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Ambient chillout mix by Ebauche

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Ebauche (aka Alex Leonard) serves up a brand-new DJ mix featuring top name producers of IDM, ambient and chill out. Relax and enjoy an hour of exquisite music sleekly blended for your aural pleasure.

Has it really been 2 years since Ebauche’s last AgentCast?…… I’ll spare you the clichés so you can get on with downloading the mix.

Be sure to keep up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter or RSS and download earlier podcasts here.

If you like what you hear, check out the artist websites below.

Tracklisting

  1. Machine Drum – Cream Soda Part 1
  2. Klimek – Pathways To Work
  3. Gel-Sol – Mourning Wok
  4. Chihei Hatakeyama – Sacred Flowers
  5. Windy & Carl – Elevation
  6. Fennesz – Glide
  7. The Sight Below – Nowhere
  8. Loscil – Showers of Ink
  9. Secede – Ballroom Arcade
  10. Sebastien Roux – Flicker
  11. The Sight Below – At First Touch
  12. Secede – Now I Can Weave Magic Spells
  13. Brian McBride – Overture (for Other Halfs)
  14. Esmerine – And They Left No Footprints In The Dust Behind Them
  15. Hangedup – Broken Reel

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MP3 version (192K): DJ mix by ebauche – Ambient, Minimal, Chillout
OGG version (Q6): DJ Mix by ebauche – Ambient, Minimal, Chillout

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 29th March 2011 1 Comment

Ghostkid – The Unlikely Future Of Reverse Engineering

Ghostkid - The Unlikely Future Of Reverse EngineeringGhostkid’s debut release on BFW Recordings, ‘The Unlikely Future Of Reverse Engineering’ is a 7 track EP consisting of laid back beats layered with melodic curves.

All tracks have distorted, stretched or reversed melodic loops with layers of funk influenced breakbeats. ‘Hopeful for a Future (part 2)’ is uplifting and bright, stripes of warbled and fuzzy chimes make it sound almost choir like. ‘Slow Going from Here on Out’ is a de-tuned and grainy affair with more distorted piano samples.

At times I find similarities to works from The Boards of Canada, lots of captivating chimes and leisurely snares make this a fantastic debut release for Ghostkid.  These tracks will definitely feature in my future laid-back DJ sets. Well worth checking out.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 15th March 2011 1 Comment

Ambienteer – Ataraxia

ambienteer - ataraxia How I missed this is beyond me. I follow James Fahy’s music dairy closely, my only explanation for leaving his album slip through the net is having Christmas shenanigans with friends who came to visit me in Cambodia. Anyhow, I’ll get on with it…

Ambienteer gifts us with an 8 track album of wondrous ambient music entitled ‘Ataraxia‘. While listening I find myself gently surrounded by warm and affectionate sounds. The opening track ‘Atraxia’ gracefully prepares you for the rest of your journey. Even after being submerged by the sometimes tenebrous streams of ‘augment’, ‘reclamation’ and ‘barium falling’, I realize I’m exhilarated equally by them as the brighter ‘music box’ or the last track ‘coeur en hiver’. James has masterfully predetermined your destination by painting a picturesque world using a palette of resonance, harmony and reverberations. Amazing stuff.

Tenacious material expertly crafted by a purveyor of the finest ambient creations, ‘Ataraxia‘ is a must have.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 14th March 2011 1 Comment

wAgAwAgA – Hyper Typewriter – Acroplane Recordings

If Phuture and Adamski sold their possessed 303s and Junos to bass crazed space invaders from another dimension, this is what the alien transmission might sound like. Actually, Hyper Typewriter would sound better.

wAgAwAga employs earth-shaking bass-lines and a near fanatical use of intricate acid tweaking. The 303 programming is complex and keeps you constantly engaged. If you thought acid lines are out of fashion, think again. Four tracks in, the energetic ‘Daisy Town Acid’ as the name would suggest, delivers a mass of spiralling transistor bass. One tends to concentrate so much on the delicious 303 tweaking, it’s easy to forget about the clever programming and constant alterations. ‎ ‘Kitchqoorredux’ radiates the best elements of electro & breakbeat, accelerating you in a positive whirlwind of bass, wicked snares and acid stabs.

The album evolves smoothly, cheery picking elements of dub, electro, drum & bass and moulding them into a pristine package. Hyper Typewriter is a 95 minute roller coaster ride with generous amounts of deep sub bass, staggering beats, melodic highs and  contains tracks for every occasion, including dance floor stormers to more laid back dub numbers. I love wAgAwAgA’s unique style and his fantastic production. I imagine other producers will be revisiting ‘finished’ tracks, while others will be scrambling to fire up a 303. Buy a copy, it’s well worth it. Another top flight release on Acroplane – available on Monday the 28th of February.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 24th February 2011 1 Comment

Ambient Mix: Warren Daly – Netlabel Podcast

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Warren Daly

Voyage to a tranquil haven on drifting clouds of sound, soothing ambient waves and layers of floating melodies. My latest excursion is mixed entirely using Netlabel and creative commons music.

Be sure to keep up to date by following me on Facebook, Twitter or RSS and download my previous podcasts here.

Please support these artists by attending their gigs, sharing links to their music and if you can, make a donation to help them continue. Enjoy the wonderful music and thanks again for listening. Please share this page with your friends:)

Tracklisting

  1. Bing Satellites – Summer Night – BFW Recordings
  2. In Frame – Globus – 12Rec
  3. Phillip Wilkerson & Tange – Ege Denizi Part 2 - Earth Mantra Netlabel
  4. Maps & Diagrams – Last train home – Yuki Yaki
  5. Bing Satellites – Cascade Four (Piano & Horns) - BFW Recordings
  6. Lucette Bourdin & Darrell Burgan – Dhira – Earth Mantra Netlabel
  7. Alession Ballerini – Blanc - Zymogen
  8. Lucette Bourdin & Darrell Burgan – Sanatana - Earth Mantra Netlabel
  9. Bing Satellites – These eyes have opened for the first time - BFW Recordings
  10. Ambienteer – Barium falling - Ambienteer
  11. In Frame – Smolder - 12Rec
  12. Ambienteer  - un coeur en hiver – Ambienteer

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MP3 version (192K): Netaudio mix by Warren Daly – Ambient, Minimal, Soundscape
OGG version (Q6): Netaudio mix by Warren Daly – Ambient, Minimal, Soundscape

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 3rd February 2011 1 Comment

Netlabel Tracker #9: Ambienteer

James Fahy, better known by his super hero name ‘Ambienteer‘ regularly expresses himself using ambient music. Okay, I’m cheating, he doesn’t run a netlabel, but he does share his art with the world.

James reveals his thoughts and emotions with wonderful drifting soundscapes that wander peacefully, other times spinning out of kilter.

Think of this as an abstract audio diary.

He regularly posts amazing little ‘noodles’ as he calls them, recordings that range from experimental drones to waves of atmosphere. He always posts an explanatory paragraph that engages me more with his work. I really enjoy his output.

Some say self-expression is the pinnacle of all art, and I agree. Ambienteer’s flag is already on the summit.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 2nd February 2011 2 Comments

Electronica Mix: Warren Daly – Netlabel Podcast

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Warren Daly

If you’re following my netlabel tracker you’ll already know I’m constantly on the prowl for high quality music that’s released under Creative Commons. About once a week I share a link and a brief review of bands, producers and record labels who graciously give away their art for free. Be sure to keep up to date by following me on Facebook, Twitter or RSS.

There’s been 7000+ downloads of my mixes which vary from Ambient soundscapes, through electronica, IDM to fairly pounding Techno. Hopefully you’ve downloaded all my podcast mixes. If not, you can download them here.

I’m kicking off 2011 with an all Netlabel mix! Yes, that’s right folks, 1 hour of netaudio bliss in this AgentCast. I can assure you, every beautiful piece of music in this mix is released free and is as high (or higher) quality as any commercial releases. If you don’t believe me, download the mix and have a listen. If you’re new to Netaudio, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Please support these artists by attending their gigs, sharing links to their music and if you can, make a donation to help them continue. Enjoy the wonderful music and thanks again for listening. Please share this page with your friends:)

Tracklisting

  1. EFTB – Colours (Leon Somov Remix) – aaahh records
  2. A-Force – Donga – Alphabet Set
  3. Frank Molder – Come with me (DML’s Dub City Rmx) – Grünfeld
  4. Christoph Schindling – Expressions – Tropic
  5. DML – BNT-4 (Remix) – Grünfeld
  6. Raymundo Mendoza – Reaching – unfoundsound
  7. Waveform – Atmospheric Trip – Random Access Recordings
  8. Solar Smoke – The Only Ghost – BFW Recordings
  9. Beem – Happier then the morning fog – Beem
  10. Humeka – Moolid the Lobster – Tropic
  11. Angkorwat – My three beautiful children – Bandcamp
  12. Samwell – Shaobao – Bumpfoot
  13. Denis Shoker – Striped – Random Access Recordings
  14. Ambienteer- View from the 5th
  15. Solar smoke – Berlin – BFW Recordings
  16. Danseizure – Take what you want – Invisible Agent Records
  17. Sing On In Silhouettes – Wake Me With Whispers – 12Rec
  18. Julien Mier – Goodbye you float well – Bumpfoot

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MP3 version (192K): Netaudio mix by Warren Daly – Electronica, IDM, Minimal Techno
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Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 26th January 2011 6 Comments

Netlabel Tracker #8: Random Access Recordings

Random Access Recordings - Invisible Agent Netlabel TrackerThe netlabel tracker continues its endless quest in search of quality netlabels that are active and innovative. I’m concentrating hard to spread the tracker across as many genres as possible and encompasses music with acoustic guitars as much as synthesized beeps and booms. After homing in on a particular label & genre I squeeze every last bit out of my Internet connection amassing the collections of quality and free music that are on offer. So far I’ve happily filled 10Gb of my hard drive with netaudio, no credit card needed to ride this train!

This week my Rhythmbox has been happily coasting through gems from Random Access Recordings. A Detroit based netlabel concentrating on quality house & techno. The first title was released in January, 2006 and label managers Marcus & Kathy Watkins have been busy releasing netaudio and commercial releases ever since. They’re in the game for the love and respect of music and this become blatantly obvious as soon as you start listening. Deep, dubby, minimal tech is their speciality. Each release is expressive and has a character of it’s own. It’s fantastic to discover quality minimal techno from a crew who believes in the music, in each other, and in themselves.

Until next time, happy listening.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 15th January 2011 1 Comment

!kaboogie 5th birthday sampler – download it now!

kaboogieWhen it comes to dirty, low, rib cage rumbling bass mixed with a dose of jump up, not many people do better then !kaboogie. Purveyours of grimey dub, they propagate the work of Irish DJs and producers through their label and club nights.

It happens to be !kaboogie’s 5th birthday soon, and as a big thank you to their supporters they got some top talent to hammer out skankin’ low frequency foolery. It’s all available free right here. Be sure to check out their club nights if you’re in the area. It should be us who thank them!

Thanks !kaboogie. Happy Birthday & all the best wishes for 2011.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 12th January 2011 1 Comment

TAKE Records: Free EP and podcast

takerecordsA new EP from Take Records featuring Jack Dixon, Mr Lager, Colo and James Fox is available free. Take Records has been up and running for a year and to say thanks to the punters they’ve released a 4 track EP into the wild. Check out their deep, rich and polished grooves.

Take Records – EP 1

  • 1. Colo ‘TwentySix’
  • 2. James Fox ‘Found A Way’
  • 3. Jack Dixon ‘Wrong Numbers’
  • 4. Mr. Lager ‘Singularity’

You can grab the EP in one easy click here: www.takerecords.co.uk

A while back I sent a tweet or two about the excellent mix & selection on Take Cast 3.0 (the Take Records podcast series) Well, Take Cast 4.0 is out and it’s available here. (remember to right-click and ‘save as’) What a great start to the new year.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 11th January 2011 1 Comment

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