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luka
18-03-2011, 01:15 PM
VOT NOW

outraygeous
18-03-2011, 02:18 PM
GA/RA/GE/ for the ladies, touch me and tease me

Hearless Crew - MC Buskin - Mission nine oh six oh we got the flow

Corpsey
18-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Poor funky, it doesn't stand a chance. :(

Tentative Andy
18-03-2011, 03:35 PM
As much as I love funky, I think you can make a good case for garage - esp the stuff from the prime 2-step era - being even better.
Personally though I find them hard to compare accurately because I didn't follow garage in the close, week-in week-out way that I've been following funky - I was in my teens and not much into/aware of dance music at that time, so all I really encountered were a few of the big crossover tunes (which I quite liked). I kind of feel like I'm still catching up with garage now.

Leo
18-03-2011, 03:56 PM
agree with andy...one has been around and well established, the other is still pretty new and still developing. doesn't seem to be a fair fight! ;)

Sick Boy
18-03-2011, 04:24 PM
A poll! How exciting.

nomos
18-03-2011, 04:31 PM
A poll! How exciting.

must be an election coming

Benny B
18-03-2011, 04:35 PM
This poll would have been better if it included hardcore, jungle, grime and dubstep. But perhaps still equally as pointless...

Still, can't resist putting in a vote for Funky, just because you should always back the underdog.

baboon2004
18-03-2011, 04:37 PM
I love garage, but I was around in London when funky came out, and i think i might like it even more, so it gets my vote.

continuum
18-03-2011, 07:04 PM
funky all day. i don't get the obsession with garage / 2 step its weak in comparison to what came after it. sold all my uk garage vinyl ages ago

outraygeous
18-03-2011, 09:07 PM
funky all day. i don't get the obsession with garage / 2 step its weak in comparison to what came after it. sold all my uk garage vinyl ages ago

BLASPHEMY!

Benny B
19-03-2011, 08:06 AM
^^^ I detect more than a hint of mischief in Luka's decision to create this poll.

pattycakes
19-03-2011, 08:20 AM
funky seems to be interested in trying a wider range of reference points, which i like.

but yeah, can't really choose.

gumdrops
03-04-2011, 12:34 PM
songs/vocals in garage seem better/more consistent in funky
plus i think the sonics are more interesting/sharper in garage than funky
but i think i like funky more just cos ive been listened to it more as it happened

baboon2004
03-04-2011, 01:44 PM
Remixes generally better in funky i think, but thatīs my personal preference and nowt more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbI3XTcGXE8

Yes, yes, someoneīs going to post Jaheim now, I know.....

Phaedo
03-04-2011, 02:59 PM
I'd say Garage as their are far more better tunes from all sides of the genre, the darker stuff, the vocal stuff, the housey stuff.

I find most vocal tunes horribly cheesy. :slanted:

gumdrops
04-04-2011, 03:21 PM
other good thing about funky is that its not as trebly as a lot of garage was.

Fundamental
05-04-2011, 03:13 PM
In the good old days funky would have been another sub-genre that would have slotted into the eclectic makeup of UKG. Breakbeat garage, vocal 2-step, grimey garage, dark 4x4, dubstep... funky. A boy can only dream.

Tim F
05-04-2011, 10:09 PM
Funky has a fundamentally different beat matrix and bpm though.

You could just as easily talk about the various sub-genres of funky - vocal, dark, housey, MC-based etc.

wise
05-04-2011, 10:18 PM
Funky doesn't have a fundamentally different BPM, the beat matrix is different but the BPM is the same spread as Garage, 125-135 in the main

slackk
05-04-2011, 10:46 PM
Funky can only win if it somehow leads to it's own equivalent of grime.

I would say that though.

denoir
06-04-2011, 12:36 AM
Garage.

Funky hasn't reached its full potential imho.

Tim F
06-04-2011, 01:00 AM
Funky doesn't have a fundamentally different BPM, the beat matrix is different but the BPM is the same spread as Garage, 125-135 in the main

fair call, I wrote that to talk about the beat matrix then inserted BPM at the end - still, I tend to think garage is clustered around 132-135 while probably the majority of funky djs play at 125-130

wise
06-04-2011, 08:22 AM
I could give examples to dispute both of those points but it's a minor point and I can't be bothered, I agree with you on the whole. Funky isn't a subgenre of Garage it doesn't fit

wise
06-04-2011, 01:53 PM
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new 2 step mix from me here

http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?11673-%28mix%29-BARE-BONES-2-Steps-Beyond&p=256544#post256544

proving why Garage is best! (probably) :rolleyes:


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