Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1635 times:
Sandstorm is not techno. Its trance, or potentially breakbeat if you got that one mix of it.
If you want some good, basic introductions to electronic dance music, i recommend the following CDs in the following genres:
"Tranceport" by Paul Oakenfold (it pains me to recommend this to anyone, but here we are) (Trance)
"Essential Mix: Mixed by Boy George" - Boy George (UK 2 Step Garage)
"Global Underground 010 : Athens" - Danny Tenaglia (Progressive House)
"Relentless Beats" - Misstress Barbara (Techno)
"Mixed Live" - Donald Glaude (House Music)
If you just want ridiculous fun:
"Smile Mix Session vol 1" - Scott Henry (old school breakbeat)
"Headliners" - Tall Paul (trance/progressive trance)
"Hardhouse Anthems 3" - Ed Real (UK Hard House)
Anything happy hardcore *eek*
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1658 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
Try that song by Darude called 'Sandstorm' once you've listened to it a couple of times, you will never want to listen to techno again
Haha! My brother listens to it all the time, and while I can't call it true techno, it's not one of my favorites.
Deltaownsall, may I suggest looking up the song "Matrix II" by The Cynic Project on Google. It's the song featured on the UA video mentioned on the forums at http://united.imkeww.com/. I downloaded another version of it recently; feel free to email me and I'll send you it.
Tranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
Darude's Sandstorm trance? Gigneil, you really think so? I'm taking it you don't really appreciate trance music. I'm an avid listener of all types of trance from epic Dutch trance to progressive trance to hard trance and anything in between. I would never have thought of Darude's Sandstorm as trance. Maybe if anything it would be somewhat akin to hard trance.
To me techno is club music. It's not the sort of music that is good for home listening. Perhaps if I didn't live in an apartment and didn't worry about noise levels I might listen to more of it. Techno is music that is good for hard, relentless dancing.
I agree that people hold up Paul Oakenfold's Tranceport as the gold starter album for trance, but I find it to be much more progressive than what I would call true trance music. For a long time I also recommended Tranceport to people interested in progressive trance/house, but lately I've come to decide that Paul Van Dyk's The Politics of Dancing is a much better introduction to the world of progressive trance/house.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
The Aphex Twin was a friend of one of my university pals. The Aphex Twin hails from Cornwall in SouthWestern England and he used to spend a lot of his time playing flight sims with a towel over his head and the monitor to be totally immersed. he was a bit wierd really.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?