Saturday, September 6, 2014

What is Electronic Music?: A primer in electronic music genres.

I'm often asked what kind of music I like. When I say "electronic music" people usually think of EDM, but the electronic music spectrum is fairly broad.

Here is a non exhaustive list of  common types of electronic music I enjoy ( except grime). Browse through it and you will hear a wonderful variety of sounds that electronic music has to offer.


Throbbing Gristle

Post Industrial

Einstürzende Neubauten - Autobahn

Coil - Die Wolfe Kommen Zurüc

Skinny Puppy - Assimilate live 1987

Berlin School

Klaus Schulze - Floating


Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator

Depeche Mode - Puppets

La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy


Binary Finary - 1998

The Quest - C Sharp

Goa / Psychedellic Trance

Hallucinogen - LSD

Infected Mushroom - Bombat


Frankie Knuckles - Your Love

Paperclip People - Throw

Acid House

Jungle Crew - Electric dance

Progressive House

Loki - NYC Underground (James Holden Inertia Mix)

Hip Hop

Souls Of Mischief - 93 til infinity

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)


Glitch Hop

Prefuse 73 - Love You Bring

Tipper - Spunion

Garage / 2-step

True Steppers - Hurt You So '99


Inner City - Big Fun

Underground Resistance - The Final Frontier


Plastikman - Slinky

Big Beat / Chemical Breaks / "Electronica"

Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank

The Chemical Brothers - Dig your own hole

the Prodigy - Everybody in the Place

Drum and Bass

Goldie - Sea of Tears

Dom and roland - time

Teebee - Daywalker

Konflict - The Beckoning

Dubstep -
Kode9 - Ping

Skream - Rutten


Wiley- Wot Do U Call It

Below are some of my favorite songs of all time and represent everything good about electronic music.
Shpongle is listed twice, but it was chosen because it represents exceptional remixing.

Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues

Enya - Aldebaran

Shpongle - Around the World in a Tea Daze

Shpongle - Crystal Skulls (Western Rebel Alliance Remix)

Assemblage 23 - Ground

Haujobb - Last Hero

Amon Tobin - Esthers

Nine Inch Nails - Just like you Imagined