I recently (re)discovered electronic music, after years of listening to rock and metal. But I'm pretty lost genre-wise, so I could use some help identifying what exactly I like about techno and EDM in general.
I found this mix some time ago and I like everything about it:
The guy himself labels it "tech progressive house" but using those terms doesn't really land me something similar. So here's a quick rundown of what I enjoy:
- tight, clean, minimal sound
- with the occasional simple melody, though
- a deep, monotone bass and "breathing" groove
- unintelligible sampled voices
- absolutely no singing or other poppy elements
- warm, analog synths (Aphex Twin-esque)
- mesmerizing and dark atmosphere
(I guess the kind of music one gets easily lost in when taking stimulants...)
Here's a set of a Dutch DJ that I really enjoy, I guess this has a few more house / acid influences.
Minimal techno is quite close, I guess, but there's so much minimal techno out there that I DON'T like. That's just too much of a drone and lacks dynamics. So if anyone has recommendations in terms of artists, labels, or (sub)genres, do tell!