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I'm a fan of electronica.
Some guys worth checking out.
Luke Vibert (Warp)
Hellfish and Producer(Warp)
Venetian Snares(Planet Mu)
Also, a few other favorites of mine at the moment are
The Album Leaf (a little more ambient)
Stanton Warriors (Big Bass lines/makes you want to dance)
Both electronic and hip-hop for sure.
Some links to check:
Welcome to TheFutureOfMusic. | [301STUDIOS] Record Label | Electronic | Hip-Hop
MySpace.com - [301STUDIOS] - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Electronica / Hip Hop / Indie - www.myspace.com/301studios
MySpace.com - aurascape - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Trip Hop / Electronica / Down-tempo - www.myspace.com/aurascapemusic
MySpace.com - dissociate - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - Electronica / Experimental / Industrial - www.myspace.com/dissociate
MySpace.com - JSL - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Hip Hop / Electronica / Indie - www.myspace.com/jsl301
MySpace.com - Rek The Heavyweight - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Hip Hop / Jazz / Soul - www.myspace.com/rektheheavyweight
MySpace.com - thosquanta - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - Industrial / Gothic / Country - www.myspace.com/thosquanta301
MySpace.com - Word Clock - MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Hip Hop / Down-tempo / Dub - www.myspace.com/wordclock
Love Aphex Twin, Autechre, older BT, Crystal Method, Daft Punk, Dieselboy, DJ DRC, Moby, Ron D. Core and a shitload more.
Here's a little preview of something from Jenkees' second album.
I used to play guitar (mostly noise and lead), but I play drums now. I got so fed up with trying to explain my ideas and no one in the band understanding what I was talking about, that I bought an MC-808 Groovebox to do solo work and have been hooked ever since. Plus, most guitarists think the drummer doesn't know shit about music (when they usually understand MORE... don't get me started).
Anyway, I always liked electronic music (not my favorite, but still love it), but now I follow it more closely. I especially like sampled organic sounds used to make beats, or structure synths.
if you're interested... or just want to make fun:
I haven't posted my newest stuff, which has more customized sounds and whacky beats, but still.