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*).
Photo by Simon Pow, cc-licensed.
Time to share some links to awesome and free musical resources to charge those iPods and mp3 players with. Here’s what landed in my inbox recently or flew across my twitter stream.
- Cogent is celebrating the first birthday of his Slugplates dubstep label with the release of a free EP. The release contains 2 free tracks of which Karki Kid is definitely my favourite. If you’re digging this, check out this earlier dubstep set as well.
- Do you know Hexstatic? I saw this guy once at the Belgian Beach Rock festival on a Ninja Tune night and he blew my socks off. His tunes could be described as breakbeat electro with a good dose of humour mixed in. The live shows are very much about the combination of their beats and visual. Their latest Scan Me EP is freely downloadable so go and check them out to get a taste of those beats.
- Enough of the slow stuff? Well The DJ Producer has some more speedy beats for you at Soundcloud. If you’re feeling like blasting some of those industrial hardcore techno kicks through your speakers or earplugs, I recommend his DJ set from the Glade Festival. If you still wan the slow stuff however, he also has a retro electro set up for download. Not something you’d expect from this lad I’d say.
Photo by suizilla, cc-licensed.
Recently I got a request in one of the older posts containing a broken link to an awesome dubstep mix, asking if I could re-upload the mp3 somewhere. I checked some other older posts and noticed some of them are still getting frequent hits, but the links stopped working a long time ago. So I decided to put that gig of Google Docs space to some good use and re-upload some of those popular mixes which I still have around on my hard drive.
So far, the following posts have had their links replenished:
So if you’re hitting a post here containing some breakcore, dubstep, jungle, drum’n’bass, IDM or whatever with a link that appears to be broken, post a comment and I’ll see what I can do!
Time for another one of these. A wicked song with an even more wicked video. You’ve probably seen the original on TV after the kinds have gone to bed, since it features some behaviour that they’ll have to find out about for themselves when they start going out. You don’t want to ruin all the fun in advance right? This video especially owns because of the twisted ending. Had to look for the uncensored version for a bit though.
The second video is also interesting to watch if you want to find out what Liam sampled to make this awesome tune. There’s a few of those going around as well, but the one I picked is the most original and creative of them all without someone trying to show off their Ableton skills.
So here’s that “making of” video, sort off.