Deadmau5 - Someone explain this guy's huge popularity (general C/D, RFI thread i guess)

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...i actually kind of want to be proven wrong and want a good deadmau5 track or mix and i browsed through thread and if that generic "faxing berlin" is really his finest moment i'm totally at a loss as to how anyone is deadmau5 before anyone

AND THAT IS WHAT I FEEL ABOUT DEADMAU5

Q.E.D.

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

fauxmarc, are you talking about Underground Communication-era Bassnectar? listening to that on Spotify now

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

the opening to DeadMau5's "Some Chords" is nice but I'm expecting it to be ruined any second

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Some Chords" got predictable but I am definitely enjoying it

would never buy this tho

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

dunno, i wasn't really buying stuff back then just going out to parties, he was playing out a lot. i remember more than few good times at buzz nation in dc - by sheer timing he also happened to be the main act of their last night before being shutdown to make way for the stadium.

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

...which was in 2006, so, yeah i'm sure times have changed. whatev back to costume head guy

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kinda love this Skrillex tune tho:

Tim F, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

so wait fauxmarc you're comparing him to bassbin twins but he's not lowest common denominator music?

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am probably ilm's biggest bassbin twins apologist to date but party breaks is pretty unambitious music IMO

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Do they still call it "nu-skool" breaks?

I bet Freq Nasty has frequent nightmares about Bassnectar.

errant flynn, Friday, 12 August 2011 23:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

every old is nu again

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 23:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

when done right and it's not like baby anne or someone party breaks are hardly lcd - though i recall bassnectar having a bit more of a nu-skool (!) sound than bassbin - he participated alot in the breaks forums on tribe.net when that was popular.

a good breaks track party or otherwise can be "unambitious" maybe (especially considering most classic genres can be thought of as such now in comparison to what's going on) but it'll still have hits and syncopation and whatnot that your average citizen can't really mess with from a dancing perspective, while bboys/girls and house freestylers alike will thrown down quality footwork on it.

i know approaching dance music criticism from a live dance context is weird and all (not being snarky) but there it is. i'd say breaks are actually the furthest thing from lcd just because there's nothing for most people to easily steadily fist pump, head bang, or shuffle back and forth to. in which i reveal my crackpot theory i wax over every day - i think full-on breaks parties died out (in the midatlantic at least) because technical dancing died out as things get less underground and the "i'm just out to drink and be part of this cool event" demographic explodes over he decades.

wait, what, wah

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 23:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

breaks are actually the furthest thing from lcd because there's nothing for most people to easily steadily fist pump, head bang, or shuffle back and forth to

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have a huge overbite right now and my white girlfriend is shuffling around the kitchen to this

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol nice chinstrap

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

he probably has that chinstrap else his hair would fly off while bopping at the midi controller

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

gf shuffling because that track is sweet

wait is that unambitious?

fauxmarc, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is the bassbin twins first release, from 1992, "back 2 house", in which they go back approximately ... three years? to produce a smoother, more streamlined, more easily digestible classic chicago mash-up for people who missed the boat by two years or so.

no doubt a huge influence on jess & crabbe

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^ this is a bomb track and dude as i said i am a bassbin twins SUPERSTAN (if you use search function you will see me stanning for them back in 04)

but it is pretty clear to me that the working technique of bassbin twins is not too different from the working techniques of pretty lights (really any frankendance producer), deadmau5, skrillex, etc

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

it is hard to exactly quantify what i am saying but maybe it is best summed up as:

(overstuffed grab bag / kitchen sink of currently trendy dance techniques - the disorientation you feel when basement jaxx (or other artists that writers might call "maximal house") do the kitchen sink thing + a dose of fatboy-esque antisocial humor for the punters) x streamlining of rough edges so that it is easy for aspiring DJs to mix and so that particular genres touches don't really ever get offensive to anybody (ie it's not as cut + scratchy as quite a lot of stuff on wall of sound, it's not as "gay" as todd terry, it's not as linear as junior vasquez, it's not as threatening as hip-hop, etc)

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

bassbin twins not really aping classic chicago on that track though, so much as ... a particular strain of acidic hip-house i'm thinking of ... not sure what to call it but makes me flash back to this

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

compare / contrast

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

fuck yeah

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Set You Free" is one of my all-time jams

The Reverend, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

holy shit, Planet Soul

brb, reliving college

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

To me, he fits squarely into the Sasha/Digweed continuum of very repetitive, uberpolished progtrance.

Okay, my opinion is still out on deadmau5. Like HOOSteen says, he's competant. Browsing around on youtube, I found a few tracks I liked alright and a few who-the-fuck cares generic tracks. But I saw this post the other day and it struck me as being not quite right. So I dug out my Sasha & Digeweed comps from 1997 and they're anything but repetitive! Probably 4 or 5 times less repetitive than any youtubes posted on the techno/house bobbins thread anyway. Maybe you were thinking of someone else?

kkvgz, Saturday, 13 August 2011 17:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm generally biased against trance and s+d got some of their sets forced on me back in the day that would occasionally get all deep-acid-breaky and whatnot and i couldn't really hate on it. northern exposure: expeditions comes to mind. oakenfold's usually my baseline for terrible but his global underground: live in oslo from '97 is along the same lines, i'd listen to that before d5.

i guess my new baseline for wack can be keoki or something

fauxmarc, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Digweed circa 2000-2005 got extremely repetitive. In 97 it was still pretty varied yes. Once the Global Underground series got to 20, all the fun had fallen through. Those were the heydays of Steve Lawler, Sander Kleinenberg, Satoshi Tomiie, etc.

Siegbran, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

new baseline for wack = steve angello

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

eh he'd have to rock-paper-scissors for it with aoki

fauxmarc, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

aoki, yes, the keoki of the 00s

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if someday he and carles will murder their roommate and cut up the body

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe he will murder cobrasnake and carles will write a book about it

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gimme Airdrawndagger anyday over a dude in a mouse hat.

lol is not enough (blank), Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

feel compelled to link this excellent old aoki burn:

http://www.riffmarket.com/2006/12/year-in-riffs-danny-chun.html

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Saturday, 13 August 2011 20:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

RIP

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 13 August 2011 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

he was a dj

The Reverend, Sunday, 14 August 2011 08:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

really needs to be a sylvester book already

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 14 August 2011 08:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have been forcing people to listen to set u free lately. with positive results.

aoki, yes, the keoki of the 00s

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i wonder if someday he and carles will murder their roommate and cut up the body

― moonship journey to baja, Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:34 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

maybe he will murder cobrasnake and carles will write a book about it

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a+ vahid-ery. very depressing that anyone itt is trying to justify this shit tho, bring the hate people, come on (in this vein TIM HOLY GOD THAT IS AWFUL. I TRUSTED YOU.)

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Sunday, 14 August 2011 10:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Waaay xpost here...I didn't think this thread was worth reading cause I've been over Deadmau5 for a long time but I'm bored and here I am.

i can see bassnectar being "all lcd" if you never regularly listened because you think he's all brostep and whatnot (and maybe he is all that now) but pre-that he was great funk + breakbeat party along the lines of the bassbin twins.

I can remember trying to point this out here a long time ago, before I was fully aware of Bassnectar's recent crappiness, and being hated for saying it. I don't know about his mixes or anything but the Yoga Tai Chi Parties at Cellspace were quite alright. Scoff if you must, but I'm pretty sure there was Chai tea there as well.

viborg, Sunday, 14 August 2011 11:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 20:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

a real moment, indeed

DALEKS OF GOD (DJP), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 20:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^explains huge popularity

The Freewheelin' Rebecca Black (Eazy), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 20:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

"ghosts n' stuff (knuckle-deep remix)"

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 20:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I suppose we can lock thread. If I knew it was all about being knuckle deep, I needn't have asked in the first place.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 16 August 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Now available in shoe form.

Megadeth Monk (Paul in Santa Cruz), Friday, 26 August 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Scandal!

https://twitter.com/#!/7EIeven/status/113376193922859010

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

ATTN @Borgore fans- A good lot of you have been harassing our female employees; please refrain from this or you too will be banned

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink


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