Electronic Music |OT| Alternative clubbing in dark alleys

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Welcome to the official™ hangout thread for all kinds of non-commercial electronic music

Hang out, share the hottest EP and album tips, discuss genres, artists, festivals/parties, random news etc. All kinds of constructive criticism is encouraged, so try to keep the discourse civil!

This topic is a sibling of the EDM-focused topic, but not limited to any particular electronic genre. If you're a fan of slightly more commercial electro house, moombahton, hardstyle, tropical house, trance, trap etc., the following topic will most likely be more suitable: https://www.resetera.com/threads/edm-era-ot-were-all-deaf-now.669/#post-81417
 
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Welcome! Let's get this started then, some of my recent recommendations:

- Tessela - Hackney Parrot (10_Ton_Mix) (great update on Tessela's classic, like something out of an old Prodigy album)
- Blawan - Nutrition (techno/industrial, check out the tracks "Calcium Red" and "Atlas")
- I Hate Models - She Said Fuck People I Have Drugs (EBM-ish techno)
- DJ Seinfeld - Time Spent Away From U (lo-fi deep house, amazing stuff)
- Ninos Du Brasil - Animais Soar O Alarme (tribal techno)
- DJ Plant Texture - Press Play On That MF MPC Maaan (breakbeat techno with old-school samples, amazing stuff)
 
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I will definitely watch this thread
here is what I have been listening to recently
Planetary Assault Systems - Desert Races (spacy and trippy techno)

Aquarian -Hamburglar Helper (dark techno some breakbeats)
Deepchord - Underwater Galaxies (dub techno, another great album from rod modell)
Rødhåd - Target Line (feat Vril) (very satisfying dark techno, a great collaboration)
DJ Deep -Tuesday Record Shopping In Paris (deep house)
Awesome stuff. That Deepchord album is a killer, ordered a copy and wating for it now. Was also thinking of grabbing the Rödhåd album too.
 
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Nice, happy to see this thread. Love electronic music so much! Have seen a lot of techno (and quite some house/techhouse) dj's the past 5 years. Recently got tinnitus with clubbing so I avoided clubs for a while. Went my first party again after 3 months of not going last week.
Saw L.S.D. (Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and Function) and Multiples (Speedy J & Surgeon). Really awesome.

My recent favorite artists would be Perc, Truss, Luke Slater, Head Front Panel and Dax J currently (yeah I know, not original).

Some recent favorites of mine:
Emmanuel - Chainreaction
999999999 - X0002000X
Spooky - Little Bullet (Manse's Breakneck Reconstruction Mix)
Manni Dee - Insurrection Erection (feat. Joke Lanz)
Umwelt - Hooverrun

Now it probably looks like I only like really dark and industrial music, well I really looove it, but I also enjoy other stuff, listening to Jon Hopkins - The Art Of Chill 2 as we speak. :)

Looking forward to new music!
 
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Sup BeeDog, always liked the suggestions you posted back on the other forum. Cool thread. Had that Tessela track going this morning, love it!

As a lot of you may be aware, each Friday online music stores/streaming services get new releases. I frequently visit Boomkat.com and Bleep to see whats out and then add to my library in Apple Music. I have purchased a few vinyl such as ones from the The Trilogy Tapes but i'm still lacking a turntable.

Heres a few of yesterdays releases i'm digging:
 
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I've been listening to a compilation of the Peron label, called Superlongevity 6 and it's pretty fucking amazing. I've also listened to a Hyperdub compilation but it didn't really do much for me.

Where do you guys find new music? Electronic music doesn't seem to get much press compared to hip hop and rock, so most music I found was by scouring Youtube.
 
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Sup BeeDog, always liked the suggestions you posted back on the other forum. Cool thread. Had that Tessela track going this morning, love it!

As a lot of you may be aware, each Friday online music stores/streaming services get new releases. I frequently visit Boomkat.com and Bleep to see whats out and then add to my library in Apple Music. I have purchased a few vinyl such as ones from the The Trilogy Tapes but i'm still lacking a turntable.

Heres a few of yesterdays releases i'm digging:
Thanks, appreciated! Those suggestions are excellent, bought vinyls of Equiknoxx, Lock Eyes, Tessela, Tzusing and that Bunkerterror one.

I've been listening to a compilation of the Peron label, called Superlongevity 6 and it's pretty fucking amazing. I've also listened to a Hyperdub compilation but it didn't really do much for me.

Where do you guys find new music? Electronic music doesn't seem to get much press compared to hip hop and rock, so most music I found was by scouring Youtube.
Good compilation for sure! Here are some good resources:

www.residentadvisor.net
www.xlr8r.com
www.inverted-audio.com (pretty sure Widge from GAF was writing for that site too!)

Other than that, it's always good to scout web stores on Fridays like mi goreng said, that's when the heaviest drops always come.

www.boomkat.com
www.junodownload.com and www.juno.co.uk (use the Today filter)
www.redeyerecords.co.uk
www.bleep.com
 
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I've been listening to a compilation of the Peron label, called Superlongevity 6 and it's pretty fucking amazing. I've also listened to a Hyperdub compilation but it didn't really do much for me.

Where do you guys find new music? Electronic music doesn't seem to get much press compared to hip hop and rock, so most music I found was by scouring Youtube.
Resident Advisor is probably the greatest source of whats hot. They have album and EP reviews along with a nice clean site. And yeah, Boomkat is worth a trawl through. They have their own little reviews on things that may get you interested, or run away from the site, either way. Also checking record labels on Discogs is a great way of connecting some dots. Unfortunately more often than not very new releases tend to be missing on YouTube.
 
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I'll be backpacking through Asia for half a year, leaving within a month. Looking for some cool (preferably 2017) electronic music. Mixes or albums. Genre doesn't matter, as long it isn't EDM. I already have Four Tet's, Bicep's, Deadmau5's and ROD's album. What are the gems I can't miss on my music player?

Throw those recommendations!
 
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I'll be backpacking through Asia for half a year, leaving within a month. Looking for some cool (preferably 2017) electronic music. Mixes or albums. Genre doesn't matter, as long it isn't EDM. I already have Four Tet's, Bicep's, Deadmau5's and ROD's album. What are the gems I can't miss on my music player?

Throw those recommendations!
Celestial Trax - Nothing is Real
Blondes - Warmth
Dauwd - Theory of Colours
Galcher Lustwerk - Dark Bliss
Kelly Lee Owens - S/T
Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
Moire - No Future
 
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Thanks for the recommendations guys, I'll be sure to check those places out.

Might as well post a track from one of my favorite albums of all time, Asura

 
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I've been keeping some Pastebin notes on good 2017/2016/... albums, and also a running tally of some of my favorite techno/house albums in the last two, three years. Could act as inspiration for Dreaver and anyone looking for albums! Mainly techno, and I have bolded the true essentials in the list.

- SHXCXCHCXSH - Linear S Decoded
- CW/A - Words Unspoken, Acts Undone
- These Hidden Hands - Vicarious Memories

- These Hidden Hands - These Hidden Hands
- Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt. 3: Gore-Tex City
- Skee Mask - Shred

- Zenker Brothers - Immersion
- Shed - The Killer
- Shed - Shedding The Past
- Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
- Planetary Assault Systems - The Messenger
- Ø [Phase] - Frames Of Reference
- Prince Of Denmark - The Body
- Prince Of Denmark - 8
- Floorplan - Paradise
- Clouds - Ghost Systems Rave
- L'estasi Dell'oro - I Look Upon Nature While I Live In A Steel City
- Vril - Portal
- Szare - Lost Shapes; Carved In Those Dancing Gravestones
- Gesloten Cirkel - Submit X

- Markus Suckut - Resist
- SNTS - The Rustling Of The Leaves
- SNTS - Losing Sight
- Dusty Kid - Not So Green Fields
- Eomac - Bedouin Trax
- Albert Van Abbe - Champagne Palestine
- Yuji Kondo - Faces Past
- Kangding Ray - Hyper Opal Mantis
- Barker & Baumecker - Turns
- Doms & Deykers - Evidence From A Good Source
- NHK yx Koyxen - Doom Steppy Reverb
- Ninos Du Brasil - Vida Eterna
- Emmanuel - Rave Culture
- Blush Response - Infinite Density
 
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Hey! First of all will be sure to follow this thread. I think I remember this being on the last forum but I didn't browse the site much outside of a couple of threads, so this is my first time posting in here.

That being said I just want people to know, to be completely clear, we definitely talk about underground music in the EDM thread. The better way I'd describe the thread is that discussion there is really loose - the range of music we speak about can often be the top end mainstream EDM, the most underground dance music, and also just electronic music that isn't even strictly "dance music". In other words we take the meaning of "electronic dance music" pretty literally. Don't get me wrong, having a separate thread for this area of electronic music is definitely important since it's a world in itself, but I hope that clears things up and that being the EDM thread doesn't stop you guys occasionally dropping in. Anyway thanks OP for including the link to our thread :)

Edit: Included link to this thread in the EDM OP
 
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www.inverted-audio.com (pretty sure Widge from GAF was writing for that site too!)
So NEW NAME, but me. Do swing by the YouTube channel for sourcing new sounds too, the others are always ceaselessly harvesting new noises and there pretty much is a new track every day.

Two things I wrote about recently:

Emra Grid - Shay's Vacation House [Opal Tapes]
http://inverted-audio.com/review/emra-grid-shays-vacation-house/

Verbose inside but basically a huge favourite with me over the last few months. I listened to this while watching The Lone Dark do Let's Play of Darkwood. The two go so well together. That's about all you need to get an idea of the atmosphere!

1800HaightStreet - Endless
http://inverted-audio.com/review/1800haightstreet-endless/

I've been a bit booooored of techno, so this was a real shot in the arm for me.

Of things forthcoming, I've got Jimmy Lobster Theremin's debut LP - Tom Hang - To Be Held In A Non Position. It's two sides of a 12", two pieces of evolving ambience. Kind of reminds me of meditation in monasteries, where monks are smacked with a wooden stick to ensure they don't use the time to have a snooze, and they focus on the ring of a bell in the silence to concentrate their thoughts.

I've really been enjoying going through the Gost Zvuk stuff, especially the Ol album. LTTP and all that.
 
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Nina Kraviz is coming to London this Friday with her Трип record label. Really want to see here, however, not sure if my mates want to go and we are also going to see Afterlife at Printworks on Saturday for a day rave. Would be pretty tiring. Lineup for Afterlife has me excited though:

Press Halls
A-Z
Kiasmos Live
Mano Le Tough
Patrice Baumel
Recondite Live
Tale Of Us
Vaal

Charge Bay hosted by Superstition
A-Z
CSGRV
Flaminia Live
Ossa Di Mare
SHDW & Obscure Shape
Woo York Live
 
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Nina Kraviz is coming to London this Friday with her Трип record label. Really want to see here, however, not sure if my mates want to go and we are also going to see Afterlife at Printworks on Saturday for a day rave. Would be pretty tiring. Lineup for Afterlife has me excited though:

Press Halls
A-Z
Kiasmos Live
Mano Le Tough
Patrice Baumel
Recondite Live
Tale Of Us
Vaal

Charge Bay hosted by Superstition
A-Z
CSGRV
Flaminia Live
Ossa Di Mare
SHDW & Obscure Shape
Woo York Live
Damn. Make sure to catch SHDW & Obscure Shape!
 
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Looking forward to the thread! I'm not a techno fan, but deep house is my thing.

I'm visiting a cousin in San Diego next month, going to catch this guy there, can't wait.


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Nina Kraviz is coming to London this Friday with her Трип record label. Really want to see here, however, not sure if my mates want to go and we are also going to see Afterlife at Printworks on Saturday for a day rave. Would be pretty tiring. Lineup for Afterlife has me excited though:
She was at XOYO a while back but I didn't get the chance to go, would like to see her one day. I'm currently a year away from London and something I miss a great deal is the number of DJs you can pick from to see on a weekend.
 
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TFE (The Final Experiment Recordings)

Shed - Shedding The Past

Release Date: End of November
Format: Double Vinyl, Digital

9 years have now passed since René Pawlowitz’ debut album “Shedding The Past" appeared under his alias Shed on the Berghain label Ostgut Ton. Also on the Ostgut label 2 years later came the successor "The Traveler". Both albums have now been re-pressed.

René Pawlowitz himself brings them out on his own imprint TFE (The Final Experiment Recordings). Remastered, 180g vinyl, chic cover. Shedding The Past this time with all tracks which at that time partly appeared only on CD or vinyl.
 
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In the spirit of sharing tracks, I maintain a few lists on Spotify for my own personal and sharing pleasure. I have put a loosely enforced rule in where I don’t put massive clumps from a single artist in or whole releases. They’re great for shuffle play as a result.

not too much
a selection of house vibes that isn’t too overwhelming. Good listening vibes rather than relentless main room monsters.

ok now go
more techno edged fare.

shhhh
all your downtempo and ambient needs are serviced in here
 
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DJ Tennis is in Bogotá tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to seeing him. The last time was at Berghain, I feel the night won't be as crazy as that one, has anyone here been?

Another deep house track I am listening to at the moment: Yokoo is from France originally, Retza from Melbourne.

This is what stood out to me that was released today. New Avalon on Whities!

and yeee

Can you or someone in the thread recommend a place to start if I wanted to learn how to use Ableton, as someone who has never made a beat before?
 
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Can you or someone in the thread recommend a place to start if I wanted to learn how to use Ableton, as someone who has never made a beat before?
YouTube is a great place to learn from as you're most likely to find someone teaching you methods that would be within the sub-genre of your choosing. You'll be walked through the steps you need taken to build the kind a track but I do recommend reading the Ableton user manual so you have a clearer picture. Buy or *cough up* some sample packs as you'll need sounds to work with. Ripping sounds from YouTube is always a cool as idea although you'll need software that records system audio. Don't worry about buying extra plug-ins and shit until you've mastered the built in ones. Basically download Ableton, fuck about and have fun.
 
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Really feeling this DJ Seinfeld album. It's a collection of his Soundcloud tracks but they were greater than his other output anyway.

One of the best tracks:
 
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