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Welcome to Earth, Alex - a Red Planet mix. Red Planet is a totally unique brand of techno. It probably won't convert you if you hate techno, but if you've ever enjoyed music by that name this is a must-listen.
"Hosts ELISHA SESSIONS and MARK SINKER and their astounding guests burrow insensibly into the pulp and avant-garde science fiction of 1935-1975." Readings from and discussions of a bunch of science fiction short stories. There's a podcast link to the completed series, but, irritatingly, no link to see a list of all the episodes. So:
1. David Bowie - Moss Garden b/w KLF - Justified and Ancient
2. Tim Hecker - Brownwedding
3. Secede - Born In A Tropical Swamp
4. Legion of Green Men - Stars Above Stars Below
5. Kate Bush - Joanni
6. Move D & Benjamin Brunn - Mothercorn
7. Gas - untitled
8. Claude Debussy - Nocturnes (Nuages)
9. Seefeel - Industrious
10. David Sylvian - Darshana (FSOL remix)
11. Zodiac Youth - Fast Forward the Future (The Orb's Bucket & Bong mix)
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore ("...a 1999 videowork that weaves together and processes found footage of Northern Soulies, Eighties casuals, and ravers, along with an astonishing hauntonuumological audio track...")
latest episode in the bloggariddims podcast is a selection of classic 2step garage. if the R&B flourishes don't put you off, some great beats and basslines here. (personally, i love R&B, but i know a lot of people who hate it with a deep and enduring hate.)
This mix is pretty much the only thing between me and the pit right now. If you've been hoping Ewan Pearson would go back to the dreamy, gorgeous style from Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi, this one's for you. And the track "hatchback - white diamond (prins thomas disco miks part 1)" made me want to get it on vinyl and inflict my DJing on the world again, which hasn't happened in, shit ... long time.
OiNK was a private bittorrent site for music. If I had been an OiNK user who had stolen many tons of music through it, I would be mourning it right now. On the other hand, it's useful to question the "yeah man FUCK the record companies" view on digital rights. Musicians gotta eat, yo.
(There's got to be a better discussion of that issue somewhere...)
If I donate a few thousand dollars to a musicians' pension fund, can I be absolved of guilt?
Bunch of old Jeff Mills Wizard mixes digitized from tapes made from '86-'89 off Detroit radio, ready to download. I am told they feature sick mixing and scratching, mostly hip-hop with some electro, funk ...
Finally got around to listening. Like I said somewhere else, "UNBELIEVABLE mixing and scratching. It's like you're listening to him invent electronic dance music on the fly. Which I guess is exactly what he's doing."
Holy shit, I guess I'm still feeling idm. (I re-discover this like once a month.) di Luca takes yr favorite hip-hop and crunchy idm beats and puts em together in a yummy goo ... hey, where are you going?
Ok how about this: he drops a Paul's Boutique track, pretty much un-fucked-with, and it sounds right at home in the mix.
but if you read the About page, you'll see that they offer a podcast of pretty much any page on the site - **including search results**.
that means you can search for your favorite band and subscribe to a podcast of mp3s of their stuff. the most recent 4 tracks in the Futureheads podcast are a couple tracks off the Area EP and a couple remixes of Hounds of Love - none of which I've heard.
"Hi quality music with hi fi compression. there are two major lines; Laboratoire Moderne presents new and contemporary sounds while Laboratoire Classique presents online re-releases of old and long deleted master releases."
"listener created playlists of songs on the web"
Very cool. Click play and it goes. Better than streaming web radio cuz you have more control over what you're listening to. The one I'm listening to is even well-sequenced.
update: Double Dee clears things up in the comments section:
Just to set the record straight we used a turntable, a mono reel to reel, a 2 track reel to reel and an 8 track reel to reel machine. Using cassette decks would have been like a ballerina dancing with construction boots.
"Seven curators, seven months, seventy minutes of music. Each month is assigned to a curator, whose job it is to fill ten minutes with the sounds of their choosing. They are invited to keep a log of their work, as they create it. Each month, their ten minute piece of music is made available for streaming or download."
"In December 2003, Warp will make our entire back catalogue and all new releases available as high quality, pay-per-track MP3 downloads.
bleep.com will be the quickest and easiest method of downloading Warp music from the internet. Unlike p2p file sharing (or even iTunes), bleep.com does not require users to install proprietary software to access MP3 downloads. More information to come soon!
As with this site, bleep.com is designed and built by THE DESIGNERS REPUBLIC and KLEBER
get beats : aphex twin
I'm not sure all of these are actually him, but free music! Oh yeah, and this is to commemorate the release of "26 Mixes for Cash". Or something. Definitely not just psyched about the free music.
boom selection - looks like a music blog, focusing on bootlegs. Fun mp3s to download - Britney vs. Eminem, Outkast remixed by Fatboy slim. (Update: bsx is a helpful filter for the boom selection stuff, whittling it down to the must-listen boots and mixes. I live on the wrong fucking side of the Atlantic.)