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Fidget House
Im changing my style to fidget house because i love it, it reminds me of the freshness of big beat when it started that got me into deejaying. What do you guys think of it? (Switch, Jesse Rose, Sinden Make it)

Expecially that new (well new to me anyway) sinden track, beeper. What do you guys think of it? Shit or worth listening to?

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pretty subjective question.

no i don't like it. more melody plz.
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good move. jump on the bullshit bandwagon nice and early.

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^^^Why is it bullshit? dont just make a claim and then not explain it. Why dont you like it (without making some gay joke please)

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I don't know how you can just change your style......


But yes, I play a fair bit of fidget in my sets these days. I like it, and it really gets the post-fluoro kids moving and is pretty fun music to jump around to.
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and sorry i shouldnt have said im changing my style as to infer completly, but rather make it a bigger part alongside the mix of funky house / funky breakbeat / big beat and drum and bass i play

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haha ok well i dono how mixing dnb into fidget would go but good on ya for having a crack. The majority of my set is electro or mainroom funky house, and sure it gets a little prog or techy at places.... the fidget tracks usually go in after a few electro songs. Don't really go from head kandi style funky house into fidget - it would just confuse everyone.
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oh man, that beeper track is this year's 'put your hands up for detroit'... extremely annoying and constantly on the radio
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well generally i start with funky house, then use a bit of electro or acid house, like simian mobile disco to bridge to fidget and then going from there to breakbeat/big beat is easy in my opinion and breakbeat and drum and bass go hand in hand... it depends though, sometimes i wont go through the whole spectrum

what im trying to say is i like fidget and its becoming a bigger part of my sets, thats all i should have said.. sorry to those that misunderstood

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why is it always the lowest common denominator that latch onto the notion of creating sub genres?

Why is it that people look for their identity to be wrapped up in a buzz word?

You should have started another thread about that instead, probably would have got some interesting responses.....
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why is it always the lowest common denominator that latch onto the notion of creating sub genres?

Why is it that people look for their identity to be wrapped up in a buzz word?

You should have started another thread about that instead, probably would have got some interesting responses.....

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I dont understand what your trying to say. Im not trying to use a 'buzz word' to say 'oh look how cool i am im playing the flavor of the month' I could of just said i like these switch tracks, and all these sinden tracks and remixes and the organ grinder song he did with that trevor guy, and jesse roses remix of the whistler, but wouldnt it just be easier to say i like fidget house?

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sorry to dwell, but are you saying you actually like that beeper song?
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Fidget House? wtf?

What crack-whore thinks these genre names up?
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^^^Why is it bullshit? dont just make a claim and then not explain it. Why dont you like it (without making some gay joke please)

i think its bullshit cos i dont consider it to be a distinct genre, its just a variation of house. and i was offput by your call of "changing style", but you clarified that so well and good.

essentially i just hate intense and ultra specific classification of music, geoffo summed up my thoughts pretty well.

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I tend to just play music I like.....its a strange concept but it works well for me

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Well I like Sinden and Switch but beeper has been around for over 12 months right? I thought it had had its time in the sun.
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Please define fidget house.

What by its very nature defines it? What are the elements? How do I know a fidget house track when I hear it?

In the beginning, life was easy... techno or house.
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dot point style:

still house (has four to the floor beat usually)
glitch style genre, lots of cutting drum samples
usually has vocal snippets commonly heard when a dj is scratching in hip hop (you know, random vocal samples cut up) (Switch does this a lot)
The bassline is usually predominant, harmony and melody dont come into fidget house, its more about the drum cutting (rhythm, whatever) and the bassline.
Bassline often pitch bends, you know your weird electro squelches that some people love and some people dont.

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Switch's remix of Je t'Aime has some ridiculous shenanigans going on, shit just appears out of nowhere, it's like some kid with hardcore ADHD just going at it on a soundboard.
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try fucking apendics shuffle, he shits on all guys mentioned, his shit borders on idm
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hit me on my beeper beeper beeper

i feel embarrassed if i'm at work and that's on the radio and then someone else comes in hehe. terrible terrible stuff

i like how you can't be subjective on itm too, most interesting.

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I like it. Lots of energy. To be played at the right time and place though.
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Both of these questions can be answered on wikipedia funnily enough: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_house

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Fidget House? wtf?

What crack-whore thinks these genre names up?

"The term fidget house was coined by DJ/producers Jesse Rose and Switch, apparently as a joke. It had come to generally signify this cut-up style of house music."


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Please define fidget house.

What by its very nature defines it? What are the elements? How do I know a fidget house track when I hear it?

In the beginning, life was easy... techno or house.


"It has a 4/4 beat and a cut-up, glitch style which contrasts other dance genres such as progressive house and trance. The way in which it differs from other house music styles is that it usually discards the solo drum beat introduction, thus encouraging a more cut-up rather than blend mixing style amongst DJs.

Other common elements of fidget house include vocal sample snippets and a prominent bassline which often bends in pitch, rather than progressing by the semitone.

With it's emphasis on rhythm and bassline rather than harmony and melody, fidget house roots lie in early Chicago house. The synth 'stabs' and 'pitched-up' vocal snippets that commonly feature in fidget tracks are reminiscent of the rave and UK garage genres.

Examples of labels that put out such records include Dubsided and Counterfeet. Exponents of the genre include Jesse Rose, Switch, Trevor Loveys, Hostage, DJ Fame, Sinden, Hervé, Duke Dumont and Mowgli.
Fidget is also referred to as Wonk[2] due to its wonky basslines."
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ok what radio station are you lisening to ^^^^ this songs been out for 12 mounths i never heard it but its not that good any way

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switch is a genius

Which is why the notion of stuffing him into a box and labeling it fidget is ridiculous

Lets look at 3 examples of Dave Taylors work

Solitaire- I Like Love (2003) Check it
Induceve- Wearhouse Shit (2006) written with Jesse Rose Link
Switch- Just Bounce To This. (2005) still with trevor loveys Link

Common elements throughout all the releases but to sum up those release as a cohesive whole by using any tag other than house is foolish at best.

So if an artists body of work, or his "sound" especially in the case of those previously mentioned in this thread is developed over time, why can't house be house?
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I didn't mention a song in my post..... it was all a wikipedia quote?

Or were you loose with your "^^^^^'s"
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can someone tell me what in the name of all that is holy Fidget House is?
If its the same as this new electro shit thats floating around can the House label be dropped from it please. Its not House, it doesn't have the same groove, feeling or depth that House has.
If Ron Hardy were alive today he would be would be getting high off the fumes of burning electro cd's that are killing the house sound.

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Did you read the thread?
Post #27..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_house
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yeah i read it and who ever wrote it forgot what Chicago House is about.
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Another dubious pigeon hole.
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So this is a fidget house track?

Just Bounce 2 This - SWITCH
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF173907-01-01-01.mp3

And fidget house is a new genre?

Have you listened to DJ Sneak circa 1997?
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I think it's very subjective and I don't like over complicating genre's with sub-genres and sub-sub-genres- But I personally wouldn't really call just bounce 2 this a fidget house track.

This more along the lines of what I'd call fidget house:
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1259578-02-01-02.mp3 (Elektrons - Get up - Herve Remix)
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1259505-02-01-03.mp3 (Dusty Kid - The Cat - Crookers Remix)
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1285246-02-01-03.mp3 (Moonbootica - We Rock 1,2 - Malente Remix)


I may be wrong but thats what I would class it as.

Also, not endorsing it's name, tracks above oo with it nor am I saying it's the best ever.... but I have played above songs at least once in a set and as I said before, it does get the post-fluro kids jumping about like retards.
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Also, haven't listened to any DJ sneak circa 97. Post some track names and I'll go get educated.
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Also, haven't listened to any DJ sneak circa 97. Post some track names and I'll go get educated.


From a DJ Sneak DJ mix (Kinky Trax Collection, Disc 2, 1996)...

Mack Daddy Shoot - Kenlou IV
http://www.youshare.com/view.php?fil...uIV_(EDIT).mp3

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Style: House, Tribal House, Deep House

And not too dissimilar to Just Bounce 2 This - SWITCH from 2005, would you say?

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This more along the lines of what I'd call fidget house:
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1259578-02-01-02.mp3 (Elektrons - Get up - Herve Remix)
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1259505-02-01-03.mp3 (Dusty Kid - The Cat - Crookers Remix)
http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1285246-02-01-03.mp3 (Moonbootica - We Rock 1,2 - Malente Remix)


Ok, so it's a nightmare soundtrack of attacking rave hoover horns with chainsaws. Nice.
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Correct on both accounts spectrum.

Very similar to just bounce 2 this.

And yes - could be a way to describe it. But each to their own, I can't stand any style with 'hard' in front of it, but people listen to it, buy it and dance to it.... And this fidget style is really getting some moving.
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switc just bounce to this is wicked. And its not fidget house at all. Its actually just cool house.
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oh for christ sakes, everyone is taking the alleged 'genre name' too seriously, since switch and jesse rose made a joke about how thier styles are similar i thought i would sum it up with that. Obviously not a good idea.

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Another dubious pigeon hole.

listen to apendics shuffle and you'll see what i mean, and as for fidget house, akufen invented the shit, maybe these switches/roses came up with the name fidget house ,akufen was making the shit 3 years before these karnts cottoned on to it. his my way album is a work of genius.
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post fluro hey are you saying theres some thing wrong with these people

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it sounds like to me a sound that would be played on maxium bass(mos) like uk gargue or something?

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post fluro hey are you saying theres some thing wrong with these people

If you're referring to my comment that it 'gets the post fluro kids jumping' - I'm not saying there's anything wrong with these people. In fact they make up most of my audiences.... I'm just referring to the kids that wore fluro but don't any more because it's no longer cool and supre' started stocking it. Hence post fluro.
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like uk gargue or something?

So now fidget house = UK garage?

Genre-forcing is insane.
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Wow I really missed the boat with fidget then if it's like UK garage.
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