History of Neurofunk - College Assignment

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  1. mini_molko

    mini_molko Member

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    Yo, I'm currently writing a college assignment on the history of Neuro and thought it would be a good idea to get a few different points of view on how the style has evolved - I already know a fair bit about it, but only from being introduced to DnB in the last 5 or so years, so if anyone who was about when it first started emerging in the scene could give a little bit of info on how they saw it, that would be even better!

    I've only got to write a brief history; 200words or so, but I need to focus on the musical and cultural aspects that have influenced the development of the genre, what year it emerged, what are some of the standout tracks and albums, and how it's changed over the years.

    Any discussion would be much appreciated! :)
     
  2. Balthazaar

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    This looks interesting,but it seems that no one want to discus,i wish to know more but it seems only option for you is wikipedia..
     
  3. mini_molko

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    Haha, yeah - looks that way! Ah well, Wikipedia's gonna have to do! I even tried messaging Matt Optical to see if he'd be willing to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject, but he never got back to me! :(
     
  4. Structure4

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    Best thing to do is research artists/labels such as DSCI4, Prototype, No u turn Virus, Ram, BCUK, Ed Rush, Optical, Dom & Roland, Nico, Fierce etc, etc check out the back cats and check out vids on youtube, i know there is a little session at nu u turn studios in there as well as a metalheadz documentary with ed rush and optical too. You could talk about the gear (Emu sampler etc). What other genre's were affecting dnb (garage etc) which was making more dark music come about too.
     
  5. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    You want to write about squelchy bass tunes with slightly fail beats?! Why?
     
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  6. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Am I the only person here that is saddened by the fact you can now write a degree paper on fucking "neurofunk"?

    I mean...

    Writing a paper on d&b is bad enough.

    Yet it is now possible to obtain a university qualification from writing a paper on a "sub-genre" of the aforementioned?

    There is literally no hope for this country...
     
  7. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    Moskit today I found out the "university" I work at does a fully fledged BSc with hons in Applied Science. That is like doing a BA in general knowledge?
     
  8. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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  9. mini_molko

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    I don't really quite get what you're saying there...?! Why is it saddening? All music has some kind of history to how it came to be, wether it's political, cultural or technological factors, or just progression of another musical style. Look at grunge, the blues, punk - It all has an amazing, interesting, rich history and DnB is no different. It's your loss if you think learning about the history of music is saddening!

    Anyway, this is assignment is only a very small section of my overall assignment - I'm currently studying DJ Music & Production and as well as producing and remixing tracks, part of the course is to study the music, hence the assignment! It actually helps if you know a little bit about the history of the music you're making!
     
  10. d-low

    d-low I know you got soul

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    how cliche of you. You take one guys 200 word college report and turn it into a reason to have "no hope for this country"!
    He could be provoking riots or protesting anti-capitalist messages, but you are upset because he wants to write a little thing about a certain form of dancing sounds??


    ...
     
  11. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    It's a bit self-indulgent isn't it? Please tell me you're at a private college Mini...
     
  12. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    How cliche of me?

    Snotty git, please excuse me when with the utmost respect I tell you to jog on...

    Its my opinion, the fact you disagree, or post some arsey comment on it isn't going to change that.

    I'm not knocking the dude in the slightest, in fact more power to him, if thats his choice to choose the subject matter, i'm more than aware of the rich history & roots of d&b as a whole & its respective "sub-genres", if you read my post again it wasn't him I have a problem with.

    Na man, my gripe isn't with you, as I said above.

    Its more the educational system, but you seem happy with it & the passion coupled with the articulation in your response points to the fact you would do a good job of it...

    I've been into d&b for near on 20 years now & for me the old skool sound & the history that shaped our scene, gave inspiration & made way for these new sub-genres will always be where my heart is, I also am an avid Reggae/Dub collector, so trust me, I understand the importance of history/roots of music.

    As you said its just a part of your course, which is safe, because I imagine you're focusing more on the production side of things, than you're writing?

    Not wanting to belittle that in the slighest, but its just my opinion that writing a paper on the history of neurofunk is a little misguided & "throwaway" as it were...

    I don't want to get into an internet argument about it lol.

    So good luck man :2thumbs:
     
  13. d-low

    d-low I know you got soul

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    Sorry. i didn't mean to be insulting. I guess i was offended by your "fucking neurofunk" comment. I personally dont see the need to attach this ethics of the history of music to something as light-hearted and contemporary as this. but there you go. Sorry again Moskit. College is a doddle really and why not do it on something you enjoy? no point sucking the life out of things you know?



    edit: Apologies, i got the wrong end of the stick. Im menstruating this week clearly :(
     
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  14. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Hehehehehe I love "neurofunk" (even though I hate that term lol)

    As I said in the PM man, no need to apologise, its easy to get the wrong end of the stick online, sorry for going in cussing you off too dude, wasn't really called for...

    Big up yeah :spliff:
     
  15. Labrat

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    look into emu samplers and technology and how it affected the productions, just give the teacher a copy of wormhole if all else fails
     
  16. TheGambit

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    Chapter One

    In the beginning Ed Rush and Optical wrote Funktion and released it on V Recordings.

    Follow it up with the entire list of Ed Rush and Optical releases since 1997.

    The End lol

    In all seriousness, it's pretty damn hard writing about a particular subgenre. Better off just writing something on the birth of DnB as a whole.

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    Doesn´t that sum it up already, just add a little teebee to it :teeth:
     
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  19. mini_molko

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    Fair enough! Yeah, the written work on this course is pretty minimal, it's definitely more focused on the practical side of things, I just think they're obligated to include written assignments as well! Usually I'm not too keen on anything but the practical side of things, as with past experiences of doing music at college I've found music + education don't always go so well together, but this course is fucking amazing; We get half a million pounds worth of equipment to play around on, we get to listen to our favourite artists and reverse engineer their tracks and we've got several rooms setup with 1210's, Pioneer CDJ's and Traktor Kontrol mixing consoles, as well as several studio rooms and a Mac suite for the production side of things! Not to mention that the teachers are all sound as fuck! Infact, Rich, our main tutor has a few releases out on Trust In Music and Ammunition - http://soundcloud.com/defazed He's worth checking out!

    As far as college courses go, it's pretty darn cool and the written side of things is a small price to pay for what we get in the grand scheme of things! :D

    Nah man, it's not a private college, it's a specialist music college - http://dbsmusic.co.uk/ Worth checking out if you live in the Southwest.
     
  20. Adam.uk

    Adam.uk A. Tiran

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