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Old 05-30-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: SW FL
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Probably California's cities
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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miami
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:16 AM
 
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I'm gonna have to say LA and New York. Especially LA. For example, Flying Lotus, which is arguably the biggest name in the electronic music community, is from LA. I hope you are really talking about electronic music and not electro/techno/brostep (fake dubstep like Skrillex and Bassnectar)?
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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This was my scene, although I'm a dad now and don't keep up with what happens any more.

I'd agree with NYC. In general it's the best for music, because you know that any obscure band from overseas is going to play there eventually, even if it's just a one-off show and not part of a nationwide tour. I saw some awesome shows back in the day.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: SW FL
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I'm gonna have to say LA and New York. Especially LA. For example, Flying Lotus, which is arguably the biggest name in the electronic music community, is from LA. I hope you are really talking about electronic music and not electro/techno/brostep (fake dubstep like Skrillex and Bassnectar)?
I do listen listen to flying lotus, they're pretty good. I would be the first person to tell you that I absolutely loath the generic "brostep" (what a horrible term) as well as the psuedo house acts like Avicii, David Guetta, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren, etc. I recently sold my Electric Daisy ticket because I was under the impression that there would be some genuine authentic acts performing. But of course I was unpleasantly surprised when the lineup was released. No need to pay over 300 bucks to maybe catch a couple good acts.
I listen to a lot of chillwave, experimental hip hop, downtempo, glitch hop, melodic dubstep, and occasionally progressive house/trance.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: a bar
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LA has a tremendous techno scene right now. Drumcell (Droid founder), Riaz, Audio Injection, Truncate...are all crushing it worldwide. It's hard to believe such blistering techno is coming of traditionally laidback SoCal.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm gonna have to say LA and New York. Especially LA. For example, Flying Lotus, which is arguably the biggest name in the electronic music community, is from LA. I hope you are really talking about electronic music and not electro/techno/brostep (fake dubstep like Skrillex and Bassnectar)?
Historically electro and techno aren't the same thing as brostep(or even really that close). Techno and electro have their roots in the early 80s with the original 808 and 909 drum machines and early techonology; Techno came out of Detroit and was sort of influenced by a mix of Kraftwerk and electro-funk and early house music--though it differed from house music with a focus on more sort of psychedlic electronic tones. Electro was sort of the next wave of funk in the early 80s, heavily based around those early drum sounds and heavily influenced some early hiphop(Afrika Baambaata). Bro-step seems to be a noisier and more agressive form of dub-step which was originally an offshoot of the drum 'n bass and 2-step styles. Techno itself is a genre that has had a ton of subgenres over the years.

They are all consdiered "electronic music" which is just a broad label for a ton of genres.

Flying Lotus is more eclectic, some of it would be considered experimental or ambient (or what used to be called IDM or intelligent and many that have hiphop beats... All in all, electronic music tends to be a little overly concerned with genre divisions, but there are some broad ones in terms of beats and sounds that make sense.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Historically electro and techno aren't the same thing as brostep(or even really that close). Techno and electro have their roots in the early 80s with the original 808 and 909 drum machines and early techonology; Techno came out of Detroit and was sort of influenced by a mix of Kraftwerk and electro-funk and early house music--though it differed from house music with a focus on more sort of psychedlic electronic tones. Electro was sort of the next wave of funk in the early 80s, heavily based around those early drum sounds and heavily influenced some early hiphop(Afrika Baambaata). Bro-step seems to be a noisier and more agressive form of dub-step which was originally an offshoot of the drum 'n bass and 2-step styles. Techno itself is a genre that has had a ton of subgenres over the years.

They are all consdiered "electronic music" which is just a broad label for a ton of genres.
This.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Depends on what you mean by "electronic." If you mean techno/dance/club type electronic music, probably LA.

If you mean downtempo, electronica, and trip-hop, I would have to go with Washington DC, the hometown of Thievery Corporation, Thunderball, and the ESL record label!
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