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Genius J
05-04-2005, 09:03 AM
I love techno, but I never know the difference between the different types. Can someone explain to me what these are, with maybe some audio examples?

Techno
House
Deep house
Breakbeats
Electronic
Trance
Progressive
Hard trance
Tribal
Drum-n-Bass
Jungle
Hardstyle
Goa
Psy
Big beat
old school
new school

It's all confusing as hell.

anThONY_s
05-04-2005, 09:04 AM
You forgot experimental.

BenitoCereno
05-04-2005, 09:15 AM
See...those are actually different types of electronic music. Techno has its own sound that is not a general term for all of those things, as is the general misconception.

Generally the difference is based in the drums--time signature, type of beats, etc.--but there are obviously other differences as well.

Here's a pretty decent breakdown of genres with descriptors:

http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=geo93elccgj4o?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=List+of+electronic+music+genres&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=geo93elccgj4o?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=List+of+electronic+music+genres&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b)

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-04-2005, 09:19 AM
One's me.

One's my uncle.

Genius J
05-04-2005, 09:48 AM
Here, I answered my own question. This site is fantastic:

http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html (http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html)

April
05-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Here, I answered my own question. This site is fantastic:

http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html (http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html)

Wow! Great find! Someone went to a lot of trouble to log all this music.

Taki Soma
05-04-2005, 10:06 AM
I used to be techno aficionado, threw a 3 day rave once a long time ago.

If you listen closely enough, you'll understand.

There are distinct difference in each, and once you hear the difference, you'll wonder how you didn't hear 'em before.

It's also very hard to verbally explain the difference if you don't have the music to accompany what I'm trying to say.

Let's just say that I used to love Hardcore, Hard-trance, jungle and old school... well, old school for me now would be ancient school, I guess. and HATED house with a passion.

Scott JB
05-04-2005, 10:08 AM
Here, I answered my own question. This site is fantastic:

http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html (http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html)

yeah, who cares? posted this site a while ago, definately a good site, really helps expand my music love.

Randomus
05-04-2005, 10:10 AM
The difference is the name.

citizenDave
05-04-2005, 10:19 AM
I love techno,

:shock:
I don't even know who you are, anymore.

SimiBoyz
05-04-2005, 01:05 PM
I used to be techno aficionado, threw a 3 day rave once a long time ago.

If you listen closely enough, you'll understand.

There are distinct difference in each, and once you hear the difference, you'll wonder how you didn't hear 'em before.

It's also very hard to verbally explain the difference if you don't have the music to accompany what I'm trying to say.

Let's just say that I used to love Hardcore, Hard-trance, jungle and old school... well, old school for me now would be ancient school, I guess. and HATED house with a passion.

I'm sure you can apply the same principle to Heavy rock but I'm fucked if i can tell one song from another.

Started out being a bit of a rave and happy-hardcore fan, went through a small house phase, into euro-trance for a while, now I think I have settled on trance - although there seems to be a lack of new trance music out lately.

Always been into brit-pop though.

Good & Evil
05-04-2005, 01:55 PM
Here, I answered my own question. This site is fantastic:

http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html (http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html)


Nice.

Fourthman
05-04-2005, 01:58 PM
Techno
House
Deep house
Breakbeats
Electronic
Trance
Progressive
Hard trance
Tribal
Drum-n-Bass
Jungle
Hardstyle
Goa
Psy
Big beat
old school
new school

It's all confusing as hell.
I thought these were all varying degrees of homosexuality.

V-Man
05-04-2005, 01:59 PM
Euro is even better

Mike Haseloff
05-05-2005, 01:13 AM
See...those are actually different types of electronic music. Techno has its own sound that is not a general term for all of those things, as is the general misconception.

Generally the difference is based in the drums--time signature, type of beats, etc.--but there are obviously other differences as well.

Here's a pretty decent breakdown of genres with descriptors:

http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=geo93elccgj4o?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=List+of+electronic+music+genres&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=geo93elccgj4o?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=List+of+electronic+music+genres&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b)This pleases me!

I downloaded Tietso's new version of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings on my phone today. I think Orbit/Corsten really nailed this as well as it can be, but I'm such a fan of the song, I can't help but like it.

SimiBoyz
05-05-2005, 01:19 AM
This pleases me!

I downloaded Tietso's new version of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings on my phone today. I think Orbit/Corsten really nailed this as well as it can be, but I'm such a fan of the song, I can't help but like it.

The Ferry Corsten one is possibly one the best Trance tunes around for my money but Tiesto's version is just missing a bit of something. Is still OK but in comparison it's like American office to English Office.

Mike Haseloff
05-05-2005, 01:24 AM
The Ferry Corsten one is possibly one the best Trance tunes around for my money but Tiesto's version is just missing a bit of something. Is still OK but in comparison it's like American office to English Office.Yeah, I don't know if it's just because it's a phone, but it sounds a lot busier and scratchier.

Playing two-tone notes, rather than keeping the strings and pads really clean.
I love it though. It's easily my favourite classical piece of music, and remixed, it just gets better.

You might be able to help me out.
A few years ago I flicked the radio on, and heard a song that used Adagio for Strings, and had female vocals that were something along the lines of, "It's just another day. Like any other day."

I'd love to find it.
If there's something that gets me more than strings, it's a good female voice.

SimiBoyz
05-05-2005, 03:58 AM
Yeah, I don't know if it's just because it's a phone, but it sounds a lot busier and scratchier.

Playing two-tone notes, rather than keeping the strings and pads really clean.
I love it though. It's easily my favourite classical piece of music, and remixed, it just gets better.

You might be able to help me out.
A few years ago I flicked the radio on, and heard a song that used Adagio for Strings, and had female vocals that were something along the lines of, "It's just another day. Like any other day."

I'd love to find it.
If there's something that gets me more than strings, it's a good female voice.


The phone may have something to do with it as-well but I agree it is busier and the the actual melody not quite as clear.



The problem here is that there are so many different bootlegs knocking around. And from the little information you gave me, I don't recognise the lyrics so it could be any of a number of different versions out there.
Was the music the original barbers adagio or the ferry corsten re-mix with vocals over the top? I think I can vaguely re-collect hearing something similar once though.


Generally, I preffer just the music with no vocals but there are some female voices out there that can add to it. The lyrics have got to be right and not too much of it though. I think Jan Johnston has the most perfect vocals for trance music

Mike Haseloff
05-06-2005, 02:24 AM
Generally, I preffer just the music with no vocals but there are some female voices out there that can add to it. The lyrics have got to be right and not too much of it though. I think Jan Johnston has the most perfect vocals for trance musicI'm fifty-fifty.

However, I do think female vocals are far superior in this realm of music than male.


Meanwhile, I may have nailed down the track I was looking for.
Perfecto - Just Another Day, seems to be a good match. Alas, I won't be able to check it out until I get my own computer online.

SimiBoyz
05-06-2005, 03:58 AM
I'm fifty-fifty.

However, I do think female vocals are far superior in this realm of music than male.


Meanwhile, I may have nailed down the track I was looking for.
Perfecto - Just Another Day, seems to be a good match. Alas, I won't be able to check it out until I get my own computer online.


SKIP RAIDERS - ANOTHER DAY
Single Review by EDF
© 2000 PHASE9.NET MAGAZINE


Another Day features Samuel Barberís Adagio For Strings that thankfully doesnít get force fed to the listener but actually compliments the dreamlike vocals of the song. Use of this classical piece makes the track memorable more than the middle section of the track when the piece is not used. Is this just another gimmick to sell this track? Yes. Would the track work otherwise? Probably not.

The other mixes lean more heavily on the dance side but check out the Brainbug Remix for a different take on the track.

I think I actually have that CD. Going to have a look tonight.