Free tracks are always nice, and especially if they are from hardcore drum’n’bass artists like DJ HIdden & Limewax.
To celebrate 30k fans on Facebook the lads at PRSPCT recordings have a free download up on Bandcamp with DJ Hidden’s The Resonators, Limewax’s Pain and a Resonators VIP remix by the Outside Agency. Nice.
Go get em, and don’t be a cheap ass. ;)
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The Themeless releases from the Dutch breakcore.nl site always have tracks that make it worth checking them out and giving them a few listens.
You can download their latest instalment “Themeless 6” as a zip archive or stream it straight from the breakcore.nl bandcamp page. If you feel like getting some more of that, check out the other releases too on bandcamp, like this Non Human one, which is your typical (yet good) jungle/ragga breakcore-type mayhem.
People email me links to their releases sometimes, and when they are free to download I tend to check them out. This one ended up somewhere way down my inbox because of life and being busy and stuff like that. However, this one is too good not to mention.
Check out the Abnormal Behaviour EP from Syk2ne. Took me a while before I got that name really. Anyway, it’s 2 hard drum’n’bass/breakcore tracks you’ll like if you’re into music from folks like DJ Hidden or Enduser. You’ll find more down-tempo yet equally glitchy and experimental electronica on his other EP’s Escape From Quarantine and Sick Man. He just released a new one on Battle Audio Records called The New Disease as well which is only €0.99.
Last but not least another free digital breakcore release on the Bitcrusher label, number 14 by BeK + WhiteRatBeat called Mask of the Shame. It’s glitchy, it’s fast, it has tons of samples and breaks, 8 bit crunchy sounds, ragga vocal snippets and the necessary breakcore humor with hard fucking beats in it. Oh yeah and it’s free too so why don’t you give it a shot?
Who needs record stores if you can get all this free stuff right?
Free tunes, what’s not to like. Free tunes from Evol Intent, that’s even better. How about 35 free tracks and remasters of classic tunes like “8-Bit Bitch”, “Where’s The Score”, “Corrupt Cops” and many more? Awesome indeed.
You get all of this goodness straight from their Soundcloud Throwback Tunes playlist. Be sure to fav it and keep an eye on it cause they aren’t done adding stuff to it either.
Not enough? Alright, you can fill up on their mixsets playlist too then. More free frigging downloads. Check out the Evolcast sets (podcast stylee) for some all over the map style sets, or any of the others. Not all drum’n’bass, but all of it filled to the rim with yummy beatness.
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Time for another hardcore overload. We’ll start with the awesome Outside Agency again (can’t fail there) with the Twisted Darkside podcast mix #112 they did for the Impact 11th b-day warehouse party (direct link & mirror). It’s a shorty, but it’s damn good. If you’re dying for more hardcore podcasts, well, that Twisted Darkside page is full of ’em, so I’m sure you’ll find something there.
In case you don’t, there’s always this one: a mix by no other than UK legend The DJ Producer for the PRSPCT XL 17 party (mirror). I don’t think I need to waste any more words on this. Lot’s of Hellfish & Producer in this one of course, so enjoy.
Now something I’m sure you haven’t heard of before. A Berlin based producer who’s been going at it for 10 years started a dark sounding electronic music project under the name RML_. You can download his first EP for free which has some cool, dark & hard techno at a bit of a slower pace so you can chill down from the previous mayhem posted here.
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My web stats tell me that you lot like to find some new and shiny wallpapers for your desktops and phones now and then. Since I’ve been tagging my flickr photos for a while now with wallpaper tags, I thought it would be nice if I’d just link them up here so you can take a peek and use them if you like.
All wallpapers are cc-licensed as usual so you’re free to use them, chop and manipulate them. To download an image, click the Actions menu on top, then pick “View All Sizes”.
Here’s some of the desktop wallpapers:
And here are some more wallpapers specifically made for your smartphone (which means they are in portrait mode basically):
I usually listen to the harder type of electronic music but a good 808 drum and some squealing synth (if done right) can soothe me greatly. A good electro or acid techno track seems simple when you listen to it, but if done right, they just work and sounds awesome.
Thanks to some twitter retweets I came across this Anti-Social Network’s Electro Compendium on Bandcamp. A free download with a whopping 116 (I kid you not, one-hundred-and-six-teen!) kicking electro tracks. If you are in need of a fair dose of vintage drum computers and squelching synths, some sci-fi soundscapes and samples and some typical vocoder robotics samples to balance out for the hardcore breaks I’m usually posting here, this might be your cup of tea indeed.
It’s free and so worth the download IMO.
Get it and spread the word to your electro loving peeps (*cough* tweet button below *cough*).
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Bandcamp is great. Not only because it allows artists from all over the earth to share their tunes and albums with the inhabitants of that same earth. No. There’s plenty of other ways to do that. Bandcamp is great because if you pay for the music, the artist gets most of the money directly. Not a record shop, their label or big-ass distribution companies. The artists get your money. Those guys that make the tunes. Sweet.
It’s like walking up to their door, ringing their doorbell, getting their latest record out of their hand and giving a crumpled-up banknote from your side pocket in exchange. It’s exactly like that! Except the walking up to their door, ringing their doorbell and getting a physical record part. But you are giving them your cash. In lots of cases you can even decide how much exactly. So that’s nice innit?
Here’s some cool stuff I noticed is up there. Even if you’re not willing to shell out one of those crumpled banknotes, there’s plenty of free stuff up for grabs too.
Older stuff from End-user for example. Expect some breakcore/drum’n’bass there. If you want more of that you can check out the Adnoiseam label who have most of their releases up there as well. More breakcore? Check out the mighty Venetian Snares, Ruby My Dear, or Gross Prophet. For the darker and broken beats check out Somatic Responses and CAPSLOCK. If you prefer it more jungle and ragga-core style then there’s always Peace-Off Records, or perhaps a bit of Bong-Ra if you can dig it. Harder style drum’n’bass is waiting at DJ Hidden‘s camp or at PRSPCT Recordings and of course the good old Tech Itch. Even if it was just for nostalgic reasons.
If you feel like spending more cash, you can always find a few gems by exploring some random tags.
You get the idea.
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