Nice mix. The one at around 34min sounds very familiar to me... maybe something from the Elektrolux label. hmmm
Nice to see Serotonin back in action!
Hello and welcome!
Yes, this forum is still running to have a last independet platform for this music that is not part of the social media filter matrix, and it's here to stay.
Not a lot of discussions anymore, but people still come to check and share release news etc.
Wow. Killer tune
Just to clarify, this "Miami 2 Berlin" release is from a new Berlin-based label (Bass Chamber Records, run by DJ Dregon).
We're just selling it in our shop (like all the other releases from various other labels).
Are there any infos about Global Surveyor Phase 4?
It will probably be out in August~September.
We Come To Rock was already re-released Matt a few years and the copies were snapped up pretty much straight away But I wasn't saying to release it again buddy, go back and read again
I know, I was just giving an example. I don't mean re-release. I mean imagine erasing a "classic" like this from the past and release it newly nowadays. How far do you think this would get in todays tiny market/scene for this music? No much further than other newly released quality Electro productions I think. I guess you would consider it a nice song but probably not the mega classy classic simply because you didn't grow up with it, it never went through the mechanisms of a proper music industry and because it would be missing that aura of the golden days of Electro that these kind of 80s songs have and have been presented / sold / hyped with ever since.
Just saying to point out that it's not solely about the quality of a song how it's perceived and rated. Therefor I think a lot of the quality Electro songs released new today would have performed way better and would be labeled "classics" by now if they had been part of the big Electro boom in the 80s.
Another thing Matt, when did you start listening to Kraftwerk? Was it in the 90's because you state that your electro taste was shaped in this era. I started listening to them from 1977 onwards, thats when my electro shape was shaped. I guess you must be quite younger than myself bud
I was built in 1979. Like I said, when I started to listen to Electro in the early 90s it is was a mix of old and new productions at the time and with fresh ears I just choose the best of it all. But I can understand that many of the people growing up with the first generation of Electro will always identify stronger with those productions. I just don't like that "it was all better back in the day" kind of attitude, because I think for all the mentioned reasons it IS completely subjective.
Anyway, my 2 Euro-Cents...
Just trying to look objectively on your subjectivity.
To fairly compare music from different decades you should look at the contexts as well. And we could go on about why songs actually become "classics". I think it has more to do with releasing things in the right place and time, good PR and multiplying factors of a big scene (which all together have a huge effect on how things are perceived) than solely the quality of a song. Release "We Come To Rock" today (or any of the other 80s tracks considered classics) and it would probably be nothing more but another "nice" tune that not that many people will ever even get a chance to hear.
You should consider two things...
Usually people rate the music that they grew up with the highest. If your taste in Electro was shaped in the 80s, then this will always be the music you feel the most and all styles that emerge from it later on will feel like a pale add-on that doesn't quite get it right. My Electro taste was shaped in the 90s, so the 80s Electro was just one part of it all and not the ultimate one and only style. So it is all subjective.
And don't forget that music production techniques have gotten so much easier in the last ~30 years. There now is an ever increasing flood of unfiltered, unpolished productions out there, so it costs much more effort to get to the good stuff. In the 80s the music world was much more save and simple to follow, not least because the obsticales to produce and release were so much higher.
I'm still not sure how you define "new school". To you that's everything (on here considered as "Electro") released after the 80s? Or all new Electro productions that don't emulate the 80s style? Either way, it doesn't seem like that you have put that much effort in your search or maybe just are not very interested in new things anyway. Which is fully ok, if you are still happy with the old school. (Btw, If you are mostly referring to those "Nu Electro" compilations, yes, they were not all that great and classy, but that's another (long and subjective) story. )
There's a bag of completely different new "Electro" styles out there that over the years generated lots of classy quality tunes and "classics" (as far as that's possible in a tiny niche genre), but you have to be open for it...
It's just not that simple. If it's really about the sound for you (not about a general generations thing), I don't think you really have digged deep enough.
Since the 90s there were all kinds of different "new" Electro productions. Some done with analoge equipment emulating the 80s style down to a tee, some done with state of the art software emulating the 90s electro styles... and everything in between.
You just have to dig deep to find something that fits your taste.
You mean Hiphop/Funk-rooted vs Techno/Kraftwerk-rooted Electro?
Both can be good or bad, old and new. Life is too short to be stuck with one flavour, so I choose quality.
Welcome back, Steve! And thanks!
EE is mostly about Electro as ever and posts about the classic 80s Electro-Hiphop/Electro-Rap are welcome too of course (see "Old School" forum section).
Within that section there is also a sub-forum for Electro-unrelated Hip Hop / Rap. You'll see.
I haven't seen these particular members here in a long time. Things changed a lot since Facebook took over the world. EE is the last resistance.
The overly digital sounding nu-breakdance-electro stuff like the Sace 2 track you posted are not my thing though. Mainly because I don't like the overall harshness of the sound - not only caused by the digitalness but also because of the over-the-top "this has to be banging"-attitude which almost always comes with it. This let's me loose the feeling of the groove and the funk.. Refers to a lot of Dominance Electricity titles as well unfortunately.. But that's just a personal and subjective note.
Nothing unfortunate about it . It's simply different approaches / styles and meant to be like this. I actually try to cover the full spectrum of Electro styles on Dominance Electricity as long as it has a certain level of production and composition quality. So there is robotic banging Electro next to warm Electrofunk next to deep space ambient Electro. Besides recent Blastromen and Jackal & Hyde releases, I think that the aimed spectrum of the label is best explored on the last two various artist albums 'Global Surveyor 3' and 'Electrofunk Resistance' (in combination).
I'm trying to think of more Electro in the style you asked for, there was for sure more in the 90s... I have to dive through my extensive vinyl collection some time..
Do you know the Insect Jazz releases on Elektrolux? Maybe not exactly that style, a more techy type of funk, but nice anyway...Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.
Also some tracks on these albums could be what you're looking for:
Majic 12 "Back To School" (Beau Monde) 1998
A1 People "Fresh Juice" (Hydrogen Jukebox) 1998
regarding that special kind of electroFUNK style... from the top of my head...Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.
Happy new year Michael and everyone!
This track?Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.
No idea, sorry. But they are not really "Electro".
I moved this topic into the General Electronic Music section. Might find the right ears here.