A free compilation of 116 (!!!) tracks of intelligent electro - I’ll leave the Anti-Social Network to explain it:
Kraftwerk invented it in the seventies. Hip hop jacked it in eighties. Techno took it underground in the nineties. And then strange things happened in the noughties. House and dubstep co-opted the word “electro”, shifting its meaning and confusing people. Good people. People like YOU.
You’ve forgotten what real electro sounds like. But that’s ok, because we’re here to remind you. Electro is the sound of robots dreaming of a science fiction future, making machine music in their bedrooms with pulsing drum machines, while their keytars gently bleep. OK, maybe not so much the keytars, but probably some squelching synths, and sci fi samples and even the occasional vocoder, all washed down with lashings and lashings of funk.
Today, electro continues to evolve, embracing modern production techniques and digital sound design, mutating into something so alien it barely resembles most of today’s dance music. And yet it does. It SO does, and we have over 100 tracks that prove it, from relentless hardcore dancefloor tracks to intricately tweaked bedroom chin-scratchers; from melodic retro tributes to the escapist soundtrack of science fiction futures.
You can check the music out in the embedded player below, or check out it’s Bandcamp page (with tracklist) here
Ramb got in contact with me about this mix, a cocktail of different dance music styles that work:
my dj name is Ramb, I’m a resident dj in a small club in Eindhoven (Holland):http://hoogstetijd.nl/ where I’m free to play all the styles of music I like, from hip hop to electro and from house to disco to dubstep and techno and downtempo
with six other dj’s I form the dj collective “kattekwaad” (kattekwaad.cc) and organize parties in the south of Holland, and our main goal is to be open minded to music, and play as eclectic possible, but that’s not so difficult, as we are seven total different dj’s
01_prurient__palm tree corpse 02_little dragon__ritual union -tensnake remix- 03_trust__candy walls 04_jj__still 05_samiyam__escape 06_joe budden__focus 07_astronote__getting up 08_holy other__yr love 09_bullion__too right 10_maria minerva__these days 11_dabrye__temper 12_emptyset__altogether -behling & simpson edit- 13_redshape__the lesson 14_wadsworth__barefoot -jozif remix- 15_soft metals__psychic driving 16_jacques greene__greene01 A1 17_pursuit grooves__transformation of consciousness 18_alexander robotnick__problemes d’amour -kenny dixon remix- 19_gesloten cirkel__yamagic 20_eats everything__entrance song 21_bubba__makin’ contact -jet project no frontin’ remix- 22_huxley__shower scene 23_dj rick & dj wilson__na paz 24_Ital__only for tonight + dub me for tonight 25_erp__vox automation 26_lando kal__run it 27_anstam__baldwin 28_magnum__underground 29_elektropusher__18% 30_clicks &whistles__cranberry goose 31_zomby__lucifer
Upload an MP3 and it will remix it, either as Dubstep or Electro House. Created by Peter Sobot:
The Wub Machine was a great little auto-remixer project - some audio hackery in Python to make a neat script. Unfortunately, I can probably count on one hand the number of people who *actually* downloaded the script and tried it on their own songs. So, I decided to make it into a web app. (tl;dr: go try out the site now!)
I’ve tried it, and posting the results below. I used a chiptune song, one that was originally used in a ZX Spectrum game called Cybernoid. Its beepy, it was a small file (and … er … it was there on my desktop). Here is how it sounds:
It works really well, although I’m sure proper electronic musicians are not going to lose sleep over this. Fun to mess around with. I didn’t try anything with vocals, but I’m sure it would be effective in the Electro-House style.
A compilation of tracks with a future / space theme from the days of early synth and disco, with a few exceptions from last decade. Sometimes it seems kitsch, occasionally Euro-cheesy, but there is also a party vibe which I’m sure under the right circumstances could be enjoyed.
Track included is some space-disco by Charlie called Spacer Woman
A spectacular 31 track long odyssey into the farthest corners of the cosmos. This sexy, sleazy selection is just chock-full with much loved classics, forgotten gems and fresh, new discoveries. This is a must have.
TRACKLIST: 01 Raymond Lefèvre - Rencontre Du Quatrième Type (1979) 02 Jeff Wayne - The Eve Of The War (1978) 03 Cerrone - In The Smoke (1977) 04 Tim Blake - Lighthouse (1978) 05 Logic System - Unit (1981) 06 Charlie - Spacer Woman (1983) 07 Bamboo - Spaceship Crashing (1979) 08 Chilly - Dance With Me (1978) 09 Arik Rudich - Sattalla 2 (edit) (1981) 10 Paul Brookes - Steps From Beyond (Part 1 Edit) (1978) 11 Albion - Space Time Continuum (2009) 12 Kébekélektrik - Mirage (1977) 13 Who’s Who - Hypnodance (1979) 14 Pluton & The Humanoids - World Invaders (1981) 15 Loud-E - Boutique (2008) 16 Sauveur Mallia - Robot Avenue (1980) 17 Mistral - Starship 109 (1978) 18 The Seebach Band - Bubble Sex (1977) 19 Newcleus - Destination Earth (1999) (1984) 20 Ganymed - Future World (1979) 21 Mito - Droid (1982) 22 Kasso - Key West (1981) 23 The Twins - In The Year 2525 (1982) 24 Script - UFO’s Fly Again (1979) 25 Chris Craft - Casablanca Is Alright For Dancing Tonight (1978) 26 Change - The End (1980) 27 Daft Punk - Veridis Quo (2001) 28 Wolfgang Riechmann - Wunderbar (1978) 29 Moon Birds - Net Work (1978) 30 Space - Ballad For Space Lovers (1977) 31 Moon Birds - Interlude (1977)
To find a link for downloading the whole set can be found here
1. Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend (Instrumental) 2. Untold - U-29 3. Jam City - Barely A Trak 4. Boddika - Basement 5. Egyptrixx - Liberation Front (Mike Q Remix - Bok Bok Re-Edit) 6. Ikonika - PR812 7. Pangaea - Runout 8. Jam City - Arpjam (Devil Mix) 9. Ikonika - With Your Face 10. Bok Bok - Reminder 11. A1 Bassline - Falsehood 12. Optimum - Afterglow 13. Mensah - The Resistance 14. French Fries & Bambounou - Hugz 15. Ikonika - I Make Lists
About 30 minutes live act using : Commodore 64c (with Prophet64) / Commodore 64 (with MidiSlave), Roland TB-303 / TR-505, MFB 503 / Synth Lite II / Elektron Machine Drum, Boss SE-50… Playing with some 80s electro/new wave classics and Amiga demos anthems…
I guess this is a kind-of proof-of-concept music video using mannequins and projections. The effect works well.
Direction: Upper First Production: Upper First Photographer: David Einar VJ: Transfett Music: Mille Year: 2010
After spending a long night in a dark, creepy warehouse full of mannequins, and many hours of spare time in front of your computer, this is what you get!
In this piece we’ve combined two of our interests, creative visuals and electro music, to create a music video for the up-and-coming Swedish artist Mille. The idea was to use projections on mannequins to achieve a different and interesting expression where graphics almost become clothes on the bodies.
To be able to do this we got some help from a couple of friends - David Einar behind the camera and Transfett who did the live sync of visuals onto mannequins, thanks guys! Awesome work.
This was a Promo distributed by Turntable Labs included with DJ Shadow’s “The Outsider” album.
1 Giorgio Moroder - Tears 2 DJ Shadow - Organ Donor 3 Incredible Bongo Band* - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 4 Outkast - Rosa Parks 5 DJ Shadow - Hindsight 6 Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn Baby 7 David Axelrod - The Human Abstract 8 David McCallum - House Of Mirrors 9 TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun 10 DJ Shadow - Blood On The Motorway 11 Bmore Breaks - Gospel Bonus Beats 12 Diplo - Summers Gonna 13 Johnny Blaze - Tour To Burn 14 Diplo - Into The Sun 15 Scatta - Coolie Dance Rhythm 16 Unknown Artist - Aloo Aloo Rhythm 17 Diplo - Way More 18 T.I. - Rubber Band Man 19 Timbaland - Indian Flute 20 Diplo - Indian Thick Jawns 21 Three 6 Mafia - Who Gives A Fuck Where You From 22 Radiohead - Sit Down, Stand Up 23 Notorious B.I.G. - Dead Wrong 24 Public Image Limited - Rise 25 Lady May - Round Up 26 Kelis ft. Andre 3000 - Millionaire 27 Arti & Mestieri - Sapir Sentir 28 Kraftwerk - Tour De France 29 Diplo - News Flash 30 Os Carrascos - Bochecha Ardendo 31 Dead Prez - Hell Yeah 32 Jay-Z - P.S.A. 33 Little Boy Blue - Seed Of Love
A bassy, electronic hip-hop mix - takes a couple of tracks to get really going - ideal for getting ready for a decent music club night (but I may be in a minority here, but does the Chemical Brothers track hint at lack-of-own-ideas?)
01 - Apparat - Slomotone 02 - Radiohead - Idioteque 03 - Steve Reich - Three Movements - Movement I 04 - Autechre - Surripere 05 - Apparat - Multifocus 06 - Yasume - When Audrey Dances 07 - Dntel - Fear Of Corners 08 - Jega - Binary Space 09 - Nathan Fake - Charlie’s House (Apparat Remix) 10 - Phon.O - Ridin’ Dirty 11 - Jega - Post Mid Arc 12 - Monolake - Invisible 13 - Anders Ilar - Make Believe
Stroboskope was assembled by Eleven Tigers as a reflection of time lived and abstract thoughts about the meaning of life filtered throught importance of real friendship and mutual understanding. The mix is extraordinary and sharp at the same time while various sound merging techniques were used to enhance the atmosphere of the music which was selected without any compromises or doubts. Stroboskope displays the standpoints of Breakbeat Dojo label as a reference to people who would like to familiarize with label’s path to art. This is the first mix from the series of upcoming mixes which will be experimental and diverse as this one.
Jokubas Dargis aka Eleven Tigers just release his first album called Clouds Are Mountains on Soul Motive. You can listen and buy it on his website.
Tracklist: Spooky – Murderer (Oil Gang) Joker & Terror Danjah – Gully Goon Estate Newham Generals – Hard (Digital Soundboy) DOK – Sweet & Sour SRC – Sort Of A Start (Rwina) Skepta – Red Bull Academy (Boy Better Know) SRC – Going Out (Swindle Remix) – (Rwina) Rossi B & Luca – E10 Riddim (Planet Mu) Terror Danjah – Air Bubble (Swindle Remix) – (Butterz) OG’z – OGeezus – (OGz) Terror Danjah – Air Bubble (Royal T Remix) – (Butterz) Griminal – Cant Be (Silencer Remix) Royal T – Side Effect Skepta – UFO (Boy Better Know) Mr Mitch – Fright Night (SRC Remix) Terror Danjah – Power Grid (Planet Mu) Royal T – The Whistle Song Swindle – Aim Straight (Planet Mu) Terror Danjah – Creepy Crawler RIP (Butterz) B Live – Modern Warfare Rude Kid – Emergency (No Hats No Hoods) Joker – Tron (Kapsize) Starkey – Numb feat P Money (Planet Mu) Terror Danjah – Air Bubble (Starkey Remix)
FLYING LOTUS – LIVE ON “FUTURE ROOTS RADIO” KPFK 90.7FM (01.30.09)
We are so fortunate to have Flying Lotus in our Los Angeles music community. His music reflects our city like few others. His sounds are definitely not limited to LA geography. His travels around the world have influenced the constantly evolving tangential tones that appear in his songs then fade into the mist. Dig this live performance Flying Lotus brought to the airwaves on our “future roots radio” program.
Culled from Mux Mool’s EPs, mixtapes, and beat vaults, the Viking Funeral EP collects five choice Mux cuts into one concentrated blast of music, an introduction to Brian Lindgren’s dazzling take on homespun electro hip-hop and a preamble to his upcoming full-length opus, Skulltaste.
Viking Funeral contains everything that Mux Mool does best, making it a fine road map to Lindgren’s cracked universe. “Teal Trim” starts things off right with a tight, incisive beat, mixed to cut through a fog of hard-panned synths and distorted melody lines. Mux’s live edit of “Ladies Know” is a hard-to-find instrumental version which foregrounds the track’s bitcrushed drums and dirt-crusted vocal samples. Next up is “Drum Babylon”, a highlight from Mux’s song-a-day project Drum EP, and “Goblin Town”, a mischievous interlude featuring a choir of deep-voiced goblins, singing about their hometown. The Viking Funeral EP closes with its lone track with vocals, “Death 9000 (Prof & POS Broadcasting Version)”, in which the MCs have their way with one of Mux’s more sinister beatscapes.
Five tracks, five different shades of Mux; but the Viking Funeral EP is just the tip of the iceberg. Skulltaste is lurking below the waterline, and it goes down for miles.