Holly Johnson returns with a new album (his first in 15 years)
later this month. In And Out Of Love
is the second single from the album. [more inside]
Junior Vasquez is one of the top jungle/house/tribal DJs on the planet, and he's been working his craft for decades. While a round-up of his amazing remixes is probably due at some point, here we will look at his DJ sets, both live and direct to record. We will start with his tribute to the long defunct and much beloved Sound Factory
[58m]. [more inside]
July 5, 2014: Anthrocon Fursuit Parade
[~27m]. 1326 animals of various species and styles pass before your eyes. [more inside]
The BeyondSynth Podcast
is a podcast with artists and producers who make synthwave/new-retro/electronic music. From his home base in Canada, Adam talks to the top artists in the scene. Links to guests' music pages for each episode inside. [more inside]
Captain Ahab's Motorcycle Club
is a project overseen by the perversely multitalented Cory McAbee
) It's a band/fan club/film production group, which has been working for the last two years on music
written by McAbee and orchestrated/performed by anybody interested in uploading a mix. Its ultimate project will be a feature film chronicling the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln.
In a quick follow-up to this previous post
... Pet Shop Boys have turned Ms Bliss's speech into a dance track: The Best Gay Possible (Oppressive Dance Mix)
. [more inside]
Valentine's Day means the latest edition of Hudson Mohawke
's annual mix of gooey '80s pop, soul and RnB: Slow Jams VII
. You can also listen to all five hours of Slow Jams I-VII
, which also has separate links to each mix.
Do you want to listen to a 2-hour DJ mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Goodrich (of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace)? Of course you do. [more inside]
is a Sally Jessy Raphael audio collage.
DJ Hennessy Youngman follows up CVS BANGERS [prev.]
with his new Soundcloud mix, NSA BANGERS.
NSA BANGERS is an audio landscape full of paranoia, espionage, epic snooping, unhealthy obsession, and the stress of being a contemporary type human being. Basically, NSA BANGERS is the soundtrack of Freedom! And Freedom is expensive y'all! Apparently, it like, costs your Freedom!
is a SoundCloud user that posts iso'd vocal tracks from a variety of pop songs. The tracks range from Outkast's mind-bendingly impressive vocal track on B.O.B.
, to the unhinged-sounding vocal track on the Pixies' Debaser
. Somewhere in the middle, the user has also posted vocal tracks from Come out and Play
by The Offspring, No Rain
by Blind Melon, Say It Ain't So
by Weezer, among others
(and even more over on Reddit
London record label Black Butter
have been spearheading
a new wave of UK dance music. [more inside]
An effortless melding of Malian and western styles topped off by the gorgeously smoky voice of Fatoumata Diawara
The infectiously brisk tempo, chiming guitar artistry and tight, rapid fire harmonies of Shirati Jazz
The warmly grounded choral expression of South Africa's Black Umfolosi
. The delicate, calmly unfolding wellspring of melody (starting off with a classic Morricone spaghetti-western quote!) of kora master Toumani Diabate
. The loping, balafon-driven groove over which the majestic, declamatory voice of Oumou Sangare
soars. The classic, Cuban-inspired rhumba (but with the distinctively African feel and sound) of Orchestra Baobab
... all these modern treasures of African music and much, much more from Africa and beyond at the World Circuit Soundcloud page
. Enjoy the ride!
For this year's National Poetry Month
, the Poetry Foundation
has set up a SoundCloud group
." They're inviting people to record themselves reading their favorite poems. (via
) [more inside]
Reel 2 Real: Sound at the Pitt Rivers Museum
is a digitization project that is taking the archival field recordings of the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford University's museum of ethnography and anthropology), digitizing them, and placing them online with Soundcloud
. [more inside]
There is a universe of recorded DJ mixes to sort through, enough to keep you entertained and dancing for years. Souncloud user R_co fills a pocket of this cosmos with thousands of mixes and some live shows
to stream and download, spanning styles and decades, from Bob Marley and the Wailers live in 1975
, to a Shep Pettibone Mastermix Danceparty from 1983
, Mark Farina live in Los Angeles, 1996
, or Masters at Work live in Miami at WMC, 2003
, and Carl Craig in Ibiza, 2012
. [more inside]
"It feels strange to be active and highly visible on the Web for 15 years but it was only when I joined Facebook that someone from elementary school or high school ever contacted me."
In which on Ev Williams's platform
, Mr Haughey compares his experiences of Facebook and Twitter
. [more inside]
It’s a fierce object, many-layered yet taut as could be. It’s a dense field made of raw materials so rarefied that even in combination the resulting effect is singular, tensile. The album in question is Fugazi Edits, for which Chris Lawhorn took the extensive discography of the hardcore band Fugazi and combined multiple songs into new hybrid compositions.
On October 19, 1995 Chuck Phillips interviewed Tupac Shakur at Can Am Studios Tarzana, California for an article published in the LA Times. The recordings
were previously unreleased. Tupac talks about how the United States is full of gangs (the FBI/ATF/Democrats/Republicans), disparate media treatment of artists, how Tony Danza wrote him in prison, how Shakespeare's stories are the same things rappers talk about in their music, and the worth of black people's lives.
Remember Fiona Apple? Criminal? Sleep To Dream? Infamous MTV Music Awards speech?
Well, she's back with a new song, the lead-off single from her first album in seven years: Every Single Night
The Mahogany Blog (based in London)
features a diverse range of (often indie and/or upcoming) music: through streaming singles
, guest mixes
and video posts
, sharing others' mixes
, and brief interviews with artists
. Their YouTube channel hosts The Mahogany Sessions
- acoustic musical performances exclusive to and filmed by the blog
Roger Waters spent an hour earlier today talking to Howard Stern.
[soundcloud link, 57m] The interview covers a wide variety of topics, including his standing with former members of Pink Floyd, his songwriting technique, and his ongoing tour of The Wall, which just announced a date at Yankee Stadium.
All Together Now.
Every Beatles tune, played together, sequenced in order of lengths, with the longest starting first and all 226 tunes ending together. This is a single link SoundCloud post.