Wex, i am gonna break my commitment to not talk about this with you anymore, and say it one last time. This is not about what style is what, and why they sound the way they do, it is about the term ( word ) Electro, and how it relates to the issue we have in the Electro Bass and Electro Funk scene with people not liking other genres like Electro House, and Electro Disco calling it that, or Electro for short.
People in our scene are hell bent on claiming the term Electro as their own, and it is not gonna work for one simple reason: The term has been used for ages to define Electronic music as a whole in other circles, meaning that anything Electronic can be called Electro. Am i saying call Trance, DnB, or Techno Electro Trance or Electro DnB? No! But when someone says they make Electro, and it is not Electro Funk or Bass, dont say it isnt Electro because essentially, historically speaking, it is.
The word Electro did not come from the word Electro Funk, it was there before...Electronic music did not start with Kraftwerk, it was there way before. People need to understand this.
If our music is to survive and grow, then its members and contributors need to emphasize the style of Electro we do, so that it stands out from the rest. This forum is mainly about Electro Funk and Electro Bass...that is what we need to call it. Calling it just Electro is like saying we simply do music....how is anyone supposed to know that it is any different than anything else if you dont define what it is by style?