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Grrr!
01-14-2009, 06:07 AM
I hope you all understand what I'm talking about.

It's like that retro-disco-tech type music then you'll hear the "electric voice" come on and say something to the effect of "Get your ass out on the dance floor..yadda, yadda yadda..."

I'm trying to make a CD for my friend. We were at the bar the other day when one of these types of songs came on. She told me she LOVES songs with the electric voice in them because you KNOW they're always going to rock. :rolleyes: :D

Anyway I thought it would be funny to make her a CD with nothing but "Electronic Voice Songs"

GuanoLad
01-14-2009, 06:27 AM
Do you mean the vocoder, that computerises a human voice? Or the completely artificial Stephen Hawking voice?

Grrr!
01-14-2009, 07:12 AM
I geuss vocoder.

The one that sounds similar to the old "Battle Star Galactica" robots.

Martini Enfield
01-14-2009, 07:19 AM
Satisfaction by Benny Benassi has a female voice that sounds very vocoder like.

Koochy by Armand Van Helden also has a vocoder-like voice in it, too...

willthekittensurvive?
01-14-2009, 07:58 AM
Still alive (http://youtube.com/watch?v=RthZgszykLs)

willthekittensurvive?
01-14-2009, 08:02 AM
Still alive (http://youtube.com/watch?v=RthZgszykLs)


Oh I cant watch youtube at work, so sorry if the link leads to Rick Ashley

JpnDude
01-14-2009, 08:21 AM
The group Midnight Star featured music with an electronic voice in the early 80's.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=j8OL7I3hpYA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=c_Uj1u86lrE

corkboard
01-14-2009, 08:36 AM
Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys.

thwartme
01-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Mr. Roboto by Styx
The Robots (Die Roboter) by Kraftwerk

mack
01-14-2009, 09:17 AM
O Superman by Laurie Anderson

Toxylon
01-14-2009, 09:23 AM
Revolutions by Jean-Michel Jarre

mack
01-14-2009, 09:27 AM
Plus Stick it Out and Sy Borg from Zappa's Joe's Garage if you want robot/human porno-comedy

Khadaji
01-14-2009, 09:37 AM
You mean like Do You Feel Like I Do by Frampton?

GrandWino
01-14-2009, 09:57 AM
The Flaming Lips "Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=X-bEGlbNx9A)has some of what you're talking about throughout, most noticeably at about the 2:20 mark.

Sam Stone
01-14-2009, 09:59 AM
Mindbender (http://youtube.com/watch?v=HfqUXP3C90g) by Stillwater.

Icerigger
01-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Calling Occupants by the Carpenters has an introduction with an electronic "alien" voice.

blondebear
01-14-2009, 10:03 AM
"The Raven" by The Alan Parsons Project.

bluecanary
01-14-2009, 10:33 AM
Cher - 'Believe'

Cuckoorex
01-14-2009, 10:36 AM
Daft Punk's One More Time (http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=bgtBlnOX6VA)

Grrr!
01-14-2009, 10:41 AM
Holy crap! Is there anything the Cafe Society can't do?


Thanks guys these suggestions are all great.

WarmNPrickly
01-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Mr. Blue Sky by ELO

NineToTheSky
01-14-2009, 10:47 AM
Keep Talking by Pink Floyd from The Division Bell.

Ludovic
01-14-2009, 10:50 AM
Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks by Panic at the Disco is an example of a non-over the top use of it, which in your case may be a good or a bad thing.

troub
01-14-2009, 11:00 AM
"Do It!" by Death from Above 1979 link to live version (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=51r1r73psjQ) (vocoder part around 1:15)

Mahna Mahna
01-14-2009, 11:27 AM
No such compilation would be complete without "Disco Dancer (http://last.fm/music/Christopher+Just/_/I'm+a+Disco+Dancer)" by Christopher Just. (or the Fatboy Slim remix (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EO5_BWz5Bso), though it's not quite as funny as the original)

jessesheeran
01-14-2009, 11:28 AM
Daft Punk Harder Better Faster Stronger, but i guess most of their songs have electronic voice

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=DgBgnoEY4iM&feature=channel


i guess a classic would be
kraftwerk - the robots from 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ&feature=related

Shoeless
01-14-2009, 11:52 AM
"Fitter Happier" by Radiohead.

Beadalin
01-14-2009, 12:00 PM
Dirty Robot (http://youtube.com/watch?v=VtdDiDA2EjE), by Arling & Cameron

Erasure's cover of Video Killed the Radio Star (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qhw8-A5U8kI)

And the classic, Kompressor Does Not Dance (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TfoQj9kVnLU)

Beadalin
01-14-2009, 12:02 PM
Oops, I linked to a remix of the Arling and Cameron song.

Here's the original Dirty Robot (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fA6wW5fdX-U).

BlackFish
01-14-2009, 12:18 PM
mind. in. a. box. - fear
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RRDuj26aAe8

apoptygma berzerk - rollergirl (a bit 'porno-ish' though)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSPJckpVHM

boytronic - luna square (in the chorus)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QrX_vH7eA1o

u96 - das boot
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwc0shJ2aYc

Trepa Mayfield
01-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Karn Evil 9, Third Impression (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zJaEYIQzm30&feature=related) has the voice of a computer, but it's significantly creepier than most of the other examples.

Beadalin
01-14-2009, 01:56 PM
How could I have forgotten this little gem?

"Everybody to the Limit (Fhqwhgads)" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hT0bvy2IzsQ). Probably a lot better if you're a Homestarrunner fan, but I like to think it stands on its own.

Freejooky
01-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Somewhere, Roger Troutman is crying that it took so many posts to get to More Bounce to the Ounce. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_sNQxzabWpg)

bobot
01-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Pick up Trans by Neil Young.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=un3ZGzbltkU

bobot
01-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Sorry for 2 posts in a row...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=eblFQppJfyg&feature=related

Dung Beetle
01-14-2009, 02:06 PM
Sheep, by Pink Floyd

Daerlyn
01-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Combichrist's "This shit will fuck you up" (Youtube link (http://youtube.com/watch?v=htM3LhX27mc)) is all in a vaguely female vocoder voice. The lyrics are kind of, uhm, blue, though.

Morbo
01-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Twilight (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nH5OcLFP2M8&feature=related), by ELO. (Starts at ~0:40)

bordelond
01-14-2009, 03:10 PM
The coda of Def Leppard's "Love Bites".

bordelond
01-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Also, I believe Heatwave's "Boogie Nights" has some vocoder in it.

Toxylon
01-14-2009, 03:31 PM
Keep Talking by Pink Floyd from The Division Bell.

And it's no other than Stephen Hawking who "keeps talking" in the song intro!

A youtube link to my earlier suggestion:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qt82NrHrfa8

Infovore
01-14-2009, 03:33 PM
Alan Parsons Project's "The Raven" features Alan on a vocoder.

Biggirl
01-14-2009, 04:55 PM
Tanto Metro and Devante's Give It To Her

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0mP-jL4gMBU

myskepticsight
01-14-2009, 04:57 PM
"Watch Us Work It" by Devo

It's a newer song by them and was in a Dell commercial. Fun song.

interface2x
01-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Combichrist's "This shit will fuck you up" (Youtube link (http://youtube.com/watch?v=htM3LhX27mc)) is all in a vaguely female vocoder voice. The lyrics are kind of, uhm, blue, though.Heh yeah, you could say that! The first time I listened to it, I was enjoying and then I started to think...hey...what did she say??

A couple of other suggestions...

Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's Song (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ci_LIavsEhQ) (though the vocoder is only in the second half)
Splendor Projekt - Energy (interface 2x mix) (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=174386412)* (it's in the player, you may have to scroll and select that particular track)

*shameless plug

jovan
01-14-2009, 07:53 PM
Also by Pink Floyd: A New Machine Pt. 1 and A New Machine Pt. 2 from A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap.

There are essentially three ways the "electronic voice" effect is done, vocoders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder) are used in most of the tracks mentioned. The talk box (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_box) was used mainly to make guitars talk, notably by Peter Frampton. Finally, recently, Cher and most notably T-Pain use a pitch-correcting software called Auto-Tune (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-tune), but intentionally set parameters to get an unnatural effect.

mswas
01-14-2009, 08:05 PM
The genre is called, "Acid House". Now go to town.

mswas
01-14-2009, 08:06 PM
Satisfaction by Benny Benassi has a female voice that sounds very vocoder like.

Great booty club track. Back when I was throwing parties, my partner would play this one all the time.

mswas
01-14-2009, 08:08 PM
Underworld - Cowgirl (http://youtube.com/watch?v=l2q4DPdrR8Y)

mswas
01-14-2009, 08:09 PM
There is also a midi controlled vocoding program, but I forget the name. It is used to make a text to speech program actually sing. The best use I know of it is Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's Song, but it's not like a dance track.

Yookeroo
01-15-2009, 12:46 AM
Beautiful (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zzE0LHp6Rbg) by Ferry Corsten.

Buckler of Swashing
01-15-2009, 09:26 AM
Pendulum's 'The Other Side'

HumanMonkeyGod
01-15-2009, 10:23 AM
Probably not the kind of music you're after, but Cynic are entirely within your request :)

Starving Artist
01-20-2009, 05:52 AM
Play With Bootsy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=D5vYVa3y0FI&feature=related) (Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic with words and a cute singing performance by the adorable Kelli Ali, formerly of the Sneaker Pimps.

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