Da hand wrote: starving student wrote: Machinesworking wrote:
Jesus? this isn't even some intellectual wankery, this is basic shit. Are you going to deny the influence of James Brown or Parliment next? Again, if you don't know who James Brown is or what his influence is on modern music, it shows a lack of basic understanding of music history.
@ dahand, ritchie hawtin doesn't even come close to any of the other influential artist being discussed, that's all that's being said, and thats
especially of interest since he's taken full advantage of all of this futuristic tech we have at our disposal so he should be at least 50% as influential right? this technology hasn't helped anyone be as influential as the beatles, michael jackson, kraftwerk, hell even the wutang clan is more influential than ritchie hawtin.
Ok, you asked for electronic music, so why do you go back to referring to Beatles, Michael Jackson, etc. I specifically said also techno music. Who do you consider more influential than Richie Hawtin to the shape of techno music today? please respond to this question.
Ok, but if you insist on confusing things, I'll throw you a bone. Of course, everything that comes before is going to have some fleeting influence, but the Beatles have had no strong influence on genres other than rock and pop. Classical music didn't suddenly whittle down to a four piece rock/pop band. They didn't offer anything directly influential to electronic music. Do you hear the Beatles' influence in today's electronic music? I don't.
How is Michael Jackson's contribution to music greater than Richie Hawtin's for example. How did Micheal Jackson change the face of music? How was the music before Michael Jackson and how was it influenced directly by him after? I don't see it. And other artists saying he was an influence is not enough. Also, do not confuse popularity with influence.
Kraftwerk was extremely influential at their time but they are not changing the shape of music these days.
going backwards on this, you're saying that kraftwerk was only influential
at their time hahaha, they've influenced any electronic musician you can pull out of your hat including ritchie hawtin, they're beyond relevant at this time, they're influence will be relevant 10 years from now, this last
kraftwerk statement you've made makes my point more than anything I could say......you just don't know it.
michael jackson, you're going to tell me that michael jackson hasn't been influential again I must hahahaha, do you know what is the most popular music on earth, its pop music do you know who the most influential pop artist is in earths history..........take a guess. and in 60 years he'll still be the most influential artist of pop music and he's influenced others as well. I wasn't even comparing michael jackson or the other genres
to ritchie hawtin, just kraftwerk, but you have the balls to say that ritchie hawtin is more influential than michael jackson....WOW
I wasn't confusing anything I only brought up the artist from the other genres to help you understand the level of influence we are talking about here with kraftwerk, we are definitly not talking about deadmau5 level
look I challenged you to come up with an electronic music artist, I don't care what subgenre of electronic music of today that is as influential as kraftwerk, lets stay on track
h20 you're jumping off the deep end splatter shots my work in paintball but
not on a post where you can read everything clearly. come on you brought up
the mongols to Czechoslovakia to bagpipes, I don't think that it needs to be said but maybe it does, this whole discussion is based on a context that
everyone understands, it's not as loose as you make it out to be,