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Identify this genre and performance: DJ with live instruments [closed]

I am trying to identify the correct terminology for a particular performance type (or genre) that has a DJ + musician that makes the music live. For example: Darkside - Live on KEXP Gramatik - Live ...
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What is the jazz genre of the pianist Art Tatum?

What is Art Tatum's style? His music sound quite different than Swing. How can you categorize his style? Also, later in his life, was he involved in the Bebop scene? If so, what recordings/albums ...
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What genre is the song “The Blues Done Come Back” by Count Basie Orchestra?

This song is "The Blues Done Come Back" by Count Basie Orchestra. Is this style swing, blues or jazz? As the link describes, this song is from 1953. Was swing still popular during the 1950s?
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Jeremy Gratton - Stillness And Forgiveness, what type of music is this?

So I stumbled upon this very particular track and I found the drums and what i believe to be sort of an Asian/Hindu style of music very soothing. But I can't for the love of it all remember the ...
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What genre is this style of short fast notes played on plucked strings?

There's a kind of music that characteristically features short, fast notes on pizzicato strings, marked bass rhythm, and accompanied by orchestra, mostly long notes by the strings, such as, for ...
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Genre of soundtrack music for small remote desert towns?

Imagine a movie scene situated at a god-forsaken town out in the middle of nowhere. Usually it is somewhere in the Western United States. Typically, you'd see some old gas station, or even a cow skull ...
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What year was “Don't Play Me Cheap” by Louis Armstrong recorded, and what jazz style is it?

Here is a link to the song Don't Play Me Cheap by Louis Armstrong: https://youtu.be/D-jLuPep5No What year was this song recorded, and what jazz style is it? Is it swing? Or, is it before the swing ...
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What genre is Futurecop! and Cinnamon Chasers?

There is this growing subgenre of EDM characterised by 80's nostalgic themes and lots of oldschool synths. The most prominent artists I'm aware of are: Futurecop!, Cinnamon Chasers, Anoraak. How do ...
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What is the genre of “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton?

I am very much in love with the music Cocaine by Eric Clapton. What is the genre of this song? If possible suggest me some more songs like this.
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Genre of music used in old Amiga demo videos

Many years ago I found some Amiga music in demos. Interference demo You can start at 0.35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWYRIV8YVdk Turrican 2 - Desert rocks It kind of also have that sound. ...
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What genre would Jeff Wayne's musical adaption of “The War Of The Worlds” fall in and where can I find more?

I enjoy listening to Jeff Wayne's version because it combines music with the narration of a story. It is nearly two hours long, which is great for listening on car journeys and similar. What would I ...
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Country song, c.1999 - “Love is ___”

I heared this song in 1999 in Saudi Arabia. It was performed by a man. Aired on 91.4 FM local Dhahran Station (Aramco Radio). It could be a country song, but I could be wrong. The part of lyrics I ...
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What sub-genre of jazz is Dondi by Ed Motta?

To which sub-genre of jazz belongs Ed Motta’s Dondi? Is it pop jazz? Smooth jazz? Or anything else?
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What genre is the background song in Spike's dream scene in *Cowboy Bebop: The Movie*?

I found a video from Cowboy Bebop titled Cowboy Bebop: The Movie [HD] - Spike's Dream Scene (Blu-Ray) on YouTube. I have seen it many times, and I'm really interested in the piano playing in the ...
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Is there a term for Saving Abel's style of rock music?

I was wondering if there is a specific term for rhythmic rock music like Stupid Girl or The Sex is good by Saving Abel. The rhythm is not really complex, but very appealing (for me). Yet I have ...
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Genre identification: “Honor for All” by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht

A friend and I were attempting to determine a genre for the song "Honor for All" by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht, but were unable to come up with anything fitting, as it doesn't fit into any ...
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Which music style is King Herod's song supposed to be?

In Jesus Christ Superstar, King Herod's song has a very particular music style. I see also that it slightly changes from one version of the musical to another. Which music style is King Herod's song ...
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A genre that sounds oriental but is far away from it

How does one call this kind of movie soundtrack, examples are: Eric Serra - Akta (fifth element) Eric Serra - What's happening out there (Leon the professional) and maybe Christophe Heral - ...
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How does one characterize or classify the patriotic music in American films & TV?

I am not a musician, theorist, or composer, so I don't have a lot of musical vocabulary at my disposal. But there's a certain kind of music in films about American bravery and freedom: I can recognize ...
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What is the style/genre of the non-English sections of Panic is Perfect's “Go Go Go”?

Reference music I'm aware of the the whole song's genre being alternative. But my interest lies in the interlude part only, with non-english vocals (I'm not aware of the language). I've heard this ...
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Songs similar to 'Tuyo' from Rodrigo Amarante

Do you know any songs similar to Tuyo from the singer Rodrigo Amarante? It's the opening credits theme song of Netflix serie Narcos.
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

What genre is this soundtrack from Commedia Sexy? Commedia Sexy - Main Theme I would say jazz swing but it's a too broad description to find any similar tracks. Can you name similar tracks, ...
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Genre of song where instruments are replaced by vocals

I wanted to ask you what genre this song is: Bring the noise - Prossimamente su Italia 1 I am not talking about the original, I am talking about this remix where instruments are substituted by vocals,...
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What music genre is Tron: Legacy by Daft Punk?

The album is categorized as soundtrack. The Band is officially French-House style. The album is a mixture of orchestral sound with electro elements (hybrid). There are also electro beats in there. It ...
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Company of Heroes 2 - British Forces Theme | What is the music here based off of and where do I find more music like this?

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahr6APbE1Y) This is from the video game, Company of Heroes 2 - The British Forces Expansion Pack/DLC's soundtrack. Where can I find music like this? I have decided ...
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Music using orchestra with a singer and a pop/rock/jazz song's style?

I wonder if there is a special name for the kind of music where there is an orchestra and a singer singing a pop, rock, or jazz song? I've listened to some of them (but hardly with a pop or rock ...
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What is the name of music genre that makes music from cups or human body sounds?

What is the name of music genre that makes music from cups or human body sounds? Like the intro part of this track: Anna Kendrick - Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone")
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Identify the genre of this Borderlands soundtrack?

I have found a track I like and would like to find out which, if any, culture normally produces music with this sound. Here is the song, Fighting off the Skags by Raison Varner. I realize there are ...
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Genre of ominous music used for anime cutscenes when the villain approaches

(Migrated from anime and manga upon advice) The following piece of music is extracted from some video on the internet (which the twitter link cannot be included here due to the content is rather ...
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Genre of “Bourbon Street” (Tuohy), “Save My Soul” (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), more

Looking for genre names so I can find more music like these, if you have recommendations, they're more than welcome. I NEED MORE MUSIC These first two are pretty similar: https://www.youtube.com/...
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What kind of music genre did Jesse Pinkman listen to in Breaking Bad?

To be more specific, I'm not asking about the soundtrack of the whole series. In a lot of scenes you can see Jesse listening to music that sounds like hip-hop or rap (please don't kill me if I'm ...
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What kind of jazz (subgenre) does jazz24.org play?

Been listening to jazz24.org for a while and I can't place what kind of jazz they play. It seems to cover a lot of eras but it's distinctive enough that I can almost recognize it from the music alone ...
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What is the genre or type of music from Don't Starve?

The original soundtrack for Don't Starve I have heard the type of music before in other video games such as Contrast Contrast Soundtrack: Main Attraction and also in the Darkmoon faire area in ...
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Peppertones “Salary” - Harmonic syncopation in swing rhythm

https://youtu.be/p8U4b9yVyx4 This song's rhythm section consists of 3 instruments: drum, bass, and an acoustic guitar. When anticipation/syncopation happens with harmonic rhythm (Chord changes one ...
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Classical style bands/music with non-opera vocal singer

I really like classical music with low number of instruments and I also like woman voice singing in calm, natural style (non-opera style). Does anyone here know for some band or music piece that ...
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Recognizing a subtype of Drum 'n' Bass

Can someone tell me what specific subtype of Drum 'n' Bass this track is? Unreal Tournament '99 GOTY Soundtrack - Nether Animal composed by Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos
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Genre of “Peppertones - Close up the world”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5dcwtgSVI I am trying to find more songs with this rhythm (drum and bass) and arrangement style. Can you help me figure out what songs/genres have used similar ...
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How to qualify 'Lady of the Lake' by Rick Wakeman (Knights of the Round Table)?

In Rick Wakeman's album The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the song Lady of the Lake serves as a (45 seconds) intermede between the first and third songs of the ...
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Is there a name or genre for music made using only non-instruments?

The music in question is mostly rhythmic, as expressed by these two videos: Sound Jumble beginning at 39 seconds into the video, and Stomp Out Loud at 2 minutes and 57 seconds into the video. The Blue ...
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Genre or similar songs to this proprietary track

I recently stumbled upon a video from which I extracted a proprietary song whose artist/name were kept secret. However, I really want to know where I can find more of this genre, that I would classify ...
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Meshing Music and ASMR

I love interesting music, especially ones that feature ASMR* like qualities. I've wanted to be able to search and find more but I can't figure out the proper genre/term to call that style of music or ...
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“Cantina Band” Genre Question / Similar Music

I've recently been listening to a lot of John Williams' work, and one piece that stood out that I didn't know about prior was "Cantina Band" from Star Wars A New Hope. It is a very upbeat and fun ...
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Genre of music like Infected Mushroom and Snail's House

Here is a link to some music I listen to (On youtube music). What genre is it? Infected Mushroom - playlist Snail's House - Pixel Galaxy ODESZA - A Moment Apart Are they all the same genre or ...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

Ievan Polkka is a popular Finnish song and I really love it. I was wondering : To what genre does it belong? I would like to find some other similar songs. What are the key characteristics of this ...
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What genre is the music of Fetty Wap?

I know Fetty Wap is a rapper, but I also heard that there is some influence of trap in his music (there is a song called Trap Queen). What kind of genre is his music? Is there an official genre for ...
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Songs similar to 'Atheist Runt' and 'Omnipresent knife in your back'

I'm looking for recommendations of songs similar to Atheist Runt and Omnipresent knife in your back. Both these songs were made by Napalm Death and are their only ones which I like. I find the ...
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Identify this type of music? [closed]

I want to know what type of music is this. Is that a sallon type of music? Facebook video Can anyone tell me what type of music is this?
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What type is that piece from Kent movieclip?

I am very interested in the video clip released by the Swedish band Kent 4 years ago, introducing their last album and tour. Då Som Nu För Alltid The whole piece is (or sounds like it is) centered ...
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Genre for weird, obscure or underground music

I'm looking for obscure music. If anyone knows about an underground artist, or genre, I would be pleased to have your help. I'll take anything from any year or century, as long as it is complex or ...
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Rock subgenre of “Darkness” by SPF1000

Listen to this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3WV3Fu-kw&t= Its called Darkness by SPF 1000. It was in an episode titled "Battle of the Bands" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & ...