It's just a pointless discussion. Of course we will stick to the original name, but that won't erase the term electro house and the accompanying confusion. So we'll have to live with that.
Comparison of "Electro House" and Actual Electro Music
Alot of this misrepresentation of the word electro is because of the term electroclash that was coined by Larry tee from NYC in the early 2000's. I remember thinking that was a ridiculous genre name at the time just like this whole electrohouse thing. To me electrohouse does not exist. That form of house that ppl call electro is actually fidget house also known as blog house because of it's rise in the blog/party scene a few years ago. It's sad how many ppl misuse the word electro these days. Years ago especially in the 90's hardly anyone used the word electro, those were the good ol' days I guess. Now most of us are forced to use the term electrofunk I guess.
Alot of this misrepresentation of the word electro is because of the term electroclash
..not sure about it ..nobody calls electroclash as "electro" at the time ..but now ..time has changed)) ..I agree with Dr. Schmidt - it isn't worth to fight a term ..make (or listen to) good music not terms)) ..and besides I'm sure all of you are accustomed to this misunderstanding;)
I think some ppl are looking for reasons why the word electro got hi-jacked. In my opinion the term electroclash was the first time I started hearing the word electro outside the actual scene. Ppl then started referring to stuff like Felix the house cat as electro when it was really just Nu-disco or modeled after the 80's disco sound with a house twist. It just went out of control from there and now kids refer to stuff like crookers as electro which is just wrong.
The term 'Electro' was being used long before Electro funk or Electro Bass came along, pre Planet Rock it was used on occasion to describe most electronic music like Techno pop and Synthwave.
There weren't any cowbells then because the 808 was only just being invented. Florian Schneider used the term Electro to describe Karftwerk's music and they never used an 808 or a cowbell once.
So in some respects, you could say Electro funk first 'hijacked' the name Electro when in fact it was just a fusion of Electro and Hip Hop to create and new genre in itself. This is when the 808 culture came in complete with cowbells.
I'm not a big fan of electro House but some of it is reminiscent of Daft Punk who were obviously influenced by such 70's French bands as Space and The Droids who could be considered to be Electro Disco, the true ancestor of Electro House.
So if your music has a lot of cowbells and ear shattering bass then you like Electro Funk and Electro Bass, or electro Rap or Techno hop etc...
Who the fuck called that style of House music 'electro'.
Which lazy journalist is responsible?
5/6 years ago I could've said I liked electro music to someone outside my circle & most wouldn't have a clue what kind music it was.
I'd always would have to say...'You know 'Confusion' by New Order', well... Even mentioning Kraftwerk met with stares.
Now, everything housey is called 'electro' & my favoured genre has been screwed as was 'real' hip-hop.
Almost embaressed to say i like it, because I know they have a totally skewed viewpoint on what it is.
Now I just say electronic music & funk.
I keep my robots close to my chest...
haha! Ya droppin' science. Totally agree.ELECTROFUNK is a subsidiary of HIP HOP MUSIC AND CULTURE, don't you forget it suckaz...
Now most of us are forced to use the term electrofunk I guess.
Personally I am not fan of this term use. For me, electrofunk means electro with strong HipHop roots, a kind of old school sound.
There are people who is being more influence by Synth Pop, EBM... IE. Manasyt is "Electro" for me, I can't say that is electrofunk! many others too...
Also, I dont think that electroclash has the blame of the missundertandings of the electro term, keep in mind that many of the best electro productions where done in these days... Dopplereffeckt, I-F, Hacker...
The rape of the term could be coming from people like Vitalic, Fisherspooner, Electroluv's mixes...
A question for the people that lived these days:
did you have more live acts/ dj gigs during the electroclash years or now?
ahh the never ending electro is not electro house saga.Funny there is some great electro house on flips of electro break records that sounds to me like pure electro like sbles3plex slater selway and such.I dont think it has to have a break or a vocoder to be called electro.there are so many types of electro.I like electro techno more then electro house but I have heard some very good electro house in the past that is pure electro if that makes sense laughs