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Techno, Electro & Underground Beats

Discussion in 'Music' started by wraithape, Jul 23, 2014.
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  1. WraithApe
    Having had a dig around, I don't see any recent thread devoted solely to techno and its ilk - so I thought I'd start one :) I'm big into electronic music generally, but techno is king! Hopefully there are a few more like-minded techno heads on here, otherwise it'll be a short-lived thread...

    Here's a couple for starters:

    Paula Temple - Colonized

    Dense & Pika - Move Your Body Back

    Ancient Methods - Fifth Method

    BRING IT ON!!!

    EDIT: Since it first started, the scope of this thread has expanded well beyond techno. The main aim here is to have a place to share links; new stuff or old, and any electronic sub-genre, just nothing too mainstream. No brostep, poppy EDM (in fact anyone caught using the term 'EDM' will be subject to summary execution) or super star DJs - it's about shining a light on less widely celebrated producers.
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  2. technohead
    New to head-fi, but immediately searched for a techno thread, which is in obvious need of revitalization. Techno is indeed king... Try these out for size:
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    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191721362&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>
    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199440232&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>
    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187501679&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>
    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171184048&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe>
    P.S. Some tech house should be included too, since it's often hard to distinguish the two in today's globalized music world, where styles have blended.
    It really surprises me that there aren't that many dedicated techno listeners here and also how many people on this site listen to lazily-produced mainstream "radio" music. Dig a little deeper and find the underground producers who are doing it for music's sake.
    Tech heads unite!
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  3. WraithApe
    Finally, a fellow Tech Head! Welcome! The thread is undead. Cheers for the links - will check em out shortly.
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  4. WraithApe
    Smooth tune. More on the tech house side this - quite proggy.
       Favourite of the bunch.
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  5. WraithApe
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
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  6. Krackatus
    Yes yes big up fellas. It's odd isn't it.. There doesn't seem to be many into the underground beats on here. Its some of the best produced music in the world, imo. Loved that first tune you linked us on R&S.
    Heres one of my faves from that label.

    I'm really into the early detroit stuff, especially Drexciya and Underground Resistance.

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  7. yeahx

    Techno Techno Techno Techno!
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  8. WraithApe
    Hell yeah, Drexciya were the business. There was a four disc compilation out a couple of years ago - Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller - the remastering is great, really shines up this old gold!
  9. limpidglitch
    Detroit was also my gateway into techno, though I believe Gesamtkunstwerk by Dopplereffekt was my first album of the genre.
    Dopplereffekt is mainly Gerald Donald, who of course was one half of Drexciya, so I eventually made my way to them, and onwards to UR and the rest of the Detroit (and Chicago) scene.

    (yes, the Kraftwerk is strong with this one)
    Lately I've been working my way through Jeff Mills' discography.

    I have many passions, and I rarely manage to keep them apart. What makes me the most happy is when people manage to fuse techno with industrial, electro and house in interesting ways, which is why I think the Detroit and Chicago (and to a slightly lesser extent London and Berlin) underground is so interesting.
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  10. WraithApe
    Good stuff - you and @Krackatus gave me an idea for modifying the thread title; hopefully broadening the scope slightly without diluting the core.
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  11. WraithApe
    Being a Brit, I spose I've always been a bit biased towards the UK scene + only started to discover the Detroit sound in more recent times. My gateway into techno would have to be:

    Probably the first proper single (i.e. not some daft novelty pop record) I ever bought and a musical epiphany at the time - subsequently went on to discover FSOL's influences of course, but at the time it seemed like a bolt from the blue.
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
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  12. peareye
    Does something like "Gimme Luv" by Alcatraz count?
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  14. limpidglitch
    Nice, but definitely more house than techno. Major giveaway is that it's basically a spruced up disco track. Makes sense as house evolved pretty directly out of disco.
    Techno is a bit different, as there are no clear artistic predecessors (inspirators, yes, but no direct link). It was more of a response to social changes that suddenly had hit people and the communities hard (remember, this is the american 'rust belt' we're talking about). It is no coincidence that Jeff Mills decided to make a soundtrack for Fritz Langs Metropolis, neither is it a coincidence that most of techno is pretty dark, dirty and slightly unnerving. 
  15. WraithApe
    Yeah, I'd go along with that. House and techno are obviously closely related, both being 4 4 based, but I tend to look at it as sliding scales of heat and light - generally speaking, house is towards the lighter, warmer end of the spectrum while techno tends towards the dark and the cold. I'm a big fan of both personally; they're truly enduring forms of electronic music - other fads come and go, but house and techno abide.
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