So you like electronic music?
October 3, 2007 7:37 AM   Subscribe

If you like electronic music, you probably already know about some of the blogs that offer free live set downloads. You might even know about mpiii. But, they all pale in comparison to the one and only mixes db.
posted by milarepa (26 comments total) 87 users marked this as a favorite
posted by chunking express at 7:57 AM on October 3, 2007

Wow. Thx, milarepa.
posted by thekorruptor at 8:01 AM on October 3, 2007

Damnit chunking express, you made me realize I forgot to post this.
posted by milarepa at 8:02 AM on October 3, 2007

Well, mpiii has some sets from Tipper, so that's a good sign. There's also Plaid and 808 State. Too bad its trance section doesn't really include much psy and goa, but that's not unusual.
posted by krinklyfig at 8:26 AM on October 3, 2007

Big Fish
Little Fish
Cardboard Box
posted by Webbster at 8:32 AM on October 3, 2007 [1 favorite]

thanks for the link to mixesdb, its new to me and I will check it out - although I can't seem to access it at the moment.

I have been a member of the mixing bowl for quite awhile and am always looking for more mixes to listen to (can never really have enough).
posted by jeffmik at 8:46 AM on October 3, 2007

Yeah, I don't know what happened to Mixesdb. They are running slow today.
posted by milarepa at 8:47 AM on October 3, 2007

krinklyfig: got its start from Detroit Techno Militia, if I remember correctly. I'm surprised it has a trance section at all.
posted by mkb at 9:21 AM on October 3, 2007

I was part of a dj collective that threw parties "back in the day," so I am constantly looking for free online music from older artists, like DJ Pierre and Derrick Carter, but love other stuff like Herbert and Dayhota and Magda, too. Note: My first party was in 1989, so that actually makes me really old. Other sites I personally like for music:

Crobot Crew

Ezeskankin mixtapes (includes house music mix tapes going back to 1994)


(Note: Kindergarten has not been updated for a while)

Digital downloads for sale from old labels such as Silent, WaxTrax, Soma, Warp, that sort of thing: Bleep Downloads. That's where I got a digital copy of Gak 4.

At work, I often listen to The Cybernetic Broadcasting System, but they don't work so hot with the iTunes... instead, you'll need this player.

I met the guys at Clone Records in Detroit a couple years ago, and loved what Serge was playing, so if you love minimal, detroit techno, or italo disco (Alexander Robotnick, Serge, Luke Eargoggle, etc.): Clone Records.

Man, I could do this all day. For local flavor I go here: Dallas Dance Music. There are a lot of downloads available there, but I'm also highly entertained by the people on the boards... helps that I know some of them, but a lot of it is pretty immature.

Probably already know about Ghostly International, home of artists like Matthew Dear and Hieroglyphic Being (but I believe you have to pay for downloads, rats!).

If you like house and can tolerate Real Player (damn, I sure can't):
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:28 AM on October 3, 2007 [3 favorites]

CPI offers free DLs of her wide range of mixes...from downtempo stuff to intelligent hip-hop to experimental electronic stuff i don't understand...
posted by schyler523 at 9:29 AM on October 3, 2007

Thanks unicorn on the cob !
(great username by the way!)
posted by milarepa at 9:31 AM on October 3, 2007

Fleep is good for house music.
posted by overhauser at 9:45 AM on October 3, 2007

Bleep has a sale right now, so get your DRM free early warp classics there.

(Or, you know, just warez them. But Warp deserves your money)
posted by Artw at 9:48 AM on October 3, 2007

Thanks, Milarepa! I see you're in Brooklyn... you might check out events by the Cocomachete guys. They're old friends of mine -- and tend to hang out with gorgeous women, too.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:59 AM on October 3, 2007

Thinner has tons (too much?) of decent stuff in the minimal techno-y field.
posted by hellbient at 10:05 AM on October 3, 2007

Trevor Wilkes is a kick ass dj and hosts lots of guest sets, in addition to his own live and webcast mixes.

I'm surprised no one has posted

There's also The discogs mixes forum and if you like the detroit shiz little detroit and Detroitluv

and shameless self-link: join my group if you're into the techno thing
posted by zap rowsdower at 10:10 AM on October 3, 2007 is good
posted by ookamaka at 10:53 AM on October 3, 2007

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[this is good]
posted by sparkletone at 11:06 AM on October 3, 2007

I'm a big fan of It's got a pretty good selection of dubstep.
posted by lekvar at 11:48 AM on October 3, 2007

Previously: Travis Castillo's DJ and live set archives and WaxDJ.

And here is one of my most recent mixes. Plain old good techno. Mixed in software. (Yeah, software. I've earned it. I started on vinyl around 1993. Hell, I started on tapes. I don't miss either. Software mixing is incredible, if not harder to do well.)
posted by loquacious at 1:02 PM on October 3, 2007

A few on T.U.B.E.
posted by mattbucher at 2:56 PM on October 3, 2007

Goddamn this is a great thread.

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posted by lalochezia at 4:09 PM on October 3, 2007

Also West Ocean has fw limits on what you can dl, unlike a lot of the servers listed. MANY orb, chem bros, orbital, seminal dj sets here.
posted by lalochezia at 4:48 PM on October 3, 2007

mattbucher: the jimi hendrix with jim morrison set on that site is great! Thanks.
posted by cuban link flooded jesus at 5:17 PM on October 3, 2007

also, most of the essential mixes... ya know, back before this here interweb thing came of age and we were all trading mixtapes...

NSFW ADS:-> i wish i knew where my tapes went
posted by zap rowsdower at 5:46 PM on October 3, 2007

for a regular fix of stuff ranging from Detroit techno, minimal, electro, to house without all the trance I've been listening to Detroit Institute of Techno. It's been keeping me awake after lunch lately.

Unicorn on the cob: you can find some Magda and Matthew Dear and other M_nus and Ghostly people there.
posted by joelr at 8:19 AM on October 5, 2007

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