The 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.
When 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.
A 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.
Head on over to Juno Records for some new year sales action. Remember Juno have all Invisible Agent digital and Vinyl releases too!