SoundCloud and a Hauntological Birthing Mix

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SoundCloud is a pretty nifty music upload / sharing / management tool. I’ve taken my last few mixes and stuck them up there. I think I might shift over my podcast arrangement to pull the tracks from there instead.

I’m on there at: http://soundcloud.com/iainmixedit/

I don’t think I ever posted this mix on here. I made it during the birth of the twins – literally. I was halfway through making it when Sophie went into labour. I finished it a few weeks later. So I dedicated it to the girls. I’m sure it’s the kind of music that will make them cry in the short term. But maybe when they’re older, like in 2027 when they’re 18, they’ll be able to listen to this and wonder what the fuck I was doing.

I’m not really sure what all this Hauntology thing is about, but I’ve got a feeling that parts of this mix might exist on the fringes of it somewhere… It’s dubsteppy in places and D&Bish in others, with a bit of droney electronica elsewhere. For tracklists and stuff go here.

For Eleanor and Josie – August 2009 by iainmixedit

You can download the MP3 via SoundCloud.

Why do I like SoundCloud?

  • At a basic level it’s free
  • The player is neat and compact
  • The audio quality is pretty good
  • The user experience is great – it’s got more Ajax bells and whistles than almost anything I’ve seen

I particularly like the way that you can add comments to particular bits of tracks, like you can see on this mix below:

From The Loft – Easter 2009 by iainmixedit

It’s also got a lightweight, but useful way of following artists / djs that you like which shows what they’re uploading and so on. I think I like it a lot.

5 thoughts on “SoundCloud and a Hauntological Birthing Mix”

  1. Hello Ian, just listening to your mixes now, I was wondering what you made them in: Ableton?

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  2. Soundcloud has terrible social functionality though – somewhat ironic for an online music tool. I can never find people and the communities aren’t very easy to find nor navigate around. Hopefully this will improve in time, the basics are there which is what matters.

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