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Books, websites, or documentaries about electronic subgenres

Post by clapclap » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:29 am

I want to know if anyone knows of any good resources for learning about genres and subgenres of electronic music and its evolution? I have a good historical grasp of electronic music but would like to have a little more general understanding of the nuances of the different subgenres. Maybe some good charts or perhaps a podcast? Thanks!

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Post by tarandfeathers » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:52 pm

Not sure if it's the right kind of electronic music, but:

http://www.onelovebooks.com/Sound-Syste ... ftR-7Oj7eQ

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Post by CountZero » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:38 pm

I had a copy of THIS back in the day. It's basically an encyclopedia of reviews, but I remember it being pretty dense.

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Post by Smokey » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:17 pm

http://rateyourmusic.com/genre/Electronic/

Lots of genres, sub genres, sub sub genres...

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Post by sparood » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:51 pm

http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

Not entirely accurate and may be somewhat outdated, but nonetheless a great site.

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Post by stk » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:56 pm

My personal favourites:

Techno Rebels -

Bass Culture - When Reggae was King -

Dub - soundscapes and shattered songs -

All three highly recommended.
(Yes of course Reggae is not technically EM, but its influence especially via dub is so far reaching as to be required learning, and to understand dub you need to understand reggae. IMO)

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Post by clapclap » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:12 am

I really like the charts on techno.org. It's pretty well layed out and gives a sense of influence in music over time. Thanks a lot tarandfeathers! I just wish it would be updated for the 2000s and music being producing today. I'll perhaps check out out Techno Rebels as well.

I thought "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" was a great read on the start of dance music. I thought it was interesting hearing about the djs finding obscure Motown records in Manchester or London and creating a dance scene known as Northern Soul.

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Post by Dcramer » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:03 pm

Still no Snobcore though :waah:


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Post by sparood » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:41 pm

Dcramer wrote:Still no Snobcore though :waah:
What about mygrowlycatcore? :cloud:

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Post by Smais » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:22 pm

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Post by thresholdpeople » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:29 pm

Smokey wrote:http://rateyourmusic.com/genre/Electronic/

Lots of genres, sub genres, sub sub genres...
I love Ishkur's guide! Lots of snark in the descriptions.

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Post by Robert McLeod » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:53 am

The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. As with many, when I first discovered electronic music (way back when record shops had electronic music sections) I thought I knew how that was defined. With time, not so much.

Ishkur has assembled a VERY HANDY interactive guide to electronic music genre / grouping / history guide here

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