Raindrops : ambient meets rain and dub

October 25, 2019 Leave a comment

Gouttes de pluies means Raindrops in french. It’s the sequel mix to Raindrops # 1 which can be found here : Funky_jeff – Raindrops

Throughout the mix is the lovely voice of psybient singer (Shpongle) Michele Adamson : @micheleum

1_Various sources from 3 movies ;
Point break;
Dune in french;
The hitcher (RIP Rutger Hauer)
2_ISHQ_Rainmaking
3_Segue_Rain drone
4_Vangelis_Ninth sector_Urban blues
5_Monolake_Cyan
6_Yagya_Rigning sjo
7_Warmth_1980
8_Haloed_City speak
9_Sage Taylor_Raintime 9
10_The heavenly music corporation_ambient to be here
11_Los_Angeles_November_Blues
12_15 Stereo Hypnosis & Futuregrapher – Toqqissivoq pt.2

Le Catalyste – Electro Detroit Podcast

September 16, 2019 Leave a comment

IDM, Detroit techno, dark electro, and Techno side where electro is rooted in the music of Cybotron and Model 500, and defined more fully in the ’90s by artists such as Drexciya and more recently, The Exaltics. This podcast is dedicated to electro, newer artists, and old ones, Detroit techno, IDM and lush electronica.

01. Carl Craig aka 69 – If Mojo Was A.M. (Extended Version)
02. Monolake – Void
03. Aleksi Perälä – Escort
04. Aleksi Perälä – Papa Don’t Preach
05. Maurizio – M-7 (Basic Channel)
06. Booka Shade – Vertigo
07. Egyptian lover – Egypt Egypt
08. Orbital – You lot
09. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine [Ewan Pearson Extended Vocal Mix]
10. Ludwig A.F. Röhrscheid – Velocity
11. The Exaltics – I.M.O.E.H.
11. Gunnar Haslam – Overcomplete
12. Boris Divider – Sentry
13. Der Zyklus – Formenverwandler (Shapeshifter)
14. Sound Synthesis – Neurolink Cyborg
15. E.R.P. – Ancient Light – Original Mix & Exaltics remix
16. Drexciya – Black Sea
17. Skee Mask – Calimance (Delay mix)
18. [D’Breez] – Crazy for Love (Autechre Remix)
19. Skee Mask – Muk FM
20. Aleksi Perala – NLL561606936 (CBS024LP)
21. Vosper – Behind the wheel (Depeche mode cover)
22. Model 500 – Sound Of Stereo (1987)
23. Mayan Gold – Intergalactic Traveler [Uncanny Valley]
24. E.R.P. – New road
25. Transllusion – Dimensional Glide
26. Aux 88 – Break It Down
27. E.R.P. – Noetic
28. Infiniti – Game One
29. Outro : having fun…!

The Discogs phenomenon

September 15, 2019 Leave a comment

There’s a growing culture in dance music, known as flipping, where unscrupulous Discogs sellers inflate the cost of rare records to extortionate amounts. The site’s original goal was to build the most comprehensive database of electronic music, organized around the artists, labels, and releases available in that genre. In 2003 the Discogs system was completely rewritten, and in January 2004 it began to support other genres, starting with hip hop. Since then, it has expanded to include rock and jazz in January 2005 and funk/soul, Latin, and reggae in October of the same year. In January 2006 blues and non-music (e.g. comedy records, field recordings, interviews) were added. Classical music started being supported in June 2007, and in October 2007 the final genres were turned on – adding support for the Stage & Screen, Brass & Military, Children’s, and Folk, World, & Country music genres, allowing capture of virtually every single type of audio recording that has ever been released.

Who Really Benefits From Discogs Scalping?

The buyer and the seller. A trade can only happen if and only if the buyer and seller both feel they are receiving more than they are giving. The seller prefers the cash to the record and the buyer prefers the record over the cash. Vinyl has become a mix of the music listening but also the collecting.. I’ve seen fans of bands buy up every variant of a press.. It’s become sort of like comic collecting, I guess? Either way the more you press = the less valuable. Where some people would prefer a plain black press, there remains a large majority who want that 1/100 limited green press, even though this trend is both crazy and sounds so much like true capitalism !

My take on discogs? The esoteric nature of record pricing inevitably makes collectors grumpy, but I’m not sure who’s to blame for the unfair prices. I see buyers accuse labels of pressing small quantities or hoarding the stock in order to limit the supply and thereby manufacture rabid desire for a scarce product and increase the amount of buzz around a release. They also resent the sellers who take advantage of hype by demanding exorbitant sums for rare 12″s, especially those who buy copies of in-demand records with the intent to make a profit rather than play or listen to them. Artists, in turn, sometimes take umbrage with scalpers for using their talent and hard work in order to make a quick buck. It seems frustrating for some to imagine their records going to greedy amateur entrepreneurs who intend to rip off the fans who actually like their music and want to play it. And I bet it’s even more infuriating for the artists to know that the sellers are making more cash off their labor than they did. I think this kind of shameless profiteering simply wouldn’t exist if enough copies were pressed.

One of the most notorious record scalpers in recent times, in 2015 Tanmushimushi was eventually banned from selling on Discogs after years of notoriously high price-hikes. When Tanmushimushi was selling on Discogs, they were asking figures such as £495 for Mala’s ‘Changes’ and over £800 for Skream’s ‘Midnight Request Line’ (records that usually go for more along the lines of £100). It was Tanmushimushi’s brazen £10 to £50 flip of a Four Tet white label in 2013 that led to the artist taking to Twitter and asking fans not to buy releases on his label Text from Discogs full stop.

I feel like labels perpetuating fake hype and creating high demand based on lack of supply are a huge part of this problem. It’s like putting out good music in itself isn’t enough anymore, there has to be this bullshit exclusivity along with it, endless dragging out of releases, limiting availability etc.

So you like our tune? Prove it, be the first to buy it before it’s gone forever! How much is it worth to you? Be quick before your friends beat you to it. Asking for a repress? Nah sorry fam, providing enough copies for everybody would diminish the quality of the music and automatically make us sell-outs.

Conclusion

Discogs founder Kevin Lewandowski has always declined to comment on how much money is exchanged on the marketplace every year. According to an article on BizJournals.com from early 2013, Discogs facilitated the sale of 12,000 music items per day, most of which were vinyl records, and raked in $1 million in annual revenue. In January 2015, Nielsen SoundScan reported that vinyl sales in 2014 increased 52% since 2013. An entry on Worthofweb, a site that claims to deliver an estimate of a site’s net worth based on its Alexa rank, lists Discogs at $82 million.

Alternatives ?

10 alternatives to Discogs

Vinylom

In Vinylom, or as we know it’s previous name, “e-Record Fair”, offers you to sell, buy and trade records, CD’s, tapes, vinyl and many more directly with Collectors all over the World.

Insound

Insound is an online website marketplace for all music lovers. They offer to buy and sell discounted price for vinyl, electronics, hard to find stuff and more.

eBay

eBay is an online marketplace where users can connect to buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, vinyl, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and practically everything else under the sun.

 

Amazon

Amazon is an online retail company considered to be one of the largest in the world. It was created for users looking to find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, tools and hardware, and much more.

The Mixtape Shop

The Mixtape Shop is the online record store of The Mixtape Club. They offer a selection of records in the following genres: House, Disco, Techno, Soul, Brazil, Funk, Jazz, Electronic, World. They are based in Brooklyn, New York.

Vinyl Me, Please

Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club. They celebrate one vinyl record every month and send an exclusive pressing of it right to your door with an original 12×12 art print and a paired cocktail recipe.

 

Airbit

Airbit is a music marketplace specially designed for songwriters and music producers who are looking for a place to upload, share and sell their beats worldwide. Over 300,000 musicians are using Airbit.

Bandcamp

Bandcamp offers a platform where musicians can release their music. Accordingly, it is chock full of great new music for you to discover in its aptly named Discover section. It is available on the web or as an app for Android and iOS devices.

Diskaos

Diskaos is an online music lovers community where you can manage your record collection and also buying and selling records from other collectors. You can also log in as a seller and sell your records online to a worldwide audience.

 

 

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Abiogenesis Psychill mix (The origins of life)

August 26, 2019 Leave a comment

”Welcome to the virtual assistant of the Abiogenesis project”. Abiogenesis, or informally the origin of life, is the natural process by which life has arisen from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. While the details of this process are still unknown, the prevailing scientific hypothesis is that the transition from non-living to living entities was not a single event, but an evolutionary process of increasing complexity.

Earth remains the only place in the universe known to harbour life, and fossil evidence from the Earth informs most studies of abiogenesis as old rocks in Quebec may harbour the oldest record of life on Earth, suggesting life started soon after ocean formation 4.4 billion years ago.

Soundcloud link with DL

Tracklist :

1) Abiogenesis – Fluctuations
2) Kuba – District 6
3) Saafi Brothers – Out on a Ride
4) Saafi Brothers – Into States Of Consciousness
5) Hallucinogen – Angelic Particles (Buckminster Fullerine Mix)
6) Koan – When the silence is speaking (blue-mix)
7) Puff Dragon – Chinese Radio
8) Galaxy’s Child – Dreamstate Logic
9) OoZe – Restricted Flow
10) Space Baby – Gargoyles (with Michele Adamson)
11) Entheogenic – Kashmir Day Trip
12) Liquid Stranger – Zeal
13) Juno Reactor – Nitrogen Part 1
14) Ott – Signals From Bob
15) Eat Static – Parallel World (feat. Martian Arts)

Exploring galaxies with Space mix vol 009

August 21, 2019 Leave a comment

According to Stephen Hill, co-founder of a radio show called Hearts of Space, the term is used to describe music that evokes a feeling of contemplative spaciousness. Hill states that space music can range in character, the sonic texture of the music can be simple or complex, it can be instrumental or electronic, it may lack conventional melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic features, and may be less concerned with the formal compositional schemes associated with other styles of music.

Listen to HoS show from 1994 here.

Space music can evoke a “continuum of spatial imagery and emotion”, which can be beneficial for introspection, and for developing, through a practice of deep listening, an awareness of the spatiality of sound phenomenon. This type of psychonautic listening can produce a subtle trance-like state in certain individuals which can in turn lead to sensations of flying, floating, cruising, gliding, or hovering.

Space music is used by some individuals for both background enhancement and foreground listening, often with headphones, to enable states of relaxation, contemplation, inspiration, and generally peaceful expansive moods; it may promote health through relaxation, atmospherics for bodywork therapies, and effectiveness of meditation.

1. Haloed – Between two worlds
2. Hiroshi Yoshimura – Haryana sound logo 1
3. Melannohelios – Contentment
4. Aythar – Astronautica
5. Biosphere – Mestigoth
6. Astropilot – Desolate Space
7. Sage Taylor – Interplanetary traveller
8. Pulsar – Pulsation
9. William Basinski – 4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)
10. KLF – This is not what Space is about
11. Mick Chillage – Seroni
12. Architech of Existence – Part IV
13. Vangelis – Création du monde
14. Henrik B – Drifting part II
15. Reload – The Enlightenment

You can stream on YouTube as well

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