Grime, garage, drum and bass

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Right then,

 

I like to think I have an open mind, I'm always hoping to find new genres of music (the last thing I got into was world music) but I took ten minutes to read this Graun article and straight faced, attempted to appreciate it. If I'm doing something wrong tell me, but when I read this:

 

 

quite simply one of the greatest tracks in the history of British electronic music.

I had to start laughing as I am no fuddy duddy when it comes to electronic music.

 

So, while I try to keep a straight face, can anyone enlighten me as to what I am missing here?

 

Let's open the game with a real piece of electronica, arguably the first ever: Gary Numan:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldyx3KHOFXw

 

Having played with digital versions known as VSTs of the synths these guys used I can testify that this music is HARD to make.

 

Also let's dig up a real classic of this genre:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUgotRtjQ5M

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Actually yeah stb you have a point. Mind you I wasn't pruning roses, I was digging out 1.5 metre long kerb stones out of the future lawn.

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Well, I've heard of garage, could recognise drum and bass but have never heard of grime. Are you having us on, Jem?

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Nina - you're a better woman than me if you can recognise the genres. I even tried to understand jungle but failed. Nope Grime is a genre so they tell me.

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If you've heard of Dizzee Rascal, Wiley or Tinie Tempah then you've heard of grime.

 

 

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Witch house, anyone?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8KYOANsLi8&feature=player_embedded#!

 

And don't forget Jungle

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Make sure you don't mix US Garage with UK Garage. US Garage also known as Garage Rock (to differentiate it with UK garage) is essentially a rough, punk style rock which may have taken its name from bands that practiced in their own garages in suburban America. That said, another form of Garage in the US was Garage House, which had no relationship to Garage Rock, except that both were often just called Garage. Garage House in the US was much smaller than Garage Rock.

 

UK Garage, also known in the UK simply as Garage, has no connection either with US Garage rock, but more closely related to (though larger) than US Garage House. From my experiences, many people I knew from the US when referring to Garage, were discussing Garage Rock, where as in the UK if someone was discussing Garage, it would almost always be the House(Electronic) variety.

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Nice! I have to say probably the best Drum and Bass album was Dieselboy's Drum & Bass Selection USA, from '96, especially track 9,

at 2 minutes, that fucking bass line still gives me goosebumps!

 

Another great one, from around the same time (when I was a rave kid)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVmkO3XAj0M"]

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And finally,

 

 

Those are probably my top 3 tracks. LTJ Bukem, who is in that list that hams posted, always produced solid albums. Reprazent's (Roni Size) first album, New Forms, is also a classic.

 

I like some of the stuff from Wilie, Tinie Tempah and Dizzie Rascal, but some of it is pretty crap too.

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I was always much more into the harder metalheadz/techstep stuff, but Ive got a few things by LTJ and Roni Size and I quite like that AK1200 track.

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Dieselboy was my favorite, he definitely got "darker" as the years went on!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYHE4HtWgTM

 

PFM - Western. One of my favourites :)

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That's the kind of twattish attitude I hate. Music changes; deal with it, granddad. When Roxy Music or Gary Numan appeared on the scene thirty years ago there were a load of dull 50-somethings mumbling "this isn't music, this is dirge!" But they stood the test of time and so will grime/dubstep/D&B/garage etc., despite being largely an underground scene.

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