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Last posted May 05, 2013 at 09:00PM EDT. Added Jul 15, 2012 at 03:54PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

@starfish
I’m pretty sure tecktonik is another name for Electro dance.
Anyways I want to learn how to do this shit. Also epic deadmau5 song.

It is, though most people consider it incorrect.
Also epic half-deadmau5 song:

Edit, Finally, I make a page get for once.

Last edited Aug 22, 2012 at 12:40AM EDT
Aug 22, 2012 at 12:39AM EDT
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I really should learn EDM dances at some point.

Even if you don’t know the dance moves, getting drunk and going spastic to EDM is so much fun. So I can imagine how much more for it would be to actually move in perfect sync with EDM, the way it was intended.

There are lots of Youtube tutorials on dance but it’s hard to pick things up over the internet. The most I know about dance comes from experimenting on the club floor.

Who knows any good resources for self-taught dance?

Aug 22, 2012 at 01:29AM EDT
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@bsod
YouTube bud.
The running man is a really easy move to follow on the Internet. You can find plenty of videos on it. It’s kinda hard to get it up to speed, but once you get it down slow, you can start increasing the speed and it looks awesome once you get it down. Besides that, tecktonik is really hard to learn from the Internet, just look at some some vids, get some moves and improvise. Jump style can ethier be really easy or really hard, still it kinda looks lame compared to the others IMO. Just get out there and dance!

Anyways, I just bought 25 Glowsticks. I’m not gonna sit around wishing I can do what that one girl is doing. Imma learn that shit.

Aug 22, 2012 at 02:06AM EDT
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learn your own style, way more fun, you’ll surprise yourself at what moves you can pull off

I recommend being under the influence of molly ;)
it reeeally helps

Aug 22, 2012 at 02:49AM EDT
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I guess you are right, I can’t exactly take dancing lessons now can I? I just need to build some initiative and do it.

I recommend being under the influence of molly ;)

Nothing motivates my dance spirit more than alcohol. 6 bottles is all I need to build confidence and start moving

Of course I don’t have the slightest clue what I’m doing and I look ridiculous but I gotta start somewhere right?

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Aug 22, 2012 at 03:47AM EDT
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@bsod
Molly helps a lot more than alcohol because alcohol makes you move like a jackass depending how much you have in you while Molly sharpens your senses kinda and fills you with energy and good feelings. Still, just as steroids is not a magic drug to getting muscle, Molly won’t make you a good dancer. Put on music at home a practice.

Aug 22, 2012 at 10:28AM EDT
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when you start out doing your own shit, you’ll start out with some ridiculously awkward moves for sure, forget the fact that they don’t look good, they actually don’t FEEL good, how molly helps (lol sorry if it sounds like i’m encouraging usage) is that, like Dac says, it fills you with good feelings, and your feet will start moving in ways that make you keep feeling damn good, THOSE are the moves you wanna get used to

chase that feel, dance it out

and you turn yourself around
That what it’s all about.

I’d love to learn to dance like this dude, but you gotta be super skinny and have long limbs to look this sexy doing it

Aug 22, 2012 at 12:59PM EDT
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@quantum meme

Anyways, I am gonna try to set aside time 5 times a week to practice glowsticking, and I’ll try to put up a progress video in 5-6 months. Here’s to hoping im pretty good in time for next year at Vegas.

Aug 22, 2012 at 07:29PM EDT
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@Quantum

Well then dance master, why don’t you show us noobs how it’s done?


@Dac

I’ll be looking forward to those progress reports


@Kim

I’m not sure about getting into molly. Alcohol seems to be where I draw the line on drugs but thanks for the advice

Aug 22, 2012 at 11:21PM EDT
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All this discussion of drugs (ecstacy in particular) reminds me of this.

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Aug 22, 2012 at 11:33PM EDT
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Myconix wrote:

All this discussion of drugs (ecstacy in particular) reminds me of this.

hahah, good article man

lol, celebrities and electronic music don’t mix

artists =/= celebrities

e.g. paris hilton

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:46AM EDT
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Gotta love these replies towards my post!

Well then dance master, why don’t you show us noobs how it’s done?

Tick, Tock on the clock. I wanna see those dance moves. I’m waiting.

Aug 23, 2012 at 07:58PM EDT
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I hate when my freinds say that EDM takes no skill at all to make and that they could make a good song in 15 minutes. I always tell them that they are absolutely stupid for having realized this, and not becoming a producer/DJ so they could make bank and travel the world. Honestly, I don’t understand how people can say its bad.

@bsod
There hasn’t been a post in 6 hours, yet you manage to ninja me? You bitch…
Anyways

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Aug 23, 2012 at 08:02PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

I hate when my freinds say that EDM takes no skill at all to make and that they could make a good song in 15 minutes. I always tell them that they are absolutely stupid for having realized this, and not becoming a producer/DJ so they could make bank and travel the world. Honestly, I don’t understand how people can say its bad.

@bsod
There hasn’t been a post in 6 hours, yet you manage to ninja me? You bitch…
Anyways


It’s the EDM Drinking Game! Take a drink every time you see someone wrongly call a song dubstep on this page.

Aug 23, 2012 at 09:02PM EDT
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@starfish
Fuck you bro, kesha makes some of the best dubstep songs.

Aug 23, 2012 at 09:20PM EDT
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@Starfish

That was weird, for some reason your embed linked to two completely different songs until I refreshed the page. But I digress.

Anyway I agree, Tiesto makes some great stuff. I absolutely love his Death Metal.

Aug 28, 2012 at 07:43PM EDT
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Some more great DnB-influenced dubstep

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Aug 28, 2012 at 07:48PM EDT
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@bsod
Are you kidding? Tiesto has nothing to do with death metal. That’s called punk rock you loser.

Aug 28, 2012 at 07:52PM EDT
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No way man, just listen to the 2-step Tuba beat. Everyone knows Death metal is defined by the pace of the Tuba

Besides it’s actually a sub genre of Death metal called Hardstyle Liquid Brotechnumetalcorestep

Aug 28, 2012 at 09:36PM EDT
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@BSOD
Hardstyle Liquid Brotechnumetalcorestep?
To be honest, I never took you for a Lady Gaga fan…
Anyways, Ive been practicing growstringing for 4 days and after 2 nutshots and multiple hits to the head and forearms, I can do the weave with ease.

Edit: just noticed i was the 123 post on the 3 page! 123 1-2-3! I iz so awesome

Last edited Aug 28, 2012 at 10:56PM EDT
Aug 28, 2012 at 10:34PM EDT
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EDM Drinking Game v2: Take a drink every time someone is drastically off about genres on this thread.
anyway, enjoy some hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliostep

Last edited Aug 29, 2012 at 12:01AM EDT
Aug 29, 2012 at 12:00AM EDT
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@Dac

What are you talking about? Are you implying Lady Gaga makes Hardstyle Liquid Brotechnumetalcorestep?

No man, she only makes Progressive Brotechnumetalcorestep, IT’S TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

Besides I stopped listening to Lady Gaga when she left the underground and sold out to the mainstream

Aug 29, 2012 at 03:56AM EDT
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I really like deadmau5, but Daft Punk brings unbeatable music IMO. In fact, Around the World was my first wall song.

Also, a comic! And below that, I’ll post my favorite deadmau5 song.

Aug 30, 2012 at 10:40PM EDT
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I might be going to nocturnal wonderland this September. If I do, I’ll post pics.

Aug 30, 2012 at 10:59PM EDT
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Why is it that everyone’s favorite deadmau5 song is Strobe? I understand it’s a great song, but he’s had other incredible releases too. For example, this was deadmau5’s first hit, what put him on the map:


In other EDM happenings, this song was heard on the Weather Channel a few days back:

What you can expect to hear next:
Sep 01, 2012 at 12:13AM EDT
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Wolfgang Gartner released his singles anthology, named Back Story, a few days ago. Some of my favorites:




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Sep 13, 2012 at 09:40PM EDT
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Irrelevant question : Does the word ‘bootleg’ in bootleg remixes mean that they got the song and remixed it without permission?

My playlist is full of what I assume is Electro/house/electro house remixes of mainstream(kpop) songs.

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Sep 13, 2012 at 11:36PM EDT
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According to Urban dictionary, yea. It means no permission was used.


@Kim

Nice sample. You always seem to find DNB that’s really applicable for dancing. All the DNB I find seems to be better suited for background listening rather than dance.

Sep 14, 2012 at 12:39AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

According to Urban dictionary, yea. It means no permission was used.


@Kim

Nice sample. You always seem to find DNB that’s really applicable for dancing. All the DNB I find seems to be better suited for background listening rather than dance.

werd dude, werd
I just enjoy makin people dance, feels good man

the theme of the stuff I spin: energy, pure freakin energy
it’s gotta be badass enough to put on a concert show

this one is def more for background listening, LOVE the chillin breakdown

Sep 14, 2012 at 11:20AM EDT
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Next thing I post will NOT be Wolfgang Gartner, I swear

Sep 21, 2012 at 02:08AM EDT
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I’d like to ask you people how you find the usage of voice in EDM? And I don’t mean this like in lyrics, but just some random male/female on the background.

Imo, the line between quality and being plain annoying is very thin. And it also really depends on the reason for puttin them in the song. For example just putting some erotic female voice in the song for the sole reason of having some erotic female in it won’t increase quality, it’s just annoying. But if you take a song like It’s What We Are or J’ai Envie De Toi where the female is actually part of the song and was put there for a legit reason, it gives a good result:

It’s one of the very few example where a lot of voice can work out. But I stay true to my original opinion, less voice is still better.


Even if you don’t know the dance moves, getting drunk and going spastic to EDM is so much fun. So I can imagine how much more for it would be to actually move in perfect sync with EDM, the way it was intended.

>Implying I have the guts to actually dance to EDM without being buzzed or drunk.

Last edited Sep 26, 2012 at 01:02PM EDT
Sep 26, 2012 at 12:56PM EDT
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2spooky the invisible windigo wrote:

@RandomMan

You want to see how not to use voices, see anything involving Melleefresh…








It’s like if you converted an STD to audio.

Thanks… I guess.

I was looking for something really bad as an example, but my ears couldn’t handle it.

Another bad example: Nearly every Lolicore song that uses that stereotypical high pitched little girl loli voice! Normal EDM with shitty voices is already bad, but that is bad and gets you Chris Hansen on your doormat. It’s like listening to a remix of nothing but “Onee-chan~”, and that would actually sound better.


On the topic of voiced in EDM. Those dark male voices that are supposed to give the song a theme are always either hit or miss.

Good examples:

The Indian voice in Psychedelic is a huge miss though, really destroys the rest of the song imo.

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Sep 26, 2012 at 03:14PM EDT
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I’d like to ask you people how you find the usage of voice in EDM? And I don’t mean this like in lyrics, but just some random male/female on the background.

My preference is for no vocals whatsoever but that’s just me. But if done properly, vocals can really add to the energy in EDM, compliment a theme and give a song a memorable catchphrase.

But I notice that if you are going to include vocals, then it needs to add to the beat, not detract from it. I find that when vocals interrupt the beat that I am listening to, that’s when it crosses than thin line into annoying territory.

Most if not all EDM genre’s are centered around the beat they create so I believe the vocals have to be part of that beat. I don’t believe they are about making any kind of message and I certainly do not listen to EDM for one so I don’t want to suddenly hear an auto-tuned voice pausing the melody just to go on about an alien invasion.

I also don’t want to hear voice samples that run contrary to the immersion the music puts me in. If I’m listening to Trance that makes me envision myself flying through space I don’t want to hear a sample of a girls orgasm every 5 seconds. That breaks my concentration equally as much as a random car horn noise going off in the middle of the song

And squeaky pitch-enhanced voices….Fuck those. I hate chipmunk voices so, so much. They turn my flight through my imagination into an Alvin & The Chipmunks kids concert

In the EDM I’ve heard where I enjoyed the lyrics, they did some or all of the following things:


  • The lyrics were done with a good (often female) vocalist that didn’t need autotune and did not sound ridiculous

  • The lyrics sounded poetic and purposefully constructed rather than just randomly sampled

  • The words were pleasant, not vulgar (Another personal nitpick)

  • The lyrics were inserted at points where they went well with the beat and rhythm

  • The lyrics matched and complimented the theme that the music was conveying
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Sep 26, 2012 at 11:50PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

I’d like to ask you people how you find the usage of voice in EDM? And I don’t mean this like in lyrics, but just some random male/female on the background.

Imo, the line between quality and being plain annoying is very thin. And it also really depends on the reason for puttin them in the song. For example just putting some erotic female voice in the song for the sole reason of having some erotic female in it won’t increase quality, it’s just annoying. But if you take a song like It’s What We Are or J’ai Envie De Toi where the female is actually part of the song and was put there for a legit reason, it gives a good result:

It’s one of the very few example where a lot of voice can work out. But I stay true to my original opinion, less voice is still better.


Even if you don’t know the dance moves, getting drunk and going spastic to EDM is so much fun. So I can imagine how much more for it would be to actually move in perfect sync with EDM, the way it was intended.

>Implying I have the guts to actually dance to EDM without being buzzed or drunk.

I’ve never been a fuge fan of lyrics in general (One of the reasons I like EDM so much). When I do, I like it when it’s simple (but not meaningless words like lots of deadmau5’s lyricised stuff), not the focus of the song, and occasionally vocoded or auto-tuned*. I was going to post this, But I promised my next post wouldn’t be him, so here you go:

I do, however, find it quite enjoyable when producers use vocal snippets:

*I share my opinion on the auto-tune with Thomas Bangaltar:
“We care less now than we used to about what critics say about our music. We liked the track, Romanthony liked it, we can be disappointed about what they said about the song, but still we liked it. It’s just music, it’s just entertainment, and as long as we believe in it that’s what is important. It’s what we wanted to do. We love to be able to use instruments the way we want to. Criticizing the Vocoder is like asking bands in the ’60s, ‘Why do you use the electric guitar?’ It’s just a tool… no big deal. Creation is interaction. The healthy thing is that people either loved it or hated it. At least people were not neutral. The worst thing when you make art is for people to not even be moved by it. Love and hate are interesting because it’s deep and intense. It’s one side of our music that people might be sensitive to and others might not.”
@Windigo
Most of the “Freshmau5” songs are actually really good if you can manage to look beyond the vocals:

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Sep 27, 2012 at 12:00AM EDT
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wow someone must’ve REALLY not liked my mashup, or opinion, or whatever.

anyways, love this girl’s voice, sends sweet chills down my spine
usually I don’t like lyrics as well, I find them cheeesy as fuck

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Sep 27, 2012 at 03:08AM EDT
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@Kim

There, fixed it for you. I don’t see what’s wrong with what you posted.

Sorry I don’t have any critique to offer for your mashup right now. But I will say it’s not downvote-worthy

If someone here doesn’t like EDM mashups, what are they doing on this thread?

Sep 27, 2012 at 03:59AM EDT
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Personally, I don’t mind lyrics in EDM, at least provided they aren’t too terrible. Often I find they can add depth to an otherwise boring or uninspired song. I usually listen to liquid DnB though, and it seems to me that the quality of lyrics and vocals are usually better there than you’ll find in most other genres:

I can understand why artists intending to make songs for dance floors will usually either omit lyrics altogether or just throw together something generic and meaningless that goes with the beat. It’s usually the best option for them, since I honestly can’t see the average club-goer enjoying songs like those I’ve posted above. Better to focus on making a good beat, since that’s mostly what people are listening for. There are still a fair amount of club-friendly songs with a large focus on vocals though. The likes of Nero or Chase and Status have achieved ridiculously good record sales, and it’s rare for them to make a song without lyrics of some sort.

Also have some lyrical deadmau5:

(I’ll also point out one thing that I hate lyrics for: they make mixing a complete pain in the ass. Even if you’re mixing songs that are in the same key, vocals can very easily clash with each other. It’s especially annoying if you’re trying to mix dubstep and those pre-bass drop ‘vocals’ keep getting in the way.)

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Sep 27, 2012 at 07:36AM EDT
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Okay, so just something out of the blue, what is your favorite artist that does not have a page on Wikipedia? My vote:

Oct 14, 2012 at 10:32PM EDT
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