So is "electronica" actually a word? I made the mistake of using that term with a big electronic music snob to reference all electronic music and they quickly informed me there was no such category of music.
I'd avoid saying it as it makes you look like one of those clueless people who doesn't know their genres, but I'd say that like IDM it's probably a genre itself just badly defined and misused. I'd call stuff like Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, MSTRKRFT, Ratatat etc. electronica.
I don't know. It's connected to Nu-Jazz, so I guesssss it's the best fit, it's just I wouldn't associate the happy, lively, jazz dance music to something as calm and understated as "Downtempo".
Choice of electronic music correlates with personality. Downtempo fans are usually more introverted and contemplative, whereas hardcore, techno, hi-NRG appeals to extroverts who seek high stimulation from music.
white(house), purple(disco) and turqoise(techno)
,ok and a little bit of orange
is like saying guitar music, or even string music.
ma nigga. can you recommend artists from this era? im currently listening to a lot of huxley, detroit swindle, max graef, moonstarr, robert hood, linkwood, bicep, andy hart... i need more more more!