In a new sort-of continual/long-term/occasional project that doesn’t consist of me just inundating you with albums that I think are cool, I’m going to start a learning project.
When I was in high school, I used to listen to nothing but techno and shoegaze. While there may have been a random PJ Harvey or Chris Isaak album thrown in, everything else was house, drum & bass, or shoegaze. As time went on and I got really obsessed with shoegaze and dream-pop, my electronic knowledge has slipped a bit. After listening to all of the rad dance mixes on KRUI Saturday Nights for the past four years, I’ve tried to get back into it, but it’s been far too daunting to recreationally undertake. I need an actual goal to reach, which is why I’ve decided to start The House Project.
Each installment will be about my attempts to learn more about the large, ever expanding, ever more drug-fueled world of dance music. I’ll do this by genres, so you’ll read a post about house then one about trance than another about dubstep. This isn’t going to end anytime soon, but it will be starting very soon. What genre? I don’t know. We’ll find out when I start looking.
If you know of any directions I should look in, leave it in the comments below. I’m willing to listen to anything, but that doesn’t guarantee that I’ll actually like it.