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Old 04-09-2008, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never really been a big Stuart Price fan, but in the past few weeks Darkdancer has somehow come up in practically every conversation I've had regarding electronic music, so I finally listened to more than "Jacques Your Body" and Darkdancer rules. I guess I'd sort of written it off as more Chem Bros style 90s Big Beat than the French House it was biting, but it's really ****ing good. Any other fans?
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Darkdancer is a BLOODY good album, one of the best electroclash albums I've heard. Favourite songs off it: Sometimes, Take A Little Time, Hypnotise.
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he's a friend of all my friends from reading... i've not met him tho. big fan of course.. more of his band/remix work rather than his bass/producing work (esp with madonnna)
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Lul. It's, cheesy early 90's dance music! Terrible...
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Lul. It's, cheesy early 90's dance music! Terrible...
Darkdancer is from 99, and doesn't really sound early 90s out all outside of some vocal samples. I'm curious as to what you think of as cheesy early 90s dance.

Besides, it's really not that different from any of the late 90s Big Beat or French Touch.
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Darkdancer is from 99,
I know.
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and doesn't really sound early 90s out all outside of some vocal samples.
Sure it does. There's the early 90's late 80's beats, synths and vocals.
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I'm curious as to what you think of as cheesy early 90s dance.

Notice any similarities to Dreamin'?

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Besides, it's really not that different from any of the late 90s Big Beat or French Touch.
Not that different from The chemical brothers or Freestylers? I'd have to disagree...
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Sure it does. There's the early 90's late 80's beats, synths and vocals.
I could say the same about just about any EDM group out today.

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Notice any similarities to Dreamin'?
Not really. Dreamin' sounds more like early Chicago House than a jock jam.

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Not that different from The chemical brothers or Freestylers? I'd have to disagree...
Sure it's not exactly "Firesetarter," but how is this really any different from anything Fatboy Slim or Groove Armada put out in the 90s? Les Rythmes Digitales is more commonly associated with Big Beat than anything else.
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I could say the same about just about any EDM group out today.
Really? Who would you compare LRD to today? Do any of them have any "music makes you lose control" lyrics?

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Not really. Dreamin' sounds more like early Chicago House than a jock jam.
Then early Chicago house must have made a particular impact on the late 80's early 90's dance music because I certainly do see similarities...


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Sure it's not exactly "Firesetarter," but how is this really any different from anything Fatboy Slim or Groove Armada put out in the 90s?
It doesn't have a particularly big beat?*unsure*
Incidentally, wasn't Groove armada chillout/lounge in the 90's?
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Really? Who would you compare LRD to today? Do any of them have any "music makes you lose control" lyrics?
I'd compare them to pretty much any Electro House group, the Ed Banger kind as well as the more popular Axwell/Ingrosso/etc. variety. Take a look at Simian Mobile Disco, Calvin Harris, Mylo, etc. and they're all basically LRD lite. Not to mention more minimal producers like Prosumer, Dixon, etc. getting closer and closer to this sound (see: Deep House's sudden popularity).

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Then early Chicago house must have made a particular impact on the late 80's early 90's dance music because I certainly do see similarities...
There are similarities in all music, dance or otherwise, I just don't really see how a vocal sample and some 80s-style synth makes this cheesy early 90s dance and not Daft Punk-style French House (which is what he was going for).

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It doesn't have a particularly big beat?*unsure*
Incidentally, wasn't Groove armada chillout/lounge in the 90's?
"Hey You What's That Sound" and "Jacques Your Body" don't have Big Beats? They're more disco than the early 90s rave-influenced Big Beat, but they could be played alongside practically any Big Beat group and I doubt anyone would really complain. Big Beat isn't all rock-style anthems.

Groove Armada were more Trip-Hop, but the genre was pretty closely tied to Big Beat anyway, at least in mainstream culture.
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I'd compare them to pretty much any Electro House group, the Ed Banger kind as well as the more popular Axwell/Ingrosso/etc. variety. Take a look at Simian Mobile Disco, Calvin Harris, Mylo, etc. and they're all basically LRD lite. Not to mention more minimal producers like Prosumer, Dixon, etc. getting closer and closer to this sound (see: Deep House's sudden popularity).
SMD is LRD lite? Wow...

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There are similarities in all music, dance or otherwise, I just don't really see how a vocal sample and some 80s-style synth makes this cheesy early 90s dance and not Daft Punk-style French House (which is what he was going for).
That's exactly what the difference is... Plus, unlike LRD, Daft Punk doesn't suck.


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"Hey You What's That Sound" and "Jacques Your Body" don't have Big Beats?
No they really don't.
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They're more disco than the early 90s rave-influenced Big Beat,
There's a pretty big difference between disco and Big beat.
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but they could be played alongside practically any Big Beat group and I doubt anyone would really complain. Big Beat isn't all rock-style anthems.
Yes it is, and I certainly would complain if someone followed up Elektrobank with Dreamin'.

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Groove Armada were more Trip-Hop, but the genre was pretty closely tied to Big Beat anyway, at least in mainstream culture.
That's gotta be the funniest shit I've heard all day. As far as electronic music is concerned, lounge/trip-hop/chillout and big beat are pretty much the polar opposites...
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