I love everything about this. Came out in January, but only just discovered it. Late to the party as usual. Amazing track by Marcus Marr. Massive chugging bass. Bizzaro lyrics. Super simple but lovely video.
Last night I was trying to find a particular interactive music video. I tried mailing a couple of people: “You know, the one where there’s a window in the middle, and objects come out of it in other windows, and I think you could buy them or something”.
When you get to the end of the post, you’ll hopefully see that I’m not as stupid as you perhaps think I am right now.
I had a good old dig around to find it, and on my way unearthed a few gems I’d not seen before. Hopefully you haven’t seen all of them…
Rugby by Brightly
Really interesting video that pulls in live image searches from Giphy so you’ll never see the same video twice. It works incredibly well.
Do Not Touch by Kilo
Crowd-sourced-cursors work brilliantly well in this super interesting video for Kilo. Might be by favourite of the lot.
Carry Me by Bombay Bicycle Club
Really lovely interaction in this one. Very simple. But super satisfying. Give it a go.
Then Finally. I found the video I was looking for…
Golden Chains by ALB
Although unfortunately I can’t find an actual live version of the experience anywhere. There’s also a case study that says you were able to buy all the items on eBay. See. It’s pretty much like I described at the top of the post…
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.
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:
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.
This is great.
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.
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.
- Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova / Dixon Remix) – Outlines
- The Soul Part II – The Revenge
- Start Something (40 Thieves Remix) – Morten Sorensen
- Blade Dancer (Dixon Edit) – Tokyo Black Star
- Kobra Dance (Joris Voorn Interpretation) – Wigald Boning
- Jump for Joy – Shumi
- Still Music – Steve Bug / Donnacha Costello
- Add This Song (Gluteus Maximus Remix) – Gus Gus
- Solee – Marco Dassi
- Inferno Jack – Butane
- Underneath the Wind Machine – Gavin Herlihy
- Pray (Mike Dunn’s Blackbal Instrumental Mix) – Mina Jackson
- Modernism Begins at Home – Burger Voigt
- Pale Horses (Apperat Remix) – Moby
- Pulsewidth – Aphex Twin
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.
Last night I watched Wall-e for the first time. And it was good.
Then today I was pulling together a mix. I’ve included the Apparat Mix of Moby’s Pale Horses which I love dearly. I tweeted that Apparat was a genius. Then @tbuesing tweeted that I might like this video for an Apparat track. And I did like it:
And it made me think of Wall-e…
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.
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
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:
Security was tight, but just right:
But the long arm of the law was never far away:
As usual the promoter was looking pretty pleased with himself:
People were totally loving it:
And the dancefloor was totally going off:
The DJ totally rocked it:
Like I said. Same same but very different ;-)
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 ;-)
- Midtown 120 Intro – DJ Sprinkes
- Mystery of Nazereth – Marco Bernardi
- Twighlight (Layo and Bushwacka mix) – Unkle
- Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearsons Downtown Lights Mix) – Jon Hopkins
- Poisson Pilote – Rone
- Amish Kid (Sasse Remix) – Phonogenic
- Lovelee Dae (Tanner Ross & KiloWatts Remix) – Blaze
- Inner 8 (Dexters DXR Mix) – Alton Miller
- Roman – Trickski
- Ellelli (Kalabrese Remix) – Madioko N Rafika
- Guinea Pig (DJ Kozes Vocal Variation Remix) – Ben Watt
- Song for Marie and Elise (Aeroplane Remix) – Lullabies in the Dark
- Who Are You? (Ft Heidi Happy) – Zwicker
- Interlude in the Bed – Rone
- 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.