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Old 17-02-2013, 09:23
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Does anyone else agree that 2003-2005 was a great era for dance music? I've been listening to a lot of my favourite tunes from that time and all of the dance music was brilliant, music that everybody loved. It's a shame that there's nothing like that kind of music today and even dance music of today is nothing like it used to be. What was your favourite dance song from that era?

Here's some of mine!

Boogie Pimps - Somebody to Love - http://youtu.be/t6HSlZBNwUQ
Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars - http://youtu.be/2c1Y34vgrI8
Uniting Nations - Out of Touch - http://youtu.be/w-Xz8aLuD7Y
Joey Negro - Make a Move on Me - http://youtu.be/aYWcuD77lwo
Eric Prydz - Call on Me - http://youtu.be/L_fCqg92qks
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:29
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Does anyone else agree that 2003-2005 was a great era for dance music? I've been listening to a lot of my favourite tunes from that time and all of the dance music was brilliant, music that everybody loved. It's a shame that there's nothing like that kind of music today and even dance music of today is nothing like it used to be. What was your favourite dance song from that era?

Here's some of mine!

Boogie Pimps - Somebody to Love - http://youtu.be/t6HSlZBNwUQ
Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars - http://youtu.be/2c1Y34vgrI8
Uniting Nations - Out of Touch - http://youtu.be/w-Xz8aLuD7Y
Joey Negro - Make a Move on Me - http://youtu.be/aYWcuD77lwo
Eric Prydz - Call on Me - http://youtu.be/L_fCqg92qks
erm... not me! those tracks were some of the crappiest dance tracks of that era.

sorry.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:33
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gotta agree with Mushyman, 1997-1999 was a far better era for chart music dance.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:01
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gotta agree with Mushyman, 1997-1999 was a far better era for chart music dance.
^ yup what is said above here, actually may have to stretch that to about early 90's on wards till 1999....but im an old bugger....
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:22
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Does anyone else agree that 2003-2005 was a great era for dance music? I've been listening to a lot of my favourite tunes from that time and all of the dance music was brilliant, music that everybody loved. It's a shame that there's nothing like that kind of music today and even dance music of today is nothing like it used to be. What was your favourite dance song from that era?

Here's some of mine!

Boogie Pimps - Somebody to Love - http://youtu.be/t6HSlZBNwUQ
Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars - http://youtu.be/2c1Y34vgrI8
Uniting Nations - Out of Touch - http://youtu.be/w-Xz8aLuD7Y
Joey Negro - Make a Move on Me - http://youtu.be/aYWcuD77lwo
Eric Prydz - Call on Me - http://youtu.be/L_fCqg92qks
Awful songs. Dance music is far more than this rubbish.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:35
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I'm surprised really, because I know when I used to go out clubbing in that era, those songs were massive! And everybody would be up dancing to them! And whenever Clubland or Ministry of Sound release compilation albums, the songs above are always on them because they did really well. I loved them anyway, a lot better than the crap of today lol
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:50
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I'm surprised really, because I know when I used to go out clubbing in that era, those songs were massive! And everybody would be up dancing to them! And whenever Clubland or Ministry of Sound release compilation albums, the songs above are always on them because they did really well. I loved them anyway, a lot better than the crap of today lol
you can say that though for any era.... a club plays a track, good or bad, people will dance to it. all you need is the beat.

but there are good and bad dance tracks, leaving aside the beat. the 'good' tracks are those which are original, push the boundaries, have more to them then just a cheesy melody over a beat.

of the 5 listed by the op, 4, yes FOUR ! are based on samples of old tracks.

Boogie Pimps - Somebody to Love (jefferson airplane)
Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars (boy meet girl)
Uniting Nations - Out of Touch (hall and oats)
Eric Prydz - Call on Me (steve winwood)

thats not good! its lazy, its unoriginal.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:54
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my favs from 03-05

dj sammy - sunlight (lol ok ok i know, but i actually am reluctantly liking this!)
divine inspiration - the way (put your hand in my hand)
jurgen vriese - the wilderness and the opera song
layo and bushwakka - finaly vs love story
junior senior - move your feet
scooter - maria (i like it loud)
s club 8 - dont tell me your sorry
annie - chewing gum
refekt - need to feel love
juliet - avalon.

so for me it wasnt the best of times for dance, and ive certainly many more from the golden age in the mid-late 90's.

and before any smart arse points it out... i know layo and bushwakka is a marriage of two older songe with a riff pinched from devo 'mongoloid'...
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:00
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Ah cool! I love those tunes ! - divine inspiration - the way (put your hand in my hand) and Junior Senior!
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:03
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I love all dance music no matter what era its from
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:18
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I prefered the mainstream dance music of 2003-2005 than today for sure. For starters, the songs were by actualy proper dance artists, whilst today most of the mainstream ones are by US "urban" artists like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Ne-Yo, etc.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:42
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This is my favourite from those years, Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIC0aQ56ASE
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:30
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2003 I agree with. 2004 onwards no The mid-noughties is my least favourite era for dance ever, the euphoric trance boom faded and instead every song seemed to just loop an 80s vocal for three minutes and feature a video of dancing bikini-clad girls to distract you from the fact that the songs themselves weren't very good - 'Call On Me' wasn't too bad but when every song started copying the formula it got tired quickly. I also really hated the 'electro' craze around that time as compared to the late 90s/early 00s trance I adored, it felt like a huge step back and comedown.

2010 was the first really good year for dance since 2003 (although 2009 had some signs of improvement), with the likes of the Swedish House Mafia and the beginnings of the really big dubstep tracks bringing the euphoria back into things, and since then things have been pretty good. But yeah, for 2003 alone all these were awesome:

Divine Inspiration - The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand)
Jurgen Vries - The Opera Song
Layo & Bushwacka - Love Story vs Finally
XTM - Fly On The Wings Of Love
DJ Sammy - The Boys of Summer
Kontakt - Show Me A Sign
Solex - Close To The Edge
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Old 18-02-2013, 09:15
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Solex - Close To The Edge
forgot that

thats a terrific track! one of my all time favs...
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Old 18-02-2013, 11:37
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2003-2005 was fantastic even 2006 and 2007 was as fantastic too , after that year i felt the golden age for Dance music in the charts ended.

Even the 90's was just the same quality as what we had with the 2000s.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:28
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2003-2005 was fantastic even 2006 and 2007 was as fantastic too , after that year i felt the golden age for Dance music in the charts ended.

Even the 90's was just the same quality as what we had with the 2000s.
can you provide examples ? not being funny or owt, but many see the golden age of dance as the 90's, not the 00's, and going by your username id have thought that youd agree
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:00
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can you provide examples ? not being funny or owt, but many see the golden age of dance as the 90's, not the 00's, and going by your username id have thought that youd agree
90's dance music from acid to rave through trance and house music waks awesome, the 00's were decent but quickly died
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Old 18-02-2013, 17:25
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I enjoyed it too

Special D come with me is a personal favourite ;D
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Old 18-02-2013, 17:38
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Sorry, but I don't know how anybody can think 2010 was a better year for dance music than 2004 lol (if we're talking mainstream). And if we're talking underground, I think most dubstep fans would agree the dubstep songs from 2004 were much, much better than the ones in 2010. And the members of Swedish House Mafia were having hits as solo artists (or as duos) a long time before they became a group.
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:55
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I used to like Scooter, Lasgo and Flip N Fill
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:16
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Sorry, but I don't know how anybody can think 2010 was a better year for dance music than 2004 lol (if we're talking mainstream). And if we're talking underground, I think most dubstep fans would agree the dubstep songs from 2004 were much, much better than the ones in 2010. And the members of Swedish House Mafia were having hits as solo artists (or as duos) a long time before they became a group.
Fair enough, I'm just going from the stuff I've heard - there's probably a ton of 2004 songs I don't know that if I properly listened to I'd love. To be fair we're comparing the me of 15 to the me of 21 here, ages with completely different social lives and a clublife basically non-existent in '04 to all the time in '10, so personal memories are kinda winning the day there

Adding Plummet's 'Damaged' to the 2003 list as well, can't believe I forgot that!
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Old 19-02-2013, 08:58
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90's dance music from acid to rave through trance and house music waks awesome, the 00's were decent but quickly died
yep, thats how i see it too

Sorry, but I don't know how anybody can think 2010 was a better year for dance music than 2004 lol (if we're talking mainstream). And if we're talking underground, I think most dubstep fans would agree the dubstep songs from 2004 were much, much better than the ones in 2010. And the members of Swedish House Mafia were having hits as solo artists (or as duos) a long time before they became a group.
..... the thing is... i prefer the later style of dubstep over the 'proper' material. tim berg, magnetic man, great tracks!
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Old 19-02-2013, 10:46
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my favs from 03-05

dj sammy - sunlight (lol ok ok i know, but i actually am reluctantly liking this!)
divine inspiration - the way (put your hand in my hand)
jurgen vriese - the wilderness and the opera song
layo and bushwakka - finaly vs love story
junior senior - move your feet
scooter - maria (i like it loud)
s club 8 - dont tell me your sorry
annie - chewing gum
refekt - need to feel love
juliet - avalon.

so for me it wasnt the best of times for dance, and ive certainly many more from the golden age in the mid-late 90's.

and before any smart arse points it out... i know layo and bushwakka is a marriage of two older songe with a riff pinched from devo 'mongoloid'...
Don't think i've ever known anyone else mention Annie - Chewing Gum before.
Great song!!!!
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Old 19-02-2013, 10:49
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I suppose your opinion on the best dance music era depends on when you were going out clubbing - especially your first few years.
Mine would be 90-96.

I'll never ever forget being off my t**ts dancing to LFO and Tricky Disco then coming down three hours later to Zoe - Sunshine on a Rainy Day.
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Old 19-02-2013, 10:51
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I wasn't too keen on 2003-2005 dance to be honest. I was at secondary then and everyone seemed to play it non stop. Drove me barmy.
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