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poll:good spinning music(12 posts)

poll:good spinning musicgebbyfish
Jan 28, 2004 8:52 AM
Know that spring is approaching and wanted to see what others like to listen to on that long ride to nowhere that spinning is. Just started up with a class, and the "students" can bring in the music, and when I listen to my CDs feel that nothing is perfect for a spinning class. Recommendations?
Kraftwerk: TdF Soundtracks. Thumps at 140-160 bpm. nmSpunout
Jan 28, 2004 9:04 AM
Kraftwerk: TdF Soundtracks. Thumps at 140-160 bpm. nmThe Human G-Nome
Jan 28, 2004 1:31 PM
2nd Kraftwerk TDF. It puts you in the "zone".
Kraftwerk: TdF Soundtracks. Thumps at 140-160 bpm. nmaliensporebomb
Jan 29, 2004 7:46 AM
I also like this one. Also, the coolest cool down section
is on "La Forme" - great tune with a nice loping beat.
use what you likeColnagoFE
Jan 28, 2004 9:06 AM
I'd hate to have students bring in music. How can you really plan a ride when you don't know what will be playing? I like to mix it up, but I plan what will be played. Go to record stores where you can listen to a lot of stuff before you buy. Listen with Spining in mind and you;ll do fine. ANyway here is some stuff to look at:

Electronica always works great though some can't stand it: Crystal Method, Underworld, Fluke, Massive Attack, Moby, Chemical Bros. etc.

Classic rock--a hit with most, but gets old if that's all you play--ie Rolling stones, beatles, led zep, etc.

pop--i'm not a big pop fan, but people love to hear popular music. it has to be something you can stand to play though.

world music--there is a lot of good stuff that isn't US based. This will take some research though as it isn't what you hear on the radio.

Finally...check out movie soundtracks--they offer lots of bang for the $ and a good variety of music. Some of my faves, Trainspotting, The Beach, The Matrix...lots of others. Have fun!
use what you likeWoof the dog
Jan 28, 2004 12:19 PM
go get yourself a thing called RipCast that converts live stream (internet radio) into mp3's. You should be able to get the free one.

with RipCast you can rip a lot of free music, any kind. Just go to and type in what kind of music you want.

Kraftwerks, Moby, Chemical brothers, etc - all these things that they have already mentioned are like, the most generic artists that define what is electronica for the majority of people. Don't get me wrong, some of their stuff rocks, but they are so so so mainstream. If you listen to a less known stuff, Moby will sound rediculous and Kraftwerks is just pathetic.

Some of the things you can rip: - most are cheesy Eurotrash, but some are catchy! - a lot of times they play wicked cool drum and bass

on shoutcast you can look for chillout and ambient categories for cooldowns and what not. There is a lot a lot a lot of trance (some of the more known dj's are Oakenfold, Van Dyke, GT, Corsten, Encore) but I am getting over trance b/c its getting cheesy and I find drum and bass or House a lot better for pedaling to, and I think you will too. Just try ripping a bunch of house, and you may even end up ripping some of the remixes of pop songs, which sounds pretty cool.

It is always good to mix up some alternative too. Nothing beats a bit of smashing pumpkins, weezer etc from time to time. Oh, and the well known 80's songs too. Just don't play any of the early 90's stuff like C+C Music factory. That stuff is what most people would consider an aweful lot of cheeeeeeeeeeeeeese.

Woof the d.o.g.

p.s. you want to rip no lower than 128 bpm
The Spinners Bad, Bad Weather nmContinental
Jan 28, 2004 11:17 AM
Maybe a little goofy but...Steve-O
Jan 28, 2004 11:51 AM
How about some late 80's Early 90's industrial music.

Revolting Cocks
Front 242
My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult

It'll get you cranking!

Steve (WWWAAYYY too influenced by WaxTrax! Records)
Thrice, Gunmoll, Tsunami Bomb, As Friends Rust.... nm.russw19
Jan 28, 2004 12:14 PM
Anything with a looooong trailer at the end. (nm)Spoke Wrench
Jan 28, 2004 1:46 PM
Anything Techno nmhuffer
Jan 28, 2004 11:16 PM
re: poll:good spinning musicJohn445
Jan 29, 2004 8:10 AM
Anne Murray's greatest hits. You will continually ride faster in an attempt to get away from the music.


Three Doors Down/Nickelback