Did you know David Guetta and Calvin Harris are different people? I didn't pay attention to either back in the halcyon days of the early 2010 but now Youtube has been giving me electronic music recommendations. Their music all sounds so alike that I still couldn't tell you who owns what song if you put a gun to my head and made me take guesses.
Uzi are you familiar with Ben Keen/BK? I think his record label is called nukleuz or something like that. Old UK hard house / NRG producer. My friend used to basically worship the guy. He (my friend) was the only one spinning that kind of stuff around here back in the day. Hearing these old tracks made me think of him
lol, nah not really my thing. hard house/NRG was never really good and always had an, errr, pretty low class cachet. large events in big out-of-town carparks or conference centres, people with dummies and day-glo tights on all 4 limbs, that sort of thing. it's part of a heritage of pretty rough-n-rowdy dance music in the UK/europe that includes donk/bassline, 4x4, and hardstyle, gabber, etc. it's very trashy.
my way into electronic music as a teenager was definitely through the bedroom listener route, all that 90s and early 00s 'IDM', warp records stuff, artificial intelligence compilations, etc. not really as dancefloor-focussed or propulsive. by the time i was old enough to actually go to clubs, hard house/NRG had already been consigned to like specialist flyer events in satellite commuter towns, a fading and receding scene full of drugged-up old people and missing teeth. clubs in the UK in the 2000s were playing predominantly jungle/drum'n'bass, house, uk funky, garage/2-step, and eventually dubstep. techno and house have now become the mainstays as dubstep has doddered off to its EDM-festival/pop song oblivion.
my taste and preference still leans heavily towards that early IDM stuff, what in clubs would have been called 'room 3' or 'chillout room' material.