Underground Dance Music Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Sophos, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Sophos Mar 7, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 7, 2016)
    Sophos

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    Q: How do I get into Electronic Music?

    A: Great question! Electronic music encompasses so many different sub genres that the list below will vary wildly album to album, so be sure to give as much of it a shot as you can, and don't give up so easily because there is a pretty big barrier to entry with some of these in terms of accessibility but are rewarding in huge ways if you just open up and let them in. The albums and EPs listed below either got me into these styles when I discovered them 4-5 years ago or are just really fucking great albums from the last few years that I love a lot. Feel free to ask about any of these below and if you have suggestions of your own let them be known!

    Also, this list leans much more contemporary but there are definitely a lot of classic electronic albums that you should check out as well. Works from Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Portishead, Mr Fingers, Frankie Knuckles, Daft Punk, DJ Shadow, etc. are worth checking out to understand the history of dance music. Anyway, without further ado, here's a huge list of electronic records that I love! This stuff has the potential to be every bit as emotional and hard hitting as any other genre of music.



    burial - untrue
    burial - kindred
    burial - street halo
    burial - rival dealer
    machinedrum- room(s)
    machinedrum - vapor city
    sepalcure - sepalcure
    sbtrkt - sbtrkt
    james blake - james blake
    james blake - cmyk
    james blake - overgrown
    four tet - rounds
    four tet - there is love in you
    four tet - pink
    four tet - morning/evening
    djds - friend of mine
    djds - stand up and speak
    john hopkins - immunity
    arca - &&&&&
    levon vincent - levon vincent
    anthony naples - body pill
    arca - xen
    arca - mutant
    lotic - heterocetera
    caribou - our love
    caribou - swim
    salem - king night
    holy other - held
    madeon - adventure
    the field - cupids head
    the field - from here we go sublime
    the field - looping state of mind
    holden - the inheritors
    baths - ocean death
    baths - obsidian
    baths - cerulean
    gold panda - lucky shiner
    evian christ - kings and them
    evian christ - waterfall
    dj koze - amygdala
    dj koze - dj kicks
    rustie - glass swords
    rustie - EVENIFYOUDONTBELIEVE
    john talabot - fin
    kastle - polytopia
    kastle - stay forever
    dj rashad - double cup
    koreless - yugen
    the range - nonfiction
    araabmuzik - electronic dream
    samo sound boy - begging please
    samo sound boy - your love
    jerome lol - deleted/fool
    lol boys - changes
    andy stott - luxury problems
    andy stott - we stay together/passed me by
    balam acab - wander/wonder
    balam acab - child death
    clams casino - instrumental mixtape 1
    ryan hemsworth - guilt trips
    ryan hemsworth - still awake
    daniel avery - drone logic
    tnght - tnght
    clark - clark
    floating points - shadows
    floating points - elaenia
    jamie xx - in colour
    jamie xx & gil scott-heron - we're new here
    forest swords - engravings
    joey anderson - invisible switch
    nicolas jaar - space is only noise
    nicols jaar - nymphs I/II/III/IV
    darkside - psychic
    oOoOOo - oOoOOo
    scuba - personality
    scuba - claustrophobia
    todd terje - it's album time
    zomby - where were you in 92
    zomby - with love
    zomby - dedication
    holly herndon - platform
    jlin- dark energy
     
  2. Sophos

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    bwana is putting out a record on luckyme sooooon

     
  3. Sophos

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    yes do that, also xen, and also this, his best release

     
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    baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop baby don't stop

    no idea if that belongs here but what a song, what a song. also subbin
     
  6. Sophos

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    any questions about anything on that list holler at me i love all those records/EPs
     
  7. Sophos

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    i forgot thug entrancer just put out a new album, his last one was great, super dark ambient footwork type stuff. wonder if the new one is along the same lines, guess ill find out in the morning.
     
  8. Sophos

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    jk im listening now its lit af this is great
     
  9. Chaplain Tappman

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    Hi
     
  10. cwhit

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    did anyone listen to the ital tek record yet?
     
  11. Chaplain Tappman

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    anna meredith tho
     
  12. Sophos

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    moved album list to OP
     
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  15. ChiliTacos

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    what a list
     
  16. Timmiluvs

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    I need to find the time to dive into this. Electronic music is something I've been exploring more so this will be a great starting place
     
  17. Chaplain Tappman

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    only record on there i havent heard is salem, hm
     
  18. Sophos

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  19. Chaplain Tappman

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    bolded the ones i would do first jake may or may not agree. if you like four tet youll like floating points, that record was phenomenal. the field is great too i think youll like him
     
  20. Sophos

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    uhhh yeah id say sepalcure, balam acab, and machinedrum are absolute must listens. also kastle. v bad not to include them to me, they are v important to me!!!!
     
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  21. Sophos

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    damn thats a certainly weird place to start haha definitely one of the least essential in terms of my favs but still a very good album and i included because its really accessible and easy to get into
     
  22. Sophos

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    listen to like, cupid's head or with love or something
     
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  23. Sophos

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    oh definitely listen to cupid's head, i mean dont stop lucky shiner now but do check out cupid's head next chance you get to check something out
     
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  25. Chaplain Tappman

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    Sepalcure and machinedrum were just oversights ha
     
  26. Chaplain Tappman

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    Yeah I mean he wanted something a little more upbeat. I thought about pointing him to the field but I don't really think cupids head is all that positive hah. Pretty, yes. Just different