Originally posted by k_car:
house - "i'll house you" by the jungle brothers is a perfect example of an old school house music. carl cox tends to play a lot of hard techno and house (as well as other genres)
Considerably better definition - "House Music" by Eddie Amador. Oddly a definitive track.
hard house - like someone said b4, a prime example is exit and boris. hard hitting, beat you over the head with bass.
Not hard house - You can possibly call that NY hard house, but the style is more closely associated with Trance and Euro (kind of a blend of the two). But it's not hard house.
trance - sasha, very trancy... gus gus (sasha v. the light), PVD, Oakie... once again, the disclaimer that these djs typically expand many other genres of music but i use as examples
Try and of the Binary Finary 199* tracks. Again, definitive of the style.
progressive (house & trance) - somewhat difficult to distinguish sometimes but progressive can be seen to a great extent in PVD's live @ home - very hard and progressive.
Try, bassline driven and possesing the rythm of a techno track. Add pad melodies to distinguish prog trance from house.
techno - go to old days at limelight (early mid 90's)... songs like dominator, injected with a poison. today, sven vath is a perfect example of a good techno dj
You're confusing oldskool hardcore with techno. Though you are bang on calling Sven Vath a good techno dj. But he plays techno, not oldschool hardcore.
breakbeat - name speaks for itself. somgs like alasla by alaska and beyond therapy by jmj & richie
The breakbeat is, for example, the rythm that all hip-hop is done to. It's syncopated (ie not 4/4). Breaks, bigbeat, jungle, two step etc. is also based on the breakbeat. Perfect example of a breakbeat is James Brown's "Funky Drummer" sample.
tribal - once again, a very descriptive title, like someone alse said, music sounds that may remind you of being in the bush in africa. sorry, no songs come to mind.
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