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Netlabel Tracker #1: Forest Records

Forest RecordsWelcome to my new Netlabel tracker. Suitably named with a nod to the historical events surrounding the creation and expansion of Netlabels from the tracker scene in the 90′s. For this first instalment it gives me great pleasure to (re)introduce the fabulous Forest Records.

Forest Records is the musical wing of the Forest. 100′s of bands and musicians have composed, performed and decomposed in the Forest since its birth in the heart of Edinburgh in 2000. Forest Records exists to promote, support and record for posterity some of those times, talents and tunes.

The Forest Cafe – The one true bastion of multifaceted goodness in Edin’s burgh (Peter Escott)

The Forest collective consists of over 20 artists. The multi talented crew include Caro Bridges, CMG, Ragland, Sycamore Drive and our very own Danseizure to name but a few. Between them they cover a spectrum of musical stylings including but not limited to ambient soundscapes, electronica and singer-songwriter recordings.  The download page is ridiculously easy to use and you can grab all the singles and albums including artwork in just a few clicks. Get downloading now at forestrecords. Enjoy the free music.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 11th September 2010 1 Comment

Netlabels: Free as in beer

Free beerLooking 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.

Netlabels

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.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 10th September 2010 Leave a comment!

Irish Electronica: The classy new hoker in town

Irish ElectronicaBeatHoker has moved! It’s been given a face lift and a bunch of cool new features added. Check out Irish Electronica for the latest mix tapes, promos, venue information and upcoming gig listings.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 8th September 2010 Leave a comment!

Ruff in the Jungle: Warren Daly – Drum & Bass DJ Mix Podcast

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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!

Tracklisting

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

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MP3 (192K): DJ Mix,PodCast by Warren Daly – Drum & Bass, Jungle

OGG Format (Q6) : DJ Mix,PodCast by Warren Daly – Drum & Bass,Jungle

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 2nd September 2010 1 Comment

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