Topic: Dragg or Witch House

Witch House is pretty much the worst genre name since the beginning of music, right?

But another media hyped genres this year. some of this stuff reminds me of old wave synth stuff mixed with screwed and chopped. definitely feeling that whole darkness vibe. half the artists who make it have unpronounceable, ungoogleable names with triangles, crosses, and other stuff. for those who are interested check out oOoOO, Salem, Balam Acab, and others.

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http://www.myspace.com/forevertethered

here's my attempt (cause I'm such a fucking hipster wink )

the genre reminds me a lot of Third Eye Foundation / Christoph De Babalon stuff.

I like this one a lot

I played with Salem late last month, they were nice guys.

Last edited by Maiovvi (2010-12-21 19:07:11)

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I don't like it but it's a matter of taste so don't want to argue about it .. I will just state my opinion, take it with a grain of salt wink It just sounds childish and lame to my ears and not dark at all. It tries to be so menacing but it feels as threatening to me as my grandma bringing me warm milk and cookies in the morning. But what the hell is it with the auto-tuned vocals on that second track? Don't we have enough of that in R'n'B .. Yuck!

Last edited by Kenzaburo (2010-12-21 20:08:35)

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Kenzaburo wrote:

It tries to be so menacing but it feels as threatening to me as my grandma bringing me warm milk and cookies in the morning.

lol

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already the name sounds so very lame that is unbereable. witch house? wtf, what is that movies / books series for teenagers with vampires and such? it feels the same to me. HORRIBLE

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Some of it's great, some of it isn't

I like Dream Boat - Fevers and that Balam Acab EP, oOoOo is OK, haven't heard Salem yet

It's basically IDM given a makeover. Lots to like, but with that silly name it's easy to ridicule.

Also: Bands who are supposed to be 'witch house' have very little in common besides superficial things. You'd never guess that some of the tracks posted in this thread were supposed to be the same style. As a 'genre' name, I think it's a joke designed to get some attention

Last edited by ytz (2010-12-21 20:42:35)

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To each his own, but I think that balam acab tune is pretty magical, doesn't sounds "horrible" at all. I like loads of this stuff
OoOoo is excellent though, more pop sensibility underpinned with weird production, arrangement, hooks and sluggish shuffly drums.

dunno why its called house as it seems more analogius with hiphop / electronica to me - whatever that actually is. the whole sound dovetails nicely for me with slow organic 100-110bpm house and darkstar-esque vocal stuff.


Some of it's deadly  cool

Last edited by Chilli Perez (2010-12-21 20:57:11)

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It's not without it's merits, a matter of taste ... I agree, it doesn't have much to do with house though

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these tracks are actually pretty good. the witch house I heard before was some awful slowed down 90's pop with ambient drones. apparently we have pitchfork to blame for the name.

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I assumed it had more to do with Dreams Inside The Witch House by HP Lovecraft than House the genre. In many ways I think I was drawn to it because I heard people go on and on about how awful they thought it was, which also works for movies I like.

Aaaaand. It lead me to DJ Screw, who is amazing.
and this guy:

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oh and that lead me to this:

I GOT BITCHES CUZ!

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Maiovvi wrote:

I assumed it had more to do with Dreams Inside The Witch House by HP Lovecraft than House the genre.]

Ha. How did I not spot that?!

Screw is the bomb. Someone tell Dresco  wink

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Maiovvi wrote:

I assumed it had more to do with Dreams Inside The Witch House by HP Lovecraft than House the genre. In many ways I think I was drawn to it because I heard people go on and on about how awful they thought it was, which also works for movies I like.

Aaaaand. It lead me to DJ Screw, who is amazing.
and this guy:

Dj Yo´s a nutter; his productions are absolutely scarry smile Thx for mention him.

There is a flawless mix of oOoOO over at Altered Zones.

Check!

http://www.spin.com/sites/spin.com/files/imagecache/gallery_landscape/sites/spin.com/files/images/110103-five-new-bands-4.jpg

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Enjoying Mater Suspiria Vision a lot. Great vids as well..

http://vimeo.com/17819461

http://vimeo.com/16714319

http://vimeo.com/16184436

http://matersuspiriavision.tumblr.com/

It just is..

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dunno why someone didn't just call it 'haunted house'.

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http://plainpictures.blogspot.com/2010/ … -song.html

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Chilli Perez wrote:

But another media hyped genres this year. some of this stuff reminds me of old wave synth stuff mixed with screwed and chopped. definitely feeling that whole darkness vibe.

Well, I'm oblivious to whatever was in the media about this, but I don't have a tv and sometimes live in my own little world.
Only listened to the Balam Acab track so far and I think it's gorgeous. Nice thread Chilli  smile

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.

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mangalore wrote:

dunno why someone didn't just call it 'haunted house'.

I like the name Drag, I'm not sure why it didn't stick, not only does it describe the music quite well but there are the other connotations from messing with the speed of vocals ie. women become men, men become women / people pretending to be something they are not to reveal more about themselves psychologically.

But, no, no one would go for something thought out like that... hmm

@Chilli Perez

I'm starting a label soon and I'm trying to get some new stuff out of EYYD...

It will not be a "witch house" label

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will it be a drag label?

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screwgaze is a better name
probably applies more to TMF hype williams


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cloud9 wrote:

will it be a drag label?

outsider electronic dance is what I'm trying to achieve, I've found this one guy who makes Latin Freestyle meets Aphex Twin style stuff and trying to get a release out of Astral Social Club as well.

@ytz - SCREWGAZE!

Kudos sir, Kudos...

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ytz wrote:

superb track and video

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Chilli Perez wrote:
San wrote:
Chilli Perez wrote:

But another media hyped genres this year. some of this stuff reminds me of old wave synth stuff mixed with screwed and chopped. definitely feeling that whole darkness vibe.

Well, I'm oblivious to whatever was in the media about this, but I don't have a tv and sometimes live in my own little world.
Only listened to the Balam Acab track so far and I think it's gorgeous. Nice thread Chilli  smile

Yeah it`s an amazing song and you know what, 'See Birds' is in the new L'Oreal commercial featuring Beyonce.  yikes  Haven't seen a link online yet. Weird, and kinda wonderful in equal measures. Check out a playlist Balam Acab made for Russian magazine Look At Me .

@Maiovvi - Definitely interested to listen to some weird outsider electronic dance stuff. Bring it on smile

@ytz Hype Williams songs are kinda twisted mind-games jams all screwed and chopped. Luv it. I read he is living in Berlin atm, need to see him live.

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Chilli Perez wrote:
Chilli Perez wrote:
San wrote:

Well, I'm oblivious to whatever was in the media about this, but I don't have a tv and sometimes live in my own little world.
Only listened to the Balam Acab track so far and I think it's gorgeous. Nice thread Chilli  smile

Yeah it`s an amazing song and you know what, 'See Birds' is in the new L'Oreal commercial featuring Beyonce.  yikes  Haven't seen a link online yet. Weird, and kinda wonderful in equal measures. Check out a playlist Balam Acab made for Russian magazine Look At Me .

@Maiovvi - Definitely interested to listen to some weird outsider electronic dance stuff. Bring it on smile

@ytz Hype Williams songs are kinda twisted mind-games jams all screwed and chopped. Luv it. I read he is living in Berlin atm, need to see him live.

Chilli are you in Berlin? There are plans for a Hype Williams / Ghettoscraper show once the Club Transmediale is out of the way...