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:
breakandenter has supported over 106 Producers, DJs & VJs in 5 years.
106 is more than just the number of a classic Roland Juno synth. It is, in fact, an incredible legacy that few event organizers could possibly boast after even 20 years. The unparalleled passion and effort that the breakandenter crew have given the Toronto techno scene in the past 5 years will be celebrated this Saturday, December 8, at b&e’s unique staple venue: SPK at 206 Beverley Street, otherwise known as The Polish Combatants Hall.
The first-time collaboration of these two wonderful crews will keep you bouncing long into the night, featuring not one but two amazing live acts.
Buffalo’s Dharma Lab has always captivated dance floors with their live synth-infused high energy Psytrance. This will be the duo’s long-overdue Toronto visit. And don’t miss Toronto’s techno live p.a. legend nebula, who consistently delivers a mind-bending, shake-stompin’ set.
As always, Working Class Hippies and Kosmic Juice will be in full form with their very own top DJs at this two-room affair at Lily Lounge. Come out early and celebrate all night!
Techno and Psytrance lineup:
Sara Dopstar (Kosmic Juice)
Zaga (Kosmic Juice)
Dj Arum (Working Class Hippies/The P.O.E)
Addm (Working Class Hippies)
There’s something for everyone this Sunday night at Nocturne!
As a welcome to the world for the Frisky Biscuit story, this is a deep-n-dirty all-night-dance-party! Too long has it been since there was a night of such supreme sound mixology, a bit of something for everyone! With two rooms and big sound, be prepared for a rawkus good time.
The recordings from last weekend’s wildly successful event Some Like it Deep in Toronto are here. Have a listen to these three great online DJ mixes featuring deep house and deep techno from Boots Boogie, v0ins and E.R.A!