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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.

In B Flat

in Bb 2.0 - a collaborative music/spoken word project

This is great.

http://www.inbflat.net/

Last year I blogged about the idea of doing something a bit similar. But this lovely chap took a different (much better and more realistic) approach, and made something that really works. It’s been compared to the awesome Kutiman Thru-You stuff. But it is very different. People have sent these pieces in to be a part of something collaborative. And it puts you in control in a lovely lo-fi way.

Nice.

A New Mix for July – Both Skylights Open

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As always, I’m sorry it’s been ages.

Anyway yesterday I went up to the loft, opened the skylights, and this popped out. It’s perhaps got a bit more of a old fashioned house feeling in places than normal. But I think in general the sound works OK. And the Apparat remix at the end is stunning.

Buy tracks from Beatport.com – I do.

Tracklist:

  1. Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova / Dixon Remix) – Outlines
  2. The Soul Part II – The Revenge
  3. Start Something (40 Thieves Remix) – Morten Sorensen
  4. Blade Dancer (Dixon Edit) – Tokyo Black Star
  5. Kobra Dance (Joris Voorn Interpretation) – Wigald Boning
  6. Jump for Joy – Shumi
  7. Still Music – Steve Bug / Donnacha Costello
  8. Add This Song (Gluteus Maximus Remix) – Gus Gus
  9. Solee – Marco Dassi
  10. Inferno Jack – Butane
  11. Underneath the Wind Machine – Gavin Herlihy
  12. Pray (Mike Dunn’s Blackbal Instrumental Mix) – Mina Jackson
  13. Modernism Begins at Home – Burger Voigt
  14. Pale Horses (Apperat Remix) – Moby
  15. Pulsewidth – Aphex Twin

You can download the mix over on my Tumblr site. And if you like this kind of thing you can subscribe to the RSS feed over there.

And you should be able to get it as an iTunes podcast here – although it can take a day or so to update.

Let me know what you think. Unless you really hate it. In which case I’d rather live in blissful ignorance I think.

Jonathan From Spotify Ruined Your Playlist

Jonathan from Spotify...

http://jonathanfromspotifyruinedyourplaylist.com/ is my favourite website of today. If you don’t know Jonathan from Spotify, he’s the guy who interrupts your listening pleasure with his little adlets.

I’m sure he was forced to do it, so I’m not confident that we should all be picking on him. However, what I love about this site is that I think the level of insults pretty much fit the crime.

Jonathan from Spotify...

Jonathan from Spotify...

But that’s not the reason that I really love the site. The real reason is that it’s driven by Google Docs. That’s how we should all be rolling. Use a Google Spreadsheet as a CMS – that’s how we should be rolling in 2009!

I suggested this to one of our developers a few months ago and he said that I was some kind of fucked-up freakish alien techno-idiot (I think those were his exact words) – having seen this I feel vindicated, marginally.

via: the wonderful It’s Nice That

The Times Have Changed

I went to a WW2 day in Bletchley with Sophie, my Gran, my Mum and my Auntie. It was a nice day.

I couldn’t help but notice the similarities and differences between that and other similar holiday weekends that I’ve had over the years. And those Twitter messages streaming in from the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (#demf) weren’t helping much.

The queue for the party stretched round the block:

Bletchley Park WW2 Day

Security was tight, but just right:

Bletchley Park WW2 Day - Home Guard

But the long arm of the law was never far away:

Bletchley Park WW2 Day - The Fuzz

As usual the promoter was looking pretty pleased with himself:

Bletchley Park WW2 Day - The Business

People were totally loving it:

Lindyhop Spinner

And the dancefloor was totally going off:

Lindyhop Running Man

The DJ totally rocked it:

Come my selector

Like I said. Same same but very different ;-)

Easter 09 – Another One of Those Mixes

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Sorry it’s been a while.

This was done at the weekend when it was nice and sunny outside. Instead of trying to milk a goat, catch a leprechaun, make friends with my neighbours, learn the flute or anything else so exciting. Instead I popped open the skylights and the first fresh air of the year entered the loft…

I’m not sure exactly where this mix fits in the world. I’d like to think I could pull off a morning slot on a sunny terrace somewhere, but I think they’re becoming increasingly the kind of mixes that only elderly folk will like ;-)

Tracklist:

  1. Midtown 120 Intro – DJ Sprinkes
  2. Mystery of Nazereth – Marco Bernardi
  3. Twighlight (Layo and Bushwacka mix) – Unkle
  4. Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearsons Downtown Lights Mix) – Jon Hopkins
  5. Poisson Pilote – Rone
  6. Amish Kid (Sasse Remix) – Phonogenic
  7. Lovelee Dae (Tanner Ross & KiloWatts Remix) – Blaze
  8. Inner 8 (Dexters DXR Mix) – Alton Miller
  9. Roman – Trickski
  10. Ellelli (Kalabrese Remix) – Madioko N Rafika
  11. Guinea Pig (DJ Kozes Vocal Variation Remix) – Ben Watt
  12. Song for Marie and Elise (Aeroplane Remix) – Lullabies in the Dark
  13. Who Are You? (Ft Heidi Happy) – Zwicker
  14. Interlude in the Bed – Rone
  15. Swarm (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix) – Art of Trance

You can download the mix from here.

And you should be able to get it through the iTunes Podcast here (once the iTunes machine gets round to updating things).

If anyone fancies booking me to play at the awesomest party in the world ever drop me a line I’m sure it can be arranged.