Excellent news from the friendly folk at Juno. They are phasing out MP3 downloads. Horray! As from today Juno have stopped accepting label uploads and deliveries in MP3 and will only accept lossless WAV, FLAC or AIFF. We will continue to sell your releases in MP3, WAV and FLAC formats, but will only accept content [...]
Electronic music producer & recording artist Fredrik Mjelle A.K.A ‘Beem‘ has released his 3rd album, a 9 tracker entitled ‘Peel’. Beem is a co-founder of Skweee, a musical style with origins in Nordic countries Sweden and Finland. So what’s the deal with Skweee? Some say it’s a Nordic take on minimal techno, 8-bit hip-hop/dubstep hybrid [...]
In 1990 I saw MC Tunes vs. 808 State performing ‘tunes splits the atom’ on ‘Top Of The Pops’. Within a few weeks I’d saved enough money to purchase the MC Tunes album entitled ‘The North At Its Heights’. Twenty years later my cassette tapes remain un-digitized. Transferring all that wow and flutter isn’t very [...]
Wow, a free service where you can stream top notch podcasts, radio shows and other goodies all for free. But they don’t call them podcasts… A Cloudcast is an extended audio show that is hosted in the “cloud”, in other words hosted somewhere centrally on the Internet rather than on your local hard-drive. Therefore, unlike [...]
I swiftly glide through various genres in this 60 minute aural excursion that includes a few classics. I’m hoping to hear more from Ed Chamberlain soon. I saw him at BLOC in 2007 and his liveset was absolutely brilliant. His last pressing was in 2008 on Baselogic. Fingers crossed he’ll come out with some crackers this [...]
Facebook chief exec Mark Zuckerberg recently confessed that his network “missed the mark” regarding privacy controls. I’m still laughing at his leaked instant messages from 6 years ago : Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard Zuck: Just ask. Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS [Redacted Friend's [...]
I was delighted to be contacted by Simon Hayes a.k.a Swarm Intelligence recently. He kindly offered to record a DJ mix as part of the AgentCast series. Currently based in Berlin and active on the music scene for a number of years he also manages the Stasis Records label. As a DJ and producer, Simon is skilled at intertwining many Electronic genres. A number of Irish labels and producers feature on this excellent 30 track excursion through complex IDM and broken Techno. Big shout out to Stasis Records and a big thank you to Simon… check out his other mixes and the excellent releases on Stasis Records. Hopefully we will hear more from Simon on Invisible Agent this year. Enjoy the mix.
All Invisible Agent Records releases will be reissued in 2010. After years of waiting, all of the labels original releases are to be re-released in digitally remastered stereo versions. Engineers at Invisible Agent studios spent four years on the remasters, “utilising state-of-the-art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment [and] carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity [...]
Discogs Digital, which will launch in the first week of April 2010, will stock both new and back catalogue download releases from Invisible Agent. Over its 10 year history, Discogs.com has created the world’s most comprehensive database of dance and electronic music, earning credibility and respect as an invaluable resource for collectors, DJs and music [...]
I wanted to mix this selection of tracks for quite a while, I’m glad I finally got around to doing it:) It’s great to hear how well these tracks stood the test of time. A pat on the back is due if you heard them on there release date. I first heard Adonis – ‘no way back’ in ’89, so no Zimmer frame for me just yet! Obviously you’ll be able to find these tracks on various compilations and numerous DJ mixes elsewhere, but I’ve tried to steer clear of dropping in extra layers of cheese.