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If you like super-chopped and stuttery mixes, you'll love Toni Peret and Jose Maria Castells's Max Mixes:

[YOUTUBE]sP4ASWpbR98[/YOUTUBE]
[YOUTUBE]0msaRTOKjZ4[/YOUTUBE]
[YOUTUBE]UHsMH0c1EBA[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Here's a question: You go to a house party. You are handed control of the laptop that's hooked up to the speakers. You need to get everyone (damn college kids who like sexy bitch and lil jon) on their feet and dancing. What do you play? There are a few mixes that I often put on but I'm always looking for more.
 

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Put Your Hands Up for Detroit
Disco Boys - For You

At least that works very good in my local clubs!!! :mad:

Sidenote: I hate these tracks... nevertheless almost everybody except of me likes them..These 2 tracks exhausted my house knowledge completely... they are just too annoying for me to not know their names
 
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Just bought this track. Have been waiting for the release for a loooong time... I love it, just energetic pounding.. bamm :banana::woot::bow: it's awesome played on a good sound system with bass that massages your entire body :p

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTAnzyv7m2M[/YOUTUBE]
 
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I'm just listening to to Future Mix by Technasia, it's really awesome. Here's a part of it, along with a dude's VJ showcase.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrO4xHDLNo[/YOUTUBE]
 

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I've come to the conclusion that I don't particularly like David Guetta :| All he does is add a bit of an "electronic" touch to mainstream-sounding songs. Eg sexy bitch; if I wanted to listen to Akon, I'd listen to Akon, not EDM. Its mainstream-sounding stuff that makes an average girl get all excited and go dance. That's not a bad thing by any means, but if I'm just on my own enjoying some music, its really not what I want to listen to. If that makes any sense :lol:
 

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I think exactly the same. That's what I hate about it. For me it has no spirit. It's just pop songs with a more pounding bassline. It's just 'modern' easy profits music.

Several years ago Hip Hop was the big deal here. Somehow thats not 'Hip' anymore and the same Ghettostyle people became cool and listen to house, although they were talking very badly about the 'electronic music' people in the past.

We were always seen as some drug addicted crazy people and now all of a sudden they like house/electro.

Real quality, non commercial or mainstream House is very very rare. I have no respect for mainstream artists like Britney Spears, who basically don't know anything about what they are doing. It's just a big name, they get their songs written, their lyrics written, they have a contract to put out a specific amount of songs a year etc. It's worthless imo.

It's an offense to dedicated producers, who work for ages on one track.. just to get the last drop of perfection, their imagination in it.

I must admit, I'm not completely objective on that matter because I have my preferences. I know most about the Trance scene and in my opinion nothing in the EDM comes close concerning 'spirit'.

Of course there are also cheap Trance songs, but for the good ones, there is so much soul and feeling put in the melody. There is a intro, a builtup, a climax and an outro. You don't have that in any other EDM genre.

I also like Techno stuff like Technasia (which was previously posted) but I just like it for it's 'groove'. It doesn't make me get emotional.
Hardstyle is basically like House. Most of the tracks are remixes of old pop songs. Just with a lot more 'kick' and maybe a more interesting melody. But it's almost hard to find a track without a "stolen" melody.

I don't listen to it a lot at home/in my car. Only life at events because the show is spectacular and pure excitement. If it wasn't for a show I would not drive 1000 kilometers for a night in a club.

For Trance I would and did. I would even go to a completely dark room where there is just the music and nothing else. :p
 
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I think exactly the same. That's what I hate about it. For me it has no spirit. It's just pop songs with a more pounding bassline. It's just 'modern' easy profits music.

Several years ago Hip Hop was the big deal here. Somehow thats not 'Hip' anymore and the same Ghettostyle people became cool and listen to house, although they were talking very badly about the 'electronic music' people in the past.
Precisely. I got into EDM pretty recently but I'm glad that it was a little before everyone else did :cool:


I know most about the Trance scene and in my opinion nothing in the EDM comes close concerning 'spirit'.
Eh, there are a few trance tracks that I really truly enjoy but there are definitely mixes in other genres that really get to me. As with any type of music, most songs/tracks in any given genre are so-so at best and there are only a handful of really really good tracks. I've heard some terrible trance and I've heard some amazing trance; same goes for house and even hardstyle (although on a smaller scale there). I've been into progressive lately; stuff is good!
 

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Of course you're right. In the end it's a matter of personal taste.

I had a discussion with a friend who is really into Minimal Techno. He says Trance is boring and Minimal is the big deal :p Thats okey. It's his taste and I've no problem with that.

But he also said Minimal is "better" and more interesting produced :p And this I can't accept. The concept of Minimal is being Minimal... it's just some click-clack sound for 7 minutes with a break in the middle.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIAReaKJwPI[/youtube]

No one can tell me that minimal tracks are more sophisticated in any way (concerning the production, the artistic features it has). Not even equally sophisticated. It's like comparing a VW Golf to a S Class. One of these just has got more gadgets by nature, by definition.

But it's a completely different chapter what you like more. To stick with my example: I'd rather have the Golf's plastic dashboard because I don't like the wood that comes in the S-Class, although that has a higher intrinsic built quality.

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Because I'm at it. EDM is my most important private hobby. But generally I must admit, that the quality of the EDmusic itself can not compare to good rock or classical music for example. I don't particularly like rock or classical music. But in my (objective?) opinion it's on a completely different (higher) level in artistic quality.
 
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Great tune. All time classic. But I still prefer the original version from 1997 :)

Or this remix by Sander van Doorn

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsLo7Cjj0io[/YOUTUBE]

Good thing is you can put it in a rather progressive set. It's a unbelievable atmosphere booster if you've got the right crowd :shock:
 
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I must admit, I'm not completely objective on that matter because I have my preferences. I know most about the Trance scene and in my opinion nothing in the EDM comes close concerning 'spirit'.

Of course there are also cheap Trance songs, but for the good ones, there is so much soul and feeling put in the melody. There is a intro, a builtup, a climax and an outro. You don't have that in any other EDM genre.

Trying to be objective is a waste of time ;) I think there can be a lot of spirit found in other EDM genres - let it be drum'n'bass, breakbeat or techno. It just depends if the track is meant to be a filler in someone's DJ set or a strong, remarkable piece. I like some trance stuff, but quite a lot of it is way too emotional for me.

Let's see if you can see the spirit in this brilliant techno track:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13iZDLUAHQY[/YOUTUBE]

And to keep the old-skool vibe, here's this:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wve0r0PTXNQ[/YOUTUBE]

I think I still have a VHS with the 3LUX VJ set containing both of these tracks somewhere...
 

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I also know exactly what you mean.

Sets like Technasia or Ben Sims do. Or back in the days Adam Beyer, Cari Lekebusch, Hardcell, Marco Bailey, Cave, Monika Kruse, Patrick Lindsey, Dance Clarke and many more did before most of them started playing Minimal.

That was just great pounding Techno/Tribal Techno combined with very good technical DJ skills. It's just awesome standing next to Ben Sims, see him spin on 3 Vinyl Decks and also CD players at the same time. All the tracks running perfectly synchronized, and the DJ creating completely 'new' track compositions on the fly with the mixer.

A set like that could just go on forever.

I get a spiritual feeling from that. But it must be the combination of the tracks themselves and the DJ skills.

But when I just listen to exactly the same (single) tracks that are used in these sets one after another I don't get it.

Sadly pure Techno has completely vanished from here. Like I said, most artists do minimal now, there are only very few remaining.

Last year I only had the opportunity once (Ben Sims in Frankfurt). It was awesome.

I also like the tiny rest of (modern) Techno that is still there and gets produced, but somehow the BPM is so low :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DY75Ylyu9U

PS: Just remembered this video I took a few years ago at Nature One Festival, DJ Murphy & Christian Fisher... Especially parts in a set like at 4:37 when the beat finally goes on make me

:shock::shock::banana::banana:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igpB2BGBK_A[/youtube]

PS again: I just found the video of the guy in the yellow/black striped T-Shirt that you can see on my video :lol:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A2z5fwt2zw[/YOUTUBE]
 
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I love Cosmic Gate :) They are the only 'Hard' Trance act from the ~2000's that managed to survive, change their style completely according to the new times and are still well booked. :)

When I actively started with the EDM business, Cosmic Gate and Dumonde were my inspiration to get in "deeper"

These ones.. :shock: this "depressive" vocal and the melody.. awesome
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJTjth0DrcA[/YOUTUBE]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlqhQoEIPGI[/youtube]
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbEUh6i6EkY[/YOUTUBE]
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywSJzQRjBK4[/YOUTUBE]

I just loved this.

:cry: :cry: :cry:
 
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That is just so good, thanks for the discovery idk.

Also anyone could help me find what song is in this video plz ??[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzjrnK33zA[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Darin Epsilon does some really good progressive mixes. Really started to like this genre in the past few weeks.
 

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A pair of beautiful classic tunes:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT91SXdm6_0[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqfg6NuJo2c[/YOUTUBE]

And one of the tracks that made me like drum'n'bass:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbIvWWF_H4[/YOUTUBE]
 

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I was preparing a new mix (a mixture with classics and new tracks) and stumbled over these cool tracks from the 'System F - Out Of The Blue' album from 2000

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHi4xy5S1Mc[/YOUTUBE]

Ahh.. at 3:22 thats so amazing in a big crowd.

Also this:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNJ1v1eLccM[/YOUTUBE]

I find this old Ferry Corsten stuff so awesome I want to go back 10 years and enjoy for just once a party in that time :?

Something modern... nice techy/progressive

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DffQ7dP3tE8[/YOUTUBE]
 
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