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What's the difference between house and techno?

I would answer this in two ways: HISTORICALLY, "house" and "techno" are two regional variations of post-disco club music that grew up more or less simultaneously. House music is associated with ...
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How does Skrillex perform live concerts?

Electronic music live acts are normally performed using sequencers that trigger synthesizers and/or samplers, plus an array of controls like knobs and faders. It's common for the sequencers to control ...
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Why is rock music not on the charts anymore?

Well, this may be semantics, but rock music continues to have its own charts -- several of them, in fact. If the question is "why is rock music not at the top of the Billboard pop charts?" then I ...
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Why did electronic music become popular recently? (America)

If it was so uncool, and almost nerdy to listen to electronica in 2005... The genre name electronica might be relatively recent, but wildly popular music that can be considered "electronic music" ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

House - very melodic music influenced by 80s disco and electro; house has simple beats and real voices house examples here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6wWg2o8uQ Techno - very percussive, ...
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Identify piano instrumental with techno beats and thunder sounds

Ok, with the techno info i take a guess, is it maybe "Children" from Robert Miles? You have a thunder-like sound in there, the Piano sound, and it has a techno beat but no lyrics. In the late 90s it ...
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What is Robyn singing in the music video for Royksopp's Monument?

According to YouTube user "Rob RIN" in his comment here, the lyrics are as follows, with the inaudible in parentheses: Make a space, (please let us love) For my body, (so that I have enough)...
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Avicii - Stories | Uncredited vocals?

This is what I could gather: Waiting For Love (feat. Simon Aldred) Talk To Myself (feat. Sterling Fox) Touch Me (feat. Audra Mae) Ten More Days (feat. Zak Abel) For a Better Day (feat. Alex Ebert) ...
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Why did electronic music become popular recently? (America)

Most mainstream crazes have a pre-life as the niche enthusiasm of a small subgroup. In this particular case, as with certain other formerly nerdy activities such as computer gaming, the decisive ...
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Is there a name for this "yawning" effect?

This is low-pass filter sweeping. It is a critical element of making acid, in the parlance of electronic music. What happens is you route the envelope generator to the low pass filter, set the ...
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What is the style of Moderat (A New Error)?

The specific style of music for this track is ambient IDM mixed with a run-of-the-mill electro beat. Usually that ethereal sounding style of IDM is found in slower and more relaxed tunes like this one ...
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How do people dance to drum and bass?

While your question is more about informal club dancing (what my wife thinks of as "free style"), I think that a quick look at formal dance styles will provide a firm basis for answering this question....
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"Saber Wing"... 3/4 or 6/8?

Without seeing the score it could really be either… However, it's easier to think of it in 6/8, as at about 0:39 it transitions to 5/8 & it's just easier to switch from 6 to 5 in your head when ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

House has its stylistic origins in Chicago. In Chicago, the black community heavily use gospel and blues as just the vernacular frame for their music. The dances there is the jack and the juke. ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

Adding to Robert's fantastic answer above, the name House music comes from the night club in Chicago where the sound really caught on - a night club called Warehouse and a DJ named Frankie Knuckles ...
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Why did electronic music become popular recently? (America)

tl;dr How did electronic music become popular in the early 2010s? Miley Cyrus, FL Studio, and Sirius XM, and electronic music festivals. First one's to get your attention, but still kinda true. 2020 ...
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Gareth Emery's Soldier Lyrics Clarification

I guess Roxanne Emery's Facebook post on 22 April 2013 can be considered as the most official source: When you're falling down, and your armour fails, I will be your shield, I will keep you safe. ...
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How do electro-swing artists get that old cracky gramophone voice?

A lot of what we think of as "old time" vocals was due to the very limited frequency response of the old microphones that were used at that time. The same thing applies to telephone audio in the pre-...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

answer is so simple. house music contains Claps on the second beat in the measure, where in Techno, claps are non existent and the snare is very rarely put on the second beat in the measure.
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What's the difference between house and techno?

OK, in short, and cutting a lot of corners: House is the EDM version of "black" music (soul, funk, jazz), and Techno is the EDM version of "white" music (rock). House usually has a "swing" feel to it (...
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Identify this genre and performance: DJ with live instruments

Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) is an exceptionally talented and unique duo. About a year ago I was lucky enough to see them at an intimate Brooklyn venue that no longer exists (RIP ...
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Has Justin Bieber written the 'melody' of any of his songs?

Let me just quote the Wikipedia: Baby" was written by Bieber with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The-Dream" Nash, both of whom worked with Bieber on "One Time", R&B singer and The-...
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Genre of two songs

I got the same results as you when I googled Love Yourself Justin Bieber genre and Dancing On My Own Calum Scott genre, which is where I'm going to assume you got those songs' genres from. However, ...
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Does "computer manipulated gibberish" have a name?

The rhythmic cutting and splicing you hear in the first example is intended to resemble scatting or puard al thain (mouthing). When this was first being done it was called cutting or chopping. This ...
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Knife Party - Destroy Them With.. Lasers or Lazers?

Knife Partys official YouTube channel lists the song name as "Destroy Them With Lazers" making Last.FM the correct spelling.
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How do electro-swing artists get that old cracky gramophone voice?

In this particular case, and for many electro-swing songs, the voice is actually a sample of a genuinely vintage song: http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Lil_Hardin_Armstrong:Oriental_Swing This is Lil ...
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A music video with a black man running and turning to dust by car hit

The music video you're looking for is the electronic music track Africa Shox by Leftfield & Afrika Bambaataa. The video is not in black and white, but there is not much colours and shades are ...
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What kind of edm genres specifically did Delia Derbyshire help pioneer?

The only real answer to this question is "all of them." At the time she was active, in the early sixties, there were no separate subgenres --or really, even any main genre. Electronica was still ...
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Electronic instrumental music - the album cover is a comic of a woman punching herself in the face

I guess the album is Moderat by Moderat. You'll have to find the song by yourself in there.
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