Pest - Ogres

    So hi-tech you can download beef.

    4.71 MB – mp3 - deleted

    Pest - Ogres

    This is a release from the lovely people at Ninja Tune. Taken from Pest's second album All Out Fall Out

    It ticks a lot of boxes in a genre I'd become quite bored of due the rise of too much gangsta rap and r&b which seems to be going nowhere...

    This one's got clever lyrics well delivered, good beats, use of a phat Drum & Bass style bass line and nice orchestral samples making it distinctive - whilst still using those distinctive post processed , and a bunch of film samples dropped in the break for good measure. It's format is actually quite cliche, but it's put to gether so well.

    The Infesticons - Hero Theme

    God Bless The Infesticons

    3.10 MB – mp3 - deleted

    The Infesticons - Hero Theme

    Another late post, mainly down to the fact that since the last time I copied a file from my iPod Apple have decided to obsfucate the file names on it, so what would have been '01 Hero Theme.m4a' is now DFGS.m4a or some such. For some reason my standard approach ( grep -ir "Hero Theme" /Volumes/dopod/iPod_Control/Music/
    ) didn't throw up the goods. I have another few tricks up my sleeve and will try them later, but in the meantime I waited until I got home and got it off my external drive.

    Anyways, enough moany geekery. Today's track is 'Hero Theme' by The Infesticons AKA The Majesticons, taken from Gun Hill Road. Though it's well worth checking out the Hero Theme EP .... mainly because it made my walk to get lunch much bouncy than it would have been otherwise.

    Sweet Tee - I Got Da Feelin'

    Yes yes y'all

    4.09 MB – mp3 - deleted

    Sweet Tee - I Got Da Feelin'

    A bit of old school hip hop from Sweet Tee today. I've got two copies of "I got Da Feelin'" on vinyl, which are from different labels, so I'm not quite sure when it came out. Sometime around '87. The vinyl has been mashed up quite a bit in attempt to beat juggle with it.

    Fortunately for you this version is taken from a CD compilation, 'King of The Beats', which is well worth getting if you need a hip-hop filler for your collection, and don't want to go crate digging for vinyl. Though it looks like you might have to go diggin' for the CD. Mind you, this is such a classic I'm sure it probably turns up on every second 80's hip-hop compilation.

    is killing music.

    A random walk through my (digital) music collection.

    is killing music - for mp3 players

    is killing music - for quicktime


    Is killing music is currently on holiday

    After a long time I've finally got the equipment set up to run an internet radio station from home. It's a simple premise: 230Gb of digital audio, iTunes, NiceCast, and Darwin Streaming Server.

    You can see what's been being played by visiting 'Is Killing Music' on last.fm. Below is what's just been played according to last.fm (it can be a bit flakey...)

    At the moment it's mostly random, though I do put on what I want to listen to whilst working. I may plug my record decks in and mix some stuff up occasionally. You'll find all sorts of stuff being played. I take requests.

    You can see what else I've been listening to at my last.fm page. More likely this will show tracks played from my iPod when I'm not at home.

    The name is a reference to the 'Home Taping Is Killing Music' campaign of the 80s... an idea from record labels that copying music and letting other people hear it stops them from buying music. A hypothesis I don't hold to. A lost of the music played on 'is killing music' you won't hear in the mass media and so doesn't get any attention drawn to it for new listeners. That domination by those with the money to pay for presence, is really what's killing music - killing it's creativity and development. 'Is killing music' is a look at the alternative (and sometimes not so alternative)

    You can access it below via either an m3u file that should load into most desktop mp3 players, like iTunes, or via a QuickTime stream. You can download and save either of these by right clicking (ctrl+click on a single button Mac) and choosing 'save target' or 'download file' or whatever version your browser of choice chooses to use.

    Given there are so many internet radio stations out there, why bother It means I can more easily listen to my music when I'm not at home. I've not found many stations which cover this range of music (though I'm sure many people thinks that - maybe it's just an ego trip?). It is also a a refresher for Creative Egremont that Karen asked me to do. I've done this for SHOWstudio a few times but wanted to test it was all set-up and working before they stream Egremont's community radio through it. Oh, and also, because I can.

    Enjoy.

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