I think it’s clear that we all love psytrance and related music, but what other music do you listen to?
I like music from pretty much every genre in existence. Lately i’ve been loving the album A Hundred Days Off by Underworld and also The Floor Is Too Far Away by Ozric Tentacles. I started off as a metal head, became interested in progressive and psychedelic music (i’ve been an absolute prog nerd for like 2 or 3 years).
After that i got more and more into electronic music, and from there into psytrance and related stuff.
In short, there are bands i love from the following genres - All kinds of electronic, metal, rock, indie, jazz, pop, experimental, avantgarde, and even some hip hop.
I have to say that shpongle and most simon projects really are my favorite music. its the only music i can put on at any time of day, night, weekend, weekday…at any point and it will fit whatever mood i’m in and make me happy.
i do love most music though. i work in the hip hop industry, so i have a big history with it. its become a sad state of affairs recently, so i’m more into the classics, like nas, kanye, 2pac, biggie, warren g, bunch of others. so i listen to a lot of hip hop
i’ve been listening to a lot of Thievery Corporation too. they have awesome production and definately make really orignial dub-feeling songs too. Check out their album Versions, it’ll blow you away if you’re into dub kind of stuff, reeal chill.
besides that, a little classical here and there, rnb, classic michael jackson, a lot of Hybrid and other breakbeat, progressive house.
Apart from anything connected to the psy scene I listen to…..
Early 80’s electro/hip hop
Indian music a bit
Scratch or turntablisum stuff
Down beat such as Cinematic orchestra, Ninja, DJ Shadow etc
House/dance 85-93 - when I’m in a retro mood
Shpongle and Hallucinogen are two of my favorites, but I do listen to a lot of other music. Here are some things to check out if you are interested:
Classical: Prokofiev piano concertos 1-5, Scriabin Piano Sonatas 1-10, Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe, La Valse, Rhapsodie Rhapsocy Espagnole (psy-classical . . . ha)
Rock: Estradasphere, Alamaailman Vasarat, ColorStar, Mr. Bungle
Chill: Ratat - (some really good tracks on the album “Classics”) Adham Shaikh, Xploding Plastix, Up Bustle & Out
Here is a link to a track I like, it’s kind of poppy dub, but still fun. http://www.alex-c.com/boots/Alex C - No No No Shame For You.mp3, check it out, see what you think. I think Shpongle fans would be into it.
I know you guys will think i’m just pluggin my own music…
but i’m genuinely posting this because based on what I am hearing here, i REALLY think that you guys would really like what i’ve been creating… i create many different projects under many different names… most of them are solo projects, and every genre and sound is different, and varies from project to project, album to album, track to track, and second to second…
It doesn’t matter what genre it is, as far as it makes me feel something.
Even some pop songs can be really good, despite the fact that i dislike people being brainwashed to like something.
On the other hand all classical music cannot make everyone feel something.
For example i love Vivaldi & Wagner but i can’t say i feel anything special when listening to Mozart….
Except for psy/ambient etc, i usually listen to classic Rock/Hard Rock stuff.
My favourite band is Pink Floyd of course & i think the best singer of all times is Fredie Mercury. 8)
Used to just be Rock, Metal (Marilyn Manson, Meshuggah, Anaal Nathrakh, American Head Charge etc) and stuff like that. Then through the use of various drugs i became interested in Drum&Bass;, then Industrial, EBM & more aggressive synth based music (Velvet Acid Christ, :wumpscut:, Psyclon 9, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Tactical Sekt). Then just listening to similar, but less aggressive music i kind of happened across the more psychedelic / hypnotic music (Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, along with Leftfield, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Nightmares On Wax, Boards Of Canada). I think mainly i’m just glad that even though it’s an incredible feeling discovering new music that i like i haven’t really lost the love for stuff that i was into years ago.