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applesaucemanny's avatar

Can you recommend some techno artists to listen to?

Asked by applesaucemanny (1770points) July 2nd, 2009

So lately I’ve been enjoying techno but I don’t have enough of it so any suggestions?

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

He’s not new or underground but DJ Dan is great.

Grisaille's avatar

Does Daft Punk count as techno?

DeanV's avatar

Yeah. Does Daft Punk count? Because they’re awesome. Or do you mean just electronica?

Tink's avatar

Daft Punk does count in my opinion

applesaucemanny's avatar

@dverhey I think of it all as techno, whether it’s electronica, trance, techno I don’t even know anymore but you know what I mean

DeanV's avatar

Ah. Yeah.

Try Ratatat, Justice, Cut Copy, Hot Chip and M83. Not all techno, but similar electronica type stuff.

Aethelwine's avatar

The Prodigy

Grisaille's avatar

Alive 2007, then.

Go buy it, now.

DeanV's avatar

The Chemical Brothers. Busy P. Mr Flash.

Get Discovery too, while you’re at it. And † is a great Justice album.

whatthefluther's avatar

Hey kids….I’m not up on my genre sub-category distinctions. Can anyone tell me in which classification Depehe Mode best fits? GA lurve for knowing. See ya….wtf

applesaucemanny's avatar

@whatthefluther doesn’t matter just as long as you know what the main one is you’ll be alright

whatthefluther's avatar

@applesaucemanny…..Yeah, doesn’t matter to me a bit. Do you think they fit your “techno” classification? They are basically synth-pop, I guess. Thanks. See ya….wtf

applesaucemanny's avatar

@whatthefluther not exactly what I was looking for but you introduced me to something new and I like this so.. thanks!

Aethelwine's avatar

@whatthefluther Depeche Mode is considered as one of “jonsblond’s favorite bands as a teenager”.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Heres a few from my last.fm page

Justice
Ratatat
Shpongle
Daft Punk
Chemical Brothers
Sound Tribe Sector 9
MSTRKRFT
Infected Mushroom
Battles
Prodigy
Koxbox
Juno Reactor
Younger Brother
Astral Projection
Slagsmålsklubben
Dubmood
Hallucinogen
Enteogenic
1200 Micrograms
Infinity Project
Ott
Prometheus
Playloop
Oribital
Pogo
LCD Soundsystem

applesaucemanny's avatar

@jonsblond I’m gonna learn the bass part to that song!

Kenyan's avatar

Omg i just love Daft Punk. They are so good that they made a great song just by using 3 simple words. “Around the World”

J3SSK4's avatar

Eiffel 65.

You probably know “Im blue (Da ba de da ba die)”.

Aethelwine's avatar

@applesaucemanny Good song, isn’t it! :)

J3SSK4's avatar

I dance everytime!

applesaucemanny's avatar

@J3SSK4 oh yeah! I remember them

@jonsblond yes it is!

Grisaille's avatar

@J3SSK4 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

MY HEAD

J3SSK4's avatar

lol, whats so wrong w/ it?
It’s the perfect dance song.

Grisaille's avatar

No, it’s not. :[

I really, really hate that song (no offense, of course). More than likely due to overexposure.

Seriously, for a while there, the song would be playing everywhere I went.

J3SSK4's avatar

Thats the only reason why you hate it.
Because you heard it so much.
But if you didn’t like me.
You’d love it… like me.

Aethelwine's avatar

Nope. The song sucks. imo

@J3SSK4 Welcome to Fluther! :)

Grisaille's avatar

@J3SSK4 Eh. Still not convinced. Too… ah… what’s the word?

@jonsblond Your opinion is welcome.

cyn's avatar

@whatthefluther and @jonsblond it’s one of my favorite bands/ artists
awesome! :))
@whatthefluther…again…it would be Synthpop, Alternative dance, Electropop, New Wave
:))anyone likes THE CURE?

J3SSK4's avatar

Fine, can’t go wrong w/...

ATC – Around the World

cyn's avatar

benny benassi

Aethelwine's avatar

@cyndihugs I used to have posters of The Cure and Robert Smith all over my bedroom when I was a teenager.

@Grisaille Thank you. Don’t you love fluther? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Grisaille's avatar

Oh. This.

I… uh… what’s the word?

cyn's avatar

@jonsblond i love their songs. i’m 16 3/4 and i’m an 80’s freak…i love anything that has to do with the 80’s and 70’s and 60’s…:)

J3SSK4's avatar

hmmm.
DJ Sammy- Heaven?
If you don’t like that… I’ll give up.

Grisaille's avatar

(I wish I could italicize an ellipsis)

J3SSK4's avatar

omg. i tried.

Aethelwine's avatar

@cyndihugs You must like New Order then. :)

Grisaille's avatar

Hey, I tried too.

J3SSK4's avatar

Lol yea real hard.

J3SSK4's avatar

Technologic – Daft Punk.

Grisaille's avatar

Now we’re talkin’.

El_Cadejo's avatar

check out these two daft remixes

cyn's avatar

@jonsblond heck yeah
:D especially their videos :))

shockvalue's avatar

infected mushroom
infected mushroom
infected mushroom

whatthefluther's avatar

@jonsblond & @cyndihugsWell, I step away to do some real work ad look what happens to this thread
Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order & R.E.M.….Four of my all-time favorite bands and all four have each been at it for thirty fucking years!!! Other than the Stones and AC/DC, I’m not sure there are any other bands that can say the same thing. Talk about great music, consistency and longevity…..wtf

ru2bz46's avatar

@whatthefluther The Scorpions formed in 1966, putting out their first album in 1972. They are still around as well.

whatthefluther's avatar

@ru2bz46….Thanks for adding the great German band The Scorpions who I like a lot (love their ballads) and have seen a few times over the years (last in 2003). There may be another band or two out but darn if I can think of anymore at this moment. Thanks again. See ya..wtf

whatthefluther's avatar

How about Chicago?!

ru2bz46's avatar

@whatthefluther I listen to a lot of different music from Scorpions to Black Sabbath to 2 Live Crew to Korn to Chicago to Eminem to Mozart to (as of tonight) Daft Punk to Sting. For staying power and repetitive listenability, I’d have to say that the Scorpions are my favorite. I keep coming back to them after almost thirty years since I first heard them.

Hey, speaking of Black Sabbath, I just saw them last year (touring as “Heaven and Hell” with Dio on vocals). They’re another one that I’d put just under Scorpions and have been around forever.

Vincentt's avatar

That’s a very broad definition of Techno :P

Anyway, I quite liked Bomfunk MC’s a while ago.

ru2bz46's avatar

Oops, sorry. @WTF and I got on a tangent. Carry on…

El_Cadejo's avatar

@shockvalue i saw infected live a couple years back. Amazing show.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Aphex Twin

That dude is craaaazy. And crazy good. I second LCD Soundsystem; know that he’s very dance-y, though. In a similar vein is Les Savy Fav and !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Good old school techno: Kraftwerk, Front 242, Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb, KMFDM

El_Cadejo's avatar

@aprilsimnel KMFDM techno? No way. Industrial sure, but techno i disagree. Not to say they arent fucking amazing though :P

veronasgirl's avatar

Anytime I become interested in a certain music genre, I check out Pandora.com. Type in an artist name or somg and it will play music that is similar, I’ve discovered a lot of great new music through that site.

ru2bz46's avatar

@veronasgirl I do the same. In fact, I did the same last night and found a LOT more techno-type stuff than I had heard before. Pandora.com’s been my friend for years. Come to think of it, why didn’t I suggest that? :-\ Lurve to you for thinking clearer than I.

El_Cadejo's avatar

last.fm is leaps and bounds better than pandora. :)

ru2bz46's avatar

@uberbatman I clicked around on last.fm before, but it seemed to me that only the paid version (very affordable at $36/yr, same as Pandora.com’s paid version) let me get as much from it as Pandora offered free. Maybe it was just the learning curve. Pandora does have a simple and intuitive interface. :-)

irocktheworld's avatar

Would basshunter count?
All i ever wanted,now your gone
His music rocks! I think it’s techno..

RareDenver's avatar

As it would appear you are asking about electronic dance genre’s in general and not just techno, here are a few of my favourite artist/DJ’s

Carl Cox

Krafty Kuts

Stanton Warriors

BT

Man With No Name

Sasha

Soulwax/2manyDJs

Dr. Kucho

Mylo

Basement Jaxx

Juno Reactor

And then of course there is me RareDenver

aprilsimnel's avatar

@uberbatman – Well, I can dance to a lot of different stuff! ;)

Ansible1's avatar

Armin van Buuren, Paul van dyk, Paul oakenfold, three of the largest names to hit the scene….though as stated earlier, you say ‘techno’ but you prob should use ‘electronica’ to describe all the sub-catagories…house, electro, trance, techno, drum&bass, jungle, downtempo, breakbeat, experimental, goa etc…

cyn's avatar

@whatthefluther you should see my media player. it’s full of all-time rock, rock-n-roll, pop-rock, alternatives, country rock, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. The Beatles, the temptations, jackson 5, Chicago, Depeche mode, cyndi lauper, REO speedwagon, Europe, Survivor, OZZY, tina turner, Foreigner, Journey, the acadamy is…, A-ha, BON JOVI, Angels and Airwaves, Blink-182, Coldplay, Cheap trick, Alphaville, Corey Hart, THE CURE, death cab for cutie, Pat benatar, bad company, the bellamy brothers, CHAIRLIFT, tim myers, tegan and sara, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Jefferson Starship, HEART, jason mraz, Eric carman, DURAN DURAN, The killers, KORN, ACDC, CHER, Kings of leon, MEN AT WORK, Michael jackson, NEIL DIAMOND, OAR, PHIL COLLINS, PRINCE, QUEEN, Remy Zero, RICHARD MARX, ROB THOMAS, SAm COOKE, the script, THE POLICE, TACO, R.E.M., new order, daft punk, rogue wave, ROONEY, U2, the scorpions, Santana, the thompson twins, the verve, yellow card, JOHN LENNON, Zombies, the cranberries, Eagles, The young rascals….
and those are just a few :)

Tink's avatar

Woah ^ :)

cyn's avatar

@Tink1113 nice answer: i know wooooahw :P

cyn's avatar

I forgot to mention ELVIS PRESLEY

applesaucemanny's avatar

@cyndihugs you have good taste in music

cyn's avatar

@applesaucemanny je sais :) i just love music

irocktheworld's avatar

@applesaucemanny
I love techno too! Who are your favorite techno singers? :)

whatthefluther's avatar

@cyndihugs….I would feel right at home with your media player! I gave you GA lurve, but I’d like to give you bonus lurve for the following bands you list that I love, but I haven’t talked about here: Cranberries (Bury the Hatchet is a true classic and gets regular play from me), Zombies (Time of the Season is a 60s classic and rivals the best of the 60s best), Pat Benatar (I saw her and Neil Geraldo, of course, at small dinnerhouse/theatre….what a show!), Rogue Wave (one of the finest indie bands), Kings of Leon (some say the latest is a sell-out…I love their early stuff, but its been fun watching them grow as musicians and songwriters….I think there are more surprises to come and they will win back the early fans that fell off the bandwagon), Queen (that last time I saw them with Freddie Mercury I attended with Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth….Eddie, another rocker and I dated three sisters.,...David Lee came solo, believe or not…this is just before VH burst on the scene), Cheap Trick (my favorite warm-up band….seen them open for Alice Cooper, KISS and others), Alphaville,(Forever Young is another classic) , etc, etc. Sunday, Sherry and I have front row box seats at the Hollywood Bowl to see Death Cab for Cutie play with the L.A. Philharmonic, with tegan &sara (who I know nothing about) the second band, and the New Pornographers (who I know very well and is another favorite indie band of mine) opening the show. I will learn all about tegan & sara at the show (I’ve read good stuff about them, just don’;t know their music….yet). Thanks for sharing. See ya…..wtf

applesaucemanny's avatar

@irocktheworld I don’t know many which is why I asked this question but so far I’d have to say daft punk and benny benassi

irocktheworld's avatar

@applesaucemanny i might have to say that daft punk is really amazing when it comes to techno and im listenin to his songs right now :)

cyn's avatar

@whatthefluther oh Tegan and Sara are gay. They are from canada. they’ve been aruond for years already. :) They got fantastic songs. I love all the songs that you mentioned from each artist/band…much lurve. :) WOW

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