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  • Herbie Hancock

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    haha, nice one!

  • the Kraftwerk thread

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    New book on the whole history of the Düsseldorf scene, Kraftwerk included: 46464.jpg suhrkamp.de/Ruediger-Esch/Electri_City_1244.html

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  • the Kraftwerk thread

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    Just learned today that Kraftwerk themselves stole a melody for at least one of their tunes. "Tour de France" uses fragments of a piece from German modernist composer Paul Hindemith: W91cHi7iRh0 (Compare 0:24)

  • Jam On It (Unofficial Remix)

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    Wow, I guess that's the original bpm but it feels so fast, almost like hip-house. If you don't mind me derailing this thread, here's an interesting contrast: Not a remix, but borrowing heavily from Jam on it … and it's slooooooooooow: VhKajbwyx6M

  • A little game: Guess the song

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    Quote from spats 84;70589: “jam on it ?” CORREEEEEEEECT.

  • Who defines electro?

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    Ok, quite a few points to adress, but I'll try to keep it short. I think we have come to a point where we can agree to disagree. Basically, for you electro is defined by the theme while for me it is defined by the music. I am still not convinced by the "theme" argument. Take Daft Punk for instance: robot/machine imagery, titles like "robot rock" etc. … but would you call them electro? Of course not. A lot of idm or industrial acts have that robot image, too. Where do you draw the line? Then agai…

  • Who defines electro?

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    First off @Squarewave, I have to say you come across pretty confrontational and with a whole lot of attitude. I suggest first getting a bit acquainted with the manners on this forum and generally showing a bit more politeness in the discussion. I don't like comparisons with the Westboro Baptist Church or Saudi Arabia thrown at me or having to be called nitpicky or myopic. Remember: We are only exchanging different views about some music, so there is no need to get all worked up about it. Quote f…

  • A little game: Guess the song

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    Ok, I have another one … this is a bit harder: electroempire.com/index.php?at…c423c8f5307b9bfe82e2aef86 electroempire.com/index.php?at…c423c8f5307b9bfe82e2aef86 - "e" electroempire.com/index.php?at…c423c8f5307b9bfe82e2aef86

  • Who defines electro?

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    You have come to the right man … I like these philosophical discussions. Just a few points: You have to understand that most people on this forum (including myself) have "old school electro" in mind when they hear the term electro. Meaning a kind of electro funk that was basically an electronic version of hip hop and whose heyday was from 1982 to 1986 (roughly speaking). I'd suggest reading the wikipedia article … even though it is debatable, it still reflects the lowest common denominator regar…

  • pretty clichéd, and he didn't even bother to write his own lyrics (reckless, anyone? ), but all in all this is still pretty dope!

  • A little game: Guess the song

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    Quote from elektroakust.;70543: “monsterbeat? second image looks more like "slap" though... ;D” and we have a winner! :-D

  • A little game: Guess the song

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    No no … not quite. Both pictures add up to one song.

  • A little game: Guess the song

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    Who can guess the tune? If you have the correct answer, you may make up one of your own. electroempire.com/index.php?at…c423c8f5307b9bfe82e2aef86 electroempire.com/index.php?at…c423c8f5307b9bfe82e2aef86

  • Who defines electro?

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    Quote from Squarewave;70516: “ I'm sure after some time I'll slowly come to see that that's all there is...I just don't want to believe it now. Thinking I'll find another group of people who are sane, and make that group my 'reintroduction' to electro. But shit, if it's like that, can't change the fact that there's like 50 people left, and can't change what kind of people are left. I just had high expectations is all. I hate having had this on such a pedestal, only to get it all shitted on by di…

  • man, finally another one! you left us waiting far too long.

  • Claus Martin - Going Modular

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    I won't be posting each new video, cause some of my stuff is more 4/4 oriented .. if you are interested nevertheless, feel free to check my fb page. But I just wanted to drop by cause I think my newest endeavor is FUNKY ENOUGH to be in here: mBKuVk7ZGeE

  • the Kraftwerk thread

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    good. btw, I just picked up a flyer for a Kraftwerk event at the Frankfurt Jazzfestival … it's going to be on October 24th and it's called "Hommage an Kraftwerk": hr-online.de/website/rubriken/…tandard_document_48737287

  • the Kraftwerk thread

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    Tried to watch it several times, but always failed due to ARTE's crappy servers. Is there anywhere I can still watch this?

  • The definitive "Planet Rock" thread

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    Here's part 2 of the Planet Rock video … this time it's not about the tunes Planet Rock was influenced by, but about the tunes that were influenced by Planet Rock. I realize I could have included every single freestyle (or even Miami Bass) tune, but even some of these here might come as a surprise: hraofvt2ABI