This kid! Playing a house music mix with a plastic bottle, his voice, and a pretend mixer and laptop. Amazing. Dj Castro – Nas Misturas – YouTube.
This is what it sounds like when you help a group of Asylum Seekers DJ with the tracks from their phones.
Mixed groups of arab adolescent men, african women, eastern european families with childeren and elderly people all participated in what resembled an unfamiliar wedding party. Each new song that was played introduced a different traditional or less traditional dance to the floor, which was then interpreted by the others, or simply denied in favour of cheerful improvisation.
I love this for so many reasons.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a mix (seems to be a recurring theme). Anyway here it is. I recorded it 6 weeks ago so it’s doubly lame that it’s not been online until now, and explains why it’s called July and I’m posting it in September. Doh.
If you want to comment / download / etc head over to: http://snd.sc/qwt8yo
I’m visiting a mix on SoundCloud (this one if you care).
The top of the page looks like this:
Then I start playing the mix, and look what happens to my tab:
Spot it? If not let me make it clear…
SoundCloud have always been very good at attention to UX detail and this might seem like just a tiny little thing. But it’s actually really very good. It means that you can spot in a multitude of tabs which one is playing. Love it a lot.
I shut myself up in the loft again last Saturday, and another mix popped out.
I think this is my favourite mix that I’ve done in recent times. I don’t know why. I’m just really pleased with the sound. I think it’s because I lucked out on finding a load of tracks that I really like. I hope you like it/them too…
Dayvan Cowboy – Boards of Canada
Woozy with Cider (Jon Hokins Remix) – James Yorkston
Mahogany (Instrumental Mix) – Lexx
Take a Break (Maurice Fulton Remix) – Rollmottie
Get Up (Greg Wilson’s Special Mix) – Elektrons
…The Party’s Upstairs – Jay Shepheard
Move Me (Phonique Remix) – Trickski
Invasion – The Murmers
Little Johnny Brown – Sam Amidon
Roscoe (Beyond the Wizards Sleeve Remix) – Midlake
The Theme (Autechre Mix) – Unique 3
So Weit Wie Noch Nie – Jurgen Paape
One Pure Thought (Supermayer Remix) – Hot Chip
Planetary (Dub) – Booka Shade
Lost (Mazi and Duriez Remix) – Tyree Cooper and Marc Romboy
We Love – Jurgen Paape and Boy Schaufler
Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Re-Edit) – Chaz Jankel
Funkatarium – Jump
As normal, most tracks originally came from Beatport.com – if you like them in mixed format please buy.
Enjoy. Or don’t.
Everyone seems to be Muxtaping today.
They’re calling it the easy way to create and share mixtapes. And it is. You just upload your tracks and it puts them together in a nice webpage where people can just click to listen.
They’ve got a blog here: http://muxtape.tumblr.com/.
37 Signals bigged it up so it’s being hammered at the moment (uploading is disabled for the moment as I write this). There’s also obvious issues regarding rights. They do say you should used cleared tracks – but if you look at any of the muxtapes on there most of them aren’t. Including mine (sorry).
My afternoon’s balearic listening can be heard right here: http://baleariciain.muxtape.com/
One of those brilliantly simple sites that does one thing very well.
A classic bit of 80s Balearic tunage. What’s not to love. A proper classic. Not 100% sold on the video though…
Is this techno viking‘s mum? Or grandma?
Very scary indeed.
Sorry for the flurry of posts. It’s the first excitable surfing I’ve done in a while.
I am so envious of this guy’s ability with his computer music equipment:
Here’s some more beatfoolery: