For me, techno is just mainly computer generated beats, however complex and however good the beats are.
Music is all personal taste. I just prefer my music to be a little more natural. Good voice, good tone, real instruments, real drums, real beats. Just me.
I'm from the UK, who has a large proportion of my friends belonging to this "elite group" who look down their noses at today's dance music. They were "DJ's" and major clubbers in the late 90's / early 00's. I never really got in to it myself, however the following are all on my IPod:
Swedish House Mafia
Chase & Status
David Gueta (sorry about that one....)
If you have never listened to either Prodigy, Faithless or Fatboy Slim (in bold), I cannot recomend them enough - just beautiful music (Prodigy pre "Fat of the Land" where they went more hard). I also had the best summer of my life in 2000, with this song as the main soundtrack:
How anybody can not like that tune, is a mystery to me!
One of the most talanted musicians I know personally is Rasmus in Studio(local group, they make kind of nu-disco music), you can play him any song, like literally any song, all he needs is to hear it once and then he will be able to nail it flawlessly on the guitar, put him on the drums and he will play it as if he was born for it, the piano? Same there. Just sayin there are some really talanted guys who simply prefer to work the way they do and use the tools they choose.
Here is a good example when they(they are a duo) incorporate some natural/real instruments, the song takes off at around 3:00, but the guitar "solos" come in at around 5:30 I think.
You got live acts like Faithless that sound very electronic recorded, but when I saw them live they were 7 I think, drums, guitars, bass etc.
Last edited by Jackmoves; 2013-01-18 at 01:24 PM.
Shit like this actually goes through your fucking brain?
The 80's and 90's were still had the lingering distaste from the 70's exploitation of disco music, and its connotation to gay culture. These attitudes weren't prevalent outside the US. Doesn't have much to do at all with whether the music is electronic or not, since that's more or less what Hip Hop has been since the very start (and the barrier between Hip Hop and Electro was basically nonexistent in the 80's, they were the same thing).
This attitude has only recently started changing in the US and I think it can largely be attributed to aggressive frat boy Dubstep acting as a gateway into dance music, and also Hip Hop and R&B adopting more and more house/dance influences.