Following The new Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music is out!

  • Deleted user 20 August 2019 09:50:10
    Some of you know the best website on the internet, Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music. There's so much music I love that I might have never known without this guide.

    The only problem is that it was last updated in 2001, and arguably a few things have happened in the world of electronic music since. But Ishkur released the all-new guide today!

    Check it out at http://music.ishkur.com/
  • Tomo 20 Aug 2019 11:16:20 19,380 posts
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    WTH is this. Never heard of it before. Looks like an unexpected treat.
  • Fake_Blood 20 Aug 2019 15:03:04 10,948 posts
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    It was an internet classic that finally got updated.
  • Deleted user 20 August 2019 15:20:05
    Also contains the most accurate evaluation of brostep I've read
  • Vortex808 20 Aug 2019 15:35:39 15,265 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Also contains the most accurate evaluation of brostep I've read
    Browhatnow? What on earth is brostep?
  • minky-kong 20 Aug 2019 15:52:30 14,760 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Also contains the most accurate evaluation of brostep I've read
    Browhatnow? What on earth is brostep?
    All that awful Skrillex type shit is my understanding.
  • Deleted user 20 August 2019 16:04:31
    Yeah, dubstep's gonorrheic North American offspring. Skrillex, Datsik, Excision etc.
  • Fake_Blood 20 Aug 2019 16:07:48 10,948 posts
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    Holy shit it's good, that's my evening settled then.
    I mean it seems to run and load like crap on my macbook but besides that thumbs up from me.
  • Vortex808 20 Aug 2019 16:09:35 15,265 posts
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    minky-kong wrote:

    All that awful Skrillex type shit is my understanding.
    Ah, that'd make sense, thanks for the explanations folks!
  • minky-kong 20 Aug 2019 16:15:45 14,760 posts
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    As a lapsed aficionado of "nuskool" breaks that section could still do with a lot of work, especially as no one called it "nuskool" from about 2002 once it started splintering into loads of needless sub-genres.
  • RelaxedMikki 20 Aug 2019 16:29:14 3,214 posts
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    That's really cool.
    The blurb describing each genre is funny and informative. Some really nice choices of track too.
    Could lose hours in there...
  • Nanocrystal 20 Aug 2019 23:23:35 2,473 posts
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    Wow amazing resource.
  • Tomo 21 Aug 2019 09:01:40 19,380 posts
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    minky-kong wrote:
    As a lapsed aficionado of "nuskool" breaks that section could still do with a lot of work, especially as no one called it "nuskool" from about 2002 once it started splintering into loads of needless sub-genres.
    Try reading the FAQ and then think about telling him that :D
  • minky-kong 21 Aug 2019 09:51:53 14,760 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    minky-kong wrote:
    As a lapsed aficionado of "nuskool" breaks that section could still do with a lot of work, especially as no one called it "nuskool" from about 2002 once it started splintering into loads of needless sub-genres.
    Try reading the FAQ and then think about telling him that :D
    Oh believe me, I learnt long ago not to actually engage with electronic music snobs for the sake of my sanity!
  • Dombat 21 Aug 2019 12:04:47 1,914 posts
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    I remember the first version years ago. Great to see it's been updated.

    Although you could nitpick some minor parts of it it's a great resource for people trying to understand what different electronic music (sub)genres are and where they came from.
  • DJCopa 21 Aug 2019 12:09:34 2,565 posts
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    Cheers for this - missed it first time round!

    I'm in the Downtempo camp...
  • Deleted user 25 August 2019 20:13:20
    Anthem House is what happens when a guy with his finger perpetually stuck inside his own rectum occasionally pulls it out and hits the keyboard with it, one key at a time.
    Can't help but love the sophisticated in-depth music critique
  • Fake_Blood 25 Aug 2019 20:17:26 10,948 posts
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    Iím pretty sure Ishkur hates every style of electronic music.
  • Deleted user 25 August 2019 20:46:45
    Actually not, he's been pretty positive about some styles in the old guide, but apparently he deemed it not sarcastic/cynical enough. For example he wrote that Goa Trance would be the best genre ever if it weren't for the fucking hippies, but apparently he's just not the type to uphold uttering such praise.

    And I get it, as someone who's coming from heavy metal, I could spend hours being sarcastic about the stuff I like, and rubbishing the abominations it has molested mankind with.

    And just like in metal, there are many cancerous genres in electronic music that have no right to exist. Anthem house/trance/whatever is one of them. And of course brostep which is the vilest obnoxity in the history of music.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 20:58:08 25-08-2019
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