Fluke. It's all about Fluke. They're not strictly techno (not anymore, anyway), they sort of spill over into acid house, ambient and other such electronic whathaveyous, but they're very good. A lot of movies have used their music ('Absurd' is in Sin City, a remix of 'Another Kind of Blues' called 'Zion' is in The Matrix Reloaded, and 'Atom Bomb' is in tons of action flicks). Risotto is as good a techno album as any you'll hear.
Also, 'Kitten Moon' is the only electronic dance music song to make it into my top 10 all time tracks. Or even anywhere near in fact, now I think about it.
fluke are rubbish
they sounded dated 10 years ago
and are the epitome of that horrible kitchen sink techno that accompanies many a movie shoot outthere is a saying in Detroit Techno circles - FOR THOSE THAT KNOW THE DIFFERANCE......seems a lot dont
Pssh. As I said before, they're not even strictly techno. They bust out of that little bracket. Which is good cos as a genre, techno basically sucks. The only genuinely interesting artists associated with techno are the ones that break its mould and do something different with it rather than just going ''thump thump thump beep beep beep''.
i.e. Fluke, The Prodigy, Underworld, Aphex Twin and such. The only difference between most of the rest is that THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.
Techno is a broad term for one...and for two, it DOESN'T all sound the same. Fluke, and those other top 40 electronica outfits that have just been mentioned span a variety of sub-genres that fall under what some people decide to call techno. These are just the popular ones...
I think the best of what would fall under a list like that then would be Leftfield.
Otherwise, Juan Atkins is what I'd consider to be just pure techno.
...and I can't remember one after hours or rave I've ever gone to where they were playing Fluke. It's definitely NOT "all about Fluke".
Last edited by EPIIIBITES on Mar 29th, 2007 at 04:02 AM
Although, the Daft Punk thing bugs me too...and having anime videos just sealed it. They even wear masks too I think...so very, very, very Canadian to be a copy-cat band like this...happens ALL the freakin time here. Embarrassing.
Other good Canadian techno...Plastikman...from way back.
Last edited by EPIIIBITES on Mar 29th, 2007 at 10:12 AM
I think Extrawelt and Alex Smoke would beg to differ!
I was more illustrating a broader range of genres than just techno anyway, 'most' people blanket dance music in general with the techno banner. Some of those artists may be a little easier for them to stomach than the Mills/Drexciya/Clarke wall of sound and might actually pique their interset in other styles of music.. maybe!
nah all good man.. I get a bit genrelitist myself at times "there is no hard in house" lol
but do check out Extrawelt if you can, theres a mad live mix from early last year floating around which is truly inspiring, alot of melodic bass heavy tech and a little glitchy minimal, but still amazing nonetheless. or you just try beatport for singles of course
Smoke I cought a few months ago in a small club with unfortunatley only about 10 other people and no aircon!! was worth the sweat though, best live set i've seen in a while.