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Feel like dancing or going to the club? Tecno / Dirty Electronic. Justice : “The style has been thought of as having some heavy metal influence and combines cut-up bass lines with a compressed and distorted synth sound.” Hope you enjoy your daily dose of music. Justice 1 2 | Steve Aoki 1 2 | Crookers 1 2 3 | MSTRKRFT 1 2 3 | Bloody Beetroots 1 2

Post Inspired by music from - BBC Radio 1 - 24 May 2008 - MSTRKRFT SET
posted by MechEng (52 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
Justice vs Simian - We Are Your Friends

Great song and great video

I love Justice and MSTRKRFT so I can't wait to hear some of this other stuff
posted by cyphill at 8:33 PM on April 4, 2010


Eek! Link
posted by cyphill at 8:36 PM on April 4, 2010




"The style has been thought of as having some heavy metal influence" which extends as far as embracing the notion of overdriving (pre)amplifiers, and no further. One might be tempted to say it extends as far as embracing string timing, but then if one goes that far, one might as well say the style is thought of as having some Bach influence, which, doubtless it does, but this is about as to the point as saying the musicians are all mammals.
posted by smcameron at 8:39 PM on April 4, 2010


Er, strict timing, not "string" timing.
posted by smcameron at 8:39 PM on April 4, 2010


Well, it's a great post except for Crookers. Don't worry, Justice's "Waters of Nazareth" remix totally made up for it—that's their best song, by far.
posted by reductiondesign at 8:43 PM on April 4, 2010


Justice on MeFi previously
posted by finite at 8:46 PM on April 4, 2010


Welcome to the sound of 2008! (sorry.)
posted by ryaninoakland at 8:51 PM on April 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


I can happily say that most of this sound is "so three years ago".

Most of the artists here have evolved their sound beyond that double mid-range distorted electro house that was everywhere in 2006 and 2007.

MSTRKRFT went and did more eclectic pop ala Basement Jaxx. Crookers dropped the fidget house and went for more banging-house revival. Even Bloody Beetroots cleaned up and refined their sound a bunch.
This was a 2-year music span that seemed to last 6 years.
posted by Theta States at 8:52 PM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dammit, ryaninoakland beat me to the snark.
posted by Theta States at 8:52 PM on April 4, 2010


Without fail, I always read MSTRKRFT as "Mister Kraft," no matter how many times I remind myself that it's "mastercraft."
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:52 PM on April 4, 2010


Two thousand what now? RTFO in my apartment.
posted by MillMan at 8:58 PM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, hey guys if you like this style, please to be listening to my mix from Winter of last year.

Btw, the new hotness is AC Slater and Jack Beats.
posted by empath at 9:14 PM on April 4, 2010


Also, Wolfgang Gartner and Fake Blood
posted by empath at 9:17 PM on April 4, 2010


Without fail, I always read MSTRKRFT as "Mister Kraft,"

It's... not? Well, I've been misreading it this whole time.
posted by spiderskull at 9:25 PM on April 4, 2010


To me, the epitome of that dirty house sound was Vicarious Bliss and the Sebastian Remix of Rage Against the Machine.

I actually have some more of that dirty house sound on some of my older mixes from 2007 and 2008:
(Serious Business is my mix from when I was really sweating Ed Banger choons)...
posted by empath at 9:27 PM on April 4, 2010


MeFi is going to lose it's mind in 2012 when they hear about Dubstep.
posted by Doug Stewart at 9:31 PM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


We already covered dubstep!

Dubstep is getting to the point where it's kind of over I think. Most of my friends that were REALLY into it are kind of bored with it now. I like it, but I can't take more than 20 minutes of it at a time. I saw Craze a few weeks ago, and he did a mini-set of dubstep which went over huge at first but after about 35 minutes into it he started losing the crowd and went into D&B instead. Dubstep parties were pulling big numbers here a year ago, and now nobody shows up. I dunno how it is in other cities in the US or how it is in the UK though. DC/Baltimore were into Dubstep early because of Joe Nice.
posted by empath at 9:36 PM on April 4, 2010


I think the next big sound after dubstep is gonna be Kuduro.

If you can listen to this and tell me it's not the future of dance music, I don't know what to tell you.
posted by empath at 9:40 PM on April 4, 2010


empath -- clearly you don't know anything about the electronic music scene. Why don't you educate yourself on what is, without doubt, THE FUTURE of MUSIC.
posted by spiderskull at 10:09 PM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


but srsly, I'm listening to and enjoying one of your mixes right now. I might have to visit your soundcloud page more often
posted by spiderskull at 10:10 PM on April 4, 2010


Since this is a dance music thread, I'm just going to dump this here, because I can't bring myself to make a front page post of it.

The Worst Trance Record Ever Made
posted by empath at 10:14 PM on April 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


Why don't you educate yourself on what is, without doubt, THE FUTURE of MUSIC .

That only makes me want to hear a yodelling track with decent production. I'm serious.

It's not as if accordion doesn't work in techno.
posted by empath at 10:20 PM on April 4, 2010


Back to the original topic:

I really enjoyed this video from Drop the Lime. (NSFW). This is kinda where the fidget house scene is currently, musically.
posted by empath at 10:22 PM on April 4, 2010


Can anyone here recommend some good dance/electronic music blogs that can keep me up to date with what's current? I'm so embarrassingly out of the loop right now.
posted by threetoed at 10:41 PM on April 4, 2010


Start at Hype Machine, work your way out from there.

Some of my favorites are:

Palms Out
Gotta Dance Dirty
Discobelle

But you'll find your own favorites if you keep up with Hype Machine.
posted by empath at 10:46 PM on April 4, 2010


Here's my favorite songs from hypemachine. I haven't updated it recently but if you like this style of music, you'll find a lot of it on that list.
posted by empath at 10:48 PM on April 4, 2010


much appreciated, thank you.
posted by threetoed at 10:51 PM on April 4, 2010


lol, that Sky Ocean Trance song was hysterical
posted by ookamaka at 10:57 PM on April 4, 2010


We've all moved on to nudisco and neohouse. :p

Google "Holy Ghost!", "Fare Soldi", "The Twelves" (the best!)
posted by Senor Cardgage at 10:57 PM on April 4, 2010


That only makes me want to hear a yodelling track with decent production. I'm serious.

Edelweiss? kinda-sorta?

Since we've got 'accordion and techno' and 'yodelling and techno', here's 'banjo and techno' courtesy of The Grid ...which I really like, actually. It's worked into the song well, and I think more non-usual instruments could really put some spice into the genre. This is a bit of a derail, so I'll stop.
posted by Zack_Replica at 10:59 PM on April 4, 2010


This music is called Blog House fwiw
posted by dydecker at 11:16 PM on April 4, 2010


Blog house has been deprecated in favor of 'indie dance'
posted by empath at 11:21 PM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


haha somehow i doubt that.
posted by dydecker at 11:42 PM on April 4, 2010


empath -- it sounds like it takes some of the samples from hard house and throws on a mix of dnb-type bass synths and distorted trancy pads. Doesn't seem that new, as much as it is genre confused. Then again, the myriad of subgenres in electronic music is uncountable.

Also, this nudisco stuff -- I'm pretty sure I remember several San Francisco DJs and producers doing exactly this kind of music 15+ years ago.
posted by spiderskull at 12:29 AM on April 5, 2010


Speaking of which, has anyone else noticed the parallels between classifying metal and classifying electronic music? There's really not much semantically different between labeling something "sludge black deathcore" and "funky deep dubstep." Hell, just look at the wikipedia genre listings: metal vs electronic.
posted by spiderskull at 12:34 AM on April 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Spiderskull, when you say 'it sounds like' what specifically are you referring to? There are about 80 songs posted in the thread spread out among a bunch of different sub-genres.

And there's nothing new about nudisco, really. It's basically updated 80s synth-pop.
posted by empath at 12:53 AM on April 5, 2010


Doesn't seem that new, as much as it is genre confused.

If you mix up enough genres, and enough people go along with it, you've invented a new one. Subgenres tend to only last for about 5 years, though before the boundaries start getting fuzzy again.
posted by empath at 1:02 AM on April 5, 2010


Well, for heavy metal-esque dance music I've got to recommend Infected Mushroom. They've broken away considerably from their psy-trance roots on recent albums and are making some pretty amazing music. (Not to say I don't like their psy-trance, I've been a huge fan for years.)

They put on an amazing live show too. Saw them in Seattle earlier this year, was close enough to be tempted to grab Duvdev's drumstick. (And they've apparently been on a non-stop world tour for the past ten years while at the same time releasing a half dozen albums or so (some of those containing my very favourite pieces of music ever).)

Sa'eed

Smashing the Opponent

Legend of the Black Shawarma
posted by Jawn at 3:01 AM on April 5, 2010


All this and no mention of Boyz Noize? 1 2 3 4
posted by djgh at 4:43 AM on April 5, 2010


Proper electro with a metal edge: MANASYt. Also, at the slower, dubbier end of the spectrum: Techno Animal, Scorn. None of the tracks in the post have the same vibe (nothing wrong with that, of course).
posted by Syme at 7:21 AM on April 5, 2010


I like a lot of the more contemporary dumb party stuff mentioned so far in this thread, like Drop the Lime, A.C. Slater, and Jack Beats. Those guys also tend to get into wobbly dub/garage style music too. I don't know what's going to be 'big' in the future, but UK Funky, 2step, and garage are all pretty popular right now - sort of supplanting bro-step.

I can only hope that Aoki/Beetroots/Boyz Noize/Justice/Crookers/ and co. fall so deep into their respective cocaine addictions that they never make music again.
posted by codacorolla at 7:38 AM on April 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


empath -- Honestly, I don't remember right now which one I was referring to. In either case, I'm so out of the loop in this genre, I shouldn't even be commenting on it.

Jawn -- I saw a video of one of IM's recent live shows, and they've become too... comical. Amit just sort of danced there waving his hands occasionally... I mean, at least pretend to do some knob twiddling or guitar playing or something. Also live drums over their brand of psytrance-metal is neat in concept, but I'm not sure it really works.

The new album is good, though.
posted by spiderskull at 3:41 PM on April 5, 2010


Yeah I really loved MSTRKRFT, Justice, Sebastian, etc. a couple years ago. I like Shit Robot too - when's that dude gonna come out with a proper LP? The Juan Maclean, LCD Soundsystem. In 2006 I listened to a Christmas mix James Murphy did for the BBC over and over.

Lots of stuff here if you like DFA: http://www.dfarecords.com/radiomixes/
posted by boghead at 5:23 PM on April 5, 2010


dubstep is pretty big in LA right now... there's a couple of crews throwing parties consistently, and pure filth continues to draw pretty big crowds.
posted by flaterik at 5:48 PM on April 5, 2010


Dub step to dance dirty- trip hop to stay wordy
posted by mememix at 5:29 AM on April 6, 2010


it IS TRULY ALL ABOUT

PREFUSE 73
posted by mememix at 5:29 AM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


hey guys I just heard about this "Electro house" thing, it's all the rage!
posted by Theta States at 6:23 AM on April 6, 2010


The PURE FILTH afterhours at Coachella next week is going to be amazing.

I get to see Mary Anne Hobbs spin (woohoo)
posted by Senor Cardgage at 2:46 PM on April 6, 2010


Mixriot.com.
posted by nitsuj at 11:58 AM on April 7, 2010


The thread might be dead, but this track is AWESOME.
Florrie -911 (fred falke remix)
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:47 PM on April 8, 2010


OMG A THREAD ABOUT MUSIC! I LIKE [INSERT BAND/GENRE] YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO [THEM/IT] SINCE YOU ARE NOT AS CURRENT AS ME KTHX
posted by Señor Pantalones at 1:32 AM on April 11, 2010


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