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    Per droids comment above about electro evolving and permeating through music, it survived in the south and became bounce music, arguably even trap is an evolution of electro, right?

    I guess that brings up the question of when electro stops being electro - certain synths? A tempo? A rhythm?

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    One thing I love about it is how clear and bright the sounds all are. Synths come in and they're as light as air, they float over the brittle drums. And there's all this echo (I'm thinking of drexciya here perhaps) that adds to that feeling of spaciouss.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum it feels totally constricted, all the sounds artificial and airless.

    And also the emotional strangeness of electro. It sounds inhuman, so even when it has human emotion it feels processed into some other zone of existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Per droids comment above about electro evolving and permeating through music, it survived in the south and became bounce music, arguably even trap is an evolution of electro, right?

    I guess that brings up the question of when electro stops being electro - certain synths? A tempo? A rhythm?
    Bass, syncopation, 808s. Tempo wise the range goes from about 110 for the oldest stuff, 110-120 for the breakdance cru, 124/128 for the classic detroit/Miami sound, 132 for the Euro dancefloor stuff, and then as high as mid 150's for the likes of mat 101 and more adventurous producers. Ive mixed electro with jungle at 164.

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    This is high 160s.

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    You could make a strong argument that a good chunk of postpunk synth stuff fits into the electro mode via Numan.


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    Even Chicago house (the trackier stuff - acid house too) is arguably on the electro continuum:

    In this era, Chicago radio jocks The Hot Mix 5, and club DJs Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles played various styles of dance music, including older disco records, newer Italo disco and electro funk tracks, B-boy hip hop music by Man Parrish, Jellybean Benitez, Arthur Baker and John Robie as well as electronic pop music by Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra.

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    theres a node where edges converge. dont forget our electro soul thread. the more you expand the boundaries the more indistinct it becomes. just a shared sound pallete and shared tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    theres a node where edges converge. dont forget our electro soul thread. the more you expand the boundaries the more indistinct it becomes. just a shared sound pallete and shared tools
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    Yeah, I've got that anthology of old club writing from The Face, and it's quite fun to watch them trying to get a handle on hip hop, electro soul, avant-disco, house and the whole shebang pretty much as it happens, in an era before everything was minutely documented and dissected on the internet. Particularly because it's The Face so they want to have some sort of take as quickly as possible regardless of whether they've really figured stuff out yet.

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    The first half, anyway.

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    Mid 150's, techno/electro, more jungle mix fodder.


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    Unmentioned so far; Booty Bass. Super fast 150+ ghetto electro.



    Saw Assault a couple of times. He started doing fairly straight up Detroit electro before moving into this stuff. Fun music, but gets a bit wearing. Obvious parallels with tons of contemporary stuff.

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