The VGMix front page has been updated, perhaps hinting at a MAGFest 6 launch. It also appears instead of VGMix3 it will be called VGMixX.
Month: December 2007
Free Shit: Best Shit of 2007
Not much free shit released lately, save for kahvi which has a shitton of new Christmas releases – check it out!
Hokay guys, 2007 is pretty much over, and what free shit did we come up with this year? Well, it’s been a great year for free shit, lots of releases… let’s take a look back some of my favourite releases from artists and netlabels this year.
qetoret (gong fog)
[15.6 MB | 16:15]
This is a great tune, by anonymous [no, not that anonymous, the other one], which I think is the most creative ambience put out by ansiform this year.
ansi032) ] memories [18.5 MB | 16:13 | 4 tracks]
This is a cool EP release done by someone you’d know by reading this article
This one’ll chill you down for sure. Kind of comical chill rock EP, encoded at 20kbps of course, which actually makes a pretty cool sound. Makes me nostalgic actually.
Camomille #100 – Cycles
a release by the netlabel “Camomille” featuring an amazing amount of talent in the internet electronic music scene, and rivals the scope of OCR’s “Voices of the Lifestream” project. Don’t pass this one up.
release #209: music for a nightmare by various artists
Another creepy release, featuring names like Alexander Chereshnev and Saul Stokes. This is great to listen to while playing a game, like Doom or STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. Cool soundtrackey material and the most notable release [in my opinion] from Kahvi this year.
release #207: hringur by nagz
Short but sweet, this is another memorable one when I think of Kahvi in 2007. Great sounds and unique style.
release #221: in riots of color they spin by mikael fyrek
What can I say? Mikael makes some really cool shit. These are some of my favourite Fyrek tracks. The chick on the CD cover is kind of hot too.
release #211: cdr#2 by lackluster
This is actually a bunch of really old songs, but Esa [distance/lackluster] released it for free via Kahvi this year back in April. I should mention that this is some of the best chillout IDM ever, though you’ll either love it or hate it, probably.
|mtk.mp3.179||Troupe||“It’s Really Pretty Simple After All”|
This is actually one of my favourites of the whole year, not just stuff off monotonik. High quality synthpop with a pretty orchestral/electronic song at the end. Another short and sweet release and definitely memorable [for years to come]. I dunno how he does it. I dunno if he does either, but oh well!
|mtk.mp3.183||Aleksi Eeben||“Three Times The Music”|
Quirky music for hyper maniacs. I love it. Cute, fun, fast paced and most importantly CRAZY melodies. Aleksi Eeben AKA Heatbeat is one of my favourite artists ever for this reason. If you have HVSC you should check out his sid music [also free!].
The first release [and only release this year] from Kaneel’s new netlabel for cute music. Features not-actually-that-cute music but-still-good music that you should check out!
Gama [various artists]
various artists comp. CD! This one stylistically goes all over the
place as it features everything from crazy drill n bass to hip hop. I
enjoyed the whole thing and you’ll probably at least like 1 or 2 things
Virgil’s Impending Techno Swing by Benefit of the Boomerang
Crazy composition and harsh sounds abound! ‘Tis BotB! It’s almost like a joke release but it’s still so good.
3 Ton Script by transient
cutefunk! I was all set to plug Hexual Ceiling, which was released on monotonik, but that was released last year apparently! How time flies! 3 Ton Script is great though, so here you go.
Pretty decent amount of content for shit I just remembered off the top of my head. There’s probably tons of other awesome stuff I’m forgetting but hey… that’s what the comments section is for. So let me know, what free shit did YOU like in 2007?
Happy new year!
Wardriver Releases war002: ‘An Ideal Euphemistic’
We’re pleased to announce the official release of Wardriver‘s second album, An Ideal Euphemistic, a free collective album by many of the artists on the Wardriver label.
An Ideal Euphemistic is a showcase of Wardriver talent, if you will. Featured on this album are old-school OverClocked ReMix talents like Starla, Px, and myself, obscure scene hipster OverCoat, upcomers like Skrypnyk and Monobrow, and TOP SECRET PROJECTS THAT WILL REMAIN TOP SECRET until you get me drunk enough at MAGFest. Oh, and that ILLiterate arbiter guy from R:TS.
Since the album is mostly a showcase there’s no real theme, so you can
expect a pretty wide variety of songs on there. So head on over to
Wardriver and grab this album. And if you haven’t yet, get Wardriver’s
first release, Tanasinn EP by OverCoat, while you’re there.
Free commercial hip-hop album (non-OverCoat affiliated)
The hip-hop duo Atmosphere has released a full-length free CD for Christmas. Atmosphere has become arguably one of the most successful hip hop groups over the year, founding the Rhymesayers record label which has signed artists such as P.O.S., I Self Define, and MF Doom.
This isn’t some 3rd rate internet recording, either. This is the real deal quality hip hop. Over the years Atmosphere has become my single most listened to band, so it’s obvious that I thoroughly recommend it.
as a way to thank all of our supporters, ant and i have put together this party favor.
it’s called “strictly leakage.” thirteen songs to chase away the winter doldrums.
free and downloadable at this link : Right Click and Save as…
it’s great for first dates, crappy houseparties, or to play in the backround while you google yourself again.
is downloadable a word?
what’s a doldrum?
nonetheless, thank you for the love, and please have a happy safe holiday.
oh yeah, i almost forgot,
“sad clown bad winter 11” is available now, and a new album from
atmosphere, “when life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold” will
be available on april 22 2008.
hDot Graphics Competition
I’m holding a little competition to update some of the graphics on my site. You have to be able to make SVG images (try Inkscape) and a little design experience wouldn’t hurt either.
The main prize is 100MB of storage for images, mp3s, etc. (with a 10MB file limit) and possibly some extra smaller prizes if I get good submissions from more than one person. Read the rules and how to enter here.
There will be a Flikomp tonight at 10pm CST (11 Eastern/4am GMT). Show up in #flikomp on irc.enterthegame.com and make something!
ALS 4: Two Weeks Left
Auld Lang Sine 4 is starting to wrap up and with submissions due smack at the end of the year (midnight GMT) time is running out!
joecam’s getting married?
The Crazy Crakaz sent out a MySpace bulletin earlier today, and apparently Joecam is getting hitched 😮
The wedding will be a small little event with only a small amount of friends getting an invite, but it’s still something we wanted to share with everybody.
Fatboy is getting hitched…what’s the world coming to??
New music by Dale North
An Urbanizm Music bulletin on MySpace with the infoz:
The ReBirth is coming…
Shael Riley Releases New Album
His first release since “Toybox”, Shael has release a free to download album entitled “Bremelanotide”, by the band The Grammar Club. Also, there has been talk, for reference check the web site – The Grammar Club, about creating a secure download for an FLAC lossless version of the album with an eighth, bonus track, and instrumentals.
A quote from the site:
FLAC version of Bremelanotide, complete with an eighth, bonus track,
and instrumentals, in exchange for a $5 donation to Child’s Play. We
aren’t sure how, though, to make that work logistically, with regards
to setting up a page that would allow only users who’ve donated to
Shael posted a thread on the OCR forums, please check it out, and congratulate him!