brazuka wrote:Unisol, the only type of electronic music I still listen to from time to time is Trip Hop. Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky are great. It goes without saying it's also great music to listen to in the company of your significant other. My lady loves it.
I think Portishead and Tricky are both cool, both are nice to listen but they don't quite produce the feelings i'm usually after when i listen to trip hop. For me listening trip hop is somewhat zone, listening that muddy unpolished sound and thinking back to the late 90's and remembering some good stuff used to go down with mates.
I remember when i saw and heard Black Steel on MTV, it was cool back then and still is.
Thanks for your reply unisol. First off - who are you?
Next, your early years are eerily similar to mine. But your transition to acid house, and trip hop, etc.. kind of lost me. I've always known 808 and LFO and Future Sound of London, Massive Attack but for life of me couldn't figure it out. Same with DJ Shadow. Super huge following, but I just don't get it. To each their own obviously. Just the same, I'm sure people give a listen to what I like and just don't understand it either.
^ I'm new to the sgdz scene and to the GZR as well, since i'm not a member (at least yet and we'll see if i will be). I just threw application in to the Protect Yo Lawn area, check that out for more intel so we save some space from possible offtopic.
I felt i had similar history with music to yours, as in starting with rock etc, then moving on to other styles and genres over the years and also finding electronic music later on at life. Of course the path differs, hence similar not a like. Surroundings had big influence to my music experiences and how my tastes finally shaped up. I live at Finland and the culture is quite poor or at least was, honest. I think i got the seed to electronic music from video games, i always liked the tracks playing at the games i played with my 16-bit Sega Mega Drive. When i started see and hear cool tracks playing on MTV i eventually got excited and searched for more similar music to listen. As i mentioned the Wipeout games, those had nice techno tracks which i liked a lot and the hunger got bigger. Past mid 90's the tech started to evolve more rapidly, people got computers and internets and that was a whole another world what came to electronic music. At 1999 i discovered one finnish computer party called Assembly, one of the main things there were coded demos with really cool soundtracks.
I started to visit the yearly Assembly parties just to check out cool productions from the guys at the demo scene, from there i've got the taste to more experimental stuff. Of course i got new friends with similar interest and music tastes and that opened more new doors to the electronic music scene. Eventually i got familiar with the music scene in UK. The previous message i wrote has no specific timeline except the transition from rock etc to electronic music past mid 90's. I've discovered those styles, genres and artists over the years and can't really remember that well when i got to know them.
I've always been quite musical in a way and very open towards any music that i hear and i can adapt easily.
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