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Are the dark times coming to an end?

RJ45

TRIBE Member
I'm starting to notice some changes in house and particularly progressive lately. The tunes seem to be getting lighter and more listener friendly again, which is something that I've been waiting months for. This whole dark and dreary bit is really overdone. Makes for long boring sets that just don't go anywhere.

I swear, 80% of tracks described as "dark", "twisted", or "dirty" can be summed up in one word - "boring".

Sasha and Digweed played some great uplifting stuff, and I would describe Digweed's stuff as more "deep" rather than "dark". His upcoming mix CD "MMII" has been described as beautiful and smooth.. words I'm optimistic about!

So is there a change on the way? Or is this just a summer music thing?

- Sam
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by RJ45


I swear, 80% of tracks described as "dark", "twisted", or "dirty" can be summed up in one word - "boring".
I think good, emotive music has always been there, just what's been thrown down in the clubs has gone along certain lines. I don't think there's anything wrong with dark and twisted, I like it quite a bit, but just like the more emotionally positive stuff, there's crap and there's substantial shit as well.
 
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zoo

TRIBE Member
i don't 'trance' is coming back

but i agree it's time for 'dark prog' to step out of the spotlight for awhile

then again, what do i know ..
i just downloaded the most non-trance/prog cd ever

herbert - secondhand sounds
 

xtollo

TRIBE Member
Anyone hear PVD's set at Mayday? Christ! Uplifting trance, bang on. I loved it. It was weird hearing it. I'm so used to Jimmy Van M and those chaps. It was nice to hear some bass again. Or wait I mean melody! ;)
 

Kalemic

TRIBE Promoter
Originally posted by Plato
mayday was this past weekend!? :confused:

i thought it was this weekend. wtf?

p[l]a+0
At 10 tonight there was a live link of audio and video of it (when I was watching it was Carl Cox up) that I got from www.tranceaddict.com

I think its done now though.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
wow, they have a party of that size midweek even!

germany rocks!

how long do you think till the mp3s become available??
:)

p[l]a+0 <--been waiting patiently for a new westbam set
 
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xtollo

TRIBE Member
^ Ya I heard it tonight through streaming video. Amazing. But I was confused, the link said live, but how the fuck did they do that? It was edited, I swear. And Mayday was a on a tuesday night! hah The whole thing is sketch.

But the set PVD spun was fucking sick. If your a trance fan anyways.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
it was probably recorded live but on a time delay

what do you mean edited? like for radio ads or something? or that theres no way he could have spun the way he did and used something else - edited?

im still searching for the one track he played last year at around 40-44 minutes into his set, following hardy hard's "do you techno electro" (feat afrika bambaataa)
it rocks
and i have no clue what the name is
the lyrics are just something like "i love westbam he's s bold (?) he's my lover lover love..."
nice epic breakbeat techno electro

p[l]a+0
 

xtollo

TRIBE Member
^That has to be westbams set man, NOT pvd's.

Edited; ya it had commercials, there was flip flopping between dj's (pvd and felix da housecat), cameras in the crowd, interviews with pvd. Shit like that. It had to of been delayed.

Either way it was funny..

Dad: Aren't you gonna watch the hockey game?
Jon: To me, this is the hockey game.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
yeah i was talking about westbams set
sorry i guess i didnt clarify

there was some party back in early april/late march i think, where pvd spun an amazing set but i never saw any mp3s for it :(

there better be mp3s for mayday this time tommorow

p[l]a+0
 

xtollo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Plato

there better be mp3s for mayday this time tommorow
agreed. I can't believe the nerds don't have them up even now! I mean it's been a few hours. haah WORK NERDS WORK!
 
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joey

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Originally posted by RJ45
I'm starting to notice some changes in house and particularly progressive lately. The tunes seem to be getting lighter and more listener friendly again, which is something that I've been waiting months for. This whole dark and dreary bit is really overdone. Makes for long boring sets that just don't go anywhere.

I swear, 80% of tracks described as "dark", "twisted", or "dirty" can be summed up in one word - "boring".

Sasha and Digweed played some great uplifting stuff, and I would describe Digweed's stuff as more "deep" rather than "dark". His upcoming mix CD "MMII" has been described as beautiful and smooth.. words I'm optimistic about!

So is there a change on the way? Or is this just a summer music thing?

- Sam
you just need a good dose of hhc
 
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Guest

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Originally posted by Plato

following hardy hard's "do you techno electro" (feat afrika bambaataa)
it rocks
and i have no clue what the name is
the lyrics are just something like "i love westbam he's s bold (?) he's my lover lover love..."
nice epic breakbeat techno electro
I *heart* westbam. I've seen him twice - both times in Germany. He fucking owns the crowd.

Hardy Hard is the shit too.
 
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Rosey

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Originally posted by RJ45

I swear, 80% of tracks described as "dark", "twisted", or "dirty" can be summed up in one word - "boring".
that's funny, i was just going to say that 80% of tracks that are described as "progressive" can be summed up in one word - "boring". :p
 

bucky

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Plato
there was some party back in early april/late march i think, where pvd spun an amazing set but i never saw any mp3s for it :(

there better be mp3s for mayday this time tommorow

p[l]a+0
was that the Rosenmontags one? where westbam played after PVD? if so, i have the PVD mp3 set on my hd at home... search audiogalaxy for bucky716 - i think i left it signed on and it should be there shared, along with the Westbam set
 
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