So how did everyone get into music? Certain genres, whatever. I first discovered rock in.. 2006, I think, when I got Guitar Hero for PS2. My favorite song was Iron Man for a while, and then I found an album my dad had by Helloween. The Dark Ride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBE6l3LHp3I (the title song)
That’s how I was introduced to metal. I found Pandora and when I put Helloween in, I found bands like Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, and Hammerfall. My dad happened to have a bunch of songs from them. My first song from that group was When the Lights are Down by Kamelot.
It was my favorite song for a while, followed by March of Mephisto, also by Kamelot. Kamelot, to this day, is arguably my favorite metal band.
Afterwards, I had such favorites as Kingdom for a Heart by Sonata Arctica, Maniac Dance by Stratovarius and Blood Bound by Hammerfall.
For a while, my music preferences remained rock/metal-centric. One day, I downloaded the song of the day from iTunes, and had a new favorite. It was Let’s Dance to Joy Division by the Wombats.
My favorite Alternative/Indie band, by the way. From there on, my tastes branched out a little. I started respecting bands like Green Day, Linkin Park, Nickel Creek and so on. Obviously they weren’t all punk rock bands.
I was pretty much set until I heard a few songs from a Dance Hits CD one of my friends had for his birthday party. My favorite song for a while was a certain remix of Heaven.
After that, I got into more electronic music. Mostly lighter stuff, techno, trance. I moved into dance at some point and got into Cascada and.. songs from Newgrounds. They’re really good, actually. My first favorite from Cascada was Evacuate the Dance Floor, followed by Ready or Not and Fever.
Suddenly, my friend introduced the Bloody Beetroots to me. The first song I heard from them was Warp 1.9.
I had first heard more electronic styles in songs like Space Jam (yeah I know) and Stadium Rave from Spongebob (seriously, I know). The Bloody Beetroots were arguably my introduction to more hardcore electronic music, even after Cascada. I learned to like electro, hardstyle, jumpstyle, etc. It wasn’t until around that point that I found Deadmau5, I believe. My favorites for him are all the ones you would expect.
It was a fairly short jump there to dubstep. I had heard a few dubstep songs and wasn’t that impressed by the genre. For no particular reason, I suddenly decided to give the genre a second chance. Again, it failed to really impress me.. until I hit the dubstep remix of Inspector Gadget by Chrispy.
This gave me a little faith in the genre. I didn’t find anything else worthwhile until I hit probably the most consistently good dubstep artist I am aware of, Mount Eden. I was introduced to him by means of his remix of Still Alive from Mirror’s Edge and Sierra Leone.
Later I would also discover my favorite Skrillex song, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (through the video of cupstackinggirl, the clip in the song saying “YESS, OH MY GOSH” and having no prior knowledge of Skrillex at all) and eventually Ephixa through his Song of Storms dubstep remix.
Before that point, however, I was introduced to a rather ungenreable genre, what I like to call Swing House (officially “Electroswing”). The same friend that introduced me to the Bloody Beetroots introduced me to Goldfish and my two favorite Goldfish songs. I wasn’t immediately interested, but I listened more than once, and suddenly it just clicked. The two songs (probably their most popular) were Fort Knox and Soundtracks and Comebacks.
A few other songs from them became favorites not too long after. First came Wet Welly, arguably the most Swing-iest House song they’ve made, followed by We Come Together and finally Cruising Through.
Later, that same friend pointed out Parov Stelar, who is even more Swing House than Goldfish. Again, my favorites are some of the obvious ones. I believe the first song I heard was Booty Swing, which turned into a favorite, followed by Catgroove, also a favorite, and Chambermaid Swing.
That about covers it with the exception of a few notable favorite songs that became favorites at some point that I’ve forgotten. Smash Mouth became a favorite band at some point, with my favorite song being Walkin’ on the Sun.
At some point I found a song from the Bleach soundtrack that became my favorite, for reasons which should be obvious by now. The fourth song in the soundtrack, known as Can’t Lose.
Finally, there was another song the artist Silva Hound said is “French House” that became an instant favorite, know as Spitfire.
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this wall of text. I just sort of felt like sharing a little bit of my life.
Obviously your responses, should you choose to respond, don’t have to be as in depth as this, but I’m interested in hearing whatever you have to say anyway. See you on the web!