The internet, it’s awesome. One reason is the constant free flow of music that comes off it and my main pipe for this musical sweetness has become twitter lately. Since not all of my dedicated readers (that’s you right?) are following me on twitter (yet) I’m going to post a little recap of stuff I found out about in tweetspace recently for all of you to enjoy. If you want the total freshness however, feel free to get on the train and follow my ass. Say hi if you do. It’s always nice to know you’re dropping in from the blog.
So here it is, the list of stuff I thought I’d share again here:
United Elements of Hatred’s release number 3. Don’t let that name scare you, they’re swell lads. It’s breakcore and it has to sound tough and hardcore remember? This is not the first release on the new netlabel but just like the previous releases this one is also free free free and of high quality. Horsehead’s tracks are heavy on breaks, jungle influences and hardcore breaks, just how we like it. Also check out the previous releases if you haven’t already.
Then there’s Paniq’s free album titled from Zero to Hero. Paniq makes his tunes in Jeskola Buzz and he does it well. The album contains tracks made of the last two years but fit together quite well as an album. It’s hard to describe the album because anything I come up with doesn’t really seem to fit. If you like the lighter side of techno or electronic music but still like a good groove and a kicking beat this could be something for you. Expect some melodies, some 8-bit tweaking, some non 4/4 beats, pirates, a good dose of humour, some acid and much more. I told you it was varied. Definitely worth checkout out IMO. Some of my favourite tracks from this album are “Nuts and Bolts”, “Commercial Invasion”, “Cease and Desist” and “The Future of the Internet”.
Ninja Columbo Zombfree live sets. The latest of this free download contains 4 live DJ sets filled with the hard drum’n’bass, breakcore, IDM and banging, dark techno. The Teknoist brings a set with the hardest of drum’n’bass tracks and hard industrial techno. Scheme Boy mixes some IDM, techno, drum’n’bass and dubstep in his set performed at the Bang Face Weekender. More hard drum’n’bass, hardcore techno and industrial sounds come from the sets by Tugie and Infrared. Nothing to pass by if you like a free jolt of adrenaline delivered in mp3 format.
Once again the mighty internetz provide us with alternative sounding awesomeness that would be hard or even impossible to find in the record stores of the old age. Long live the internet and it’s preaching bloggers and tweeters I’d say.
It’s turning out to be quite the musical week in posts here, but I just had to post about this one as well. Do you remember that 60×60 Buzz compilation I started last year? Well, since the Buzzchurch forum turned out to be a live bunch of music producers supplying the main source of tunes coming in for that entry, Owen Gilbride aka Cryptowen thought it would be cool to start up a new compilation. This time the theme was to write a soundtrack to the End of The World. How about that?
You can guess where the chaotic vs calmer tracks will be at right? Anyway, this collection is another one containing a wide variety of tracks in genre and style, which makes this one great to listen to and explore some new sounds. No matter what style you are in to, you’re bound to find some gems in here that you’ll like. It’s free anyway, so nothing is wasted if this turns out to be not your thing at all, but I doubt it.
Feel free to leave some comments here, or at archive.org if you like this release. I’m sure the folks who participated in it (like me) will love it (like me).
Update: there seems to be a problem with the VBR versions of some disks, which results in the VBR zip-file not being complete. Every file seems to be available in OGG format however.
A project that has been sucking up quite some time lately, but was well worth the investment is something I thought of doing after running into the Subvert Central 60×60 compilation.
I thought it would be great to have a similar compilation with tracks from people using Jeskola Buzz as their music software. I thought this would be great because I use Buzz myself, and it would be a way of forcing myself to actually write and release something again. Another reason is that I know there are a lot of people writing great stuff using this underrated piece of free software, and this would be an excellent way of getting some of that stuff out there.
After launching the idea on several mailing lists, spamming some folks over email, bending a few arms, and getting other volunteers on board to make some cover art and do the mastering, the final result is now online on archive.org. It turned out into something I’m quite proud of. The quality of the tunes submitted by the contributing artists are in general outstanding, ranging from poppy tunes, to chill ambient, crazy breakcore, techno and some industrial rock. I’ve listened to the compilation for a few weeks now and I have to say it still doesn’t bore me. I can’t help but cranking the volume up to insane levels with some of those tunes. They are simply t3h awesome!!!!11.
One of the best things about this for me personally is getting to know a lot of people from the Buzz scene by doing this. I found the Buzzchurch forum to be a real driving force for this project, as it’s full of positive energy and open-minded people. Props to you all, this wouldn’t have been possible without you guys.
So if you feel like downloading a quality compilation of 60 tracks, each 60 seconds in length by a ton of artists using Jeskola Buzz in one way or another… then get your butt over to archive.org and start downloading that free hour of sweet sounds!
Time for some more music to sooth the soul then. Instead of the crazy ass beats I dished up last time, it’s time for the more mellow and relaxed sounds this time. But nothing lame though, it’s full of electronic eclectic goodness sound deep and dubby at times, or raw and glitchy a tad further. In fact, besides being downtempo there it’s hard to describe this mix as genre-wise it’s all over the place. This can only be a good thing I guess, so here it is for free off the interwebz, w00t, bluepulp’s latest mix, named “various various”.
Sounds you’ll hear after downloading and opening with your favourite media player or mp3 enabled device:
artist – track or release title or cat. number – label
1- wasteland – amen fire – transparent rec.
2- crunch – the laurel ep – colony production
3- justice – wack mc (inst,) – hydrogen dukebox
3- once11 – versus the pyramid – the agriculture
4- mickey hart – umayeyo ( richie hawtin slakked plastik remix) – 360 prod.
5- smith / ludow – risin’ with the doctor – fat cat rec
6- wasteland – amen fire – transparent rec.
7- christopher brus – hi014 – hobby industries
8- mono box – trade (villalobos rmx) – logistic rec.
9- cronomad – ??? – alien transistor
10- mono box – trade (villalobos rmx) – logistic rec.
11- john tomas – talking machine dbx & cabanne remix – logistic
12- smglyssna – departures ep – vertical form
13- ben milstein – outside 007 – outside recordings
14- tim xavier – jack of spades – pacific technics
I came across this mix during this busy week, and even though it’s not the typical high paced electronic bleeps and pops I prefer to listen to, this mix is pretty banging anyway.
This energetic party mix is by a lad known as Resyntesize and in this one he mixes up various delicious musical styles such as techno, nu-breakz (or just breaks, whatever), some grime and some dubstep in 69 sexy minutes.
Sounds hip as fuck doesn’t it? So get downloading that sweet 92 megs of broken beats, burn it to a cd-r for your mobile enjoyment, or drag it over to your hipster mp3 playah, whatever. Just enjoy, that’s all.
01. Resynthesize – The Green Wall
02. Resynthesize – To The Brain
03. Mathhead – Parasites
04. Solieb – Angular Momentum
05. Chris Carter and Fine Cut Bodies – Frogmarch
06. Intoccable – Ladies Night
07. Markomen – Behind my Dirty House
08. Virus Syndicate – Slow Down
09. SOTEG – Stuck in Bastrop
10. Andy Page – Porcelain Elvis
11. Chris Liebeng & Speedy J – Triflon
12. Solieb – Respell
13. Halfadder – Alice Demerrye
14. Sik Rebel – Mutant One
15. MRK1 – I got to
16. Vex’d – Smart Bomb
17. Ian Foxfire – Ache
18. Halfadder – My Communist cat
19. Slaughter Mob – Dub Weapon
20. Komonazmuk – Love
21. MIA – 10 dolla
22. Milanese – Mr Ion
23. New Flesh – Home Movie
24. Tha Fruitbat – All up innit
25. Audiovoid – Turbo Shuffle
26. The Disciple Grin – Grin like you mean it
27. Tipper – Squiggle
28. Dr Dre – Forgot about dre (Kraddy remix)
Since we are being hit by a massive heatwave right now, how about some cold electronic beats to take the edge off the summer?
I ran into this free acidgrave.com torrent tracker a while ago hosting a number of good variety of hardcore DJ sets ranging from drum’n’bass to hardcore and breakcore.
To see all the sets posted ever, and not just those posted last month, be sure to change the “Posts from” search field to “all the time” and then relaunch the search.
If you’re digging these as well, be sure to show your appreciation by spending some of your upstream bandwith by seeding those sweet mixes for the rest of the internet population. We all hate leeches don’t we?