Sunday, 18 October 2009

Eurotrash!

I got a very interesting email from a viewer by the name of "Jesse" yesterday. He writes...
Prez,
Post some good eurotrash. I challenge you.
~Jesse

At first I was like "lol," then I realize, let me see what Eurotrash I have in my library and I'll post it :)


Now I don't mean to offend anybody, what I mean by Eurotrash is repetitive club music with trance leads, a high voice (if any), and a quick yet simple drum beat. Hopefully you catch my drift.

Let's start with the 800lb gorilla in the room, Basshunter. By now, half of you have stopped reading this article, if you haven't, comment "I haven't stopped reading this article yet." I'm curious.

Now You're Gone is the english-translated version of Boten Anna. It would be more proper to post the original Swedish track, but I feel like posting the English version does it more "trash" justice for my English-speaking readers. It's repetitive, it's trashy, it's cliche.

Basshunter - Now You're Gone (feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheads) [right click to download]








Now how about a little less "drug-usage"? One track that immediately jumps to mind is Antoine Clamaran's 2006 banger Take Off. While not much of a "banger," this thing has a catchy riff that sounds like something out of old Oizo. It has to be one of the most repetitive songs I've ever heard - but that's honestly not an issue for me. I found this one intoxicating.

Antoine Clamaran - Take Off [right click to download]








And a remix, that doesn't really change much... (definition of Eurotrash!)

Antoine Clamaran - Take Off (Dave Spoon Mix) [right click to download]








G'head and rage in the comments :) I'm dying to hear your opinions of the music, as well as my falsely-guided bias of Eurodance.

Your move, Jesse.
Prez

15 comments:

Joe said...

AssCunter more like.

untra said...

I might be with some friends, and I'll be browsing their ipods music selection, and find absolutely nothing of interest. I'll ask them, "do you have any techno music?" and they'll say, "Oh yeah! I love basshunter!" and then I'll have one less friend.

Bastille said...

What about Cry For You - September?

Deej said...

I loathe Basshunter and all of his DotA fanboyism.

He's got Cascada syndrome, which means he really needs to stop using the same goddamned elements in all of his work and actually mix it up a bit with some NEW sounds. Cascada has that annoying little twinkle synth in just about all of their songs and nothing makes me change the internet radio station or turn on my own library faster than a bad case of Cascada syndrome.

/rant

Alex said...

I still hear the basshunter track every now and then.

Hoax said...

Bro, is best music bro.

Boba Fettuccini said...

Fail.

Tttthe Mean Step said...

TIME TO GET BOTTLE SERVICE

Lee said...

Did you know Basshunters songs are about World Of Warcraft. that is no word of a lie either.

Anonymous said...

bad

Matt said...

I read this post earlier today, then I walked into my local music store and that basshunter track was playing. I laughed, still bought music, just laughed

Archaic said...

I haven't stopped reading this article yet.

Anonymous said...

ch ch ch choon. I couldn't bring myself to press play on the Basshunter one tbh

Anonymous said...

Menthal Theo @ Basshunter's track is together with Charly Lownoise of of the best happy hardcore artists.

Eric Sasko said...

TRASH-TASTIC! and yesssss to untra i ask for techno and they put on basshunter..maybe ATB if im lucky lol. At least the non english versions give it some melody. i hope that wasnt a compliment..was it?