What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by pineappletribe » Thu May 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Marketing ;)

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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by strongforce » Thu May 23, 2013 12:25 pm

pineappletribe wrote:Marketing ;)
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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by pineappletribe » Thu May 23, 2013 12:28 pm

strongforce wrote:
pineappletribe wrote:Marketing ;)
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bill hicks is still my hero! :lol:

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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by strongforce » Thu May 23, 2013 1:10 pm

pineappletribe wrote:bill hicks is still my hero! :lol:
You know it mate........way ahead of his time and so didnt get the recognition he deserved before he died :(

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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by pineappletribe » Thu May 23, 2013 1:29 pm

it's just a ride.... and i do try and tell myself exactly that! :D

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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by strongforce » Thu May 23, 2013 2:16 pm

pineappletribe wrote:it's just a ride.... and i do try and tell myself exactly that! :D
Was gonna post a link to 'Rollercoaster' on this but looks like the vids been removed. :(

http://www.discogs.com/Twin-Bass-Daze-O ... ease/47490

Anyway, back on topic. As already said.....just became a label to help differentiate the Bukem style which was certainly more sofa (although I call it "cocktail lounge D&B") than dancefloor.........not my cuppa but then calling something 'Intelligent' is pretty pretentious if you're trying to elevate a preffered style over something else.......I guess the same could be said for the label "Cheesy" which is used in reverse when putting down a genre.

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Re: What makes a tune "Intelligent"?

Post by retrospect » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:52 am

eazyflow wrote:Not really sure where the term originated from, but my guess is it probably had more to do with trendy media types keen to slap labels on genres rather than the D&B scene in general.

I remember this discussion being had in the early days of D&B forums and the overwhelming opinion being that everybody hated the term, for the same reasons that Traffic Cone mentioned earlier - There is absolutely no more intellectual worth in what Bukem was doing than Ed Rush & Optical for example...

It is funny though how some people dismiss the so called 'intelligent' stuff as pretentious coffee table D&B - Kind of a reverse snobbery at work there :D

fcuk the labels - Good music is good music imo.
Exactly. Suggesting that any style is easy to make is missing the point, a bit like those people who write off all electronic music as being simple. There were plenty of talented artists making some incredible & innovative deep atmospheric D&B and just as many lacking in skill & creativity. Wax Dr, Doc Scott, Jack Smooth, A Guy Called Gerald, PFM, DJ Tango, Source Direct & Photek all made some great chilled out D&B - I'd hardly say that is a list of talentless producers.

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