Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music
Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music is an online guide to electronic music created by Kenneth John Taylor, aka Ishkur. It covers over 100 subgenres, such as terrorcore and chemical breakbeat, diagrammed in a flowchart style. The guide was originally posted in 1999 and continually updated until 2001. The site consists of 153 subgenres and 818 sound files.
On December 11, 2016, Ishkur announced that a new version of the guide would be released in 2017 on Twitter. About a year later, Ishkur tweeted the project had been delayed shortly, and that the finished product was coming "soon".[better source needed]
CMJ New Music Monthly praised the website for its "...ease of navigation, pithy genre descriptions, and fairly accurate audio accompaniment..." Oliver Hurley of The Guardian referred to the site as an "epic online endeavour", but pointed that several of the genres were made up by Ishkur, such as "Buttrock Goa".
- Electronic music
- Electronic dance music
- List of electronic music genres
- Genealogy of musical genres
- Music genre
- Music history
- Comer, M. Tye (April 2001). "Words Get in the Way". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. p. 89.
- Cameron, John (August 11, 2016). "This Guide to Electronic Music Genres from 2001 is a Blast from the Past". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- Hurley, Oliver (June 11, 2004). "Friday Review: Little Things We Like: Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music". The Guardian. p. 31.
The epic online endeavour visually maps 153 (sub-)sub-genres, from those that you've actually heard of (disco, rave, garage) to ones that the eponymous Ishkur has almost certainly made up. (Buttrock Goa, anyone?)...there is a total of (presumably not entirely legal) 818 sound files.
- "Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music Plans To Revamp Itself In 2017". EDM Sauce. July 18, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- @IshkursEMGuide (31 December 2017). "Oh dear me, the graphic designer got this all screwed up..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.