Valentine’s Day special at Archi-Textures!
The red velvet walls at Toronto’s Augusta House are going to heat up for this one. Bring out your sweetheart and trust in our ability to warm up your evening with bumpin’ music to get your feet moving, dance performances to inspire, stunning visuals and of course that great family vibe. Dress red! It’s going to be a love-fest!
For this Archi-Textures we proudly feature Steve Cowan, whose beats can be described as modern, tight and sinister techno, while they are also funky and uplifting. His analog synthesizer mastery becomes obvious as his solid four-on-the-floor rhythms are peppered with technical expertise. Steve has three tracks slated for release on Maetta Records, and continues to play live more and more frequently, to the amazement and delight of crowds everywhere.
One Love Movement continues to have a deep-rooted focus on harmony, bliss and liberation. Expect some progressive sounds to send you journeying through psychedelic landscapes; unifying vibrations from the heart.
Techno and Breaks Sets from Last Summer’s Gathering
Check out the newly added OM/ORP Summer Solstice Festival Recordings for your listening or downloading pleasure. We have added a techno live p.a. set by Steve Cowan (nebula) and a solid breaks set from DJ Dan Lee. Both are in mp3 format.
Send in the sets we’re missing!
Juggernautmusic.com will gladly host any music that was recorded at the festival, for OMies (and others) to stream online or download for free. If you have a recorded OM / ORP set (from any year) and would like to see it posted among the works of great people, please get in touch.
Continuing to experiment with the new SoundCloud. I created a set with a few of my tracks in it alongside some friends’ and acquantainces’ tracks (and a couple mixes). Suddenly my play counts have skyrocketed (by the count on the player) although the stats page doesn’t reflect it yet. Perhaps SoundCloud is recommending the set, or tracks within it, as being related to other tracks they may be listening to. In any case this probably gets more plays for everybody who’s included.
So far it includes tracks from Steve Cowan (i.e. me – “nebula”), Arthur Oskan, E.R.A., Hawkeye and Cosmosuave, plus sets from Mike Gibbs and Sarah Shaw-Cowan. A good cross-section of Friends and Idols.
[update 2012-12-20: added two tracks by Flim]
Here’s the set. I will likely continue to add to it.
Actually I was just testing out some parameters on the player, while listening at the same time to this set that SoundCloud thought I would like. I will concede: SoundCloud was bang on.
So I’m really trying hard to embrace the new SoundCloud. To me it is now geared more toward listeners than to contributors. I don’t think I hate it, but to me it seems like a departure from the artist-centric resource I perceived SoundCloud’s original vision to be. To remain afloat we must adapt, however, which is why I can easily forgive them. Besides, they have obviously coded in some psychic powers, because it picked exactly what I wanted to hear before I even knew it myself.
Anyway – have a listen to Marko Fürstenberg throwin’ down some pretty damn fine deep techno for Das Kraftfuttermischwerk, a “German based blog with the thematic focus of visual art, culture and music – especially electronic music”.
Oh, and good morning. Put your dancing slippers on, go make yourself a drink, turn up the volume and clean the house. The track listing can be found here:
Better throw this one in as well…