Dance Music - whats your favourite?

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    andy c! Z Cars Rule!

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    Hi,
    i posted a similar thread on the Naim forum, and thought I'd try broadening my horizons here as well.
    Basically i'm into dance music - Trance/House/leftfield etc, and wondered what you out there would reccomend?

    I like stuff like Chicaine, BT, Sasha, the Global Underground series, Leftfield etc.

    Who/what would you recommend?

    cheers,
    andy c!
     
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    domfjbrown live & breathe psy-trance

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    If you like normal trance, try to check out the Reactivate series - especially 10 and 13.

    Then... You could progress to some psy-trance...
    Try out:

    Contact/Cosmology - Cosmosis
    The gathering/BP Empire - Infected Mushroom
    GMS remixes (various) - GMS
    Full on 6 - Trance Waves - Various (really really nice)
    Eye to eye - Astrix
    Sun Spot - Dark Soho (more down beat)
    Radio - X-Dream
    Anything by Prometheus

    http://www.chaosunlimited.co.uk is all you need to know for the above - I think most of their stuff has mp3 samples available.
     
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    MO! MOnkey`ead!

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    I'd reccomend binning MOst of what you've mentioned and keep the Leftfield :D

    Fresh on my mind is Amon Tobin. SuperMOdified is a top album and have just got hold of a copy of Permutations too. Top stuff. Check out the thread below.

    Currently have Lambs Debut album spinning. I've banged on about this probably to the point where people are put off! But I shall do so again :D Top beats and sweet female vocals. A league apart from their follow up albums.

    Other "dance" fav's of the min...

    Aphex twin (see the thread prob a few pages back now). If you like you music left of the field..... this is twice around the block and a few detours. The guy's a genius! May be a bit too "random" for your tastes going on what you've mentioned. But worth a try.

    Squarepusher. Label mate of Aphex and often similar styles. Scatty hectic manic beats. Intelligent Drum and Bass, with top use of cuts and samples.

    u-ziq. One of my fav albums for quite a while is their "Royal Astronomy". Nice and diverse, going from strings to hip hop, to d'n'b to chill out. 10/10 :D

    Everyone should own DJ Shadows Endtroducing album. Dance? Erm... of a sort I guess. Turntablist hip hop. Funky beats and clever production.

    Check out the threads on Ninja Tunes.

    Just for starters :D
     
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    domfjbrown live & breathe psy-trance

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    How good would you rate Squarepusher, MO? I missed him at Glastonbury - is it worth a go? Some of Aphex Twin's stuff is tooooooo avante garde for me, but the one about the milkman's wife's bits was kind of cool :)

    Andy - X-Press2's Muzikizum is kind of cool too (forgot about that one).
     
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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    dom,
    if you find aphex rough going then squarepusher is in a very similar vein if not more so.

    andy,
    you may also like to try
    astral projection (in the mix is probably the value buy here) but NOT - THE astral projection, this is not trance but cod 60's psychedelia and crap too.
    apollo 440
    celtic cross (more simon posford - the man's everywhere)
    chemical brothers
    death in vegas (more on the cilly side but very good)
    eat static (and if you like that you may want to try some ozric tenticles just for fun).

    cheers

    julian
     
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    MO! MOnkey`ead!

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    Like Julian says, if you find Aphex a bit too much, then Squarepusher is pretty much the same
     
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    If you like Leftfield, also check out Massive Attack (but you know that already i suppose).

    If you like some harder stuff, try some Cipher, Lab 4, BK.

    Normal trance, check out DJ Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Jimmy Van M, Marco V, Underworld, Astral Projection

    I dont mind Hybrid and BT, although they arent my absolute favourites. Hybrid is the better of the two, and Morning Sci-Fi is very good.

    Check out some breakbeat, like Plump DJ's, and the Y4K series.

    Chicane is good, and I'd like some recommendations on alternatives to these.

    Finally, for some psychedelica with a twist, check out Hallucinogen in Dub. In fact you cant go wrong with anything from the likes of Hallucinogen and Infected Mushroom. Check out www.chaosunlimited.co.uk for psy-trance recommendations.

    Check out www.trance.nu for more trance recommendations.
     
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    Hybrid, bt, Deep Dish, Plump Djs, 2 Many Djs, Way Out West, Tiesto, Van Buuren and Y3K/Y4K series are some of my favs
     
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    Bill Phabb

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    i would recommend Deep Dishs' GU in Toronto
     
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    MO! MOnkey`ead!

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    "they suck ass"
     
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    domfjbrown live & breathe psy-trance

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    Well, what I've heard of Aphex is pretty cool - not so much heavy going as much as some of the later stuff is a bit weird - I need to hear more than I have for defs :)

    Astral Projection's "Another world" is awesome melodic trance - really really nice - and even better on double vinyl for a fiver in Transient's clearout :)

    Apollo 440 = class

    Eat Static - not heard them on record, but they kicked ass at the Stratford Rex a few months back. System 7 were kind of cool too. Ozrics is more a hybrid between "real" instruments and dance - very cool.

    WHY did I forget those three anyway!?
     
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    Bill Phabb

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    you are entitled to your opinion MOng
     
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    MO! MOnkey`ead!

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    Indeed. As are you.

    Cheers

    MOng
     
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    Bill Phabb

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    :)
     
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    LiloLee Blah, Blah, Blah.........

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    I find ABBA and S Club 7 particularly good to dance to. And you should see my Air Guitar - always goes down a treat at the Disco.
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    Bill Phabb

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    you are jokin, right?
     
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    badchamp Thermionic Member

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    Can I chuck another a couple of suggestions in the pot ??

    The late lamented Red Snapper (one of the best gigs I can remember in the last couple of years) and also The Egg both highly worth checking out. Every collection (rock and dance) should have these two.
     
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    LiloLee Blah, Blah, Blah.........

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    Oh, come on Bill, are you saying you've never shook your butt to YMCA. It's got a crazy beat and a real reason to wave your hands in the air.
     
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    who said plump dj's 'suck ass'?!

    have u listened to plump night out? or their essential mix earlier in the year - everyone must love it ;)

    since the topic's dance music, i'll throw in some recent d&b recommendations cos no one else here ever seems to talk about it: krust & die - i kamanchi, andy c - nightlife (comp), omni trio - volume 1993-2000 - been getting big time into soul:r stuff lately too, if u like glo stuff then it's definitely worth checking out, especially the soul:ution series

    aside from d&b i'm *still* listening to waves 2 (crydamoure), if u like funky house you absolutely have to buy this. they may be french but its proper rockin
     
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    Bill Phabb

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    maybe. but not to S Club or ABBA who are the scum of the earth
     
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