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Who's your favorite #1 DJ of all time? (DJ Mag)

PvD
Sasha
Oakenfold
Digweed
Carl Cox
Tiesto
Armin van Buuren
David Guetta
Hardwell

10/27/2014 View
Which is the best IDM artist?

LOL... Do you Wikipedia, bro? ;-)

9/24/2014 View
The 100 Greatest Electronic/Dance Albums

That's great, I'm glad you're making use of my list. Yeah, I need to expand my 'Favorite Albums' list (I had kinda forgotten about it, actually). Haha... yeah, get a copy of 'The Fat of the Land', man. It's essential listening and still holds up remarkably well after all these years.

And I so adore 'Second Toughest in the Infants'. While it's nowhere near as celebrated as 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman', I do think it's Underworld's highwater mark. By the way, I'm very happy to see you loved 'Dubnobass...' as much as you did! It truly is a brilliant record ("Surfboy" is my jam). Cheers.

9/18/2014 View
The 100 Greatest Electronic/Dance Albums

Yup, those two albums are among my all-time faves; unfortunately, they just don't quite measure up to the albums in the Top 100 in a more objective sense. Of Autechre's albums, I'd say 'Tri Repetae' comes closest to inclusion here, since it's the group's most acclaimed and popular release. When I expand the list to 200 entries (no telling when I'll get to that), both 'Tri Repetae' and 'Incunabula' will be here. Thanks for asking, my friend.

By the way, here's a sample of some of the contenders for the next 100 (in alphabetical order):

2 Live Crew - As Nasty as They Wanna Be (1989)
4hero - Parallel Universe (1994)
808 State - Newbuild (1988)
808 State - Ex:el (1991)
Amon Tobin - Supermodified (2000)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
Autechre - Incunabula (1993)
Autechre - Tri Repetae++ (1995)
Basement Jaxx - Rooty (2001)
Black Dog Productions - Bytes (1992)
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (2002)
Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent (1984)
Burial - Burial (2006)
C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (1990)
Carl Craig - More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art (1997)
Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1986)
Cybotron - Enter (1983)
David Holmes - Let's Get Killed (1997)
Deee-Lite - World Clique (1990)
Devo - Freedom of Choice (1980)
Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded (1996)
Exposé - Exposure (1987)
Fatboy Slim - Better Living Through Chemistry (1996)
Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting) (1973)
Front 242 - Front by Front (1988)
Global Communication - 76:14 (1994)
Hot Chip - The Warning (2006)
Jean Michel Jarre - Équinoxe (1978)
Lady Gaga - The Fame (2008)
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (2010)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force (1985)
Lords of Acid - Lust (1991)
M.I.A. - Arular (2005)
Madonna - Music (2000)
Mantronix - The Album (1985)
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey (1988)
Mouse on Mars - Iaora Tahiti (1995)
New Order - Brotherhood (1986)
Nightmares on Wax - Smokers Delight (1995)
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (1999)
One Dove - Morning Dove White (1993)
Orbital - In Sides (1996)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality (1981)
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective (1988)
Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)
Plastikman - Musik (1994)
Plastikman - Sheet One (1993)
Portishead - Third (2008)
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (2000)
Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)
Raymond Scott - Soothing Sounds for Baby (1964)
Röyksopp - Melody A.M. (2001)
Shannon - Let the Music Play (1984)
Silver Apples - Contact (1969)
Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park (1990)
Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven (1979)
Stereo MCs - Connected (1992)
Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return (1988)
Sven Väth - An Accident in Paradise
Tangerine Dream - Zeit (1972)
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender (1999)
The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms (1994)
The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
The Postal Service - Give Up (2003)
The Prodigy - Experience (1992)
The Sabres of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall (1994)
The Shamen - En-Tact (1990)
Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report (1977)
Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974)
Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants (1996)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (1994)
Wendy Carlos - Sonic Seasonings (1972)
White Noise - An Electric Storm (1969)
Yazoo - Upstairs at Eric's (1982)
Yello - You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess (1983)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM (1981)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic (1981)

9/8/2014 View
Best American Idol Winner

Kelly is the most talented winner -- though Adam Lambert is the most talented contestant they've ever had.

8/5/2014 View
Greatest Pop Albums [includes R & B/Soul] (in-progress)

AfterHours,

You should check out XTC's 'Skylarking' at some point. It may well be the psychedelic pop masterpiece of the '80s.

7/16/2014 View
Favorite Movies

Yeah, Ebert trashed a lot of Lynch's early output. I don't think it was until 'Mulholland Drive' that Ebert realized Lynch was a mad genius. :-) I'm sure I'll come across 'Lost Highway' at some point. I might have to get Netflix again.

6/23/2014 View
Favorite Movies

Nice. 'Citizen Kane', 'Pulp Fiction', and 'Raging Bull' are among my favorites, too.

I've been meaning to check out 'Lost Highway' for a while now, as I'm a big fan of Lynch's. I've heard mixed things about it, but I can't imagine it being anything less than fascinating.

6/23/2014 View
My Music Performance Repertoire

Man, that sucks about Soundcloud being filtered. Yeah, hopefully you can find a way around that. If you do, let me know what you think of some of the tunes.

5/24/2014 View
Greatest Pop Albums [includes R & B/Soul] (in-progress)

'Funeral' is undoubtedly a force of nature, but I think, song for song, 'The Suburbs' is Arcade Fire's most consistently enjoyable (and most mature) record -- full of great pop melodies and focused songwriting.

I'd rank their albums something like this:

1. The Suburbs (A+)
2. Funeral (A)
3. Neon Bible (A-)
4. Reflektor (B+)

5/16/2014 View
Greatest Pop Albums [includes R & B/Soul] (in-progress)

Nice to see Arcade Fire here. Have you heard 'The Suburbs' yet? Personally, I think it's their strongest record.

5/16/2014 View
My Music Performance Repertoire

I have "Your Love", in addition to a bunch of electronic music I produced, on Soundcloud. Check it out... https://soundcloud.com/zach-dufrene

5/15/2014 View
The 100 Greatest Electronic/Dance Albums

I agree, 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' is an underrated masterpiece and one of the most important experimental records ever made. Yeah, start with the Top 20. Eventually you'll make your way to one of my personal favorite albums of all time -- 'The Fat of the Land'. :-)

I'm not the biggest fan of Kraftwerk's early material, but "Vom Himmel hoch", "Klingklang", and "Elektrisches Roulette" are certainly classics. The first three albums do have a bit of influence on experimental and progressive electronic music, and I would say that they were visionary in their own way, even though the band would break significantly more ground with their later work. If I were to expand the list to 200 entries (and I might one day), I'd imagine at least a couple of those early albums being included.

5/15/2014 View
Leonard Maltin's 4 Star Movies (2010 Edition)

Yeah, a lot of his picks from the 1990s and 2000s are somewhat baffling.

5/10/2014 View
"1001 books to read before you die" COMPLETED

My God... you averaged about 166 books read per year? I probably haven't read much more than that many books in my lifetime. LOL.

5/10/2014 View