Looking for some fresh new music to listen too? fed up of scouring file sharing networks or the sea of 99 cent downloads on iTunes? do you need some inspiration? Take a break from your usual digital haunts because over the coming months I’ll be sharing links to a selection of excellent Netlabels. Not only will you discovery some amazing new music but it’s free (as in beer), legal and high quality.
A Netlabel is a record label that distributes its music through digital audio formats (such as MP3 Ogg Vorbis FLAC or WAV) over the Internet. Netlabel releases, a.k.a Netaudio is still considered a niche within the music business. But higher quality production techniques, new licensing systems and cheaper Internet access are all acting as catalysts for the growing importance and impact of Netlabels.
If you think that Netlabels only release pounding techno or strange bleep music you’re in for a surprise. I’ve discovered a wealth of high quality Jazz, Downtempo, Chillout, Lounge, House, Indie…. the list is endless. Free aural lunch, yes! stay tuned as I share some of my favourites for you to feast on.
I get back to the underground with this rougher, tougher earth-shaking mix. It’s straight up ‘ruffneck business and ting’ for a solid hour. I swing it from old school Jungle Techno, Amen heavy Drum & Bass to Hindustani and Asian Underground. I used the free, open source DJ software MiXXX on Linux. If you want a roller coaster ride featuring fast & furious breakbeat spanning back as far as 1990 get downloading now. Crank up the volume on this! You’ll be quaking in your boots before Noisia’s Shellshock featuring Foreign beggars slaps you in the face, mesmerized by Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell a.k.a Tabla Beat Science live in San Francisco. Later you’ll be whistling along to DJ Marky and bouncing to the head strong output of Ed Rush & Optical. Watch your bassbins!
Noisia – Conscience
Mark C – The event horizon
Breakage – Rebel Creation (Original mix)
Mr Dubz – Time 2 Evolve (Original mix)
Scorpio – Li Li
Ed Solo & Bengal – Hi Flier
Jagged Edge – Rock Baby
Ed Rush & Optical – Titanium
Noisia – Shellshock (featuring Foreign Beggars)
Tabla Beat Science – Ap Ke Baras (Live in San Francisco)
Ascension – Ascension
DJ Marky – LK
Dynamic Duo – Rolling Number (VIP mix)
Cabbie – This sound
Ed Rush & Optical – Chubrub
Remixes of John Dalton’s ‘fifteen’ EP are masterfully executed by Danseizure, Ebauche and Eomac. Even more rolling beats, peppered with tech stabs and layered with crisp highs. Check out Danseizure’s smoothly crafted builder, Eomac’s distorted relentless monster and ebauche’s driving 4 to floor rework.
Crank up the volume and check out these high-octane remixes available exclusively on Juno until the 1st of September. They will be available worldwide on all our other online shops from the 1st of September.