EDM Time Journey
updated about 1 year ago
I collect 12" for Dancefloor and/or essential for Dance music. Taste is a matter of opinion and this is mine....
I dont care if a record is rare or not. I dont care if a record is made by a famous producer or not. I dont care if a record is a commercial success or not. I dont care if a record is considered cheesy, gay, stylish, fashionable or popish or not. I prefere bass over treble, simple but effective, layers but not bombastic.
I only care for my ears and feet.
On that basis I collect all genres of EDM mainly between 1976-2001 (1968 and now) and very preferable on 12". And yes it is a pain in my wallet. I am no trader although I sell everything I had to buy with a larger collection. I take care of my records, but I do play them at private parties.
As I love many styles and genres so I better name my least popular ones:
I just don't like the whining aspect of R&B, but I love Blues. So for example New Jack Swing (or Swing beat as it is called in Europe) is not my favourite genre. Sure I collect the top 10-25 that is to my liking, but that is it. Same for R&B Disco and modern R&B.
I absolutely dislike 2 step, UK Garage and Speed Garage.
2) Minimal Techno
Although I love Minimal aspects of early Kraftwerk and the stripped to the core Acid House. I just dont have the supposed sophistication (and patience!) to get bored to death. When it gets too arti-farti I am also out. And I am no audiophile either.
3) (Electro) Funk 1982-1986
The much respected collector funk_wid on Discogs has a list of 500 of them (+another 200). I worked myself through his list. I am a child of Classic Disco as such I found the era of Funk of 1982-1986 lacking originality. At that time I got bored with it.
Of course a lot of quality stuff has been made and I collect those. Some reached the charts, some came close to what I call Soul Show Disco (which I like). I still feel the same way about this genre, but I will collect a lot of them.
I love but I am a novice in (oldschool) Hip Hop and Reggae.
I hope you can enjoy this list and maybe I make some more lists....