^Come on man. Read the thread. I was pretty specific asking to narrow it to one on the first post. I love all those genres too, so do a lot of other cats, so pick one that you rep the most.
Do I have to do a "Trapped on a desert island and can only bring one genre with you" scenerio to get some of you to pick just one?
Can we get some more information here though hombres?
I don't especially collect any particular genre, but I'd love to hear why people do. And it would be great to know which records they bought and why they thought they were necessary for their collection.
There must be a wealth of potential knowledge here, like which dub/hip hop/ambient early 80s German synth records are essential to have because of their influence on the scene as a whole etc
This could be a great read and a really cool resource for future collectors/musical & history knowledge generally.
Once you're in the gutter, you may as well stay in the gutter - Dublin taxi driver
^I don't think a ton of people intentionally collect only one genre vs another. Maybe if they were making a funk mix they might focus on buying funk records for a period of time, but otherwise that kind of focused collecting could wear out that genre real quick. But personal taste is bound to make a DJ or collector gravitate towards one vs all other genres whether people are conscious of this or not. Everyone tries to be (or they say they are) open minded to all genres but it's only natural to collect similar sounds if you like that sound. Whether we know it or not we specialize in (know more about) one genre versus the others even if only by a lil bit. There are R&B experts, Jazz experts, and so on here so I figured it'd be valuable to identify the experts and their expertise. I might wanna ask the Soul collectors a question about a Soul release so now we'd know who should chime in on that question. No one can be an expert in all genres, you can be as open minded as you want, but it goes way too deep, so that'd be impossible.
Best way to know is to count your records, cds and tapes. (guestimate of course) Besides Hip Hop you probably have more of one genre than other genres unless, for example, by strange coincidence you have exactly the same number of blues records as you do jazz records.
Was gonna say dubstep but not all that mainstream nonsense! Think a better term would be bass music