Originally Posted by vaed
Anyone have any recommendations for oppressive electronic music? Music made with a helping of spite, aggression, or otherwise negative emotion. I'd be very curious to hear it. Perhaps something a bit atmospheric, but nothing completely ambient, and nothing completely percussion-based.
Thanks so much!
Not really a popular sub-genre (for lack of better wording) in EDM but I will give you the little I know about. Some of it will be completely ambient but you may want to give it a try when you have time. We used to have some regulars that were far more into than I am. I typically use metal as my outlet for anger as well as "I just want to be left alone" and use EDM to pump me up or chill me down.
HARD STYLE - Open for YouTube vids (Click to show)
3 months old but you may like Teddy Killerz older stuff/too
This is actually the darkest (edm) stuff I know. It will get progressively less dark each vid. If you really like this ultra dark stuff be careful how far you delve, you quickly find a different group of people to the top 3 songs in this list. By the time you get to Koda you get to more "mainstream" EDM dark ambient.
Dark Ambient - Open for YouTube vids (Click to show)
This one is by far the darkest...
You will have to watch the recommended vids if you want stuff darker than that or similar. The actual song name is The Slow Ascend but this video was friendlier on the eyes and had less questionable comments on it.
This next one is probably my actual limit for dark ambient. Really need to be in the mood to listen to it but its pretty solid.
This next one is pretty much just ok but you may like it more than I do.
Boards of Canada is well known and quite solid. I recommend that you look into more of their stuff.
Big fan of Koda's work. This one is NOT completely ambient, though it does have a long intro.
Not really sure how else to describe it as most really fall into another category (mostly melodic dub) but they have darker undertone to them. Possibly that "oppression" feeling you are going for.
Dark Melodic (mostly dub) - Open for YouTube and SoundCloud vids/links (Click to show)
I don't know if any of that is what you are looking for so I made it so its a pretty varied selection. If you are looking for angry edm that is pretty much hard to find. You might want to looking into older Teddy Killerz, Meta and maybe just generally Neurofunk music. Rock/Metal is far better for angry music.