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
The first Invisible Agent release of 2010 and the latest installment from Berlin based Techno producer John Dalton entitled ‘fifteen’ is on promo. ‘Fifteen’ and ‘sixteen’ are both smooth builders, perfect for dance floors, peppered with tech stabs and layered with crisp highs. ‘After’, a distorted rolling Techno monster is sure to relieve any 4 to the floor cravings.
Listen, download and comment now on Release Promo. Full release dates and previews will be available here before the end of January.
The Invisible Agent catalogue is now available on 24-7 Entertainment. 24-7 Entertainment, with offices in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Spain, is the leading B2B technology provider specializing in online and mobile distribution of digital media.
For a number of years we’ve supplied a large percentage of our free NET releases and Agent Casts in the Ogg format.
Increasingly proprietary software companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe are pushing video and audio formats that restrict access and restrict software developers, but there is an alternative that can be played on all computers without restriction — Ogg. Ogg provides professional grade multimedia formats. Ogg is used extensively by free software projects, artists and a growing number of music and video distributors.
The latest AgentCast from Warren Daly is a smooth blend of minimal electronic textures and floating ambient soundscapes.
It includes delicate melodies and singing reverberations from Arovane, Japanese composer Hirohito Ihara (a.k.a Radicalfashion), Pete Namlock and Robert Rich to name just a few.
Warren generally concentrates on mixing Electro and Techno but in this mixdown he covers many distinctive and elegant styles of Electronica and awakens a multitude of emotions, highlighting his diverse and innovative abilities. Repeated listening is sure to alleviate any fears of Denje.