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music of 2015

the audience is shaking ( #CC )Here’s some music I liked in 2015 that I either talked about before or forgot to mention so far. I get stuff emailed to me, listen to it and then forget to write about it sometimes. Dang.

So I’ll mix those in here so they get their mention at last.

Drum’n’bass

Ah, the good old dnb. If you haven’t already checked out the weekly Noisia Radio podcasts on Soundcloud it’s about time you did. You’ll hear new tracks, old ones and get a lot of inspiration on what tracks you can spend that New Years money on.

Another place to check for some fresh, dark drum’n’bass is Syk2ne’s Bandcamp or Soundcloud page. Lot’s of wicked EP’s right there and not strictly dnb either. It easily crosses over into the next category…

Breakcore

Here we have Ruby my Dear of course with his latest Balloon album. Then there’s Venetian Snares, as always, who not only released Your Face this year but also put up the awesome Thank Your For Your Consideration after fans stepped up when Snares hit a rough patch and could use some extra cash. Sissy Growl and Burgershot are my favorite tracks of 2015 for sure.

Mo breackore? Aww yiss. How about YabaiKore! from the Japanese breakcore collective the Ragga Terror Front. Some really wicked sick stuff in there. Totally worth a listen.

Hardcore techno

Here I have 2 podcasts/radio shows to point out, full of all the hardcore goodness you’d want. First there’s the PRSPCT Recordings radio episodes on Soundcloud. Awesome guests, “great” interviews and quite some nonsense in there. And smashing kicks of course.
We can’t leave without mentioning The Outside Agency podcasts as well. Not quite as frequent but that just makes them all the better.

Hope you find your type of beats and bass in here.
Enjoy the holidays, have a happy NY and see you back in 2016!

Photo by Martin Fisch, cc-licensed.

new ruby my dear album balloon

Ruby My Dear "Balloon" album coverWriting a music review is both hard and kinda pointless. It’s music after all and as long as you don’t listen to it you can read all the text you want but you still won’t know what the hell it sounds like.
So I won’t be copying the info from the press release the lads at Kaometry records where so kind to send me for the latest Ruby My Dear release “Balloon“.

Instead I can say that it’s pretty damn solid breakcore album true to the style Ruby My Dear has developed over the years.
If you like his earlier work like the awesome Ginko EP or his earlier Doc Colibri exploits, you’ll love this one too. If his music is new to you but you like things from electronica artists like Aphex Twin, Venetian Snares or even a slice of Squarepusher, you’ll probably find this a treat as well.

So go check out the previews on the Kaometry records Soundcloud page. It’s coming out this Monday the 14th of December, so hit your record store and get that vinyl record or digital album full of breakcore goodness!

noisia does radio and it’s awesome

Oh yessss. The Dutch lads from Noisia are doing their own weekly Noisia Radio show of sorts and they are putting it on Soundcloud for free streaming and download. As you can expect from these guys it’s stuffed with great drum’n’bass, bass music, dubstep, electro, techno, game music… you name it (no not trance of course, who would do that anyway).

In the show they play old stuff, new stuff and basically all sorts of stuff they like. The mix of different styles makes it a sweet listen while you’re working or commuting, or whatever. It’s great to find out about some new tracks, links to free tracks from other producers on Soundcloud etc.

They are at episode 6 already by now, so get over there before you’re way behind on this like the uncool kids!

Go, go, go!

it’s raining hardcore this weekend: get some outside agency, teknoist & prspct beats

It’s been a while so let’s drop it hard thanks to some awesome mixed from our favourite Dutch cross-breeders The Outside Agency, UK madman The Teknoist and some PRPSCT radio bizzle.
Stream online or download them, all free. Your pick.

The Outside Agency lads just put out the first Outcast mix on Soundcloud. As usual, it’s full of hardness.

The Teknoist is placing on Bangface and wants the world to know. Nothing wrong with that IMO.

Then there’s always good stuff coming from the PRSPCT label. Their Soundcloud account is full of goodness, just like this recent one.

here’s some ambient and other electronic music

Checking some emails containing news beats and sounds lately I came across some nice finds. The brothers of Somatic Responses are pumping out electronic music albums like the things grow on trees judging from their bandcamp page. Some stuff is great, some stuff is less to my taste but it’s always on the edge, dark and breakcory and glitchy.

Their last album Obscure the Future however has nice, chill ambient tunes on it instead of the usual hectic beats and harsh sounds. So if you are looking for something more easy-going yet deliciously electronic, this might be just it. Perfect value for your money as you can name your own price for most of their albums. Nice.

Another great find comes from Kaometry records, pushing interesting and quality electronica/breakcore/drum’n’bass/experimental stuff for quite a while now. They publish across the full electronic spectrum (or at least the interesting more beat-driven part of it) so it’s worth checking out.

Came across this particular drum’n’bass gem in one of their more recent albums Méta-Féeries

They have some free downloads on their website (see downloads), a shop on bandcamp and a lot of streamable music on soundcloud.
Check em out if you’re up for some new beats.