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 or r&b made by the electronica crowd. Whatever you want to call it, this album is a happy-go-lucky journey, full of funk, layered with rich chords and jammed with retro-synth hooks. Apparently Beem has turned down offers from multiple record labels and released his album for free.
Early Skweee releases were exclusively put out on 7″ vinyl, major players in the Skweee arena are labels such as Flogsta Danshall and its producer-founder Pavan, the Finnish record label Harmönia and Norwegian dødpop to name just a few. Get your fill of Skweee, Wonky, Aquacrunk, you know it’s good for you.
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 appealing, not to mention the time it would take me to record, edit and tag. So I headed over to Emusic and to my delight I was able to download the album within a few clicks. Next thing I knew I was downloading old favorites such as Double Trouble & the Rebel MC, Stereo MCs and Tyree Cooper….. I’m loving every minute of them, and no sign of an ‘auto-reverse’ button anywhere! Glad to see Nicky Lockett is still keepin’ it real.
Write a comment and let me know of any old diddies you’ve rediscovered.
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 Podcasts, Cloudcasts can be enjoyed via on-demand streaming without any waiting required.
Let’s hope the nice people at MixCloud have good ideas (please don’t do what Last.FM did) about how to generate revenue to pay for the terabytes of disk space, not to mention the bandwidth that is being consumed. If you are worried about other legal issues..
Mixcloud is committed to supporting artists who appear in music Cloudcasts and has an objective to provide a superior legal alternative to file sharing. As such, Mixcloud is fully licensed by the PRS for Music, and all playback of copyrighted songs contained within the tracklists on the site are reported so that the correct licensing royalties can be attributed to the artists.
Our AgentCasts will always be available to download or stream from here! Follow us on MixCloud if you want to stream tons of other fine mixes when you’re not listening to your favorite Invisible Agent artists.
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 year. Adam Freeland supplies a healthy serving of dirty sawtooth bass to keep your woofers rumbling. I couldn’t resist using a tantalizing amount of ‘french kiss’ and ended on the 1994 breakbeat mutation ‘bomb scare’ by 2 Bad Mice. I hope you enjoy the set as much as I enjoyed mixing it.
Apparat – Fratales (Pt.1)
Modeselektor – The White Flash feat. Thom Yorke
Ed Chamberlain – Styge
Moderat – Rusty Nails
Ed Chamberlain – Charly
Ellen Aillien & Apparat – Way Out
Errors – Mr Milk
Alex Metric – In Your Machine
Adam Freeland – Glowsticks
Bassnectar – Everybody
Aphrodelics – “Rollin’ On Chrome (Dub remixed by Richard Dorfmeister)
Leftfield – Not Forgotten (Hard Hands Remix)
Acen – Close your eyes (XXX Mix)
Lil’ Louis – French Kiss (The Original Underground Mix)
Donna Summer – I feel love
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack your body
2 Bad Mice – Bomb scare
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 Name]: What? How’d you manage that one? Zuck: People just submitted it. Zuck: I don’t know why. Zuck: They “trust me” Zuck: Dumb fucks.
Mark will be delighted to know we still have a Facebook account (setup with erroneous information) to keep the cool kids updated. It’s about the only reason to stay…..
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 of the original analogue recordings”
The releases will be available individually or as a box set. For traditionalists, a box set of mono recordings will also be available – with each disc styled as a vinyl LP but on the LaserDisk format.
Each of the reissued releases will include the original art, original and new liner notes, and a booklet of photos that are, at least until every household in the world buys the new discs, “rare”. A short documentary will also be squeezed on to every LaserDisk, telling the story of each release genesis. Well worth the wait and a visit to Abrakebabra.
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 enthusiasts alike.
Another place for you to show your support for Invisible Agent artists by purchasing one of our releases.
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.
This mix is dedicated to the engineers at Roland. Thank you for our family of Transistor Rhythms and Transistor Beats. Enjoy the mix.
Adonis – No Way Back (Vocal) – 1986 – TRAX
A guy called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Fast Eddie Remix) – 1989 – Warlock
New Order – Blue Monday (extended mix) – 1988 – Factory
Trancesetters – Secrets Of Meditation – 1994 – OPEN
Underworld – Rez – 1994 - Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records
Max Walder – Compressor – 2003 – Terminal M
Laurent Garnier – Crispy Bacon – 1997 – F Communications
N-Joi – Malfunction – 1991 – RCA
Moby – Go – 1991 – Outer Rhythm
The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored (Bloody Valentine Edit) – 2000 – Silvertone
Hell – My Life Is Hell – 1994 – Disko B
Carl Craig – DJ-Kicks (The Track) – 1996 – Studio !K7