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For Trance, I think if I was just sitting listening then probably.

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You will notice a theme of big anthemic breakdowns in most, I am a massive fan of tracks that are layered intricately and well, using multiple synths and pads to create melodies that sit on top of melodies (one reason I love Re;Locate - Waterfall, if you really listen you hear 3 or 4 elements of the tune in the first 5 or 6 minutes, all individually, then he starts to layer them and you get all of the elements by around 7 minutes).
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A good summary. Out of interest have you dabbled with (musical) keyboards at all?
 
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Monday night homework ramble chat - the "smiley"
Know you guys are a bit younger, how much was it around for you?

My recollection was it suddenly becoming a media thing, and plastered all over the tabloids under the mantra "acid house". I think at the time was a bit sad, as what for a while had felt like a bit of an underground movement/club had suddenly exploded. All of a sudden it was headscarves and smileys everywhere, plus some shocking pop tunes. I'm pretty sure I never owned any shirts or whatever, but there were posters, and some record covers.

It seemed to gather some momentum again later as a "rave" symbol, I've seen it a fair bit while poking around on you tube.

With the bad press that went around for a while, I think my parents thoughts I was off my spanners for a few years (when I actually wasn't). I'm sure Mr Cook as Pizzaman, was having a bit of a joke/pop with the sex on the streets tune.

It always kinda amused me that not so many years later the smiley returned on the phones and social media. What for a while seemed to be portrayed as symbol of "bad stuff" was acceptable again
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A good summary. Out of interest have you dabbled with (musical) keyboards at all?
Yeah, I have a Native Instruments Maschine Mikro and Kontrol M32 keyboard. I dabble now and again but I always find I get mental block or the tune I am working on ends up sounding lime something that already exists. Its pretty hard.
 

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Monday night homework ramble chat - the "smiley"
Know you guys are a bit younger, how much was it around for you?

My recollection was it suddenly becoming a media thing, and plastered all over the tabloids under the mantra "acid house". I think at the time was a bit sad, as what for a while had felt like a bit of an underground movement/club had suddenly exploded. All of a sudden it was headscarves and smileys everywhere, plus some shocking pop tunes. I'm pretty sure I never owned any shirts or whatever, but there were posters, and some record covers.

It seemed to gather some momentum again later as a "rave" symbol, I've seen it a fair bit while poking around on you tube.

With the bad press that went around for a while, I think my parents thoughts I was off my spanners for a few years (when I actually wasn't). I'm sure Mr Cook as Pizzaman, was having a bit of a joke/pop with the sex on the streets tune.

It always kinda amused me that not so many years later the smiley returned on the phones and social media. What for a while seemed to be portrayed as symbol of "bad stuff" was acceptable again
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I remember when the face was only found on little blotters, then it became the "signpost" for finding warehouse raves, you would follow the acidman.

Then, like you say, it was commercially high jacked and used to bring acid and early rave to the masses.

Around '93, there was a push to drive the scene back underground but still make it above board, Rez, Vision and Awesome events fuelled that, the music was still raw and special but the events felt big and organised for the first time.

Clubs started to pick up the feel too, all nighters that felt huge but in small venues.

In Scotland, we adopted a different sound to England. Down south breakbeat "happy" was still the main style whereas up here we adopted the more raw, harder Dutch sound and producers like Scott Brown and Gordon Tennant transformed it in to a sound that became known as Bouncy Hardcore or "Tartan Techno". Tom Wilson (RIP) was instrumental in driving the scene forward up here.
 

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Upbeat/Hardcore

Billy "Daniel" Bunter & D'Zyne - Everybody's Movin (GBT Happy Mix)
Bass Reaction - Reaction
Brothers in Crime - 100% Crisis
Bass X - Industrial Chaos
Bass Reaction - Technophobia (Power Mix)
Bass X - Hardcore Disco [and part 2]
Bass Generator - The Event
Bazeman - Can You Feel the Baze

Trance

Breeder - Twilo Thunder
BT - Flaming June
Bobina - Time & Tide
Blank & Jones - Cream
Brainbug - Nightmare
Ben Preston Feat Susie - Why We Run (Original Mix)
Bend Over - Bass Kick
Blank & Jones - Zero Gravity (Envio Remix)
Bossanova - Stonecold (Original MiX)
Brooklyn Bounce - Bring it Back (A1 Mix)
Brainbug - Rain (Original Brainbug Mix)
BT - Rose of Jericho

Something a bit different

BH - The Summit
Bustrexx Feat Veela - Not Anymore
Birds of Paradise - Riding the Froth
Biomekkanik - State of Perfection [Like Absurd Minds from yesterday, not sure the genre, but it's also very German!]
BT Feat Jes - Every Other Way
BT - Blue Skies
 
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Yeah, I have a Native Instruments Maschine Mikro and Kontrol M32 keyboard. I dabble now and again but I always find I get mental block or the tune I am working on ends up sounding lime something that already exists. Its pretty hard.
Nice. I didn't come from a musical family but in early-mid teens had a couple of "high street" keyboards and self taught. Only really became moderately competent with the one hand really, too many distractions with drum patterns and effects for the other hand to put the time in! Might be something to come back to one day.
I can sympathise with the 'block' comment, I have thought about going for some software that allows/enables making tracks but am sure I'd just end up with things I already know, some great tracks can be so simple but you still have to come up with them, and I think I likely just wouldn't have it.
 
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Apols, these will nag away at me like a hungry rat, so for a C what I missed the first time around:

Charm – Walk On The Wild Side
Club Illusions – Heroic Octave
CyberPsyChose – CyberPsyChose II
Conmen – Cruise Control
The Carl Cox Concept - The Planet Of Love (Red Jerry Vocal Mix)

Bit different: Cut & Paste - Forget It (Krinkle Cut Mix)
 

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I've not read the whole thread but wondered has anyone else tripped over the lo-fi type of stuff on YouTube?
Generally remakes of existing music with a slower more relaxed but electronic feel with emphasis on the odd bit of record noise/needle skip etc.
I'll give a couple of examples on my playlist for the gym or relaxing in the garden in the mornings.

Then the sillier stuff but equally entertaining
 
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Coming back for C (Another long un, too many good ones to choose from)

Upbeat/Hardcore

Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Verrotted
Cybernators - Open The Door
Chosen Few - Danica
Cytronix - On Ya Knees
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Live At London
Ceasefire - Who's Afraid of Noise
Cyclopede - Bad Motherf///er
Chill FM - Strobelight (Technotrance Mix)
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Harm Me
Cardassia - Here Comes the Sound
Casio Brothers - Last Anthem

Trance

Cass & Slide - Perception (Vocal Mix)
Cor Fijneman Feat Anita Kelsey - Healing (Vocal Mix)
Cygnus X - Orange Theme
CERN - The Message (Northern Mix)
Cephren Blake Feat Meighan Nealon - Year After (Original Mix)
Ca-Lo - Here Be Dragons (Original Mix)
Cape Town - Phoenix Tears
Chicane - Red Skies
Carl B - Chasing Leaves (Original Mix)
Christian Rusch - Sunday Morning (Original Mix)
Corderoy - Sweetest Dreams (Original Mix)
Cosmic Gate - Exploration of Space
Chew-Fu Phat - Without You (Fred Numf Vs Etienne Overdijk Remix)
Chicane - Autumn Tactics
Claudia Cazacu - Lekker (Original Mix)
CJ Bolland - The Prophet

Something a bit different

C-Quence - Endorphine (Hydroid's Breaking the Law Mix)
Chicane - Eglise
Chicane Feat Lisa Gerrard - Orleans

And an honourable mention for Chicane's collab with Sir Tom Jones called "Stoned In Love", it's one of those tracks you don't want to like but can't help it.
 
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I've not read the whole thread but wondered has anyone else tripped over the lo-fi type of stuff on YouTube?
Generally remakes of existing music with a slower more relaxed but electronic feel with emphasis on the odd bit of record noise/needle skip etc.
I'll give a couple of examples on my playlist for the gym or relaxing in the garden in the mornings.

Then the sillier stuff but equally entertaining
Welcome along. It's anything goes here really, the thread for me confirmed what I thought I knew - in that this genre (if that is the right word) has gone off in so many directions with so many facets.

I had posted this one earlier but we've been mostly lazy and not done the media embedding, it may fit close to the arena you are referring to
 

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I am going to revisit D, I feel my last list was too condensed :D

Upbeat/Hardcore

Da Tweekaz - Final Duckdown [This is a superb mash-up but it does test your sanity (You Tube only)
De-Viation Crew - Here it Is [Classic Scottish piano bounce]
Damage Inc. - Turn Around [Yes, it is what you think it is]
Davie Forbes - Play Like a Tiger
Daydream & Maddy - Banana Bash (Original Mix)
(DJ) Demo - I've Got a Feeling (Brisk & Ham Mix)
Digital Nation - One, Two, Three (Original Mix)
Druid & Bananaman - Tweedle Dum
(DJ) Dougal - Really Love You (DNA Remix) [upbeat, uplifting, just a fun, fun track that rollocks along]

Trance

Delerium - After All (Svenson & Gielen Remix)
Danilo Ercole Feat Marcie - Broken Wings (Original Mix)
Dawnseekers - Protuberance (Original Mix)
Dark Providers - Nasicillia (Ben Preston Remix)
Delorix - Nexus (Airhead Remix)
Duncan Sheik - On a High (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
Dynni - City of Moving Waters (Original Mix)
DRP - Invasion
Dropzone - Terminate [Yes, it's the Terminator Theme, but one of the best versions I have heard]
Driftwood - Freeloader (Driftwood Mix)

More House-esque:
Dino Lenny - I Feel Stereo
Dirty Vegas - Days Go By

Something a bit different

Drifta - Rearranged (Subsonik & Muffler Remix)
Delerium - Heaven's Earth
Delerium - Enchanted
Delerium - Fallen Icons
Drop Frame & Annie Inkerman - Swim
Diamans - Ellegiya (Original Mix)
 
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I am going to revisit D, I feel my last list was too condensed :D

Upbeat/Hardcore

Da Tweekaz - Final Duckdown [This is a superb mash-up but it does test your sanity (You Tube only)
De-Viation Crew - Here it Is [Classic Scottish piano bounce]
Damage Inc. - Turn Around [Yes, it is what you think it is]
Davie Forbes - Play Like a Tiger
Daydream & Maddy - Banana Bash (Original Mix)
(DJ) Demo - I've Got a Feeling (Brisk & Ham Mix)
Digital Nation - One, Two, Three (Original Mix)
Druid & Bananaman - Tweedle Dum
(DJ - Really Love You (DNA Remix) [upbeat, uplifting, just a fun, fun track that rollocks along]

Trance

Delerium - After All (Svenson & Gielen Remix)
Danilo Ercole Feat Marcie - Broken Wings (Original Mix)
Dawnseekers - Protuberance (Original Mix)
Dark Providers - Nasicillia (Ben Preston Remix)
Delorix - Nexus (Airhead Remix)
Duncan Sheik - On a High (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
Dynni - City of Moving Waters (Original Mix)
DRP - Invasion
Dropzone - Terminate [Yes, it's the Terminator Theme, but one of the best versions I have heard]
Driftwood - Freeloader (Driftwood Mix)

More House-esque:
Dino Lenny - I Feel Stereo
Dirty Vegas - Days Go By

Something a bit different

Drifta - Rearranged (Subsonik & Muffler Remix)
Delerium - Heaven's Earth
Delerium - Enchanted
Delerium - Fallen Icons
Drop Frame & Annie Inkerman - Swim
Diamans - Ellegiya (Original Mix)
Good stuff today 😎
 

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Not to be missed, this is soo nice:

Dance 2 Trance - We Came In Peace
Dance 2 Trance - Remember Exxon Valdez
Dance 2 Trance - Freaks
 
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I am going to revisit D, I feel my last list was too condensed :D

Upbeat/Hardcore

Da Tweekaz - Final Duckdown [This is a superb mash-up but it does test your sanity (You Tube only)
De-Viation Crew - Here it Is [Classic Scottish piano bounce]
Damage Inc. - Turn Around [Yes, it is what you think it is]
Davie Forbes - Play Like a Tiger
Daydream & Maddy - Banana Bash (Original Mix)
(DJ) Demo - I've Got a Feeling (Brisk & Ham Mix)
Digital Nation - One, Two, Three (Original Mix)
Druid & Bananaman - Tweedle Dum
(DJ) Dougal - Really Love You (DNA Remix) [upbeat, uplifting, just a fun, fun track that rollocks along]

Trance

Delerium - After All (Svenson & Gielen Remix)
Danilo Ercole Feat Marcie - Broken Wings (Original Mix)
Dawnseekers - Protuberance (Original Mix)
Dark Providers - Nasicillia (Ben Preston Remix)
Delorix - Nexus (Airhead Remix)
Duncan Sheik - On a High (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
Dynni - City of Moving Waters (Original Mix)
DRP - Invasion
Dropzone - Terminate [Yes, it's the Terminator Theme, but one of the best versions I have heard]
Driftwood - Freeloader (Driftwood Mix)

More House-esque:
Dino Lenny - I Feel Stereo
Dirty Vegas - Days Go By

Something a bit different

Drifta - Rearranged (Subsonik & Muffler Remix)
Delerium - Heaven's Earth
Delerium - Enchanted
Delerium - Fallen Icons
Drop Frame & Annie Inkerman - Swim
Diamans - Ellegiya (Original Mix)
Have only listed to a couple so far, but do like the Dirty Vegas video!
Intrigued by Dropzone - Terminate , but yet to locate a stream of it..
 
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Like Greig, having dusted of some more I have some additions to note down that I've been listening to this week. More than I was expecting.

Dionne - Come Get My Lovin‘ (Remix)
Da Posse - The Groove
Deep Creed 94 - Can You Feel It (Circle City Remix)
Drum Club – Sound System (Underworld Mix)
Dance United – Freedom of Life (Ayr Utd V Dance Utd Dub)
Dick - I'm A Real Sex Maniac (Rape Me Mix) [apols for language, also takes about 1:45 to actually start!]
D-Tek - Drop The Rock (Original Mix)
De’Lacy - Hideaway (Deep Dish Mix)
Deadly Sins - We Going On Down (Bottom Dollar Club Mix)
Dream Plant - Giraffe
Dee Pattern - Who's The Badman (Sound System Mix)
D.O.P. - Trance Europe Express
D-Shake - Techno Trance (Revisited)
Deep Project - Summer Soulsa
 
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