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Old 02-06-2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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The best city for electronic music producers

What's your bet for the place with the optimal mix of:

most producers per capita,
the most talented producers
the most music gear/studios/tech/toys
the most inspiring/thriving scene for shows and listenings
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

I'd say LA or London.

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Old 02-06-2017, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

London, Berlin and LA id say

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Old 02-06-2017, 06:49 PM   #4
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

I live in a suburb of LA and I agree. There's enough action here that I could probably get a show somewhere within the week if I wanted to (having never played live) and could work all the way up to the big club scene without leaving. And we have some pretty darn big festivals not far from here (within the state at least).

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Old 02-06-2017, 06:59 PM   #5
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

I'll tell you where it isn't. Akron, Ohio. Lol.

But yea, if I had to guess I agree with London or LA. New York and Berlin might also be contenders, but I have no personal experience.
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I would bet on Berlin.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:59 AM   #7
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

possibly Berlin London - for electronic any way

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Old 02-07-2017, 01:03 AM   #8
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

Seattle was hot for a minute as well, but not as intense as some mentioned here. Kind of a cliche, but Detroit and Chicago still seem to have a fair bit going on. I live closer to Detroit and used to to travel there a couple times a year. Its not just Movement, there are lots of techno events and things in that orbit going on all the time from what I can tell.
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If I were to move somewhere for music it'd be Internetown. Because of all the tubes that make the net connected. That way I could just shout down a tube and talk to other people that like the things I like. It'd be awesome and I'd get a lot done for musicing.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:58 AM   #10
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

LA or NY in America if you're going by amount of producers
Minneapolis seems like an area where breaking into the scene is pretty easy though, based off of some friends I know.. and it doesn't seem like it's over saturated here yet. But not a lot of people are doing cool stuff in electronic music here, at least not performance-wise
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Seattle was hot for a minute as well, but not as intense as some mentioned here. Kind of a cliche, but Detroit and Chicago still seem to have a fair bit going on. I live closer to Detroit and used to to travel there a couple times a year. Its not just Movement, there are lots of techno events and things in that orbit going on all the time from what I can tell.
I was gonna say something about them too, would be surprised if they didn't get at least an honorable mention.

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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

in the UK id like to add Bristol actually - trip hop was born there and it often has very local very independent versions of scenes with in it... dubstep and grime especially.... lots of dnb there as well

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Old 02-07-2017, 11:41 PM   #13
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Re: The best city for electronic music producers

Most major European cities have a decent amount of music going on, i mean berlin, paris, and london probably have the most talent per capita but if you wanna have fun you can do any major city and find a good dance music night
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Not in my town (..watches as wind blows tumbleweed down empty street)

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I am going to retire to a synth cabin most of the way up a mountain
Oh..you just stole my dream..damn you!

Seriously, it's not that bad here in Cork city, Ireland..just that there's a lot of clubs and bar that have your usual DJ spinning tracks and mixing, but little on the side of actually live performances by producers, which is what I had in mind when replying here.

And as for ambient..forget it, dude. I know I'm generalizing a bit here when I say this, but I think this town still thinks of "elevator music" when they hear the term "ambient"

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Oh..you just stole my dream..damn you!

Seriously, it's not that bad here in COrk city, Ireland..just that there's a lot of clubs and bar that have your usual DJ spinning tracks and mixing, but little on the side of actually live performances by producsors, which is what I had in mind when replying here.

And as for ambient..forget it, dude. I know I'm generalizing a bit here when I say this, but I think this town still thinks of "elevator music" when they hear the term "ambient"
What do the clubs play? In Akron it is mostly festival EDM, Trap and shitty Rap besides the ONE monthly. But I live pretty close to some better places for dance stuff an hour or three hours depending on what I want to hear. There is somewhat of a noise/ambient scene an hour north.

Anyway. Yea...of all the festivals I've been to all over the US and Canada...basically no Ambient. Dunno what to tell you about that man...I feel like your neck of the woods would be better for that. Have you looked into starting up a synth meetup? If I recall Cork isn't a small city, seems there'd be a few people into it?
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What do the clubs play? In Akron it is mostly festival EDM, Trap and shitty Rap besides the ONE monthly. But I live pretty close to some better places for dance stuff an hour or three hours depending on what I want to hear. There is somewhat of a noise/ambient scene an hour north.

Anyway. Yea...of all the festivals I've been to all over the US and Canada...basically no Ambient. Dunno what to tell you about that man...I feel like your neck of the woods would be better for that. Have you looked into starting up a synth meetup? If I recall Cork isn't a small city, seems there'd be a few people into it?
Tbh, it's fecking years since I was last in a club, so fuck knows what they're playing these days..but it's sure as shit not ambient. I'm guessing pretty much the same as what's spinning in your area.

As for the meetup idea..yeah, I've been seriously giving that some thought..haven't done anything about it..b ut I've been giving it some thought.

The problem is most venues are in it for the profit..and so they're not going to give you the spot if you're not going to pull in the punters..kind of a Catch 22 thing..you need the venue to announce the event, in order to draw the crowd..but you need the crowd in order to get the venue in the first place.

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Tbh, it's fecking years since I was last in a club, so fuck knows what they're playing these days..but it's sure as shit not ambient. I'm guessing pretty much the same as what's spinning in your area.

As for the meetup idea..yeah, I've been seriously giving that some thought..haven't done anything about it..b ut I've been giving it some thought.

The problem is most venues are in it for the profit..and so they're not going to give you the spot if you're not going to pull in the punters..kind of a Catch 22 thing..you need the venue to announce the event, in order to draw the crowd..but you need the crowd in order to get the venue in the first place.
If I were going to start a synth meetup I'd tried to get a room at a local hall, university or library to do it. Just invite the artists and few friends to start. I've thought a lot about it myself, but not done anything...I get it man...haha.

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