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I'm calling and DJing a wedding in Petaluma tomorrow. In addition to the expected requests (Michael Franti, Bruno Mars), and the personal but not surprising (Tim McGraw, Frank Sinatra), this couple is the first I've had to request some EDM selections, given below. I have to say neither one of these is knocking me out, but I'm intrigued enough by the genre (knowing next to nothing) to wonder if there is some notable music out there.

These are the two on the playlist:




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EDM is really so broad (I don't know what that means exactly anymore) but Autechre would be the most IHM-friendly (but oftentimes not friendly in general ;) ) pick.


Autechre


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Oh, I like the Autechre one above.

I have no idea what this thread really is about... the examples above suggest EDM has no vocals?

Anyway this might fit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9veZ-9YrsAM
Kyoka 23 ish - I think somebody on this forum once talked about this one and I really liked it back then, bought the vinyl ep etc.

Another one that popped up on IHM earlier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHSRhLWNoU
Ghetto Kraviz - I don't care about Nina Kraviz, but somehow I find this particular track very very good.
(and this one does have vocals)
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people seem to be conflating EDM with IDM.

EDM: Electronic Dance Music - mostly modern club "bangers" optimized for the dance floor.
IDM: Intelligent Dance Music (such a terrible acronym) - stuff like Autechre, Aphex Twin etc i.e. esoteric electronica often with weird beats and generally without any vocals,mostly popular in the mid-90s / early 2000s

at least that's my understanding

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j-p wrote:people seem to be conflating EDM with IDM.

EDM: Electronic Dance Music - mostly modern club "bangers" optimized for the dance floor.
IDM: Intelligent Dance Music (such a terrible acronym) - stuff like Autechre, Aphex Twin etc i.e. esoteric electronica often with weird beats and generally without any vocals,mostly popular in the mid-90s / early 2000s

at least that's my understanding
Agree with all of this. However, the original post links up Art of Noise, who I would consider closer to IDM (electronic dance music with avant garde leanings) than EDM (crowd-pleasing bangers, like you say). Is true EDM IHM-friendly? Probably not :)

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please don't conflate IDM with EDM. please.

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Sorry for posting more silly non-sense stuff from Germany, but that's dance music videos I keep returning to from time to time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQLk-LF1JY
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bryan wrote:EDM is really so broad (I don't know what that means exactly anymore) but Autechre would be the most IHM-friendly (but oftentimes not friendly in general ;) ) pick.


Autechre
:o :D very fast

When I was coming up around 2010 I always saw electronic gigs being referred to as EDM - but my understanding now is that using the term EDM as a genre was started by the music industry when marketing towards casual fans. People who care more than peripherally tend to refer to a track by it's specific genre. of which there are too many:

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those are two synthpop songs you posted steve, with maybe a little disco in the second one. I think the distinction with IDM is that a lot of electronic music is obviously intended first to be danced to - to be experienced only in the moment with no context. IDM uses the structures and styles of EDM to make 'traditional' music - music that is intended to be listened to and 'appreciated'.

For me the key to bleeps is to enjoy them for what they are, do a bit of head bobbing and move on. here's a few tracks that have worked in the past while:

crypt // sensible hearts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSXa7WSuViE
Dance 2 Trance // Hello San Francisco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBjpJWNa0nU
adam stromstedt & alan delius // swirly tempel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdVF-rc-ipI&index=7&
Kromestar // Mere Sher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVFgQYGsSQI

boiler room sets are good for seeing how EDM works in the feild:

bonobo // boiler room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jW-ItsXazM

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