Awesome Music / Electronic

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Miscellaneous:

  • Hiroshi Watanabe, under the alias "cranky," puts outs some amazing rave music. Take for example, J219 "Ura-Rokkou mix", a remix of one of his own songs, or "R176".
  • Jean-Michel Jarre has galloped out of the shadow of his father, film composer Maurice Jarre, to become one of electronic music's most successful artists:
    • "Fourth Rendez-Vous" was an ethereal techno-dance song. Then the 1998 FIFA World Cup came to France, and now you have "Rendez-Vous '98", a song that captures all the thrill and bombast of a FIFA World Cup finale. Which of course was an Apollo 440 remix of the original "Fourth Rendez-Vous", which can't fail to uplift the spirits of anyone who hears it. There's a reason that Jean Michel Jarre still uses it in his live performances. After all, the first live performance in Houston, Texas in 1986 is still utterly awesome even now.
    • Also "Ethnicolor" which just might be his artistic peak and awesomest music. Especially after 6:20 or so. (The studio version is better, though.)
    • Of course, the album Rendez-vous has even more to offer. There's also Second Rendez-vous, especially live versions, and full length (as in nearly 12 minutes) live versions in particular: Awesome Music meets Epic Rocking. But "Fourth Rendez-vous" has been an encore for some of Jarre's biggest shows for a reason, yes.
  • Anything on Venetian Snares' epic album Rossz csillag alatt született. Here's the most well-known track: "Szamár Madár".
  • Boards of Canada. Music Has The Right To Children is just about perfect. As for tracks, the sublime and just about a Heartwarming Moment of its own, go with "Olson". Other than that, all their music could qualify.
  • "Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust. Well, what do you expect when you work with Thomas Bangalter?
  • Orbital, the full 15-minute version of "Are We Here?". Also Lush 3/Impact/Remind trilogy ESPECIALLY live. "Belfast" is also good, but live it's unbelievable.
  • "Rock Into the Future" by 1200 Micrograms.
    • Their entire first record is pure awesome. Every song maintains the psytrance but also does a good job reflecting the drugs in use. LSD is particularly epic and Mescaline uses samples from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas! Sweet!
    • "Acid for Nothing" is equally amazing. Who'd guess that Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" would sound so awesome with a bass drum!
  • Awesome Music with an Awesome Music Video to go with it: "DVNO" by Justice, featuring very professional parodies of Vanity Plates and other logos.
  • Darude. "Sandstorm". A fantastic euro-trance song, unfortunately overshadowed by the fact that it's used on Youtube to mislead people who ask the song on a video. And if the original is too short for your taste, better go with an extended remix.
  • Aphex Twin has been declared to be the pioneer of modern electronic music. Selected Ambient Works 85-92, Richard D. James Album, ...I Care Because You Do, drukQs, Come to Daddy, On EP, Analord, etc. should be a part of everyone's music library regardless if you're a fan of the genre or not. The "Come To Daddy" video is a good argument to metal fanciers that electronic music can be awesome and incredibly heavy. The imagery is more metal than most metal could ever hope to be, and the beat-sliced madness and horrific distortion is perfect!
  • Regarding pioneers, Autechre has been arguably defining the very concept of electronic music since their debut LP Incunabula. They have changed styles several times and in the most unpredictable ways, ranging from the bizarre abstraction of Confield to the heavenly glory of Oversteps, all the way to the frantic, bloodcurling beats of Gantz Graf. Awesome Music? Try "Treale".
  • "A Glorious Dawn", a remix of Carl Sagan's narration from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." The Symphony of Science, by John Boswell, has produced fifteen songs so far including the preceding in the same style. "We Are All Connected" and "Our Place In The Cosmos" are also absolutely amazing.
  • Moby:
    • "Raining Again". Everything from Moby's singing to the sliding guitar arpeggios in the chorus to the sassy female harmonization in the home stretch of the song.
    • And from his earlier works, "Next is the E". and "Electricity". And "Go". And "Thousand". As in, 1000 BPM.
    • Moby meant "Bodyrock" to be a "stupid song to jump up and down to." Mission accomplished.
    • Quite possibly the most sinister and haunting song in Moby's catalogue, "Alice". The video looks like something the Slender Man directed, so be warned.
  • Tangerine Dream, anyone? Klaus Schulze had a massive solo career, but the organic, soaring, otherworldly Moondawn takes the cake. The sound and flowing rhythms from the original master still hold up today.
  • Fuck Buttons. They have the ability to make music that is amazingly catchy, while being polyphonic AND quite often polyrhythmic. And they do it on fucked up kids toys.
  • Ferry Corsten. Exhibit A: "Fire".
  • Give it up for Industrial Music:
    • :WUMPSCUT:. Their sound molds Industrial with house music. It worked well! Examples: "We Believe We Believe", "Jesus Antichristus", "Mother","Wolf", "Fuckit".
    • Combichrist. Don't let their Nightmare Fuel thematics fool you. Their music WILL raise your blood pressure. Examples: "I Want Your Blood", "What the Fuck is Wrong with You", "Sent to Destroy", "Shut Up and Bleed" and "This is My Rifle".
    • Laibach. They have an incredibly distinctive sound, mixing booming industrial beats with folk music. Examples: "Yisrael", a mashup of the Palestinian and Israeli national anthems.
    • VNV Nation. The Trope Makers of the beautiful genre called Futurepop. Listen to them right NOW!!! Examples: "Industrial Love", "Arclight".
    • Covenant. Their music ranges from lovely tear-jerking futurepop songs, all the way to fistpump-friendly industrial dance. Examples: "Bullet", "We Stand Alone", "20 Hz", "Wir Sind Die Nacht".
    • mind.in.a.box. Want a journey in an amazing alternate reality? Go ahead and listen to them. Examples: "Identity", "Walking", "What Used To Be", "Change".
    • Centhron. Viking metal meets industrial music. Yes, it's awesome. Examples: "Tanz im Sternefeuer", "Asgard", "Einheit C".
    • Skinny Puppy. If you don't love them... You don't like industrial music in general. Examples: "Useless", "Worlok", "Testure", "Pro-Test".
    • Neuroticfish. Another awesome futurepop act, which crosses industrial with progressive trance. Examples: "The Bomb".
    • Assemblage 23. Their sound is incredibly cryptic, and will really enter in your mind in no time. Examples: "Damaged".
    • Xotox. Their sound is raw, aggressive, and no holds barred. Examples: "[Xo]toxic" and "Mechanische Unruhe".
    • Emika. Dark and eerie, just the way gothic industrial should be. Examples: "Double Edge (GeRM remix)".
  • Industrial Metal is no slouch either.
    • Nine Inch Nails. Bypass their way too over-the-top thematics, and ANYTHING made by them becomes this. Examples: "The Hand That Feeds", "Discipline", "We're In This Together", "Head Like a Hole", "Closer".
    • Ministry. The Trope Makers of industrial metal. They have to be awesome! Examples: "Jesus Built My Hotrod"
    • Marilyn Manson. Examples: "This Is The New Shit".
    • Rammstein. Americans love them for a reason that should be obvious. Their industrial metal is truly overwhelming. Examples: "Du Hast", "Ohne Dich", "Feuer Frei!", "Ich Tu Dir Weh", "Mein Land".
    • Rob Zombie. A long career and he still makes the great industrial metal he's known for. Examples: "Dragula", "Never Gonna Stop".
    • Fear Factory. Easily the most hardhitting, relentless and pounding industrial metal band in the scene. Their music is amazing, but can be pretty inaccessible at first. Examples: "Shock", "Powershifter", "Cars", "Demanufacture", "The Industrialist".
  • Classic industrial...
  • The Birthday Massacre, one of the best bands ever, write incredibly catchy and well done music. Their style could be described as synthpop-industrial-alternative rock-metal. Also, they're Canadian.
  • The Knife. "Heartbeats", "Marble House", and "Pass This On" are examples of how awesome the Dreijer siblings are. And Karin is Crazy Awesome in her own merit, each relisten to the Fever Ray album yields new quirks in the songs.
  • "Score (Original mix)" by Slyder. Especially the buildup at 3:42. Definitely a Moment of Awesome. Even more awesome when driving to it in Grand Theft Auto 3.
  • "High" by Peter Moesser and Harold Faltermeyer. Just an upbeat electronic song from The '70s that's somewhat ahead of its time.
  • "Biocandy" by Chi-A.D.. Merely listening to it will get you high without drugs.
  • UNKLE's "Burn My Shadow" is just... epic. As is his remix of "No One Knows." Eerie, yet beautiful.
  • Renard Queenston: One of his best tracks is "The Castle".
  • Hadouken!'s "Mecha Love" combines fast synth beats with great lyrics.
  • A couple of years before Fatboy Slim, Norman Cook headed a trio with two producers to form a group called Pizzaman. They were awesome. Here's one of their hits.
  • Nero - "Innocence".
    • Their masterpiece, and what is regarded to be the best song in Forza Horizon, "Me And You".
    • Their debut album, Welcome Reality, is considered by bassheads the new pinnacle of dubstep. Other than "Me And You" and "Innocence", there is "Crush On You", with its brutal-as-Death Metal drop.
  • Blackmill, the master of chillstep, a sub-genre Dubstep which goes for a calmer, more relaxing feel. Any of his songs are awesome examples, but those that are especially outstanding include "Fortune Soul", "The Light", and "Let It Be (feat. Veela)".
  • Skream, all the time. He's the Trope Maker of dubstep, and artists like Skrillex and Rusko couldn't ask for a better one. "Midnight Request Line", "Exothermic Reaction" and "Listenin' To The Records On My Wall" are all songs that every true dubstep fan should know and appreciate before jumping to the second wave dubstep/brostep (NOTE: term not used in an offensive way).
  • Despite starting as a straightforward rap crew, the Foreign Beggars have officially proven that rap and dubstep work very well together. "Contact", "Apex" (made in co-production with Knife Party) and "Crep Hype" will make Your Head Asplode, possibly. They now have made a collaboration with Noisia, who are longtime partners of them, called I AM LEGION. "Make Those Move" is right now the only song they've made under this alias, but is a great start for a collaboration that will be big someday.
  • Milkways' "Galactic Reaction" and "Unknown Flight", despite being older tracks, do have a good listen value. "Galactic Reaction" has a happy-sounding rhythm to it. "Unknown Flight" doesn't sound positive in the beginning, but it gets more uplifting in its last quarter.
  • Oh so much of Infected Mushroom. This is the psytrance group. "Becoming Insane", "U R So Fucked", "Deeply Disturbed" and "Mambacore" qualify definitely as awesome psytrance, although "U R So Fucked" and "Mambacore" have both electro house and dubstep influences, which however don't stop them from being awesome.
  • Everything made by Asian Dub Foundation. This British jungle group has been constantly cherished by the drum and bass fanbase, which regards them as one of the best dnb bands of all time. "Flyover", the opening track of their album Tank, is the go-to song if you want to put the pedal to the metal (which makes its inclusion in Burnout Revenge all the more fitting). "Fortress Europe" is their Signature Song, and it kicks ass so much your feeble mind can't even think.
  • Nicky Romero's "Toulouse", with its respective video, is one of electro house's modern staples. FEEL THAT BASS!!!!
  • STOP THE ROCK, CAN'T STOP THE ROCK, YOU CAN'T STOP THE ROCK, CAN'T STOP THE ROCK. Apollo 440's "Stop The Rock" is an electronic music anthem, played at a solid 440 hertz.
  • Disclosure's music is almost always awesome. "F for You", "When a Fire Starts to Burn", "Latch" and "You & Me" (the music video is Not Safe for Work, however) are songs that come to mind. What makes Disclosure more awesome is the fact that Guy and Howard Lawrence (the two brothers that are Disclosure) are 22 and 19, respectively. They make music that can compare with songs done by producers who've been at it for decades longer.
  • Merzbow. Sure, his musical output may border on Hell Is That Noise, but what sets him apart from other Harsh Noise and Industrial artists is his amazing skill in musical improvisation - he is considered a near-virtuoso in his home country and has had his music widely recognized in underground Electronic Music scenes around the world. Also, would you believe that sons such as 1930: Part 1 are recorded with frightening clarity as opposed to most noise artists who go for massive brickwalling? And he's done some pretty awesome ambient songs.
  • Castaway by Seabound. Soothing and understated but uplifting and powerful as well.
    Take this ray of light.
    Veil the moon, and hold the tide.
    Calm the wind. You might control the sea.


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