is so wide these days.
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Originally Posted by icarus-daedelus

Those festivals sound fucking awesome. I wonder if there are any big ones in the great state of California.

California is like the capitol of big raves man

theres Beyond wonderland, Nocturnal wonderland, and pretty much every wonderland Insomniac decides to throws

plus u can drive to the dessert for EDC
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Originally Posted by D23

California is like the capitol of big raves man

Seriously. Californians a spoiled. Imagine what it's like living in D.C. IMAGINE.
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Originally Posted by D23

Amazing OT!!!!!!
subbed

anyway, im sad Ultra is over but its okay because we got so many new songs from it

my favorite has to be AVICII's new song that he plays at Ultra
this first song is going to be as big as Levels, or maybe even bigger. Incredibly catchy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFZdhScCbE

and this is the 2nd song he plays
http://youtu.be/woNERCtR0so
the vocal is seriously sending chills down my spine, soo haunting especially when the beat drops

:O

That first song's been repeat for the past few days. Such a happy melody. He's gotten my respect back for pulling off a ballsy set.
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Originally Posted by jambo


I'm a massive fan of trance, progressive and downtempo, but I can't stand dubstep. EDM is so wide these days.


Indeed. I also really dig deadmau, Justice and SHM. Also, I'd be damned if I could tell some of these subgenres apart, but then I don't claim to be even remotely close to an expert when it comes to EDM.
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Originally Posted by icarus-daedelus

Those festivals sound fucking awesome. I wonder if there are any big ones in the great state of California.

http://insomniac.com/
http://www.hardfest.com/

you can't throw a rock and not hit an insomiac or HARD event in the socal area.


also, since the OP is so heavily trance/western prog house leaning, allow me to add two sources of alternatives:

hospital radio/podcast - hospital records is a UK-based DNB label with artists like High Contrast, Netsky, Nu:Tone, and many other liquid/soul dnb artists. many people find liquid dnb to be more palpatable than most other genres of drum and bass given it's predilection for female vocals and soulful, groovy rhythms.

tokyo bliss - podcast heavily featuring otographic label artists. otographic is a Japanese prog house label. their music and the music they play is a little more jazzy/soulful than european or U.S. prog house artists.

i actually did a mix a little while ago for my friend's podcast, cloudbreak, which heavily features some Otographic artists.
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Originally Posted by Solo

Indeed. I also really dig deadmau, Justice and SHM. Also, I'd be damned if I could tell some of these subgenres apart, but then I don't claim to be even remotely close to an expert when it comes to EDM.

All the groups you've listed so far have been electro-house, with the exception of Daft Punk.
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Originally Posted by The Int3rsect

That first song's been repeat for the past few days. Such a happy melody. He's gotten my respect back for pulling off a ballsy set.

seriously, song always put a smile to my face can't wait until it release!!
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This song is the first time I have heard of Sub Focus but I really like it, and I am sure everyone else will too!

Subfocus - Tidal Waves (ft. Alpines)

Also Alesso has been one of my favorite house producers and his set before SHM on Sunday was insane! Here is his latest remix which he played.

One Republic - If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
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I'm gonna go ahead and share this:

Top 10 tracks of Ultra 2013
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Just found this on the UKF Drum & Bass youtube channel.

So chilled out right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6wMj9T58h0
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Went to EDC last year in Vegas and my jaw literally hit the floor when I first walked in that big ass speed way with all the stages setup. Suuch a good vibe from the type of people that attended and well worth it for me overall. I danced my ass off literally the entire three two and a half days! Met so many awesome people as well who weren't afraid to let go and just go with the flow. It kinda felt magical at the moment, seriously. Also around 100,000 people and I did not see ONE fight break out...I was pleasantly shocked but definitely understandable since most people were on E and less alcohol was consumed. Really worth it if you thinking about going.

I would also love to attend Tomorrowland someday. Also these festivals led me to learn about Burning Man as well which I'll definitely be attending at least once in my lifetime.
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Originally Posted by ilnadmy

I'm gonna go ahead and share this:

Top 10 tracks of Ultra 2013

good list, really liked Tiesto remix of Loose, im sorta kinda glad he went all house now cause damn thats a really good remix.
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Originally Posted by arts&crafts

This song is the first time I have heard of Sub Focus but I really like it, and I am sure everyone else will too!

Subfocus - Tidal Waves (ft. Alpines)

i much prefer his earlier single from his STILL unreleased album.

sub focus - out the blue
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Originally Posted by arts&crafts

This song is the first time I have heard of Sub Focus but I really like it, and I am sure everyone else will too!

Subfocus - Tidal Waves (ft. Alpines)

Wow, this is nice.
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Danny Byrd - Ill Behaviour
FelixOrion
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Originally Posted by Eidan

Seriously. Californians a spoiled. Imagine what it's like living in D.C. Nebraska. IMAGINE.

FTFY bro
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On discovering new EDM music:

If you dig a particular artist, initially listening to artists in that specific genre works, but usually with some artists, the label the artist is on will most likely have similar or identical acts on their roster, like an umbrella.

For example, listening to a band like Justice, they have a pretty aggressive sound: Hard synths, basslines, etc.

Their label, Ed Banger Records, features guys with similar sounds like Sebastian, Mr. Oizo, or even Kavinsky.
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I've mainly stuck to the trance thread so far, so I haven't had a chance to post this amazing set.

It's by a DJ called Dryad. She does psytrance stuff, but she did an amazing 4+ hour set where she blended downtempo, prog, psytrance and psydub into one amazing mix.

Dryad - Live @ Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls, USA (2012-07-21)
http://www70.zippyshare.com/v/7497861/file.html (part 1)
http://www70.zippyshare.com/v/37624356/file.html (part 2)
http://www70.zippyshare.com/v/72370161/file.html (part 3)

http://cuenation.com/?page=tracklist...2012-07-21.cue (cue file for listening to separate tracks in Foobar2000)

01. Bluetech – Finding The Future By Looking Backwards
02. Aes Dana – Chernozem (Remix)
03. Sympath – Zero Sum
04. Sphingida – Over The Depth
05. Carbon Based Lifeforms – Photosynthesis
06. Atriohm – Tengri
07. Phutureprimitive – Innerverse
08. Eat Static – Sands Of Time
09. Desert Dwellers – Moonlit Horizons
10. Kaya Project – Raag To Ragga
11. Kaya Project feat. Omar Faruk Tekbilek – Eye Of The Storm
12. Slackbaba – Tsenstak
13. Scann-Tec – Hope
14. Zero Cult – Redreaming
15. Shpongle – Around The World In A Tea Daze (Ott Remix)
16. Eat Static – Holy Stone
17. Pitch Black – South Of The Line
18. Gaiana – Silenzio delle Sirene
19. Vonoom – Aboard The Earthship
20. Etnoscope – Qula
21. BLT & Cosma – Global Spirit
22. Tantrumz – Ignition
23. Buzz & Symphonix – Perfect Day
24. Bitmonx & DJ Fabio – Deep Sense
25. Grouch – Monster
26. Bitmonx – Blindspot
27. Nerso – Enchanted Forest
28. M-Field – Unified Theory
29. Cosma – Lost In Space
30. Slackbaba – Dubterrania
31. Quanta – Coping With Babylon
32. Globular – A Highly Sprung Spring
33. Desert Dwellers – Snake Charmer
34. Androcell – Neurosomatic Circuit



The original download was on SoundCloud, but it was removed at some point. I'll try and uplaod the mp3 somewhere.
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oooo Kavinsky, forgot him - love him!
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Tiesto dropped this at the end of his recent Club Life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUJtyg7FoEI

Just. Epic.
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a lot of new songs was released yesterday, my favorite has got to be this new track from Nicky Romero. a lot of Dj's plays it at Ultra

Nicky Romero-Symphonica
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Originally Posted by John Rabbit

i much prefer his earlier single from his STILL unreleased album.

sub focus - out the blue

I like this too, never really got into drum and bass.

Originally Posted by The Int3rsect

Tiesto dropped this at the end of his recent Club Life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUJtyg7FoEI

Just. Epic.

I was looking for this after Porter's set, glad we got a bootleg!
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I know it's been around for about a year but I still can't get enough of Allein by Eric Prydz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyQUg8bwLEY
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Originally Posted by chris121580

I know it's been around for about a year but I still can't get enough of Allein by Eric Prydz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyQUg8bwLEY

i love that song!!
Kaskade did a mash up to that for his Freaks of Nature tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-LBsCtkZtI epic mash up
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Netsky's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7hFZQCHhc
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Two of my recent trance discoveries:

Ben Gold - Mesocyclone <-- This is seriously catchy as fuck

Ferry Corsten - Kudawudashuda

I'm going to see A State of Trance 600 NYC this Saturday so I'm trying to get as much trance into my system as possible.

Originally Posted by Kccitystar

On discovering new EDM music:

If you dig a particular artist, initially listening to artists in that specific genre works, but usually with some artists, the label the artist is on will most likely have similar or identical acts on their roster, like an umbrella.

For example, listening to a band like Justice, they have a pretty aggressive sound: Hard synths, basslines, etc.

Their label, Ed Banger Records, features guys with similar sounds like Sebastian, Mr. Oizo, or even Kavinsky.

Yup this is a great tip.
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Wow, had no idea those other festivals existed. I thought Ultra was the biggest.

Also, BT is my favorite DJ ever. I've met him after a set in South Beach and saw him at Ultra 2k5(I think), one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Very friendly and always willing to recommend stuff to aspiring electronic musicians.


And boy do I agree with the #1 track of Ultra. Bingo Players made that track SING.
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I'm a big fan of the epic/main-room/melodic/whatever side of trance (Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, etc.), but let's not neglect the more progressive and psychedelic sides of the genre. That's the type of stuff that really does it for me. Here's a brilliant example of what I'm talking about, from one of my absolute top DJs. This mix is legendary:

John '00' Fleming's BBC Essential Mix from 2010

Starts off deep and serious and builds into a psychedelic frenzy.

If you like that set, I highly recommend you get ahold of episode 74 of JOOF's podcast, Global Trance Grooves, from June 2009. It's a two hour set from himself and the Digital Blonde (another amazing trance producer), and it's a MONSTER! I actually like it more than his Essential Mix. Couldn't find a decent link to a stream or download, but you can d/l it from iTunes.
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Eidan
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(03-27-2013, 02:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by arts&crafts

This song is the first time I have heard of Sub Focus but I really like it, and I am sure everyone else will too!

Subfocus - Tidal Waves (ft. Alpines)

Damn, I'm feeling this one.
Dega
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(03-27-2013, 02:36 AM)
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Those are my initials! D:
betamax999
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(03-27-2013, 02:38 AM)
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I think this will forever be my favorite Sub Focus track:

Sub Focus - Rock It
cj_iwakura
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(03-27-2013, 02:42 AM)
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I don't know if you're familiar with Konami's Beatmania series, but they have a plethora of talented DJs who compose for their games.

Hideki Naganuma - Luv Can Sav U
Akira Yamaoka - Heavenly Sun
Ryu* - Second Heaven
dj TAKA - Pandora

And so on. I'd start with Heavenly Sun, since I'm sure most people know about Yamaoka(Silent Hill and such).

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