October 6, 2010

Back to the old-skool days... At least for me...

Ok, I was planning this for some time now. This is a blog about electronic dance music, still very true but I wanted to tell a little something about my own music development. I started out playing piano at a young age and quite after like 2-3 years. Puberty hit and I just couldn't care anymore. I started skateboarding and you know how that age can change everything. After some time of listening to punk and softer forms of metal I started getting interested in producing that kind of music myself. After some time I decided to pick up the drums (well, not literally ofcourse, they are kind of heavy to pick up all at once) because I was always a very rhythmic person. I obviously love good written melodies but rhythm has always been my main passion.

Now I wanted to post some songs that I'd love to drum (and was actually able to play). I only drummed for 1-2 years so not too long but I was pretty good at it. I stopped because friends went apart and I didn't have any music making buddies anymore. At that time I also started getting into EDM again (I was into EDM even before I hit puberty believe it or not) and once again became interested in picking up the piano (to write melodies for my own EDM tracks) and starting to DJ.

The first song I wanted to post is Soulfly - Tribe. The first concert I ever went to in my entire life so the band still has a pretty special place for me and I love this song in particular because of the massive percussion in it:



The second song is from Cataract. Probably nobody here actually heard of this band before since they are pretty small. It's a hardcore band from Switzerland. I was into hardcore just before I got back into EDM for almost a solid year. This intro has always fascinated me. It was extremely hard to pull off and took me too long to learn (especially the part around 11 seconds in) but was totally worth it, I loved playing it. So here is Cataract - Legions At The Gates:



So, there you have it. This might get me some extra metalheads following my blog and get them into EDM and the EDM fans now know that not every single DJ was always into that kind of music, some big artists were playing other genres before.

Stay tuned for my next post with more EDM! So all the EDM fans shouldn't get disappointed by this one post!

29 comments:

  1. I enjoyed Soulfly and Sepultura in ye ole days, never got into Cataract. I am a big fan of metal and enjoy genres of electronic. Mainly Aphex Twin, The Tuss, Jackson and His Computer Band, Kavinsky, I broke my robot, etc. Breack/glitch, very few dance.

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  2. I'm not a big metal music fan, but I liked this! You always have good stuff, Frank!

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  3. i gotta say i dont like metal. too much at once

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  4. I've never heard either of those, they were pretty good! Very nostalgic sounding and nice :]

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  5. haven't listened to much electronica since the raving days, great to nostalgia a little bit

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  6. Another EDM fan. I'm a diehard fan of ambient music.

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  7. Was NOT expecting to see SoulFly and Cataract on top of each other!

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  8. hahha cataract, that band is retro as hell for me, im still into grindcore and metalcore, nice vids.

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  9. Hey, that's actually some really good music.

    Thanks for sharing those songs.

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  10. they just dont make music like they used to.
    rarely you'll find an album you can listen to from start to end these days.

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  11. Thanks for sharing the songs man! You can't go wrong with a little metal.

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  12. I'm just getting into EDM now, after 6 years of playing guitar. It's cool to hear about yuor experience with it :D

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  13. I really like the Tribe song, never really heard that kind of music but its pretty interesting

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  14. it was worth it to listen to this :)

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  15. Mmmm, the sound of the old. Oh God, yes! Sweet tunes, brah, and if you can, put Back to the Primitive.

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  16. Pretty cool =D Thanks for the post =D

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  17. Not really my style of music, but not a bad song.

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  18. Cataract takes me back to when I would only listen to heavy metal everyday. How times have changed :)

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  19. never heard these songs before there pretty good

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