For whatever reason, fall always makes me want to listen to electronica. I have a couple of theories about why I get into this mood. I remember riding the train home from work one October night. The fall weather had set in nicely, and I had a few electronica bands on repeat. Oceanlab, uring the fall. Whatever the reason, I feel the need to document this love for electronica and fall in my latest playlist. So, that’s what this week’s playlist, Avenues Electronica is all about.
Avenues Electronica features a variety of electronica music from several decades. There’s New Wave Pop from Men Without Hats and OMD. There’s EDM mainstays such as Oceanlab and DeadMau5. You will hear well known electronic musicians such as Moby, Goldfrapp, Röyksopp, and Ladytron. You’ll even hear a few pioneers such as Kraftwerk, Popcorn by Gershon Kingsley, and The Beatles with Tomorrow Never Knows. I’ve covered a lot of ground with this week’s playlist, and I hope it shows you see the diversity of electronica.
The weather is chilly, but you dance if you want to with Avenues Electronica.
Travel More Avenues Electronica
Some folks say electronica music isn’t “real” music. Those folks are wrong. Period. Electronica is still music, even if you don’t value the style. It takes talent to create any form of music, be it electronica, rock, or even the worst top 40 song you’ve ever heard. Could some forms of music be better? Of course, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t music. Just stop your snobbery on the subject. EDM, Electronica, Techno, and every other form of electronic music is still music. So feel free to travel the roads that are electronica music. Feel free to explore the avenues, alleys, highways, and byways.
Don’t worry, you won’t make you travel these roads blindly. There’s a myriad of artists I didn’t include in this playlist that deserve to be mentioned. Daft Punk comes to mind, as does Chicane. Maybe even the band Electric Avenue needs an honorable mention. Who would you like to see in second volume to this playlist? Let me know in the comments below.
Rock on, rock steady, and dance to electronic music all!