If cruising through neon wireframe landscapes is your kind of thing, and previous mefi posts
haven’t satisfied your burning desire for synth wave/retro electro/neo 80s
, then perhaps you would be interested in a few of the following albums... [more inside]
A year ago a mysterious young man going by the name of Starcadian
posted a surprisingly masterfully composed music video
shot for $200 with half of a discarded movie prop cockpit. Other than a few songs on soundcloud
, notably Girls Of Midnight
which got some moderate blog attention a couple years ago, he hadn't really been on anyone's radar... [more inside]
In July 2008, there was a suspicious leak of new Ben Folds Five material
, two months in advance of the (then) forthcoming album, Way to Normal
. One month later, Ben Folds confessed
that he and his touring band made the 6 fake songs in 8 hours
(plus three tunes actually from the album), and he compared the fake tracks to the real album. Two years later, Wiley tweeted that he sacked his manager
, and in a form of retaliation, shared 11 seemingly random collections of tracks
in various forms of completion. [more inside]
- The internet premiere resource for keyboardists [more inside]
A massive collection of live DJ and PA sets
of electronic music sorted by year and genre. Enjoy.
(Coral Cache link. Please use this to help archive and propagate the files.)
- an excellent source for free downloads and streams of original electronic music mixes of all sorts, from seasoned pros to beginning bedroom amatuers, all told numbering in the hundreds or thousands. My current brand new favorite is the very diverse and well-versed Detriot/Chicago techno stylings of DJ Rubsilent
. Recomended mix: Future Funk 23: (Direct MP3 link) (Streaming mp3 link)
But don't let me divert you - search for your favorite local DJ or browse for new ones.
is a often overlooked genre of dance music that is very influential for many genres of dance music that came around it and after it, including Hip-Hop, Dance, Disco, Electric Boogie, Freestyle, Techno and Drum and Bass.
One of the most prominent Electro-Funk DJs was Greg Wilson
, who has set up electrofunkroots.co.uk
to document the history
of Electro-Funk. Wilson interviews Quentin Leo Cook
, (a.k.a. Norman Cook
, a.k.a. Fatboy Slim
) on Cook's impressions of Electro-Funk and how it has influenced him as a music producer and DJ.
Wilson has also provided a personal history
and retrospective mix
of top Electro-Funk songs to A Guy Called Gerald