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  1. No more responses, so I just put EDM for that one. Somebody else can get more specific later. (I presume there will be some chance for review / refinement eventually anyway.) Anyway, I know I'm going slower than some of the others, but I'm up for another batch...
  2. Sure, can do, but I'd also welcome the oppourtunity to learn more about the classifications, if possible.
  3. Okay, I have another question for anyone who's paying attention - sorry if I'm taking this too seriously but I'd rather get these right than rush thru them, and I'm deliberately using this task as motivation to learn more about current genre classifications, especially EDM which I've never payed much close attention to before. http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00172 House or Trance? From what I've read I'm leaning slightly more towards Trance, but I don't know if it's "spacey" enough to count as that... or would you give up and just label it generically "EDM"?
  4. Sorry if I end up spamming this thread with questions... I've been trying to do a little research on my own to brush up on the terminology being used for genres, but I'm at a bit of a loss to tell the difference between Jungle and DnB. Does anyone have some more-or-less-objective yardsticks by which they separate the two?
  5. That google doc with the list of tags has some helpful explanations for some of them, but I could use some clarification on some of the moods - what sorts of things should or shouldn't be tagged with something like "chill" or "dark", for instance? Those are pretty broad adjectives. Also, I totally understand and respect keeping a consistent, limited, manageable list of tags, but since it's my primary instrument I feel like I have to mention it just once - you have violin, viola, and cello on the list for instrumentation, but you've notably omitted the remaining member of the modern string section, the double bass (upright bass, string bass, acoustic bass, contrabass viol, bull fiddle, doghouse, whatever you want to call it...)
  6. I'm the sort of person who wastes far too much time curating my own iTunes library anyway, so I'd be interested in helping out with this.
  7. The following tracks on OCR have swing beats, most of which I think should be at a reasonable tempo for dancing? (I'm a musician, and I've played with swing bands for dances before, but I'm no dancer.) Recording quality varies, and this is not necessarily a comprehensive list, just a few things I was able to quickly identify: Estradasphere - "Super Buck II" (Mario 2) Adrian Holovaty - "Gypsy Jazz" (Mario 2) The Runaway Five - "Shinra Shuffle" (FF6) The University of Toronto 10 O'Clock Big Band - "Big-Band Battlefield" (Mario 64) Neskvartetten - "Link Goes to New Orleans" (Zelda) Acadia Percussion Ensemble - "Percussion Hijinx" (DK Country) djpretzel - "Swanky Vegas" (SMW) djpretzel - "Stray Donkey Strut" (DK Country) The Runaway Five might have a few other suitable things floating around out there outside of OCR as well, I'm not sure. And you could probably manage to do something with The Megas' "Gemineye" off of History Repeating: Red.
  8. I'm no expert on gaming keyboards, but when I finally killed the last old stock keyboard I had that I considered remotely acceptable, I grabbed a CM Quick Fire Rapid which I'm quite happy with. It came with Cherry MX Blues, which are very loud and clacky, which I personally find extremely satisfying. I've seen it suggested that the Blues are more optimized for typing than gaming though, which seems plausible to me based on how they feel. (I'm not exactly a competitive twitch gamer in any case.)
  9. I made this with some friends a long time ago: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/404-live-at-river-road/id348336604
  10. And every time, you think maybe you'll try to pace yourself on the next one, and only watch one episode a day or something like that, so you won't run out of it immediately. And that only ever lasts for the first three or four episodes.
  11. How about some understated European jazz? Lars Danielsson: Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Tord Gustavsen Trio: Jan Garbarek: Eberhard Weber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUsQNXIGR1M Also, for Xelebes: if you don't like horns, have you tried piccolo bass? (No, not the electric variety...) Ron Carter: Isao Suzuki:
  12. I added all three of you, and added my AIM name here.
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