It pains me to do this, but any dedicated web-crawler knows that 4chan.org is simultaneously the beating heart and the pulsating asshole of the internet. Thanks to 4chan, we have wonderful things like memes, Anonymous, and share threads. Along with that, we can thank 4chan for the widespread knowledge of things like goatse (I refuse to hyperlink it) and furries. Let’s keep it positive, though, shall we? 4chan’s music forum (/mu/) can be a stellar place to learn about new and exciting genres of music at lightning speed, and often at no cost to you, much to the chagrin of the majority of “businessman artists” out there. In addition to plenty of free quotable Neutral Milk Hotel jokes, /mu/ harnesses thousands of creative and adept minds that are especially good at compartmentalizing artists and works into specific genres. Whilst browsing last.fm’s chillwave threads for the purpose of shameless self-promotion, I came across a collection of PNGs that some brilliant mind up at /mu/ no doubt created in order to best explain the essentials of various genres of electronic music. I’d link them all if I had the time, but for now, I will just link the ones that this blog popularizes. I wish I could find out who created these so I could shake their hand firmly and possibly try to troll them. Clicking each image enlarges it, so enjoy!
MINIMAL TECHNO / MICROHOUSE ESSENTIALS