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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby BobbyZamora » Wed May 18, 2016 5:02 am

does anyone here DJ? recently got in to it after moving in to a house where my roommate has a DJ controller.

what genre do you mix?

since I started mixing I've been getting really in to future-bass, which is mostly what I mix. (i also mix trap and deep house but mostly future bass.)

stuff like this:

https://soundcloud.com/nickraymondg/slushii-some-more-premiere

https://soundcloud.com/iamtheelephante/miia-dynasty-elephante-remix

https://soundcloud.com/sodaisland/grynpyret-boba-beach
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Stolsdos » Wed May 18, 2016 10:34 am

Yeah I've been fucking around with DJ software and made this mix: https://www.mixcloud.com/edmwillieburns ... -5-4-2016/
I'm saving up for a DJ controller rn, but I've messed with my friends traktor and it was really fun. I'm going to try to be as old school as possible in practice so I can mix vinyl later on.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby meatjacket » Thu May 26, 2016 12:07 pm

New strokes record out June 3rd

http://www.cultrecords.com/
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby BIGBEE » Thu May 26, 2016 7:57 pm

Gucci is out of jail.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby nevergreen » Fri May 27, 2016 12:57 pm

new Flume album out!! only listened to the first few songs but love it so far

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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby plaidappendix » Sun May 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Really been enjoying Soft-Fangs newish album, the Light. My friend showed him to me recently and I really like it, https://softfangs.bandcamp.com/
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby longjumps » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:38 pm

new Avalanches track is groovy — very excited to see what else they've cooked up

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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby BIGBEE » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:53 pm

new strokes ep it looks like?

very, very special place in my heart for their first two albums. I've listened to is this it probably 100s of times and I never get tired of it
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby evilfriends » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:12 pm

That new Strokes EP is so interesting. It's titled "Future Present Past" and it seems like the songs themselves represent exactly that.

That would make OBLIVIUS the song that represents their current sound - really can't get into that one at all. That's weird because I liked Comedown Machine. Threat of Joy, the "past" part of this EP, sounds like it could come straight off Is This It which is one of the albums that are most defining for the music I listen to and love. One of my biggest inspirations to start playing guitar next to mbv's albums.

That would make Drag Queen an indication of their future sound and I couldn't be happier about that. It's clearly inspired by Julian's work with The Voidz, which shows him at his most experimental yet. I know a lot of Strokes fans weren't too excited about Tyranny in 2014, but I think it's an incredible album and a breath of fresh air for rock music in the current decade. Gonna link Human Sadness, which is in my opinion Julians best and most important song yet. So excited for what's to come with The Strokes

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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby sknss » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:41 pm

I love Trust Fund
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby bels » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:39 am

@cpv1

I give up on searching through these discogs. Can you just recc me some D&B albums that go hard as possible, preferably on spotify. That black sun one was good.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby CPV1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:37 am

Like most dance music, the genre doesn't really lend itself to albums, but here's a few similar (techstep/neurofunk) ones that are on Spotify:

Cause4Concern - Pandemic
Phace - Psycho
Noisia - Purpose
Audio ‎– Genesis Device
Dom & Roland - No Strings Attached
Dom & Roland - The Big Bang
Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole
Ed Rush & Optical - The Creeps
Ed Rush & Optical - Travel the Galaxy
Bad Company - The Nine
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby bels » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:16 pm

It's true. I feel like listening to an entire drum and bass album is sort of the aural equivalent to hanging out with me when i've had a coffee.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:48 pm

Finally got a pair of headphones (Brainwavz HM5) after having used earbuds for as long as I can remember. Difference is night and day, first song I listened to:

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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby radicalbusiness » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:10 am

been really into the latest albums by Eagulls. Pretty standard post-punk music. sounds a lot like the cure etc but they generally sound unique enough to stand apart in the genre and the album is solid all the way through. Also anyone been listening to the new Marissa Nadler? my friend has been getting really into music with nick cave vibes and showed me her music recently. really loving her latest album.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby popcorn » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:04 pm

Did anybody check out the Huerco S. album that just got a 8.1 on Pitchfork? This guy is sooooo good, I didn't know lifeless ambient music could be this fun.

CLICK the SPOILER for AMBIENT BANGERS
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:07 pm

So after listening to the Anohni album a few times through, though admittedly at the gym, I feel pretty repulsed by how much politics is in every song. Some of the production is interesting but holy fuck I'm just trying to enjoy a banger when suddenly I hear "Guantanamo" and "mass graves." I don't recall her ever being like this. And without remembering terribly well I think the Hercules albums had better production. Really do not enjoy hearing the political views of most musicians because and especially when they're not very interesting, like devoting a track titled "Obama" to just listing off recycled talking points, might be a good song might be bad but I'm already too distracted to decide. I want the Man is The Baby Antony and not this failed Laurie Anderson impersonator.

Went from this:



to this:



The track I was enjoying until I realized what she was saying, I thought "drone bomb" was "trombone" at first.



Re: Ian Cohen undersells the production but he gets the other stuff. This is a very naive and even dangerous record as it just gives impressionable leftists less reasons to vote for Hilary or vote at all. Maybe she meant to release it when Bernie still had a chance.

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okay no artist should ever attempt political engagement in their work and should just make whatever the equivalent of 'nice' 'bangers' are

They can, but often shouldn't. Artists have a responsibility to their audience. They, Anothni, didn't acquire that audience from political views.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Stolsdos » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:58 am

https://soundcloud.com/lowerparts/dimdj-acid-june
this mix will melt your face off
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Northwest » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:37 am

Have been having a blast going to various parties hosted by the Night Shift crew in Seattle which includes both night/club atmosphere and the companion day/outside Day Shift. They do promotional mixes for most events that they host on their mixcloud, and this one happens to be my favorite right now as a more relaxed mix.

https://www.mixcloud.com/nightshiftsea/canh-solo-on-the-night-shift-super-pisces-mixtape/
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby raags » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:29 pm

@Copeland what are you even talking about dude? Artists don't have a responsibility to please everyone, let alone your personal political whims. The fact that you are "repulsed" by the record really shows how strongly you are projecting here. Your personal attacks and misgendering of her are pretty weird and unnecessary. I'd argue artists have far more of a responsibility to push social causes they feel are good and right than placating fussy fans.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:34 pm

In what way did I personally attack or misgender her?
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby raags » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:36 pm

Calling her a "failed Laurie Anderson impersonator" and saying "this track I was enjoying until I realised what he was saying"
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:52 pm

The first part is in regards to the artist and my impression of her work, not a personal attack. The second was an oversight which I corrected just now. My problem is that her political views are simplistic and her expression of them are uncreative and a chore to listen through. I never said artists have a responsibility to please. They have a responsibility to think carefully about expressing their opinions that are unrelated to music, since their visibility comes from their artistic and not political work. To release an album that shits on Obama in the middle of an election year when the primaries have been determined is an idiotic move. In light of what I imagine the majority of her audience are, leftists, this album promotes apathy and ill-timed resentment.

Like, what could be a more irrelevant and stupid political message right now? The album was released about a month ago, it was already Trump vs. Hillary, and this album is about drone strikes and torture. Not to open up a political discussion here, but what is the most logical action of those who take this album to heart? I would guess they probably supported Bernie and are now thinking of not voting in consideration of Hillary's platform on the same issues.

To clarify:

http://dronecenter.bard.edu/presidentia ... on-drones/

Hillary was the only democratic candidate at the start of the primaries who supported drones outright.

And also, failing to close Gitmo isn't as simple as failing to deliver on a promise. Politics is complicated. Her songs aren't, so yea I'm repulsed.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby mc-lunar » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:33 pm

The core of your argument is that it's bad to critique anyone from the party you vote for because that will drive voters to the other party. Just take a moment to think about this.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:36 pm

Can you quote me on where I said her message will drive people to vote for the other party?
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:39 pm

If her music didn't carry political messages before now, what makes you think her audience are majority leftists?

What does the album criticizing Obama have to do with the current political atmosphere? You're supposing that it was written to push a message or serve a purpose that it doesn't have to have. Her disliking Obama's policies could be completely removed from this election year. Are there interviews where she suggests that she wants her audience to react or behave in specific ways pertaining to the 2016 election?

In general, artists don't have a responsibility to their audience. More specifically they can choose their audience. If she wants her audience to be the dissatisfied right, that's her prerogative. I can understand why you'd be disappointed that she chose that direction, but I'd expect the next step to be "oh well, I won't listen to that artist anymore" as opposed to "this artist is idiotic and needs to remember who her fans are", which reads more like "this artist needs to remember why I personally started listening to her".

Granted I don't know Anohni so I could be missing some context from her previous work or her general fame.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby BIGBEE » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:45 pm

Copeland wrote:Can you quote me on where I said her message will drive people to vote for the other party?


Copeland wrote: album was released about a month ago, it was already Trump vs. Hillary, and this album is about drone strikes and torture. Not to open up a political discussion here, but what is the most logical action of those who take this album to heart? I would guess they probably supported Bernie and are now thinking of not voting in consideration of Hillary's platform on the same issues.


right about here buddy. also nice, editing out the part about how you hope the people negging you are voting for trump lol
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby ramdomthought » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:02 pm

David Byrne and what he's done lately has just been brilliant.

The man defines being eclectic, who else would work to build a colorguard set



Still, I think his 2008 collaboration with Brian Eno brought out the best of both of them and was a wonderful return to Eno's strongest sound -- his pop production. Has been nice to re-listen to especially since Eno has been signed with Warp and churning out his great-and-wacky ambient/only-to-be-described-as-eno LPs and EPs
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:20 pm

UnwashedMolasses wrote:If her music didn't carry political messages before now, what makes you think her audience are majority leftists?


It's an educated guess given her genre and background.

UnwashedMolasses wrote:What does the album criticizing Obama have to do with the current political atmosphere? You're supposing that it was written to push a message or serve a purpose that it doesn't have to have. Her disliking Obama's policies could be completely removed from this election year. Are there interviews where she suggests that she wants her audience to react or behave in specific ways pertaining to the 2016 election?


Could be true of her intent but the effect of her message is difficult to perceive outside the context of the election. If she truly didn't want people to think about the election then the release of the album was badly mistimed.

UnwashedMolasses wrote:In general, artists don't have a responsibility to their audience.


Agree to disagree.

UnwashedMolasses wrote:More specifically they can choose their audience. If she wants her audience to be the dissatisfied right, that's her prerogative.


Her views aren't surprising, and if her audience are indeed mostly people who lean left, they would agree with her even though she has never been, to my knowledge, political in the past. The song "Obama" basically lists the most prominent criticisms of Obama.

UnwashedMolasses wrote:I can understand why you'd be disappointed that she chose that direction, but I'd expect the next step to be "oh well, I won't listen to that artist anymore" as opposed to "this artist is idiotic and needs to remember who her fans are", which reads more like "this artist needs to remember why I personally started listening to her".


I was harsh and had a strong emotional reaction, having been a fan since her first album. If it was a disagreement over just the music then there wouldn't be a discussion. At the end of the day, I've no idea how big her influence is and how many people will/won't vote because of this album. But she's a celebrated musician and her album has garnered a lot of press. I think some of the reviews have called it a "protest record." My impression is that it encourages apathy, which is the opposite of protest.

Musicians talk about whatever they want and their fans can defend them however they like. I'm just surprised that people don't see her message as dangerous and stupid given what's going on.
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Re: Music is my boyfriend

Postby Copeland » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:25 pm

BIGBEE wrote:
Copeland wrote:Can you quote me on where I said her message will drive people to vote for the other party?


Copeland wrote: album was released about a month ago, it was already Trump vs. Hillary, and this album is about drone strikes and torture. Not to open up a political discussion here, but what is the most logical action of those who take this album to heart? I would guess they probably supported Bernie and are now thinking of not voting in consideration of Hillary's platform on the same issues.


right about here buddy. also nice, editing out the part about how you hope the people negging you are voting for trump lol


I said it encourages people to not vote, which is very different from voting for the other party, and is always the better alternative. You caught me bro I said I hope people negging me are either not American or are planning to vote for trump, because this discussion wouldn't concern them. Can you explain how you interpret what I said as the album will drive people to vote for the other party? Enlighten me, please.

Regarding the original point, that criticizing a candidate would drive people to vote for a different party, this is actually happening on the right. But I was under the impression that original poster found this preposterous. How so?

So confused why people are angry, I expressed an opinion, clarified it, defended myself, without resorting to insults. What is so obscene about this?
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